Bengaluru, 19th June, 2016: The 5th and 6th Days saw the winging down and and abrupt ending of the Sahakarnagar Invitational State Basketball Tournament, which began on the 14th of June.

Results on June 18th
Semifinals
Men

Vijaya Bank 56 (Arvind 15) bt S. Blues 33 (Benjamin 13) [HT 33-14]

Young Orions 62 (Agu 26) bt ASC 55 (Saif Hashmi 12) [HT 30-24]

Women

Mounts Club 42 ( Kruthika 10, Lopamudra 10) bt DYES Mysore 26 (Kavana 10) [HT 20-11]

DYES Vidyanagar 38 (Aishwarya 10, Harshitha 10) bt Beagles BC 34 (Chandana 13, Sanjana 10) [HT 16-16]

Results on June 19th

The Final games, which included the mens finals, the women finals and the third place womens game, of the Sahakarnagar Invitational, were scheduled to begin at four. Unfortunately, the weather cast a gloom over the affair, and the mens and womens teams were declared equal victors of the tournament. An equitable solution.

Third- Place Match
Womens

DYES Mysore 45 (Kavana 13) bt Beagles BC 39( Chandana 16) [HT 19-11]

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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