Bengaluru, 15th June. 2016: The 3rd edition of the Sahakarnagar Invitational State Basketball Tournament for both men and women, saw matches being played on the 14th and the 15th of June. The Sahakarnagar courts, which is the ground on which this tournament is being played, will see matches played under floodlights.

Results on June 14th of the Sahakarnagar Invitational State Basketball Tournament
Men
  1. MCHS 59 (Praveen 14) bt YFBC Kolar 36 (Varun 16) [HT 41-20]
  2. Sahakarnagar BC 69 (George 20, Akash 10) bt VNSC 44 (Kaustubh 12) [HT 32-24]
Women
  1. DYES Vidyanagar 53 (Harshitha 20) bt JSC 34 (Anagha 14) [HT 23-21]
Results on June 15th of the Sahakarnagar Invitational State Basketball Tournament
Men
  1. IBBC 54 (Shiva 20, Robin 15) bt BSNL 27 (Satya 15, Ajmal 10) [HT 30-17]
  2. NGV BC 41 (Harsha 15, Kunal 10) bt Viveks SC 40 (Bushan 18, Karthik 12) [HT 19-21]
  3. S. Blues 58 (Subbaiah 20) bt Kanaka Kolar 24 (Raghu 10) [HT 30-15]
About Karnataka Basketball

The official recognition to the game of basketball was given in the year 1934 by the Indian Olympic Association. This gave a fillip to the game, and the first National basketball Championship was organized in 1934 by the Indian Olympic Association.

Basketball was introduced to the Mysore State by Y.M.C.A. in 1920s. The Y.M.C.A. has played a vital role not only in spreading the message of sports in Bengaluru, but also developing organized system to promote sports. Mr. A.C. Das, Director of Physical Education and General Secretary Y.M.C.A. took up the primary responsibility. The Mysore State team did not participate in the first National Basketball Championship conducted by the Indian Olympic Association that was held at Delhi. It was in 1936 for the first time Mysore state basketball team was selected and fielded by A.C. Das at Lahore National Championship.

Captain M.G. Vijayasarathy, a product of Y.M.C.A. Chennai was another officer who rendered a great service in popularizing the game in the state. He was like a fatherly figure in the field of Mysore State sports and was responsible for promoting basketball along with his friends and colleagues in Colleges and other Institutions.

Basketball in Karnataka achieved New heights in the year 2014, because for the first time in its history, the state men’s team participated in a six nation International Basketball Tournament along with teams from Australia, Philippines, Singapore,Taipei and hosts Malaysia, for The Chief Ministers trophy at Penang, Malaysia.

Team Ekalavyas
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