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RAILWAYS FACE KERALA WOMEN IN FINAL OF NATIONAL BASKETBALL

December 27, 2019 08:07 PM

Chandigarh/Ludhiana  (Face2News -Sports)

Indian Railways showed excellent composure to defeat Madhya Pradesh by 106-37, after leading 56-31 at half time in the first women's semi-finals of the 70th Senior National Basketball Championship at the Guru Nanak Dev Stadium in Ludhiana today.

Lanky Poonam Chathurvedi top-scored for Railways with 21 points followed by Sruti Aravind contributing 17 and Sathya getting 15 [pints.

The second semi-finals saw Kerala women maintained their undefeated run., Kerala had to struggle to prevail over a fighting Punjab. Kerala managed to beat hosts, Punjab with a score of 73-62 . Jeena PS was again the top scorer with 27points followed by Anjana PG with19 and Stephy Nixon contributed 15 points. For Punjab Harismaran Kaur led her team with 17 points and Anmol Preeet Kaur with 16.

In men's semi-finals Punjab face Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu will meet Indian Railways.

Women: Semi finals

Indian Railways -106 (Poonam Chathurvedi20,Sruthy Aravind17, Sathya S15,Madhu Kumari 12, Nivyaraj10,Pushpa S10) bt Madhya Pradesh-37(Divyani Gangwal17) (33-18,23-13,32-1,18-5).

Kerala 73 (Jeena PS27,Anjana PG19,Stephy Nixon15)Punjab -73(Harismran Kaur19,Anmol Preet Kaur16) (18-13,18-12,19-18,18-19).

5 to 8 Classification Matches

Women

Karnataka -59 (Lopamudra13) bt Delhi-45(Aparana Saini15) (21-11,10-4,9-8,19-22)

Telengana -75 (Divya Palanivel34,kiran Prajapati14,GulabSha Ali13) bt Maharashtra -66(Anishika Kanoja18,Shrya Dandekar13, Neha Shahu11) (20-24,15-17,25-9,15-16,)

Men

Karnataka-75(Anil Kumar BK16,M Harish15) bt Haryana -62 (Vkranth19,Mohit Futela16 (21-30,10-11,14-10,17-24)

Kerala-75(Grigo Mathew 21, Rahul Sharath20,Sejin Mathew14,Jishnu Nair14) bt , Services-56(Nikhil Kumar 22, Joginder Singh10) (16-17,23-7,16-19,20-13).

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