#5: 31st Youth National Basketball Championship – Days Three and Four: Mixed luck for Chandigarh teams

 

(Vishnu Ravi Shankar) Chandigarh, 9th-10th October 2014: The Delhi boys continue their unbeaten streak in this year’s youth national basketball championship with a comfortable 88-50 win over the Andhra Pradesh team today morning. The Delhi boys have now topped their pool and have qualified to the quarterfinals.

 

Home team Chandigarh registered a win and a loss in the boys and girls categories respectively. The Chandigarh boys had no troubles beating the Jammu and Kashmir team in the last match of yesterday as they breezed to a 58-35 victory. The Chandigarh girls team, however, lost a tight game to Andhra Pradesh 68-66. Yesterday evening saw an exhilarating contest between the boys teams of Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. The teams were neck and neck coming down to the final minutes of the fourth quarter, but Madhya Pradesh pulled away for a 84-77 victory, thanks to Rishab Sharma’s 35 points.

 

A complete list of results of the matches held after 5.30 p.m. on 9th October 2014 up to 11.30 p.m. on 10th October 2014 is as follows:

 

Girls:

 

9th October 2014 (5.30 p.m. to end of day)

 

  1. Haryana (Surya 29) bt Madhya Pradesh (Sakshi 38) 72-66 (15-16, 10-8, 23-19, 24-23)
  2. Andhra Pradesh (S. Biju 18) bt Jharkhand (Usma Singh 12) 42-30 (17-9, 18-6, 2-9, 5-6)
  3. Rajasthan (Asha 16) bt Odisha (Jayshree Baskey 17) 42-40 (8-13, 5-8, 15-11, 14-8)

 

10th October 2014 (beginning of day to 11.30 a.m.)

 

  1. Kerala (Nivya Raj 21) bt Punjab (Avneet Kaur 13) 61-23 (12-4, 29-3, 11-7, 9-9)
  2. Andhra Pradesh (Sharom 31) bt Chandigarh (Amrit 20) 68-66 (5-8, 14-18, 21-19, 8-21)
  3. Delhi (Mansi Tyagi 18) bt Himachal Pradesh (Sakshi Thakur 11) 50-27 (14-12, 17-3, 12-7, 7-5)
  4. Karnataka (Lopamudra T. 20) bt Maharashtra (Shruti Sherigar 15) 73-61 (24-12, 19-13, 17-17, 13-19)

 

Boys:

 

9th October 2014 (5.30 p.m. to end of day)

 

  1. Madhya Pradesh (Rishab Sharma 35) bt Karnataka (Guru Prasad 32) 84-77 (14-18, 16-19, 28-14, 26-16)
  2. Chandigarh (Amit 16) bt Jammu and Kashmir (Abhisar 12) 58-35 (17-7, 18-11, 12-7, 14-10)
  3. Himachal Pradesh (Ashish 15) bt West Bengal (Gopal 22) 51-42 (13-14, 18-7, 8-11, 12-10)
  4. Odisha (Vishal Bagh 16) bt Puducherry (Ishaan 10) 67-27 (11-8, 28-10, 11-8, 17-1)
  5. Mizoram (Eddie Z. 10) bt Assam (Sanju B. 13) 45-29 (17-8, 12-4, 8-8, 8-9)

 

10th October 2014 (beginning of day to 11.30 a.m.)

 

  1. Delhi (S. Singha 16, V.K. Gupta 16) bt Andhra Pradesh (Neeraj Kumar B. 20, Salman S.M.A. 12) 88-50 (20-9, 17-20, 28-6, 23-15)

 

The tentative schedule for matches being held after 11.30 a.m. on 10th October 2014 is as follows:

 

Date: 10-10-2014  (FRIDAY)

 

Court – 1

 

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
67 HARYANA Vs MAHARASHTRA BA 11.30 AM
68 TAMIL NADU Vs MADHYA PRADESH GB 01.00 PM
69 RAJASTHAN Vs KARNATAKA BB 02.30 PM
70 CHATTISGARH Vs HARYANA GB 04.00 PM
71 CHANDIGARH (D1) Vs TAMIL NADU (E1) BOYS 05.30 PM
71 PUNJAB Vs MADHYA PRADESH BB 07.00 PM

 

Court – 2

 

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
QUALIFYING MATCHES
72 CHHATTISGARH (C1) Vs ODISHA (F1) BOYS 11.30 AM
LOSERS KNOCKOUT (QUARTER-FINALS)
74 GUJARAT (C2) Vs BIHAR (E3) BOYS 1.00 PM
75 UTTARAKHAND (E2) Vs GOA (C3) BOYS 04.00 PM
76 W/O ASSAM V. MIZORAM (F2) Vs WEST BENGAL (D3) BOYS 05.30 PM
77 L/O ASSAM V. MIZORAM (F3) Vs HIMACHAL PRADESH (D2) BOYS 07.00 PM

 

Court – 3

 

 

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
LOSERS  KNOCKOUT (QUARTER-FINALS)
80 GUJARAT (C2) Vs ASSAM (E3) GIRLS 03.00 PM
81 JAMMU AND KASHMIR (E2) Vs GOA (C3) GIRLS 04.30 PM
82 RAJASTHAN (F2) Vs BIHAR (D3) GIRLS 06.00 PM
83 ODISHA (F3) Vs UTTARAKHAND (D2) GIRLS 07.30 PM

 

 

About the 31st Youth National Basketball Championship

The Youth National Basketball Championship is an annual basketball tournament for the U-17 teams of boys and girls from various states of the country. This year’s tournament, being the 31st version, is taking place in Chandigarh from the 7th to the 14th of October, 2014. The tournament is being held under the aegis of the Basketball Federation of India and IMG-Reliance and is being conducted by the Chandigarh Basketball Association. The venue for the tournament is the recently constructed multi-facility sports complex in Sector 42, Chandigarh along with two other basketball courts located in the Government College for Women, Sector 42, Chandigarh and the Gurunanak Dev Public School, Sector 36, Chandigarh. There are 25 boys teams and 24 girls teams taking part in this year’s championship, which will witness 130 matches in all. Last year’s tournament, in the boys category, was won by team Delhi, with Rajasthan finishing runners up. In the girls category, team Kerala were last year’s winners and Tamil Nadu finished in second place.

About Basketball Federation of India

The Basketball Federation of India or BFI is the governing and controlling body of basketball in India, and is responsible for the development and promotion of the sport at all levels. BFI has been involved in conducting camps, clinics, events, and training sessions at its academies for the development of basketball. BFI came into being in 1935 and took complete control over Indian basketball in 1950. Prior to that time, the Indian Olympic Association handled the conduct of Indian basketball championships. Since 1950, the BFI has been conducting various such championships, from the grassroots to senior team participation in international tournaments. In addition, the BFI has been responsible for the establishment of strong sub-junior and junior level programs. The BFI has to its credit produced several international players of repute, among them 17 have been bestowed with the honor of Arjuna Award. More information atwww.indiabasketball.org

About IMG Reliance

 

IMG Reliance Pvt Ltd., is an equal joint venture between Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India’s largest and most recognized private sector company, and IMG Worldwide (IMG), the world’s leading sports marketing and management company. The joint venture company will develop market and manage sports and entertainment in India. Its current assets include India’s premier fashion event, Lakmé Fashion Week and South Asia’s only ATP World Tour event, the Aircel Chennai Open. IMG Reliance has entered agreements with the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) to create a new professional basketball league and manage all aspects of the commercial rights to the game in India and the All India Football Federation (AIFF), to improve, popularize and promote the game of football throughout India, from the grassroots to the professional level. IMG Reliance has also created a scholarship program to identify and train talented young Indians from sports including – basketball, soccer and tennis at IMG’s world-class sports training facilities at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida.

 

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