The Karnataka males’s crew has by no means been a contender in almost 5 a long time. Its ladies’s crew has fared slightly higher, ending runner-up manner again in 1986.
In a Group-B contest of the 71st Senior Nationwide basketball championships on the Nehru Indoor Stadium on Sunday, Karnataka with full assist from three senior gamers–Shashank J Rai, A. Arvind and B.Ok. Anil Kumar–confirmed a small glimpse of its potential, by upsetting multiple-time champion Providers 117-76.
Earlier, defending champion Punjab received off to a blazing begin because it pummelled Gujarat 105-69 in a Group A opening males’s tie. Punjab by no means let down its guard in any of the quarter and maintained a wholesome lead all through, with Amjyot Singh Gill top-scoring with 27 factors.
Indian Railways ladies eased previous host Tamil Nadu 100-62 in a Group-A match.
Whereas the Karnataka-Providers tie was one-sided from the primary quarter, Providers did put up a combat within the second quarter (18-25). Joginder Singh and Gaurav Chandel shared the majority of the scoring with 15 and 18 factors respectively. Karnataka’s Anil Kumar emerged the top-scorer with 28 whereas Arvind scored 25 factors. Anil transformed 4 three-pointers out of six makes an attempt that altered the proceedings on occasion.
Males: Group A: Punjab 105 (Amjyot Singh 27, Navkarman Singh 12, Kanwar GS Sandhu 14, Amritpal Singh 10, Princepal Singh 15) bt Gujarat 69 (Sahaj Patel 11, Kuldeep Tamaliya 12, Kasi Rajan 13);
B: Karnataka 117 (B.Ok. Anil Kumar 28, A. Arvind 25, Pratyanshu Tomar 21) bt Providers 76 (Gaurav Chandel 18, Joginder Singh 15);