Holders Railways call the shots

Powered by Gagandeep Singh’s 26 points, the Railways men trounced Karnataka 111-55. The Indian National team skipper Vishesh Bhriguvanshi chipped in with 18 points for the winners while short power forward Lloyd Anthony came up with a 13-point show which went in vain.

Chandigarh, however, had to battle it out to the final whistle in their 48-47 win against Chattisgarh. Joginder Singh (17)  spurred Chandigarh along nicely while Shyam Sunder (16) gave Chattisgarh enough to arsenal to fight back with but eventually fell one point short.

In the women’s section, Indian Railways, led by Rajini Peter (15), came up with a stirring show to down Karnataka 94-45.   Delhi eves also recorded an impressive victory, sailing past Uttar Pradesh 76-42.

Results: Men: Indian Railways: 111 (Gagandeep Singh 26, Vishesh Bhriguvanshi 18) bt Karnataka: 55 (Lloyd Anthony 13); Maharashtra: 97 (Amit Gehlot 17) bt Pondicherry: 50 (Naveen 16, Vinod PG 14); Chandigarh: 48 (Joginder Singh 17) bt Chattisgarh: 47 (Shyam Sunder 16); Punjab: 68 (Amrit Pal Singh 21, Talwinder Singh 17) bt Chandigarh: 28; Chhattisgarh: 68 (Ankit Panigrahi 20, Shyam Sunder 19, Ajay Pratap 15) bt Andhra Pradesh: 61 (Sujit 21, Somya Ramjan 14); Maharashtra: 72 (Amit 16, Sameer 16) bt Jammu & Kashmir: 59 (Iqbal Singh 16).

Women: Indian Railways: 94 (Rajini Peter 15) bt Karnataka: 45; Delhi: 75 (Shiba Maggon 15, Raspreet 14) bt Punjab 21; Maharashtra: 54 bt Kerala: 43; Andhra Pradesh: 65 (Kawaljit Kaur 21, Anusha Anto 15) bt Kerala 55 (Jeena P 16); Delhi: 76 (Prashanti Singh 21, Pratima Singh 17) bt UP: 42 (Swarni Singh 16, Rajana Singh 16).

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