Clinical KSP storm past gritty Blues

Clinical KSP storm past gritty Blues

Playing on the wooden floor for the first time in four weeks, both the teams had trouble adjusting to the bounce but with Sanat Ram (13) and Mahesh (16) playing well in the paint, KSP slowly gathered momentum on their offence and finishing the second quarter with a 33-16 lead.

The Blues, relying heavily on their man-to-man defence, made life hard for KSP’s point guards but it was their offence that let them down. Their inability to convert when they had their chances proved their undoing while KSP continued to score at the other end to notch up their fourth win in as many matches.

In another match, star centre Abhishek (13) powered National Games Village Jazz to a 48-43 win over Young Orions Bulls.

Karan (16) and Rajesh (9) led the Young Orions to a 22-18 lead at half-time but Abhishek, ably aided by power forward Nishant (9), turned the tide with his inspirational performance in the third and fourth quarters.

Results: Men, club divison: SAI Dharwad Clippers: 68 (Santosh 22, Calwin 12) bt Indiranagar Thunder: 60 (Nityn 17, Shivraj 7). HT: 29-23; KSPSCB Trailblazers: 62 (Mahesh 16, Sanat Ram 13, Lakshman 7) bt Southern Blues Hornets: 26 (Shiv 9, Anandh 8). HT: 33-16; NGV Jazz: 48 (Abhishek 13, Nishant 9) bt Young Orions Bulls: 43 (Karan 16, Rajesh 9). HT: 18-22.
College division: SBM Jain College Bobcats: 35 (Kaif 11, Sharukh 7) bt RV Institute of Engineering Magic: 29 (Surya 18). HT: 12-19; Christ Junior College Bucks: 37 (Darshan 9) bt RV Institute of Management Cavaliers: 5. HT: 19-4; Al-Ameen College Bulls: 38 (Deepak 8, Ajmal 7) bt  St Joseph’s PU College Hawks: 17 (Akshay 7). HT: 20-10.
School division: Christ Academy Wizards: 34 (Tushar 12, Vishwajeeth 7, Madan 7) bt NPS Koramangala Bucks: 20. HT: 21-8; Vidyaniketan School Cavs: 44 (Gagan 12, Venkatesh 10) bt St  Joseph’s Indian HS Pacers: 11. HT: 26-9; Bishop Cotton Celtics: 30 (Noor 15) bt National Public School Rajajinagar 76ers: 26 (Roman 11). HT: 18-10; Christ School Knicks: 37 (Binoy 10, Darshan 7) bt Frank Anthony School Magic: 22 (Karan 15). HT: 20-14.
Women, club division: Sports Hostel Sun: 51 (Navaneeta 16, Arthi 13) bt JSC Mystics 26. HT: 20-15.

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