Chhattisgarh triumph

Chhattisgarh edged Maharashtra 77-76 to win the women’s crown in the 28th Federation Cup basketball champinship at the YMCA International Centre here on Thursday.

In the men’s category, Amritpal Singh carried Uttarakhand on his broad shoulders to a fairly comfortable 61-53 win over Tamil Nadu to claim top honours. While skipper Vishesh Bhriguvanshi contributed a mere 12 points, it was his ability to find the open man on the handle that really set things up for Uttarakhand. 

Result: Men, final: Uttarakhand: 61 (Amritpal Singh 24, Vishesh Bhriguvanshi 12, Yadwinder Singh 12) bt Tamil Nadu: 53 (Pratham Singh 16, Sivabalan G 12, Amjyot Singh 9). HT: 32-25. Third-place play-off: Services: 72 (Mayur Bhat 17, Gopal Ram 12, Anthony Nixon 11) bt Punjab: 48 (Vinod Kumar 13, Devinder Hooda 10). HT: 41-29.Individual awards: Most Valuable Player: Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (Uttarakhand). Women, final: Chhattisgarh: 77 (Poonam Chaturvedi 30, Pushpa M 17, Anju Lakra 14, Aakansha Singh 14) bt Maharashtra: 76 (Manisha Dange 19, Smruthi Radhakrishnan 17, Renu Maurya 16, Shireen Limaye 15). HT: 38-37. Third-place play-off: Kerala: 58 (Merlin Baby 14, Surya P 14, Stephy Nixon 13) bt Delhi: 43 (Madhu Kumari 21, Sarvanta Kumari 11). HT: 28-14. Individual awards: Most Valuable Player: Smruthi Radhakrishnan (Maharashtra).

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