Basketball Championship : Kerala Men and Tamil Nadu Women crowned Champions of the 69th Junior National

  |    May 14th, 2018   |   0

Ludhiana(News4city)- The 69th Junior National Basketball Championship for Men and Women concluded today at the Ludhiana Basketball Academy, Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana. The championship was organised by Punjab Basketball Association under the aegis of the Basketball Federation of India.

Kerala Men defeated Rajasthan in an extremely heated up final match. It was an equally matched competition in the first half and Rajasthan were looking like the favourites as they have already defeated Kerala once in the group stage but the way Kerala played against the undefeated Punjab team in the semifinals showed a glimpse of what they were capable of.

Tamil Nadu women wont first finals of the day beating Kerala 77-56. It was expected to be a much more competitive face off but TN girls took a good lead in the first half of the final game and continued to dominate throughout the game.

Rajeev Singh from Rajasthan and Vaishnavi Yadav from UP were awarded as the Most Valuable Player in their respective sections.

Vaishnavi Yadav retained her excellent form scoring 53 points after an average performance in the Semi finals to help Uttar Pradesh women finish in the 3rd position. Punjab men secured the 3rd position beating Delhi after a disappointing semifinals loss last night against Kerala.

Day-7  Results:

Men:  Finals:  Kerala(Shanazil 29 pts, Chacko 26 pts) bt Rajasthan(Rajeev 40 pts, Sumeet 16 pts) 108-101[22-28, 27-24, 28-22, 31-27]

 3rd & 4th Place:  Punjab(Rajan 39 pts, Jagshanbir 19 pts) bt Delhi(Aditya 27 pts) 97-44[16-11, 25-11, 29-17, 27-08]

 5th & 6th Place:  U.P(Akshay 24 pts, Rishant 12 pts) bt T.N(Arvind 28 pts) 83-77[23-16, 19-13, 16-21, 25-27]

 Women:  Finals: TN(aishwary 17 pts, Pratibha 15 pts, Pushpa 14 pts) bt Kerala(Sreekala 14 pts, Ann mary 12 pts) 77-58[21-10, 24-20, 22-14, 10-14]

 3rd & 4th Place:  U.P(Vaishnavi 53 pts, Kavya 13 pts) bt Karnataka(Sanjana 12 pts) 72-32[14-10, 19-07, 17-10, 22-05]

 5th & 6th Place: Maharashtra(neha 27 pts, Shreya 14 pts) bt Punjab(Rajandeep 13 pts, Sakshi 11 pts) 59-49[09-18, 22-11, 16-06, 12-14]

 

Final Rankings

S.No. Men Women
1 Kerala TN
2 Rajasthan Kerala
3 Punjab UP
4 Delhi Karnataka
5 U.P Maharashtra
6 T.N Punjab
7 Karnataka M.P
8 Gujarat Gujarat
9 Maharashtra Haryana
10 Chandigarh Delhi

 

GROUPINGS (MEN)

LEVEL – 1                                                                    LEVEL – 2                                                                                                      

GROUP “A” GROUP “B” GROUP “C” GROUP “D” GROUP “E” GROUP “F”
PUNJAB KERALA TELANGANA CHHATTISGARH GUJARAT WEST BENGAL
TAMIL NADU RAJASTHAN GOA BIHAR ASSAM ANDHRA PRADESH
HARYANA MAHARASHTRA HIMACHAL PRADESH JAMMU & KASHMIR JHARKHAND KARNATAKA
CHANDIGARH DELHI PUDUCHERRY ODISHA NAGALAND MIZORAM
UTTAR PRADESH MADHYA PRADESH TRIPURA UTTARAKHAND

GROUPINGS (WOMEN)

LEVEL 1                                                                        LEVEL 2

GROUP “A” GROUP “B” GROUP “C” GROUP “D” GROUP “E” GROUP “F”
TAMIL NADU UTTAR PRADESH DELHI HARYANA CHANDIGARH ODISHA
KARNATAKA KERALA GOA BIHAR ASSAM ANDHRA PRADESH
CHHATTISGARH PUNJAB HIMACHAL

PRADESH

JHARKHAND PUDUCHERRY TELANGANA
MADHYA PRADESH MAHARASHTRA WEST BENGAL UTTARAKHAND
GUJARAT RAJASTHAN