MSRIT emerge champions
Hosts MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT) clinched the boys title in the MS Ramaiah Memorial all-India inter-engineering college basketball tournament, outclassing Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) 39-25 in the last semifinal league match on Saturday.
RNS Institute of Technology ended runners-up among the boys with two wins and a loss. In the girls’ section, RV College of Engineering (RVCE) emerged champions after winning their three matches. MSRIT finished runners-up as they won their final league match beating New Horizon College of Engineering (NHCE) 25-21, thereby registering two wins out of three matches.
In the MSRIT-MIT clash, the former were in control of the match from the early stages. Vijay and Anand tormented the MIT defence with their precise passing and shooting as MSRIT opened a healthy 9-2 lead in the first quarter before stretching the margin to 20-14 at the end of second quarter.
The third quarter saw complete domination from MSRIT as Siddarth and Adeesh were in attacking mode. The duo’s swift passing coupled with pin-point shooting helping the hosts extend the lead at 30-19 and they took the match with ease after dominating the fourth quater.
Results (Semifinal league): Boys: MSRIT: 39 (Vijay 12, Anand 10) bt MIT, Manipal: 25 (Uttam 17). HT: 20-14.† Girls: MSRIT: 25 (Apoorva 8, Keertana 6) bt NHCE: 21 (Sangeeta 6, Henna 6). HT: 10-16.
Most Valuable Player: Boys: Sujan; Girls: Sindhu.