Tamil Nadu shooting against Punjab. TN won the game

Tamil Nadu shooting against Punjab. TN won the game 97-82.

Kochi, 30th May 2014: After five days of nonstop action from as many as 80 matches, the league stages have finally ended in the 65th National Basketball Championship for Junior (u-18) Men and Women 2014. From tomorrow, the quarterfinals will start.

In the jr. women’s section, Chhattisgarh (4-0) and Kerala (4-0) have topped their respective groups. From Group A, Chhattisgarh will be joined by Uttar Pradesh and Punjab in the quarterfinals. From Group B, Kerala will be joined by Maharashtra and Haryana. Fourth placed sides from both Group A and B, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh will play pre-quarterfinal matches tomorrow against the two top seeded sides from the lower level, Delhi and West Bengal. Bottom placed sides from Group A and Group B, Tamil Nadu (1-3) and Rajasthan (0-4) will be relegated to Level 2 next year.

In the jr. men’s section, Delhi (3-1), Haryana (3-1) and Madhya Pradesh (2-2) have qualified for the knockouts from Group A. From the opposite Group B, Tamil Nadu (4-0), Maharashtra (3-1 )and Punjab (2-2) have qualified for the quarterfinals. In another crucial match to be played later this evening, Kerala jr men (0-3) will face Chhattisgarh (1-2) in a battle for fourth place. The winning team will qualify for the pre-quarterfinals, while the losing side will be relegated to the lower level (level 2).

From the lower level, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh (jr. men), Delhi and West Bengal (jr. women) have progressed to the elite level 1 for next year. These four sides will play the pre-quarterfinals tomorrow against the fourth placed sides from Level 1.

Results from Day 5 (30/5/14)

League Matches from Level 1 (Elite level)

Men

1)      Haryana (Jasbir 22, Vishal 20, Rahul Sharma 18) bt Madhya Pradesh (Shubham 34, Laxman Thapa 25, Bhrigendra 16) 98-86 [19-25; 30-12; 17-28; 32-21]

2)      Karnataka (Sachin 30, Sowkin Shetty 24)bt Odisha (Shahid Khan 24,  Md S Hussain 22) 84-61 [23-20; 26-16; 27-12; 8-13]

3)      Tamil Nadu (Muin B 38, Jedidah 19, Harish 12) bt Punjab (Arshpreet 16, Dildar 15, Gurvinder S 14) 97-82 [25-31; 19-22; 31-10; 22-19]

Women

1)      Chhattisgarh (Sangeeta Kaur 31, Sharanjeet Kaur 29) bt Uttar Pradesh (Barkha Sonkar 15, Pooja Yadav 8) 107-50 [23-15; 27-15; 33-16; 24-4]

2)      Haryana (Bharti 29, Prince 22) bt Rajasthan (Nisha Sharma 21, Kamleesh 21) 74-61 [16-18; 18-11; 13-18; 27-14]

3)      Maharashtra (Ishwari Pingle 15, Sruthi Menon 11, Mugdha 10) bt Madhya Pradesh (Sakshi Pandey 23, Princy 7) 69-45 [18-3; 15-16; 13-15; 23-11]

4)      Tamil Nadu (Srividhya 24, Sharmila 10) bt Punjab (Gagandeep 10, Samriti 8) 82-35 [23-12; 24-6; 15-14; 20-3]

Qualifying Matches from Level 2 to Level 1 (Lower level)

Men

1)      Rajasthan (Mahipal Singh 28, Akhilesh 18) bt Andhra Pradesh (Peter 15, SVS Reddy 11) 82-51 [20-10; 21-18; 24-9; 17-14]

Women

1)      Delhi (Soumya B 19, Nishita S 17, Jyothi 14)bt West Bengal (Pratyusha G 14, Rashmi 10) 82-43 [24-17; 22-6; 24-8; 12-12]

Semifinals- Loser’s knockout tournament (for lower level teams who have been knocked out of the main tournament)

Men

1)      Chandigarh (Deepak Garg 19, Gurpreet Singh 18) bt Jammu & Kashmir (Jaskirat 32, Aman Joy 9) [21-10; 15-13; 17-11; 24-15]

2)      Uttar Pradesh (Shivan 16, Abhishek 13) bt Goa (Shaun 6) 74-23 [31-5; 17-6; 9-5; 17-7]

Women

1)      Andhra Pradesh (Natasha 13, Sreetha 13, Jyothi 12) bt Gujarat (Tulika 20, Shraddha 16) 72-57 [24-18; 22-14; 6-14; 20-11]

2)      Odisha (Jayashree 22, Urbashi 17) bt Chandigarh (Akshita 20, Kensiya 8) 58-46 [12-14; 18-11; 22-6; 6-15]

Late Evening Results from Day 4 (29/5/14)

Men

1)      Tamil Nadu (Harish 15, Muin 13)  bt Odisha (Sadam Hussain 24, Sahid Khan 11) 77-50 [25-13; 14-11; 16-9; 22-17]

Women

1)      Chhattisgarh (Sangeeta Kaur 29, Sharanjeet Kaur 19) bt Karnataka (Bhandavya 26, Lopamudra 16) 88-67 [15-14; 25-20; 21-16; 27-17]

2)      Punjab (Gagandeep 29, Samriti 23) bt Uttar Pradesh (Barkha 19, Sakshi 10) 78-58 [17-12; 19-9; 20-24; 22-13]

Loser’s knockout tournament (for lower level teams who have been knocked out of the main tournament)

Men

1)      Chandigarh (Gurpreet 32, Nayeen 20) bt Gujarat (Mirant 25, Shahzad 13) 79-74 [8-14; 20-13; 19-18; 19-21; 13-8 (OT)]

Women

1)      Chandigarh (Akshita 23, Kensiya 14) bt Puducherry (Nirdsha 13, Suganya 10) 55-43 [22-14; 9-4; 12-13; 12-12]

Gopalakrishnan R
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