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Karnataka State C Division League Championship: The Finals
*The finals of the Karnataka State C Division League Championship ended with the champs being promoted to the B Division 2017*
Bengaluru, 19th May, 2016: The final day of the Karnataka State C Division League Championship ended with Halasur SU and VBC Mandya beating their opponents in the finals. This resulted in the two teams being promoted to the B Division in 2017. What lies ahead for them are tougher challenges and a much tougher division.
Results on the Final Day
Halasur SU 47 (Sudeendra 19) bt CJC 31 (Pradyumna 13) [HT 14-18]
VBC Mandya 50 (Srujan 21) bt Viveks SC 49 (Balu 14) [HT 26-19]
Finals of the Karnataka State C Division League Championship
Halasur SU 60 (Sudheendra 19, Reddy 13) bt VBC Mandya 47 (Srujan 14, Hemanth 11) [HT 28-16]
About Karnataka Basketball
The official recognition to the game of basketball was given in the year 1934 by the Indian Olympic Association. This gave a fillip to the game, and the first National basketball Championship was organized in 1934 by the Indian Olympic Association.
Basketball was introduced to the Mysore State by Y.M.C.A. in 1920s. The Y.M.C.A. has played a vital role not only in spreading the message of sports in Bengaluru, but also developing organized system to promote sports. Mr. A.C. Das, Director of Physical Education and General Secretary Y.M.C.A. took up the primary responsibility. The Mysore State team did not participate in the first National Basketball Championship conducted by the Indian Olympic Association that was held at Delhi. It was in 1936 for the first time Mysore state basketball team was selected and fielded by A.C. Das at Lahore National Championship.
Captain M.G. Vijayasarathy, a product of Y.M.C.A. Chennai was another officer who rendered a great service in popularizing the game in the state. He was like a fatherly figure in the field of Mysore State sports and was responsible for promoting basketball along with his friends and colleagues in Colleges and other Institutions.
Basketball in Karnataka achieved New heights in the year 2014, because for the first time in its history, the state men's team participated in a six nation International Basketball Tournament along with teams from Australia, Philippines, Singapore,Taipei and hosts Malaysia, for The Chief Ministers trophy at Penang, Malaysia .