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18th All India Advani Memorial Basketball Tournament, KSEB women crowned champion
KSEB team winners of Advani Cup all India basketball.
Kerala State Electricity Board Thiruvantharam women defeated Southern Railway Chennai 62-60 to claim the Women title of the 18th All India Advani Memorial Basketball Tournament here at MREC Jaipur
Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) defeated Southern Railway who were with four current international players. Smruthy R K working at Thruvanthapuaram also Joined the existing three international players ,who played last week in Kozhikode. They could not avenge their previous defeat they had last week against KSEB. KSEB themselves have three senior international players Jeena PS , Stephy Nixon and Anjanna PG, they had a good start of 23-13 at the end of first quarter but experienced railway fought back strongly getting a 1 point lead 36-35 at the end of 1st half. Third quarter saw energetic plays from both sides and the game was neck and neck as the session ended with a score of 49-49. Substitute Rojamol converted the two very crucial free throws which got Electricty Board the win by wit 2 points. For KSEB Stephy Nixon came up as the top scorer with 18 points followed by Jeena PS with 15, for Railway veteran Ranjini Peter showed that she is still a force to reckon with as she scored 19 points and another veteran Anitha scored 12 points in the losing effort.
KSEB Thiruvanthauaram- 62 (Stephy Nixon18, Jeena PS15, Shilji George 9, AnjanaPG8,) bt Southern Railway Chennai- 60 (Ranjini Peter19, Anitha P12, ApporvaMuralinath 9).