Odisha player (in yellow) attempts a freethrow against Chandigarh (in pink).

Odisha player (in yellow) attempts a freethrow against Chandigarh (in pink).

Nashik, 23-24 November 2014: On the morning of Day 3, the lower pool matchups produced no major surprises, with the Delhi boys beating Jammu and Kashmir 31-4, while Punjab continued their winning streak beating Tripura 56-20. The Telengana girls put up yet another impressive performance with an easy 47-22 victory against Assam.

Later in the day, the defending champs, Chhattisgarh boys continued their dominated performance with a 83-57 win over Odisha. The Andhra Pradesh boys broke no sweat against Jharkhand with a huge 52-12 win. The lower pool matchups produced a couple of close encounters with the Kerala boys beating Bihar 74-71 and the Telengana boys edging past West Bengal 55-54. In the girls matches, Tamil Nadu raced past Andhra Pradesh 42-9, while Uttar Pradesh held off Madhya Pradesh with a 46-35 victory.

The Maharashtra boys squared off against Haryana in the last game of yesterday evening. It was a fast-paced encounter with both teams applying similar run-and-gun styles of play. It was neck-and-neck at half, but Maharashtra had a huge third quarter and managed to suppress a comeback from Haryana to come away with a 84-73 victory. Earlier in the evening, the Madhya Pradesh boys’ team dominated against Tamil Nadu with a comfortable 87-65 victory. In the lower pool games yesterday, the Punjab boys remained undefeated picking up a 68-29 victory against Uttarakhand. In the girls matches yesterday, defending champs Chhattisgarh defeated a tough Karnataka team 68-52, while the Kerala girls steamrolled Punjab 79-20.

Telengana boys team.

Telengana boys team.

The results of the qualifying matches held up to 5.30 p.m. on 24 November 2014 are as follows:

Girls:

Level 1 (Upper Pool) Matches: 

  1. Tamil Nadu (G. Jayalaxmi 6, E. Manisha 6) bt Andhra Pradesh (P.S. Susmita 2) 42-9 (16-4, 13-2, 8-3, 5-0)
  2. Uttar Pradesh (Vaishnavi Yadav 22) bt Madhya Pradesh (Shivani Raikwar 12) 46-35 (13-10, 6-8, 18-8, 9-10) 

Level 2 (Lower Pool) Matches:

  1. Bihar (Muskan 8) bt Rajasthan (Shivangi Bajad 5) 24-21 (2-8, 2-4, 10-6, 10-3)
  2. Telengana (Anshu 12) bt Assam (M. Raniya 12) 47-22 (12-8, 19-2, 10-4, 6-8)
  3. West Bengal (Liza Deb 10) bt Jharkhand (Swarnlee Chakra 4) 32-4 (16-0, 5-0, 5-0, 6-4)
  4. Manipur (Premita T. 8) bt Goa (K. Barreto 4) 27-13 (4-7, 4-2, 7-2, 12-2)
  5. Himachal Pradesh (Manika 10) bt Uttarakhand (Mandira Mann 9) 27-22 (9-7, 4-2, 10-5, 4-8)
  6. Odisha (Saraswati Berera 27) bt Chandigarh (Rajni Sharma 17) 63-48 (14-18, 7-12, 22-8, 20-10)

Boys:

Level 1 (Upper Pool) Matches: 

  1. Andhra Pradesh (V. Nagadurga 8, P. Pawan 8) bt Jharkhand (Sushant Deep 4) 52-12 (19-6, 17-0, 7-4, 9-2)
  2. Chhattisgarh (Saif Ali Khan 27) bt Odisha (Suraj Kumar 20) 83-57 (18-20, 25-13, 11-10, 29-14) 

Level 2 (Lower Pool) Matches:

  1. Delhi (Ishaan Sinha 12) bt Jammu and Kashmir (Karan Sharma 4) 31-4 (16-2, 3-0, 6-2, 6-0)
  2. Mizoram (V.L. Remruatpuia 20) bt Himachal Pradesh (Vikas Saklani 10) 54-37 (11-10, 13-16, 18-10, 12-1)
  3. Assam (Sanjay 25) bt Manipur (L. Vikash 10) 81-45 (23-18, 16-13, 20-8, 12-16)
  4. Gujarat (Ashutosh Shrivastava 19) bt Goa (Reuben Fernandes 11) 57-30 (16-5, 16-13, 8-2, 17-9)
  5. Punjab (Navkarman Singh 20) bt Tripura (Kushal Nayak 7) 56-20 (16-9, 16-6, 10-0, 14-5)
  6. Kerala (Abhishek J. Jaison 31) bt Bihar (Bhupender Bahadur 22) 74-71 (11-16, 12-18, 17-11, 34-26)
  7. Chandigarh (Ajmer 26) bt Karnataka (Prashant T. 17) 75-69 (28-12, 21-17, 4-23, 22-17)
  8. Telengana (G. Dinesh Kumar 19) bt West Bengal (R.K. Sahu 20) 55-54 (13-13, 6-9, 18-16, 18-16)

The results of the qualifying matches held from 5.30 p.m. to the end of the day on 23 November 2014 are as follows:

Girls:

Level 1 (Upper Pool) Matches:

  1. Chhattisgarh (Elijabet Ekka 25) bt Karnataka (Anagha N. 21) 68-52 (14-18, 18-13, 18-8, 18-13)
  2. Kerala (Sreekala R. 25) bt Punjab (Harpreet 7) 79-20 (17-8, 19-10, 20-2, 23-0)

Level 2 (Lower Pool) Matches: 

  1. Haryana (Meena 17) bt Gujarat (Tanisha Shah 3) 34-4 (26-0, 6-0, 0-2, 2-2)

Boys:

Level 1 (Upper Pool) Matches:

  1. Madhya Pradesh (Mani Thakur 16) bt Tamil Nadu (V. Adisiva 36) 87-65 (20-15, 27-11, 27-21, 13-18)
  2. Maharashtra (Harijan D. 22, Yadav N. 21) bt Haryana (Mohit 21, Manjeet 15) 84-73 (18-22, 22-21, 26-8, 18-22) 

Level 2 (Lower Pool) Matches:

  1. Chandigarh (Ajmer 24) bt Mizoram (Lalruatpuia 12) 59-39 (22-6, 9-11, 18-14, 10-8)
  2. Punjab (Navkarman 22) bt Uttarakhand (Viraj A. 12) 68-29 (25-12, 14-2, 9-4, 20-8)

The tentative schedule for the matches to be held on 25 November 2014 is as follows:

 Court – 1 

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
QUALIFYING MATCHES
74 D1 – WEST BENGAL VS E1 – ODISHA GIRLS 08.00 AM
75 D1 – WEBST BENGAL VS E1 – CHANDIGARH BOYS 09.00 AM
LEVEL 1: LEAGUE MATCHES
76 TAMIL NADU VS UTTAR PRADESH GB 10.00 AM
77 MADHYA PRADESH VS DELHI GB 11.00 AM
78 MADHYA PRADESH VS HARYANA BB 12.00 PM
79 RAJASTHAN VS TAMIL  NADU BB 01.00 PM
80 CHATTISGARH VS JHARKHAND BA 02.00 PM
81 ANDHRA PRADESH VS UTTAR PRADESH BA 03.00 PM
82 CHATTISGARH VS PUNJAB GA 04.00 PM
83 MAHARASHTRA VS KARNATAKA GA 05.00 PM

Court – 2 

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
QUALIFYING MATCHES
84 C1 – HARYANA Vs F1 – TELANGANA GIRLS 08.00 AM
85 C1 – PUNJAB Vs F1 – ASSAM BOYS 09.00 AM
LOSERS KNOCKOUT (QUARTER-FINALS)
86 C2 – GUJARAT Vs E3 – HIMACHAL PRADESH GIRLS 10.00 AM
87 E2 – CHANDIGARH Vs C3 – JAMMU AND KASHMIR GIRLS 11.00 AM
88 F2 – ASSAM Vs D3 – GOA GIRLS 12.00 PM
89 F3 – BIHAR Vs D2 – MANIPUR GIRLS 01.00 PM
90 C2  – TO BE DECIDED Vs E3 – TO BE DECIDED BOYS 02.00 PM
91 E2 – KARNATAKA Vs C3 – MIZORAM BOYS 03.00 PM
92 F2 – KERALA Vs D3 – TELANGANA BOYS 04.00 PM
93 F3 – BIHAR Vs D2 – DELHI BOYS 05.00 PM

About the 41st Sub-Junior National Basketball Championship

The Sub-Junior National Basketball Championship is an annual national tournament for U-14 boys’ and girls’ teams from states across India. The Nashik District Basketball Association and the Maharashtra State Basketball Association under the aegis of the Basketball Federation of India and IMG-Reliance are conducting the 2014 tournament on the two wooden courts at the Meenatai Thakare Indoor Stadium here in Nashik. The tournament will be conducted over a period of 7 days from the 22nd to the 28th of November 2014. This year’s tournament is witnessing the participation of 27 boys’ teams and 25 girls’ teams from various states of the country. The 2013 version tournament was conducted in Patna, Bihar. The Chhattisgarh teams won both the boys and the girls category last year, while the Madhya Pradesh boys and the Tamil Nadu girls finished runners-up respectively.

Vishnu Ravi Shankar
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