Bhullar Arshpreet of Punjab on the verge of blocking a Rajasthan player.

Bhullar Arshpreet of Punjab on the verge of blocking a Rajasthan player.

[Gopalakrishnan R & Vishnu Ravi Shankar] Bhilwara, Rajasthan: Maharashtra women overcame a young and upcoming Karnataka side in a close Level 1 match earlier this afternoon. Karnataka got off to a good start and were riding on a lead for a majority of the first half. Maharashtra, however, fought their way back into the game led by their young star, Sruthi Menon, who scored 23 points and pulled down 15 rebounds. Maharashtra won the game by 4 points, 70-66.

Sruthi Menon of Maharashtra lays the ball against Karnataka.

Sruthi Menon of Maharashtra lays the ball against Karnataka.

In other Level 1 men’s league encounters, Uttarakhand made short work of Haryana 84-53 and Punjab condemned hosts Rajasthan to its third straight defeat. Uttarkhand had too many weapons as against Haryana’s undersized team and were led by a balanced scoring attack to win the game 84-53.

Rajasthan faced a similar situation against Punjab, who were the bigger sized team. With their young centre, Satnam Singh, leading the way with 20 points and 15 rebounds, Punjab cruised to a 107-81 victory.

In lower Level games, Telangana, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh women posted wins, and they were joined in the winning column by Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand men.

Delhi women register first win, West Bengal men on a roll

Pratham Singh of Tamil Nadu (in white) sizes up his Chhattisgarh defender Ajay Pratap Singh.

Pratham Singh of Tamil Nadu (in white) sizes up his Chhattisgarh defender Ajay Pratap Singh.

After losing to Indian Railways on the opening day, Delhi women found the net repeatedly to outclass Punjab in today morning’s Level 1 League game. Pratima Singh top scored with 27 points for the winners. Defending champions Chhattisgarh women too put behind its loss yesterday to Kerala to register an emphatic 114-41 win over Andhra Pradesh. The balanced scoring attack and selfless ball movement of the Chhattisgarh women had four players score in double digits. Chhattisgarh’s male counterparts unfortunately found themselves on the losing end against defending champions Tamil Nadu. Captain Amjyot Singh recorded a double double for TN with 21 points and 11 rebounds.

Anil Kumar of Karnataka looks for an isolation play against Services (in white).

Anil Kumar of Karnataka looks for an isolation play against Services (in white).

In the lower level 2, West Bengal men had back to back wins first over Delhi last evening and today against Uttar Pradesh. S Joshi for West Bengal was spectacular in both games averaging in excess of 30 points in each of these two games.

Tamil Nadu (in white) against Indian Railways women.

Tamil Nadu (in white) against Indian Railways women.

Earlier this morning, Services fought back against Karnataka men to hand them their first defeat of the tournament so far. In a back and forth game, the experienced Servicemen separated themselves in the second half to win 80-72.

Evening Results from 31-12-2014

Level 1

Women

Men

Level 2

Women

  • Telangana (M Gayathri 14, Purnima 13, L Suganya 12, A Natraj 10) bt Odisha (Namrata 10, Urbasi 6) 62-35 [19-8, 14-11, 16-10, 13-6]
  • Bihar (Priyanka 25, GS Sharwanti 15, Kritika 10) bt Jammu & Kashmir (Radhikha 13, Amarpreet 10) 77-38 [28-5, 23-12, 13-9, 12-12]
  • Himachal Pradesh (Yogita 22, Balwinder Kaur 14, Monarama 9) bt Uttarakhand (Siwani Nautiyal 10, Reha Satija 9, Sarah Khanna 8) 63-42 [12-14, 15-7, 16-4, 20-17]

Men

  • Maharashtra (Ras Kalbhor 23, Amit 17, Siddhant 16) bt Odisha (Ashok 20, Sashi 16) 81-65 [12-16, 24-14, 27-22, 18-13]
  • Madhya Pradesh (Ankit 14, Mohit 11) bt Assam (Pradeep 25, Narendra 11, Pankaj 10) 64-62 [25-14, 18-15, 14-13, 7-20]
  • Jharkhand (Nirmal 27, Binod 9) bt Bihar (Abhijh 16, Yogesh 14) 54-48 [9-17, 17-6, 12-14, 16-11]

Morning Results from 31-12-2014

Level 1

Women

Men

Level 2

Women

  • Gujarat (Fatima 16, Sreya 10) bt Goa (Shaheen 14, Piola 6) 44-24 [11-9, 12-4, 11-7, 10-4]
  • Assam (Anju 11, Shilpy 10) bt Rajasthan (Anita 16, Nisha 10) 50-37 [18-13, 10-7, 14-6, 8-11]
  • Haryana (Surya 26, Sandhya 14) bt Chandigarh (Kirti 16, Payal 6) 64-35 [15-7, 19-9, 12-15, 18-4]

Men

  • West Bengal (S Joshi 31, DK Yadav 13) bt Uttar Pradesh (Akash Bhasin 18, Ashutosh Kumar 9, Rakesh Kumar 8) 69-56 [15-12, 16-23, 18-8, 20-13]
  • Delhi (Ajay Singh 12, S Sharma 11) bt Himachal Pradesh (Anoop 20, Deepak 9) 76-56 [24-18, 12-12, 25-13, 15-13]

Late Evening Results from 30-12-2014

Level 1

Women

  • Indian Railways (R Rajapriyadarshini 17, Sitamani Tudu 14, Anju Lakra 12) bt Tamil Nadu (P Divya 12, R Ramya 10) 61-38 [8-11, 25-8, 10-8, 18-11]

Level 2

Men

  • Gujarat (Vinay 23, Kasi 14) bt Uttar Pradesh (Bhrigendra 18, Ashutosh 13) 72-47 [26-11, 26-15, 2-8, 18-13]
  • Telangana (LS Reddy 20, J Pankaj 14) bt Andhra Pradesh (Naveen 14, J Tharun 14, G Venkata 13) 65-60 [11-16, 13-16, 17-12, 24-16]
  • West Bengal (S Joshi 34, DK Yadav 14) bt Delhi (Pravin Doyan 19, Pulkit Sachdeva 19, Y Sharma 10) 72-69 [20-12, 14-18, 15-20, 23-19]
  • Chandigarh (Syed Mohd 12, Atul 12, Maninder 10, Puneet 10) bt Jharkhand (Nirmal 25, Devendra 10) 70-46 [21-10, 19-14, 23-16, 7-6]

About the 65th Senior National Basketball Championship 2014

The 65th Senior National Basketball Championship 2014 is being held in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. The Championship is being organised by the Bhilwara District Basketball Association in collaboration with the Rajasthan State Basketball Association under the aegis of Basketball Federation of India and IMG-Reliance. Matches are being held at the Sukhodia Indoor Stadium and the two outdoor courts at the Nagar Parishad complex. 27 men’s teams and 24 women’s teams are participating in this event that will be played in a league-cum-knockout format. For this year’s edition, Tamil Nadu men and Chhattisgarh women are the defending champions.

The teams have been divided into two levels: the upper Level 1 and lower level 2. Level 1 teams have further been split into two groups (A and B) while Level 2 teams have been split into four groups. The top four teams from each Level 1 group and the top team from each of the four Level 2 groups will qualify for the knockout stages. A separate knockout tournament (called “Losers Knockouts”) will also be held for the 2nd and 3rd placed teams from each of the four lower level groups that will be knocked out of the main tournament.

Gopalakrishnan R
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  1. ANIL VERMA 3 years ago

    DEAR NICE COVERAGE AS I HAVE SEEN FIRST TIME THE NUMBER OF REBOUNDS TAKEN BY ANY PLAYERS ARE MENTIONED IN YOUR ARTICLE, WE ARE NOT GIVING COVERAGE ON ASSISTS, STEALS, BLOCKS ETC WHICH ARE REQUIRED TO BE INCLUDED AS IN NBA.

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