Hyderabad: HMT and Keystone Basketball Academy began their campaign in Level 3 on rousing note as they defeated Telangana Hoopsters and Amruth Basketball Academy with consummate ease at 71-37 and 86-42 respectively in the Annual league Basketball Championship conducted by the Hyderabad District Basketball Association.
Anurag and Sam combining well for HMT put paid to the pretensions of the Telangana Hoopsters side as they took control from the initial stages of the game and consolidated their superiority with a thorough all round performance which saw them lead 32-18 at the halftime. For the losing side, Anurag and Rohit were the only players to catch the eye with their successful shots but Sai krishna coming off the bench scored a couple of quick baskets including a three pointer in the match as HMT went on to a 71-34 win.
Keystone Basketball Academy players appear to be improving each game and once again turned out a decent performance displaying perfect coordination and a positive approach with Aayush Arumalla leading the pack with his control of the game which enabled Rohan and Subhash once again use their reach and height to a nicety. Scheming well was Akash and with Jayadev chipping with a three pointer and couple of shots, Keystone dominated the first quarter scoring 32 against 9 by Amruth Academy before leading 47-25 at the changeover.
The depth in the Keystone side was seen in full measure as Tanmay Chandekar, Vaishnav, Siddharth, Eshwar and Hitesh and Samhith continued in the same vein in the they scored 39 in the second half with Amruth Academy players led by Piyush and Pranav scoring 17.
Results: HMT 7 1(Anurag 15 Sam 15 Sai Krishna 9) bt Telangana Hoopsters 34(Anurag 15 Rohit 10); Keystone Basketball Academy 86 (Aayush Arumalla 22 Subhash 19 Rohan 14) bt Amruth Basketball Academy 42 (Piyush 11 Pranav 6)