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Tamil Nadu Men and Indian Railways Women win the 68th Senior National Championship
Women's champions Indian Railways. Image credits: Basketball Federation of India
Chennai, 24th January 2018: The final day of the 68th National Basketball Championship for Men and Women continued to see some fast and furious action in the finals.
The finals of the women’s 68th Senior National Basketball Championship saw Indian Railways take on Chhattisgarh. Indian Railways were dominant from the beginning and came away with the victory. The final score at the end of all four quarters was 100-71. The top scorer for Indian Railways was their Captain Navaneetha P U (no 10) with 30 points. While the top scorer for Chhattisgarh was Poonam Chaturvedi (no 10) with 27 points.
Quarter Wise Score – (19-16), (24-17), (34-21), (23-17).
The finals of the men's 68th Senior National Basketball Championship was an equally matched competition between the Services team who came into the Championship in Level 2 and climbed there way upto the top and finally landed in the finals against a dominant Tamil Nadu side. Tamil Nadu beat Services 94-86, they won the finals and the Championship much like any other game they played but Services was by far the best opponent they got. Joginder Singh led the Services team with 23points with four three pointers. For Tamil Nadu their veteran international forward Rikin Jethani showed up and dropped 25 points leading them to the Championship.
Day 7 Men's final Matches:
Game Type Category Level Group Winning Team Winning Team Pts Losing Team Losing Team Pts QaurteWise Pts Winning Team Top Scorers Losing Team top Scorers Finals Women Indian Railways 100 Chhattisgarh 71 19-16,24-17,34-21,23-17 Navaneetha 30pts, Renjini 19pts, Shruthi 14pts Poonam 27pts, Anju 17pts, Sangeeta 12pts Finals Men Tamil Nadu 94 Services 86 22-20,18-21,23-27,23-26 Riki 25pts, Justin 16pts, Prasanna 13pts Joginder 23pts, Narender 20pts, Jairam 15pts