Odisha boys win their first victory

KOLKATA: It was a good day for the hosts since Odisha team of boys hit Puducherry in 46 National Sub-Junior Basketball Championship at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium u0026 Indoor Complex at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Thursday. Panda Sreyanash He led the hosts from the front with 28 points by beating Puducherry 94-26.

The Rajasthan boys kept up their good show when they defeated the Punjab 62-50 in Group B to achieve three of three. It was an impressive return of Tamil Nadu boys defeating defending champions Uttar Pradesh 77-69, after losing 10-20 at the end of the first quarter. For the South Indian team, Abymanyu was the best scorer with 23 points.

In the other matches in the kids category, Bihar defeated Maharashtra 70-65, Punjab beat Andhra Pradesh 64-45, Chandigarh beat Kerala 58-56, Chhattisgarh beat Karnataka 61-48, Madhya Pradesh got the best of Himachal Pradesh 45-15 and Mizoram took over Delhi 58-18.

In the girls section, Tamil Nadu remained undefeated when they got the best of Delhi 84-45 in Group B and confirmed their place in the quarterfinals. Karnataka also earned her second consecutive victory by beating Kerala 68-40 after leading 26-21 at halftime.

In the other matches of the day, Uttar Pradesh defeated Rajasthan 86-44, Chandigarh beat Uttarakhand 31-14, Karnatka beat Haryana38-24, Himachal Pradesh drubbed Bihar 32-8 while West Bengal defeated Puducherry 53-18.

Results: Boys: Bihar 70 beat Maharashtra 65, Punjab 64 beat Andhra Pradesh 45, Chandigarh 58 beat Kerala -56, Chhattisgarh 61 beat Karnataka 48, Madhya Pradesh 45 beat Himachal Pradesh 15, Mizoram 58 beat Delhi 18, Rajasthan 62 beat Punjab 50, Tamil Nadu 77 beat Uttar Pradesh 69, Odisha 94 beat Puducherry 26; Girls: Tamil Nadu 84 beat Delhi 45, Uttar Pradesh 86 beat Rajasthan 44, Chandigarh 31 beat Uttarakhand 14, Karnataka 38 beat Haryana 24, Himachal Pradesh 32 beat Bihar 8, West Bengal 53 beat Puducherry 18, Karnataka 68 beat Kerala 40.