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Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh women inch closer to Level 1

67th Senior National Basketball Championship



11.01.2017 08:47:11 - Day 4 of the 67th Senior National Basketball Championship for Men and Women 2017

(live-PR.com) - Puducherry, 10th January 2017: The 67th Senior National Basketball Championship marched on to Day 4 with a slate on interesting matchups on the cards. To begin the day, defending champions Indian Railways women continued their unbeaten run with a drubbing of the Punjab team. Guard Madhu Kumari led the way with 26 points, as Railways strolled to a 93-33 victory.



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Telangana women also maintained their winning ways with a comfortable triumph against Maharashtra (61-42). Their versatile core lineup all contributed in double digits, as they led from start to finish. Karnataka women improved to 2-0 this tournament with a 70-43 victory against Haryana. Karnatakaís international player Bhandavya Gowda top scored with 27 points.



In the Level 1 menís games, last yearís finalists Uttarakhand stamped their class in their win against Chhattisgarh. After beginning with a 17-0 start, Uttarakhand were on automatic the rest of the way as they sauntered to a 65-36 win. Superstar Vishesh Bhriguvanshi scored a game-high 21 points, which included a spectacular baseline alley-oop dunk.



In the second half of the day, the Delhi women bounced back with a resounding win after consecutive losses thus far in the tournament. With four scorers in double digits, Delhi blew out Rajasthan for an 82-40 win. The other level 2 womenís team to look out for is Karnataka, who won their third straight game today, beating Uttarakhand 55-11. The Madhya Pradesh women have also moved closer to qualifying to Level 1 with a thrilling 69-68 win against Uttar Pradesh. Southpaw Sakshi Pandey top scored for MP with 22 points.



Home team Puducherry men fell to Bihar (53-39), who were led by point guard and IMG Academy product Sanjeev Kumarís 23 points. The Rajasthan men won a nail-biter against Delhi with an 88-86, in a game that was decided in extra time. Delhiís young stars Rachit (22 points) and Vishal (24 points) were bright sparks for their team today, but Rajasthan edged past Delhi, outscoring them 11 to 9 in the extra time period.



The clash of heavyweights in menís Group B saw Tamil Nadu winning the battle against Indian Railways 80 to 62. Tamil Naduís big three of Akilan Pari (18 points), Rikin Pethani (19 points) and Prasanna Venkatesh (13 points) led the way in a composed effort. Railways big man Palpreet Singh managed to put in 19 points in a losing effort.

Results from 10th January 2017 up to 8 pm
WOMEN

Level 1:

Group A:

1. Indian Railways (Madhu Kumari 26, Sruthi Menon 18, Libina MJ 12) bt Punjab (Aakarshan Sandhu 7, Harpreet Kaur 6) 93-33 (37-7, 11-11, 23-5, 22-10)

2. Telangana (Ramya 16, Rachana 14, Suganya 12) bt Maharashtra (Shireen Limaye 16, Sakshi 12) 61-42 (20-12, 11-17, 16-5, 14-8)

Group B:

1. Delhi (Neha Joshi 16, Monica 15, Raspreet Sidhu 15, Vinti 11) bt Rajasthan (Nisha 13, Kamlesh 11) 82-40 (17-5, 20-6, 21-22 24-7)

Level 2:

Group C:

1. Karnataka (Bhandavya 27, Saprita 16, Bhoomika 10) bt Haryana (Meenu 18, Alisha 10, Antim 8) 70-43 (22-17, 28-12, 6-9, 14-5)

2. Gujarat (Nidhi 21, Krupa 14, Arti 12) bt Uttarakhand (Bhawana 8, Shalu 6) 57-19 (10-1, 21-9, 10-3, 16-6)

3. Karnataka (Bhoomika 11, Supriya 9, Bhandavya 8) bt Uttarakhand (Priya 4) 55-11 (21-4, 15-0, 11-6, 8-1)

Group D:

1. Himachal Pradesh (Jyotika 18, Poonam 10) bt Goa (Charmaine 10) 43-17 (15-7, 11-4, 8-2, 9-4)

2. Madhya Pradesh (Sakshi Pandey 22, Nima Doma 14, Namrata Huda 10) bt Uttar Pradesh (Vaishnavi Yadav 14, Shivani 14, Kavya 12) 69-68 (21-19, 9-12, 17-14, 22-28)

Group E:

1. Chandigarh (Yogitha 17, Kirthi 16, Pooja 10) bt Tripura (Anamika 10) 50-19 (10-7, 12-2, 13-5, 15-5)

2. Jammu and Kashmir (Pearl 21) bt Bihar (Kritika 7) 28-13 (4-0, 3-5, 13-7, 8-1)

Group F:

1. Odisha (Rajshree 14, Jayashree 14, Urvasi 12) bt Andhra Pradesh (BPS Jyothi 10, P. Lakshmi 8) 52-32 (13-10, 8-16, 17-0, 14-6)

MEN

Level 1:

Group B:

1. Uttarakhand (Vishesh Bhriguvanshi 21, Trideep Rai 9, Amritpal Singh 8) bt Chhattisgarh (Rajesh 14) 65-36 (25-7, 18-12, 14-6, 8-11)

2. Tamil Nadu (Rikin Pethani 19, Akilan Pari 18, Prasanna Venkatesh 13) bt Indian Railways (Palpreet Singh 19, Vijender Kumar 11, Gagandeep Singh 11) 80-62 (28-16, 15-19, 21-14, 16-13)

Level 2:

Group C:

1. Chandigarh (Jatin 15, Sahil 11) bt Goa (Mahir Amir 6) 50-28 (12-4, 12-8, 16-7, 10-9)

2. Rajasthan (Mod Singh 17, Loon Singh 17, B. Singh 13, Abhimanyu Singh 12) bt Delhi (Vishal Kumar Gupta 24, Rachit 22) 88-86 (25-22, 15-17, 19-19, 18-11, Extra time 11-9)

3. Goa (Daniel Vas 11, Roger 10, Shielton 10, Dekence Gavali 10) bt Sikkim (Abhishek 18, Gaurav 12) 60-42 (14-9, 6-9, 16-9, 24-15)

Group D:

1. Puducherry (Poovana 31, Achuthan 18, Vinod 10) bt Tripura (Ratandeep 25) 75-32 (16-12, 19-9, 24-5, 16-6)

2. Bihar (Sanjeev Kumar 23, Deepak Kumar 12, Vishnu Kumar 11) bt Puducherry (Achuthan 20) 53-39 (21-4, 16-8, 15-11, 1-16)

Group E:

1. Odisha (K. Sravan Kumar 20, Sahid Khan 18, Sashikanta Mohanty 13, Ashok Kumar Nayak 13) bt Uttar Pradesh (Atal Rai 18, Bhagyansh Gulati 18) 74-54 (19-11, 21-10, 17-16, 17-17)

2. Jammu and Kashmir (Kunal 11, Ranbir 11) bt Arunachal Pradesh (Mohit 7) 49-21 (11-3, 15-7, 16-4, 7-7)

About the 67th Senior National Basketball Championship 2017
The championship is being held 7th to 14th January. 27 menís teams and 25 womenís teams have confirmed their participation.



The championship is being organised by the Puducherry Basketball Association under the aegis of the Basketball Federation of India.



Matches are being simultaneously held on four different courts: the indoor and outdoor courts of the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium complex (Courts 1 & 2), and the two courts at the Petit Seminare School.



Defending champions Railways women will be the team to watch out for as it rekindles its rivalry with previous winners Chhattisgarh. In the menís section, traditional powerhouses Services, Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu will be vying for top honours.



29 international players from across the country will be adding their experience to the fray.

Relevant Links for further information
Senior Nationals format & significance
Info on winners and runners up from all the past Senior Nationals
Previous (66th edition) consolidated results & final standings
65th edition consolidated results & final standings
About Basketball Federation of India
The Basketball Federation of India or BFI is the governing and controlling body of basketball in India, and is responsible for the development and promotion of the sport at all levels. BFI has been involved in conducting camps, clinics, events, and training sessions at its academies for the development of basketball. BFI came into being in 1935 and took complete control over Indian basketball in 1950. Prior to that time, the Indian Olympic Association handled the conduct of Indian basketball championships. Since 1950, the BFI has been conducting various such championships, from the grassroots to senior team participation in international tournaments. In addition, the BFI has been responsible for the establishment of strong sub-junior and junior level programs. The BFI has to its credit produced several international players of repute, among them 17 have been bestowed with the honour of Arjuna Awards. Earlier in June 2015, 19-year-old Satnam Singh Bhamara made history by becoming the first Indian national to be drafted by an NBA team, when he was selected by the Dallas Mavericks. More information at www.basketballfederationindia.org


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