Bengaluru, 26th January 2017: The 1st Malleshwaram Cup Inter-College Invitational Floodlight Basketball Championship for Men and Women entered Day 3 today, with BMS College men beating RV College of Engineering 60-55 and inch closer to the semifinals.
The Championship is being held at the Bharath Sports Union courts, Malleshwaram grounds and being organised by Dr CN Ashwathnarayan Foundation in association with Atsiy! Sports and Malleshwaram’s three iconic clubs YMMA, Beagles and Bharath Sports Union.
BMS College of Engineering bt RV College of Engineering 60-55
In an engaging and drawn out encounter, BMS College of Engineering (BMSCE) held on for an important 60-55 victory over RV College of Engineering (RVCE). The RVCE team comprises three State players, but couldn’t prevent BMSCE from going 2-0 in Pool B with one league match still remaining. Meanwhile RVCE is now 0-2 and out of contention of the knockout rounds.
BMSCE led by double digits early into the second quarter before RVCE guard and former junior Karnataka player Sachin Malanki imposed his will on the match with 6 straight points, bringing his side within 6 points, 17-23 of BMSCE. As RVCE came closer, BMSCE pulled ahead yet again, to enter the fourth quarter with a 46-36 lead. Midway through the final period Sachin got fouled out and a short drizzle interrupted play. That turned out to be a blessing in disguise for RVCE, as it managed to regroup and mount a comeback. Led by some tough layups and clutch freethrows from Gagan, RVCE brought the match within a single point 51-52, before BMSCE’s Sriram and Pragnesh coolly knocked down their freethrows and seal the win.
Day 3 Result till 7 pm (26th Jan)
- BMS College of Engineering (Ajit 15, Sriram 13, Karan 11) bt RV College of Engineering (Sachin 19, Siddharth 15) 60-55 [16-7, 12-17, 18-12, 14-19]
Day 2 Last Result (25th Jan)
- MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology (Anmol Bhandari 16, Melver Lobo 14, Sowkin Shetty 13) bt PESIT College (Akshat 20, Arvind 11, Sriram 10) 59-55 [15-13, 19-17, 13-8, 12-17]