Delhi too good for Karnataka

Delhi men defeated Karnataka 95-79 in the 63rd Senior National basketball championship here on Monday.

Parveen led Delhi’s charge with 27 points while Vinay Kaushik and Rakesh chipped in with 20 points each.

In the women’s section, title favourites Indian Railways continued to impress, crushing Punjab 87-62. Star player Geethu Anna Jose, Renu Maurya and Kiranjit Kaur all slammed 12 points each.

Tamil Nadu beat Karnataka 70-60 in another tie.

Results: Men: Himachal Pradesh: 87 (Deepak Thakur 27, Vinay Kumar 16, Dalip Kumar 15, Chander Shekhar 14) bt Odisha: 57; Uttarakhand: 96 (Vishesh Bhriguvanshi 40, Murli Krishina 15, Riazuddin 13, Yadwinder Singh 12, Mohit Bhandari 12) bt Tamil Nadu: 70 (C V Dinesh 21, Pratham Singh 12, Praveen Kumar 12, Rikin Pethani 11); Assam: 71 (Sumit Kumar 33, Somuir 17, Harsh Vardhan 11) bt Chandigarh: 66 (Ravi 20, Gurvinder Singh 10); Andhra Pradesh: 65 (Ramesh Kumar 25, P S N Raju 13, P K Kulu 11) bt Haryana: 64 (Deepak 16, Amit 12, Vikas 11, Pradeep 10); Delhi: 95 (Parveen 27, Vinay Kaushik 20, Rakesh 20, Narender 12, Nikhil 10) bt Karnataka: 79: (Arvind 25, Sanjay 19, Srinivas 14, Sridhar 13); Rajasthan: 95: (Hitendra Singh 30, Vinod Kumar 28, Mod Singh 14, Kamran Khan 12) bt Jammu & Kashmir: 61 (Ranbeer Singh 18, Mohit Vashisht 14, Iqbal Singh 10); Chhattisgarh: 70 (Kiranpal Singh 20, Ajay Pratap Singh 16, Shayam Sunder 12, Sameer Rai 12) bt Madhya Pradesh: 67 (Amit Kanarjee 20, Siddharth Singh 18, Ankit Singh 13); Gujarat: 82 (Harpal Singh Vaghela 21, Dishant Shah 20) bt Bihar: 37 (Manendra 15).
Women: Kerala: 77 (Stephy Nixon 19, Neenumol P S 17, Jeena P S 16) bt Delhi: 75 (Pratima Singh 26, Raspreet Sidhu 23, Manauti Passi 12, Asha Hegde 10); Indian Raliways: 87 (Renu Maurya 12, Geethu Anna Jose 12, Kiranjit Kaur 12) bt Punjab: 62 (Sushma 14, Rajvinder 10, Kajal 10); West Bengal: 71 (Sukumoni Oraon 20, Varsha Verma 14, Priyana Kumari 14) bt Himachal Pradesh: 36 (Munisha 17); Odisha: 51  (Rajashree 12, M Esther Rani 8, Satya Souana Patnaik 5) bt Gujarat: 12 (Devangini Mashalkar 4); Chhattisgarh: 95 (Kavita 24, Poonam 20, Saranjeet 11, Aakansha 11, Deepa 9) bt Andhra Pradesh: 46 (M Gayatri 15, J Jilma 12); Tamil Nadu: 70 (Raja Priya Darshani 28, R Alagutamil Mozil 15, Appoorva Muralinat 11) bt Karnataka: 60 (Savita LS 18, Kruthika Lakshman 17); Rajasthan: 72 (Kumud Dhatri 18, Anjali Sharma 14, Nisha Sharma 13, Purnima Chauhan 11) bt Uttrakhand: 53.

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