63rd National junior basketball championship

Shruthi Menon scores a basket in the dying seconds of the fourth qtr to make sure Maharashtra girls make to the final. Sneha, shurti and shreen played a fabulous game each scoring 15, 11, 11 respectively. Tamil nadu girls made a good come back after they were trailing behind with 5 points at the half time 27-32. At the end of the 3rd qtr the scores were leveled at 45-45 . Both the teams played good defense, with dying seconds and the scores leveled at 55-55 shruti made no mistake in shooting a basket which sunk 57-55. for tamilnadu priyadarshini’s 21 points went in-vain as they lost by 2 points and she was assisted by fellow teammate vyshali scoring 11 points. In the earlier match Chattisgarh who won against kerala comfortably 83-71. with jeena scoring 35 points, which did not help kerala to get past the chattisgarh girls to make it to the finals of the 63rd National junior basketball championship. At the other end saramjeet kaur scored a mammoth of 31 points and she was assisted by sangeetha and poonam who scored 17 and 16 points respectively.

semifinals -girls

Maharashtra 57 (Sneha Rajguru 15, Shruti Menon 11) bt Tamil Nadu 55 ( Priyadarshini 21, Vyshali 11).
Chhattisgarh 83 (Saramjeet Kaur 31) bt Kerala 71 (Jeena 35, Grima 21, Anjana 15);

semifinals- boys
Chhattisgarh 74 (Aakash Bhasin 21) bt Madhya Pradesh 60 (Amit Kanarjee 18)

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