Action packed 2nd day at the 3rd KMC invitational basketball tournament saw 6 matches between 8 boys and 4 girls team, fighting for the top spots in their respective groups.

The day started with a close match between Hansraj college and St. Stephens. This game went down to the last  few seconds when Hansraj college pulled away with a one point win. Ajay Dabas (19) lead Hansraj college while St. Stephens college was lead by Nilesh (12).

The second match of the day was played between Sri Venkateshwar college and Miranda House college. Miranda House college came on top and were lead by Meena (13) while Shipra (14) was the star of the losing side.

Tip off between Miranda house and Venkateshwar college

Tip off between Miranda house and Venkateshwar college

Third match of the day was between the home team KMC and Ramjas college, it was a close match till halftime but after KMC drew energy from the crowd and pulled away. This game saw two major ejections after an altercation between two players from both sides. KMC had a comfortable win and were lead by vice captain Yudhvir Dhaiya (21). Aayush scored 17 points for Ramjas college.

Lalit Pal shooting over Jishan Ali

Lalit Pal shooting over Jishan Ali

The fourth match of the day was between KMC girls and Ramjas college girls. It was a relatively low scoring game as the final score was 20-18 in favor of KMC. Both sides played really well defensively. KMC was lead by Aayushi (8) and Ramjas college was lead  by Manisha (8).

The fifth match of the day was played between Khalsa college and Hindu college. A game where both team’s defensive game was on display, Hindu came up with the W behind the efforts of their point guard Neyol (9). Arsh Deep (12) was the lone star from Khalsa college.

Neyol of hindu college on a fast break against Khalsa college

Neyol of hindu college on a fast break against Khalsa college

The 6th and the final match was played between KMC Alumni and SRCC. SRCC lead by double digits after the first quarter, but steady efforts from Sachin Sharma and Aditya raj (32) tied the game during the 3rd quarter. With the crowd behind them and some great defensive plays from Pulkit Sachdeva during crunch time, KMC alumni made a run for the win. A two point alumni lead with 5 seconds to go made everyone believe that the game was won as SRCC didn’t have any timeouts left but Akim on a long pass from teammate Suryansh converted a tough layup to tie up the game.

It was a rather disappointing overtime as SRCC was not able to score much and Alumni won by 7 points. Suryansh (23) lead his team in the loss.

Team Ekalavyas
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