Hyderabad: HMT and Hyderabad Rovers notched up their second successive wins to set up a final round clash in their round robin fixture with the winner of the game automatically qualifying for Level 2 while the loser would still have an opportunity to do so if they win their qualifying game against the second best placed of another group.
After a sedate start, HMT grounded Rahimpura Playground 46-35 while Hyderabad Rovers got the better of Telangana Hoopsters.
HMT’s Anurag was in top form finding the hoop with unerring accuracy from the flanks. In the process, he emerged as the top scorer with 20 points. He got support from Aman. The winners led 25-23 at the breather. Kiran and Vishwa shared the spoils for Rahimpura Playground.
Hyderabad Rovers, a youthful side, showed tremendous fighting qualities. They displayed fine defensive techniques and were dominant through the game against the Telangana Hoopsters. The prolific Mahesh once again topped the chart board with 11 points while Chris was netted in 10. For Telangana Hoopsters, Rohith 13 and Lokesh 7 did the scoring.
Results: HMT 46 (Anurag 20, Aman 16) bt Rahimpura PG 35 (Kiran 13, Vishwa 11); Hyd Rovers 49 (Mahesh 11, Shanker 10) bt Telangana Hoopsters 31 (Rohith 13, Lokesh 7).
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