Hassan, Karnataka, 24th November, 2016: The 33rd Youth National Championship 2016 witnessed Level 1 classification games and Level 2 Loser’s Knockout action today.

Haryana, West Bengal girls and Chandigarh, Gujarat boys have been relegated from Level 1 to Level 2.

In Level 2, loser’s knockout matches, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi girls will fight it out in the finals, while Goa and Odisha will do the same in the boys section.

In arguably the match of the day so far, Punjab girls came back from a double digit deficit to shoot lights out in the fourth quarter vs Gujarat. With this win, Punjab has ended the tournament in 9th, while newly promoted Gujarat team is at 10thspot.

In the post lunch session, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan boys pulled off wins over Punjab and Delhi, respectively, in their first 5-8 Classification match. Meanwhile, in the girls 5-8 classification rounds, hosts Karnataka girls found the going extremely tough vs Maharashtra in a 77-49 drubbing

The semifinals fixtures for tomorrow were also confirmed.

Semifinals schedule for tomorrow (25th Nov)

2:30 pm Kerala vs Madhya Pradesh Girls

3:45 pm Tamil Nadu vs Kerala Boys

5:00 pm Tamil Nadu vs Uttar Pradesh Girls

6:15 pm Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh Boys

Results from Day 6 (24th November)
Girls:
Level 1

5-8 Classification matches

  1. Chhattisgarh (Shweta Sen 28, Elizabet Ekka 19) bt Rajasthan (Yashika Singhal 24, Gouri Mansin 13) 67-50 [24-18, 10-19, 15-1, 18-12]
  2. Maharashtra (Shreya Dandekar 30, Anoushka Kanojia 10) bt Karnataka (Harshitha KB 14, Aastha Vartak 9) 77-49 [31-12, 17-8, 18-10, 11-19]

9-10 Classification Match

  1. Punjab (Sakshi Sharma 25, Preeti Kumari 15, Prabhjot Kaur 13) bt Gujarat (Ria Dubey 13, Shreeya Kotnis 11) 64-54[14-19, 10-16, 12-8, 28-11]
Level 1 to Level 2:

*Both these teams have been relegated to Level 2

  1. Haryana (Meena 23, Ankita 12, Suman 11) bt West Bengal (Tanya Dheerendra 13) 61-36 [15-8, 19-12, 15-7, 12-9]
Level 2:

Loser’s Knockouts- Finals

* For Level 2 teams which have been knocked out of the main competition

  1. Delhi (Aarushi Gupta 24, Ridhima Khanna 11) bt Andhra Pradesh (SK Chandini 15, P Uma Maheswari 14) 65-50 [21-20, 16-13, 9-12, 19-5]

Loser’s Knockouts- Semifinals

* For Level 2 teams which have been knocked out of the main competition

1      Andhra Pradesh (PSS Sushmitha 16, P Uma Maheswari 11) bt Chandigarh (Anjali Chaudhary 12, Loveleen Kaur Sindhu 11) 51-39 [8-10, 16-5, 17-14, 10-10]

  1. Delhi (Shristi Thakur 15, Aarushi Gupta 12) bt Goa (Amisha Lotlikar 7, Saachia Nathan 6) 48-25 [15-12, 8-7, 17-2, 8-4]
Boys:
Level 1:

5-8 Classification matches

  1. Rajasthan (Deepak Bijarnia 26, Sumeet Kumar 23, Attaul Hussain 10) bt Delhi (Aditya Singh 24, Nitish Beniwal 22) 70-67 [12-16, 21-17, 10-16, 27-18]
  2. Chhattisgarh (Salim Ali 31, Harendra Kumar 20) bt Punjab (Vivek Chauhan 18, Jagshanbir Singh 13, Princepal Singh 13) 74-64 [16-12, 12-18, 27-20, 19-14]
Aditya Singh of Delhi stops and pops vs Rajasthan in their 5-8 Classification match at the 33rd Youth National Championship 2016

Aditya Singh of Delhi stops and pops vs Rajasthan in their 5-8 Classification match at the 33rd Youth National Championship 2016

9-10 Classification Match

  1. Haryana (Pankaj Ghanghas 23, Anil 20) bt Maharashtra (Khan Faisal 26, Shaikh Zaid 12) 76-64 [28-12, 13-9, 15-17, 20-26]
Level 1 to Level 2:

*Both these teams have been relegated to Level 2

  1. Chandigarh (Rahul 29, Ajmer 17, Navjot Singh 11) bt Gujarat (Aman Bohtan 19, Krishnapal Sinh Gohil 16, Kuldeep Tamaliya 15) 73-67 [18-19, 19-12, 24-19, 12-17]
Level 2:

Loser’s Knockouts- Finals

* For Level 2 teams which have been knocked out of the main competition

  1. Odisha (Sarat Nayak 14, Srikant Jena 12) bt Goa (Shaun Aranjo 35, Calvin D’Mello) 65-62 [17-19, 19-13, 12-11, 17-14]

Loser’s Knockouts- Semifinals

* For Level 2 teams which have been knocked out of the main competition

  1. Goa (Shaun Aranjo 28) bt Jammu & Kashmir (Gourav Kumar Rajwal 18) 60-53 [22-12, 4-17, 11-16, 23-8]
  2. Odisha (Srikant Jena 28, SK Riaz 19, Suresh Das 16, Sarat Nayak 14) bt Madhya Pradesh (Mani Thakur 25) 82-71[17-24, 20-15, 19-9, 26-23]
About the 33rd Youth National Basketball Championship 2016

The 33rd Youth National Basketball Championship for U16 boys and girls is being held in Hassan, Karnataka from the 19th to the 26th of November, 2016.

The matches are being conducted at three venues – the indoor and outdoor courts of the Hasanamba Stadium and the courts of the Malnad College of Engineering.

The championship is being organised by Karnataka State Basketball Association (KSBBA) under the aegis of Basketball Federation of India (BFI). The inauguration ceremony will be held on Saturday, 19th November at 4:15 pm.

Championship Details

In total, 24 boys teams and 22 girls teams are participating in the eight day tournament.  As always, the teams have been divided into upper Level 1 and lower Level 2. Within each Level, the teams are further divided into Groups A & B (Level 1) and Groups C to F (for Level 2 teams).

This is a league cum knockout format, and as many as 122 matches will be played from early morning to late night. The top teams after the group stages will proceed to the knockout rounds. There is also a system of relegation/promotion whereby the bottom two Level 1 teams will get relegated to Level 2 for the next edition, replaced by the top two teams from Level 2.

Prior to the 2016 edition, 32 iterations of the Championship have been held so far. The 2015 edition was held in Bhavnagar & Anand in Gujarat. Due to incessant rains, the finals were washed out. As a result, Tamil Nadu and Delhi boys, and Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh girls were declared joint winners.

For media queries please contact

Mr Mohan Kumar (Karnataka State Basketball Association) – +91 9845479989

Mr Gopalakrishnan R (BFI Media team) – +91 8197235684

Team Ekalavyas
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