Khelo India Basketball: Punjab, Tamil Nadu Grab Two Gold Medals Each

Punjab and Tamil Nadu shared the honours, profitable two gold medals each and every at the ultimate day of the basketball tournament on the Khelo India Adolescence Video games 2019. The Below-17 segment noticed Punjab stamp their mark, whilst Tamil Nadu did smartly to most sensible the Below-21 segment, which incorporated speeding the hopes of Punjab profitable a treble. In logging the best ranking of the day, Punjab eased previous Rajasthan 91-78 for the Below-17 name. Punjab’s march was once led via Navkaman Singh (28 issues), ahead of Rishab Mathur (30 issues) driven the scoring to chop the large 29-point half-time result in a 13-point ultimate margin.

Within the ladies U-17 ultimate, Harsimran Dhami led Punjab from the entrance to down Tamil Nadu 76-71 in an in depth contest. Harsimran with 45 issues in her kitty was once the best scorer amongst all finalist groups.

The come across was once shut with Punjab staying marginally forward. On the finish of the primary quarter, Punjab led 18-15, then doubled their result in 33-27 on the midway level.

During the come across, Tamil Nadu regardless of the efforts of Sathiya (23 issues) and Nikita (10 issues) fell brief in catching up.

On the flip of the 3rd quarter Punjab led 52-42, which later was once reduce on the ultimate hooter.

The Below-21 segment noticed Tamil Nadu flip the tables on Punjab to win 70-59. Trailing 12-20 on the finish of the primary quarter, Tamil Nadu stored scoring each and every time they attacked and capitalised on Punjab’s incapability to attain.

At half-time, Tamil Nadu stuck up with Punjab and suggested seven issues (35-28) transparent which grew to become out to the turning level of the fit.

Thereafter, Tamil Nadu with Hairam (19 issues) and Arvind Kumar (18 issues) main from the entrance completed off the sport very easily.

In a struggle of southern states within the ladies segment, Tamil Nadu added their 2d purpose of the day downing Karnataka 82-68. Pushpa Senthilkumar (27 issues) was once a stand-out performer for the winners, whilst Bahdavyam (21 issues) was once the highest scorer for the Karnataka group.


Boys Below-17: Ultimate: Punjab beat Rajasthan 91-78

Women’ Below-17: Ultimate: Punjab beat Tamil Nadu 76-71

Boys’ Below-21: Ultimate: Tamil Nadu beat Punjab 70-59

Women’ Below-21: Ultimate: Tamil Nadu beat Karnataka 82-68

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