Tamil Nadu, Railways triumph

Tamil Nadu and Indian Railways emerged triumphant in the men's and women's sections in the 68th Senior National Basketball Championship here on Wednesday.

The Tamil Nadu men beat Services 94-86 in a well contested final with Rikin Pethani leading the way with 25 points. Justin contributed 16 points.

For Services, Joginder netted 23 points.

Tamil Nadu had beaten a strong Punjab team 90-72 in the semifinal late on Tuesday to move into the title-deciding clash.

In the women's final, Railways outplayed Chhattisgarh, winning 100-71 to regain the title. After a close first quarter, Railways looked in control as they kept scoring at regular intervals. For Railways, captain P U Navaneetha with 30 points was the top scorer while Poonam Chaturvedi (27 points) did the bulk of the scoring for Chhattisgarh.

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