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Punjab boys and girls win their opening matches comfortably

May 09, 2018 01:47 PM

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: Hosts Punjab boys and girls commenced their campaign with resounding victories in their respective opening outings in the 69th Junior National Basketball Championship for Men and Women  at the Ludhiana Basketball Academy, Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana.
Defending champions Punjab boys outplayed Uttar Pradesh by 107-49[30-11, 30-16, 31-09, 13-16]. Having  established a commanding lead at the end of third quarter, Punjab relaxed a bit and UP scored a consolation 16-13 victory in the fourth and final quarter. Princepal top scored with 32 points. Priyanshu contributed 14 points for Uttar Pradesh.
However Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu were engaged in a tough battle in Group A. Playing their seccond match UP boys posted a close win by 130-116 [35-32, 31-20, 31-34, 33-30] in a high scoring match.
In a group B match Delhi (Abhishek 18 pts, Aditya 11 pts) defeated Madhya Pradesh (Animesh 16 pts, Harshavardhan 17 pts) by 80-73[26-08, 17-22, 16-08, 21-35].
Hosts Punjab girls Punjab outpointed Rajasthan by 74-56 [25-20, 21-17, 14-17, 14-08] in their opening group B fixture. Sakshi (17 pts and, Priyanka 13 pts) were the main scorers for Punjab. For Rajasthan Ishika  made 27  points.
Results: Men: Group A: U.P(Prasun 29 pts, Priyanshu 25 pts) bt T.N(Sangeeth 32 pts, Akash 22 pts) 130-116[35-32, 31-20, 31-34, 33-30].
Punjab(Princepal 32pts, ) bt U.P(Priyanshu 14pts) 107-49[30-11, 30-16, 31-09, 13-16].
Group B: Delhi(Abhishek 18 pts, Aditya 11 pts) bt M.P(Animesh 16 pts, Harshavardhan 17 pts) 80-73[26-08, 17-22, 16-08, 21-35].
Rajasthan(Rajeev 29 pts, Sumeet 17 pts) bt Maharashtra(Tanay 29 pts, Faizan 17 pts) 92-74[18-05, 31-24, 22-26, 21-19].
Kerala(Shanazil 25 pts, Chacko 22 pts, Sejin 18 pts) bt M.P(Udayveer 34 pts, Aman 17 pts) 103-86[27-08, 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: H.P(Sukvender 17 pts, Rahul 10 pts) bt Goa(Calvin 25 pts, Antonio 15 pts) 67-66[18-13, 13-12, 12-13, 24-28].
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].
Group E:  Assam(Sanjyapal 18 pts) bt Jharkhand(Sumit 19 pts) 53-51[15-06, 09-12, 15-17, 14-16]
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].
Gujarat(Dvij 14 pts) bt Nagaland(kevin 10 pts) 64-24[08-10, 16-06, 22-00, 18-08].
Group F: Karnataka(Pratyanshu 22 pts, Srujan 21 pts) bt Mizoram(Zonun Sanga 25 pts, Lalrinawma 21 pts) 84-82[24-23, 25-15, 24-14, 21-20].
Mizoram(Zonun Sanga 19 pts, Ronald 25 pts) bt W.B(Pranay 25 pts) 67-60[21-18, 19-11, 13-16, 14-15]
Karnataka(Pratyanshu 28 pts) bt A.P(Manikanta 12 pts) 68-55[12-20, 20-15, 14-08, 22-12]
Women:  Group A: Karnataka(Harshitha 23 pts, Aiswarya 15 pts, Sanjana 10 pts) bt Gujarat(Tavleen 10 pts, Tanisha 9 pts) 72-41[23-15, 25-11, 23-12, 01-03].
Karnataka(Sanjana 20 pts) bt M.P(Asmat 12 pts) 42-35[16-05, 12-06, 6-8, 8-16]
T.N(Dharshini 16 pts, Avani 16 pts) bt Gujarat( Tavleen 16 pts) 71-46[22-08, 22-10, 11-08, 16-20]
Group B:  Kerala(Sreekala 21 pts, Aparna 12 pts) bt Rajasthan(Neha 30 pts, Yashika 12 pts) 79-58[24-16, 13-15, 23-14, 19-13].
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].
Punjab(Sakshi 17 pts, Priyanka 13 pts) bt Rajasthan(Ishika 27 pts) 74-56[25-20, 21-17, 14-17, 14-08].

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