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Punjab men lose another game in National Basketball

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
PUDUCHERRY : The Telangana women’s team, who surprised everyone by reaching the semi-finals last year, proved too strong for Punjab on the third day of the 67th Senior National Basketball Championship. After racing to a double-digit lead in the first half, Telangana cruised the rest of the game to reach a 71-43 win.

The Madhya Pradesh women inched closer to moving to Level 1 by winning another game today beating Himachal Pradesh 47-27.

Punjab men’s slip from form was tough to watch as they suffered a 2-game skid losing their match against Kerala today. Akhil top scored for Kerala with 29 points as they pulled away late to clinch a 88-77 victory. There was some cheer for the home crowd today as the Puducherry men beat Himachal Pradesh 68 to 47, led by Achuthan’s 18 points.


Earlier, the Indian Railways men looked like a cohesive unit in their win against Chhattisgarh. Led by the scoring of 2016 NBA D-League draftee Palpreet Singh (30 points), the Railways dominated the second half to close out on a 64-53 win. The Karnataka men continued their good run with a thrilling win against Haryana today. Anil Kumar top scored again for Karnataka with 26 points as his team held on to a slim lead and clinched another win (76-73).

The Railways women matched the performance of their male counterparts with a solid team effort against Chhattisgarh. Depsite Poonam’s 42 points, Railways balanced scoring helped them tip Chhattisgarh in a match that was decided in the final minute. Clutch freethrows knocked down by Railways’ Sitamani Tudu secured a 71-68 win for her team. The Kerala girls registered another easy win today blowing out the Delhi team 80 to 44. Kerala and India team star Jeena PS put up 22 points.

In the Level 2 men’s games, Chandigarh and Delhi registered wins against Sikkim and Goa respectively, while Telangana won another game today morning, this time against Bihar (65-39).

Results:

Women: Level 1:


Group A: Indian Railways (Madhu 20, Sitamani Tudu 14, R. Rajapriyadharshini 14, Anitha Paul-Durai 11) bt Chhattisgarh (Poonam Chaturvedi 42, Sharanjeet Kaur 17) 71-68 (15-14, 26-17, 17-19, 13-18). Telangana (Trittymol Joseph 16, Gayathri 15, Ramya 14, Aishwarya Nataraj 9) bt Punjab (Nagma Mirza 14, Gauri 9) 71-43 (20-10, 20-10, 24-23, 7-0)


Group B: Kerala (Jeena PS 22, Anjana PG 12, Rojamol 11) bt Delhi (Raspreet Sidhu 29) 80-44 (22-18, 25-3, 15-11, 18-12).

2. Tamil Nadu (KK Sruti 15, K. Prithi 13, S. Srividhya 12) bt West Bengal (Neha Singh 5) 74-23 (21-3, 16-10, 17-4, 20-6).


Level 2: Group C: Haryana (Alisha 17, Anju 14, Antim 13) bt Uttarakhand (Rida Fatima 5) 47-10 (12-3, 5-2, 13-3, 17-2).

Group D: Madhya Pradesh (Nima Doma 17, Rimpi Huda 8) bt Himachal Pradesh (Jyotika 15) 47-27 (12-8, 9-6, 12-10, 14-3). Uttar Pradesh (Vaishnavi 16, Harshita 10, Kavya 10) bt Goa (Charmaine 5) 49-8 (19-9, 14-2, 3-6, 13-0).

Men: Level 1:


Group A: Karnataka (Anil Kumar 26, Rajesh Uppar 14, Naveen 13, Arvind Arumugam 12) bt Haryana (Pardeep 24, Vikas Mor 16, Naveen 15) 76-73 (23-21, 13-11, 23-24, 17-17). Kerala (Akhil AR 29, Albin Baby 20) bt Punjab (Gurvinder Singh 22, Arshpreet Singh 19, Talwinder Singh 16) 88-77 [15-18, 24-18, 25-21, 24-20].


Group B: Indian Railways (Palpreet Singh 30) bt Chhattisgarh (Rudraks M 22, Amit Rai 9) 64-53 (14-9, 8-17, 25-14, 17-13)


Level 2: Group C: Chandigarh (Sahil S 13, Amit Bishla 12, Jungsher 10, Karandeep Singh 10) bt Sikkim (Abhishek 10) 77-18 (21-6, 21-7, 15-1, 20-4). Telangana (Nikhil Sai Kumar 17, A. Muthukumar 15, Chris Viresh 13) bt Bihar (Sanjeev Kumar 12, Manvendra 12, Vishnu Kumar 8) 65-39 (16-19, 15-7, 12-8, 22-5). Delhi (Sachin Sharma 14, Himanshu Sharma 10) bt Goa (Dillano Marchon 10) 63-31 (19-8, 13-7, 19-16, 12-0). Rajasthan (Vinod Kumar 22, Sharad 16, Saurabh 12) bt Sikkim (Gaurav Tyagi 10) 82-27 (27-6, 19-7, 26-5, 10-9).


Group D: 1. Himachal Pradesh (Sushant 18, Aman 10) bt Tripura (Ratandeep Singh 14, Sahil 12) 56-34 (18-8, 13-6, 11-8, 14-12). Bihar (Sanjeev Kumar 30, Vishnu Kumar 16) bt Tripura (Pradeep 8, Abhi 6) 70-31 (22-7, 18-10, 17-10, 13-4). Puducherry (Achuthan 18, Vinod 13, Hari 12) bt Himachal Pradesh (Anubhav 12, Aman 9) 68-47 (18-14, 15-11, 14-12, 21-10).


Group E: Odisha (Sheikh Aftab 23, RK Sahu 15) bt Arunachal Pradesh (Himanshu 14) 63-33 (12-2, 13-11, 12-9, 26-11). Jammu and Kashmir (Ranbir 20, Shubham Bhardwaj 20) bt Uttar Pradesh (Lalit 15, Aman 13, Bhagyansh Gulati 11) 68-59 (16-11, 15-19, 17-16, 20-13).


Group F: Madhya Pradesh (Shubham 20, Harsh 17) bt West Bengal (Manpreet Singh 13, Arka Shah 10) 68-47 (19-15, 8-13, 23-12, 18-7). Andhra Pradesh (S. Mahesh 15, G. Ganesh 13, GV Reddy 11) bt Jharkhand (RA Jojo 17, S. Singh 12) 74-48 (22-13, 14-17, 21-11, 17-7).

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