Nine-time champion Tamil Nadu mixed particular person brilliance with scientific team-work to script a convincing 99-71 win over Uttarakhand in a Group-C males’s contest of the senior National basketball championships right here on Tuesday.
With this victory, Tamil Nadu certified for the second spherical to be held on Wednesday and Thursday. Similarly, the host’s ladies’s aspect, too, superior by ending behind topper Indian Railways in Group-A.
Generally, contests between Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu are stuffed with motion and depth. However on the day, it was something however that as Tamil Nadu ran riot.
From Muin Bek, who was flawless along with his three-pointers and lay-ups, to A. Aravind and Aravind Kumar and from P. Jeevanantham to P. Baladhaneswar, everybody contributed in equal measure. For Uttarakhand, barring Arjun Singh (19) who was constant along with his three-pointers, the remainder didn’t rise to the event.
The eight groups (prime 4 in every group) in women and men made the subsequent spherical and matches on Wednesday and Thursday will decide the quarterfinalists.
Men: Group A: Punjab 96 (Kanwar Singh 23, Amritpal Singh 14, Manjot Singh 13, Amjyot Singh 10) bt Telangana 58 (Nikhil Saikumar 10, Billa Nathan 15).
B: Karnataka 69 (Abhishek Gowda 11, Shashank Rai 14, Pratyanshu Tomar 12, Harish Muthu 11) bt Rajasthan 44 (Ashish Trivedi 14); Services 88 (Joginder Singh 18, Gaurav Chandel 16, Nikhil Kumar 24) bt Uttar Pradesh 64 (Tushal Singh 14, Akash Bhasin 11, Kushal Singh 10, Harsh Dagar 10).
C: Tamil Nadu 99 (Siva Balan 12, Arvind Kumar 26, P. Jeevanantham 13, A. Aravind 12) bt Uttarakhand 71 (Vishesh Brighuvamshi 10, Arjun Singh 19, Prashant Rawat 15, Riyanshu Negi 20).
Women: Group-A: Indian Railways 120 (Madhu Kumari 22, Poonam Chaturvedi 11, Avanti Vardhan 18, Sruthi Arvind 22, Shireen Vijay Limya 13, Vaishnavi Yadav 11) bt Delhi 66 (Raspreet Sidhu 26); Tamil Nadu 89 (A. Ashmita 10, Ok. Sathya 15, S. Rajeshwari 21, Monica Jeyasali 15) bt Maharashtra 68 (Sakshi Pandey 25, Avya 16).