Tamil Nadu girls canter into semis in National Basketball Championship

Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka also entered the semifinals while in the boys section, Punjab and Haryana were through to the semifinals.

By Author  |  Published: 7th Jul 2017  10:58 am
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Kerala players try to stop Maharashtra’s Shruti Bhosale in girls match on Thursday.

Hyderabad: Kerala girls recorded a 58-45 victory over Maharashtra in quarterfinals of the 34th Youth National Basketball Championship, organized by the Hyderabad District Basketball Association under the aegis of the Telangana Basketball Association and the Basketball Federation of India, at the SATS Indoor Stadium, Gachibowli on Thursday.

Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka also entered the semifinals while in the boys section, Punjab and Haryana were through to the semifinals. Kerala centre Ann Mary Zachariah stole the show against Maharashtra with the attacking play.

In the first boys’ semifinals, Punjab dominated the match against Karnataka team, winning 89-66. Punjab centre Princepal Singh, t 6ft 10.5 inches, controlled the game. Karnataka’s Prashant Tomar played a valiant game.

Results: Girls: Level 1: Quarterfinals: Kerala 58 (Aparna Sadasivan 14, Ann Mary Zachariah 12, An Mariya Johny 9) bt Maharashtra 45 (Abha Lad 12, Siya Deodhar 11); Uttar Pradesh 60 (Vrinda Garg 15, Vartika Kushwaha 12, Riya Baliyan 12, Alankrita Singh 11) bt Punjab 52 (Radha Rani 18, Priyanka Behal 12); Karnataka 73 (Grishma N 28, Nidhi Chaudhari 12, Reshma Ramesh 10) bt Madhya Pradesh 43 (Rajvi Desai 19, Divya Sam 12).

Pre-quarterfinals: Chhattisgarh 78 (Neha Karva 27, Urvanshi Baghel 19, Elijabet Ekka 13) bt Haryana 47 (Suman 19, Ritika 13); Madhya Pradesh 63 (Asmat Kaur Taunque 16, Ruchi Patel 15, Rajvi Desai 10) bt West Bengal 39 (Liza Deb 15, Jyothi Routh 10)

Boys: Level 1: Quarterfinals: Punjab 89 (Princepal Singh 32, Harsimranjit Singh 19, Rajan 18) bt Karnataka 66 (Aniket Sahoo 21, Akshan Rao 14); Haryana 74 (Mukesh 23, Kapil Mor 19, Gaurav 16) bt Tamil Nadu 70 (G Dhanosh 25, Gokul V 14).

Pre-quarterfinals: Andhra Pradesh 91 (A Sai Pavan Kumar 32, S Sachin 19, P Pavan 12) bt Maharashtra 61 (Tanay Thatte 27, Arjun Yadav 14); Madhya Pradesh 88 (Udayveer Yadav 29, Mani Thakur 16, Divyaraj Singh Rathore 15, Shunit Singh 12) bt Rajasthan 60 (Kuldeep Singh 17, Rajveer Singh Bhati 14, Deepu 12) 88-60

This is a standalone tournament for Level 2 teams that have already been eliminated from the main draw : Telangana 79 (Vinay Kothari 16, Rithik Pothuganti 16, Aman Topno 13, Vighneshwar Upadhyay 13) bt Assam 69 (Salew Kadete 21, Sanjay Balmiki 19, Shivam Sunar 12)