KSEB: Winners of the 18th All India Advani Memorial Basketball Tournament
Kerala State Electricity Board, Thiruvananthapuram (women) defeated Southern Railways Chennai 62-60 to claim the women’s title at the 18th All India Advani Memorial Basketball Tournament here at MREC, Jaipur. This, despite the fact that Southern Railway had a squad that featured four active international players.
KSEB were not very far back in terms of personnel, since they have three senior international players of their own: Jeena P S , Stephy Nixon and Anjanna P G. They had a good start of 23-13 to end the first quarter but the experienced Railways team fought and managed a 1 point lead at the end of 1st half, ending it 36-35. The third quarter saw energetic play from both sides. Rojamol of KSEB converted two very crucial free throws which gave them the win. For KSEB Stephy Nixon came up strong, with 18 points, followed by Jeena P S who had 15. The Southern Railway veteran Ranjini Peter showed that she is still a force to be reckon with, scoring 19 points, while Anitha pitched in with 12 points, in the losing effort.
- KSEB, Thiruvanthauaram 62 (Stephy Nixon 18, Jeena P S 15, Shilji George 9, Anjana P G 8) bt Southern Railway Chennai 60 (Ranjini Peter 19, Anitha P 12, Apporva Muralinath 9).