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Holders TN boys beat Chandigarh in their opener

May 08, 2018 08:37 AM

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: Defending champions Tamil Nadu boys were off to a good start as they defeated Chandigarh by 91-69[29-09, 20-26, 27-18, 15-16]n their opening Group A fixture in the 69th Junior National Basketball Championship for Men and Women at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana today.
Tamil Nadu boys established a commanding lead of 29-0 in the first quarter. Chandigarh gave improved performance in the second quarter which they laboured to win by 26-20. Tamil Nadu won the third quarter by 27-17. Despite winning the fourth quarter by 16-15, Chandigarh could not recover from first quarter's deficit and lost the match.
Result
Men: Group A: T.N (Santhosh 17 pts, Arvind 15 pts, Surya 15 pts) bt Chandigarh(Rahul 27 pts, Kawaljit 12 pts) 91-69[29-09, 20-26, 27-18, 15-16].
Group B: Kerala (Shanazil 25 pts, Chacko 22 pts, Sejin 18 pts) bt M.P(Udayveer 34 pts, Aman 17 pts) 103-86[27-08s 21-22, 26-23, 29-33].
Rajasthan (Rajeev 34 pts, Sumeet 12 pts) bt Delhi(Aditya 23 pts, Nitish 24 pts) 89-88[22-29, 23-16,20-17, 24-26].
Group C: Telangana(Vigneshwar 29 pts, Dinesh 20 pts) bt Puducherry(Sathyavanan 32 pts, Sai surga 10 pts) 94-58[34-13, 24-19, 15-08, 21-18].
Group D: Uttarakhand(Riyanshu 22 pts) bt Odisha(Sarat 21 pts) 86-50[17-15, 30-12, 20-07, 19-16].
Chhattisgarh(Salim 36 pts, Rishabh 15 pts) bt Bihar(Raunak 14 pts, Dharmendra 12 pts) 74-52[16-13, 21-06, 15-17, 22-16].
Women: Group B: U.P (Vaishnavi 57 pts, Harshita 19 pts) bt Maharashtra ( Suzanne 17 pts, Neha 13 pts) 91-83[22-26, 25-13, 23-18, 21-26].
Group F: Odisha(Pragati 18 pts, Lipramayee 18 pts) bt A.P Prameela 8 pts) 57-41[19-08, 10-10, 14-07, 14-16].

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