The Tamil Nadu males’s staff has been very efficient within the Senior Nationwide basketball championships right here. On Sunday, in entrance of a boisterous and supportive crowd, the host outplayed Punjab 87-69 within the ultimate for its tenth title.
As anticipated, Indian Railways proved its dominance in no unsure phrases, defeating Telangana 131-82 for its thirty first ladies’s title.
Velocity and excellent co-ordination have been TN’s strengths. In opposition to a aspect that was going for a hat-trick and twelfth title, TN ran rampant.
Whereas Punjab depended solely on three gamers — Amritpal Singh, Amjyot Singh and Princepal Singh — to attain baskets, TN’s bench energy was such that every one not solely contributed, however excelled.
Aravind Kumar and P. Baladhaneswar are usually not very tall, however their leap and pace greater than made up for it they usually performed a serious half in TN’s triumph.
Aravind was notably excellent along with his correct passes, hook photographs and layups, scoring at will (21). Particular point out must be made from A. Aravind (25) and P. Jeevanatham (14), who stopped Amritpal Singh and Amjyot Singh.
Within the ladies’s class, Indian Railways was by no means examined by Telangana.
Satya Batra, ladies’s head coach of Railways, wished establishments throughout the nation to recruit extra ladies with a view to make the Nationals extra aggressive.
“The cream of Indian expertise is with us. Apart from us, there may be Kerala Police and KSEB who recruit sportspersons. I hope the state of affairs modifications,” he mentioned.
C.V. Sunny, the victorious TN males’s staff coach, mentioned: “We ensured Amritpal Singh and Amjyot Singh had been out of place. We labored like a well-oiled machine.”
The outcomes (finals):
Males: TN 87 (Aravind Kumar 21, P. Jeevanantham 14, A. Aravind 25, Muin Bek 12) bt Punjab 69 (Amritpal Singh 12, Amjyot Singh 33).
Ladies: Indian Railways 131 (Poonam Chaturvedi 26, Pushpa 19, Gulbsha Ali 16, Madhu Kumari 17, T. Dharshini 19, Sruthi Arvind 11, Shireen Limaye 10) bt Telangana 82 (Anbarasi 20, S. Aswathy Thampi 18, P. Priyanka 20).