May 13, 2018 National
Kerala Women Beat Karnataka In The Final Second To Reach The Finals At The 69Th Junior National Basketball Championship For Men And Women In Ludhiana

Ludhiana, 13th May 2018: The 69th Junior National Basketball Championship for Men and Women is underway at the Ludhiana Basketball Academy, Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana from 7th May. The championship is being organised by Punjab Basketball Association under the aegis of the Basketball Federation of India.

 

Tamil Nadu girls and Punjab boys teams are the defending champions from the previous version of the event held in Noida, Uttar Pradesh  

 

In the first Semi Final of the championship in the women’s section Kerala and Karnataka went head to head throughout the game, with only 8 seconds remaining in the game and Kerala had the possession . Kerala’s top scorer Sreekala drove in and handed off the ball to her team mate Ann Mary who was fouled in a shot attempt and the referee blew the final whistle. Now with the scores tied and no time left on the clock Kerala had two free throws and Ann Mary made both of them sealing a finals spot for them.

 

In the Men’s first Semi Final game Rajasthan cruised past Delhi for a spot in the finals with their Captain Rajeev Kumar scoring 38 points.

 

 

Day-6  Results:

 

Men:

 

CLASSIFICATION PLACING MATCHES FOR 5TH TO 8TH POSITION

 

U.P(tushal 21pts, Rishant 16 pts) bt Gujarat(Krishnapal 21 pts, Divij 12 pts) 86-75[23-23, 27-19, 24-10, 12-23]

 

T.N(Suryaprakasan 15 pts, arvind 13 pts) bt Karnataka(Pratyanshu 20 pts, Prashant 19 pts) 75-66[14-26, 12-14, 18-12, 31-14]

 

SEMI FINAL-1

 

Rajasthan(Rajeev 38 pts) bt Delhi(Aditya 26 pts) 107-84[20-17, 33-18, 27-23, 27-26]

 

 

Women:

 

SEMI FINAL-1

 

Kerala(Sreekala 35 pts, Ann Mary 11 pts) bt Karnataka(Grishma 18 pts, Harshita 15 pts) 68-66[18-15, 17-11, 17-25, 16-15]

 

CLASSIFICATION PLACING MATCHES FOR 5TH TO 8TH POSITION

 

 

Maharashtra(Sakshi 14 pts, Khushi 12 pts) bt M.P(Rajvi 16 pts) 60-43[22-09, 17-10, 13-11, 08-13]

 

Punjab(Ishadeep 14 pts, Sukhmandee 13 pts) bt Gujarat(Nambiar 7 pts) 74-30[12-06, 23-07, 21-06, 18-11]