Karnataka men have a good day

Karnataka’s Ram Krishna (centre) shoots past the Orissa defence in the basketball event of the all-India  Police Games on Friday. DH photo

In the volleyball event, Karnataka men scored a comfortable 25-14, 25-20, 25-16 win over Chattisgarh in their Group D encounter.

After having qualified to the quarterfinals with a good show in the handball league stages, Karnataka scored a thrilling 31-29 win over Jammu and Kashmir to storm into the semifinals. Premnath (10) and Manu (8) were the main contributors for Karnataka while Vikram (10) and Neeraj (7) did their bit for J&K.

In the basketball event, SG Mahesh (21) and M Irfan Qureshi (15) powered the hosts to a 58-40 win against Orissa. Ashish Rajan (12) and Karthik Behera (8) contributed with 20 points between them but it was not enough to deny their opponents a win.

Results: Volleyball (league stage): Group A: Punjab bt Maharashtra 25-16, 25-10, 25-18. Group B: Haryana bt Puducherry 25-14, 25-18, 25-11. Group C: RPF bt BSF 20-25, 25-23, 8-25, 27-25, 22-20. Group D: Karnataka bt Chattisgarh 25-14, 25-20, 25-16. Group E: CRPF bt J&K 25-16, 25-16, 25-17. Group F: ITBP bt Gujarat 25-16, 25-21, 25-16. Group G: Jharkhand bt Manipur 25-16, 25-17,  25-22. Group H: Uttarkhand bt Madhya Pradesh 25-22, 25-21, 25-16; Tamil Nadu bt West Bengal 25-16, 25-19, 25-17.

Handball: Quarterfinals: CISF: 36 (V Binu 11) bt Haryana: 18 (Vikranth 7). HT: 20-11; Karnataka: 31 (Premnath 10, Manu 8) bt Jammu & Kashmir: 29 (Vikram 10, Neeraj 7). HT: 19-13; Punjab: 42 (Sukhdev 7, Pawan 6, Kulwinder 6) bt Jharkhand: 23 (Hamant 7). HT: 21-10; BSF: 51 (Jain Prasad 20, Sunny B Raju 15, Sombir Singh 18) bt CRPF: 49 (Krishan Kumar 12, Ramesh Chand 11, Parduman Singh 10). HT: 25-25.

Basketball: West Bengal: 61 (SKN Hosen 12, U Datta 15, A Bhowmik 13) bt Himachal Pradesh: 48 (Ashokkumar 10, Vinay Jhakar 17). HT: 29-21; Uttar Pradesh: 81 (Md Ameer 25, Manoj Sharma 13) bt Chattisgarh: 53 (Vimal Roy 25, Dhiraj 18). HT: 41-24; Uttarkhand: 68 (Samsher Ali 8, Ajay Rana 12) bt Gujarat: 36 (Hitesh J Vaniya 6, Mithesh M Joshi 21). HT: 34-17; Rajasthan: 63 (Saleem Khan 12) bt RPF: 60 (Prabhot Singh 34). HT: 33-37; Maharashtra: 68 (Abid Mulla 19, Sanjay Salunke 20) bt Tamil Nadu (Jaya Chandran 21, Jaya Ganesh 7). HT: 34-32; Karnataka: 58 (SG Mahesh 21, M Irfan Qureshi 15) bt Orissa: 40 (Ashish Rajan 12, Karthik Behera 8). HT: 37-16; BSF: 67 (Gurmeet Singh 6, Barathdeep Singh 6) bt ITBP: 20 (Vikram 8, Joshi 10). HT: 38-12.

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