34th Youth National Basketball Championship Day 4

34th Youth National Basketball Championship Day 4- Karnataka girls top their league group

Hyderabad, 4th July 2017:  The 34th Youth National Basketball Championship for Boys and Girls entered Day 4 today at the Indoor Stadium, Gachibowli in Hyderabad.

 

The Championship is being organized by the Hyderabad District Basketball Association under the aegis of the Telangana Basketball Association and the Basketball Federation of India.

 

Haryana, WB girls elevated to Level 1; TN girls stay undefeated

Tamil Nadu girls (3-0) stayed unbeaten by outclassing Madhya Pradesh (2-1) today. Both teams are assured of quarterfinal berths, but Tamil Nadu will look to win its final league match tomorrow against Maharashtra and end the league stages at the top of Group A. From the lower Level, West Bengal and Haryana have progressed to the upper Level 1, and simultaneously securing a spot in the pre-quarterfinals. West Bengal managed to keep a fighting Delhi side at bay, winning 61-58, while Haryana had it fairly easy against Odisha with a 53-41 victory.

 

Karnataka and Maharashtra girls too posted wins over Gujarat and Rajasthan respectively. The 4-0 Karnataka has finished as the top side in Group B and will take on the to-be-announced 4th placed team from Group A in the quarterfinals.

 

Kerala and UP boys continue to impress

In the boys’ section, Kerala (3-0) beat Karnataka (2-1) in impressive fashion. The two sides were coming into this game undefeated and guaranteed of knockout berths. But it was defending champs Kerala who showed their class with a 75-45 drubbing of their southern neighbours. Kerala will face Rajasthan tomorrow while Karnataka takes on Delhi.

 

Later in the evening, in an overtly physical encounter, Punjab boys beat Maharashtra 75-58 to go 2-1 with 1 league match remaining. Meanwhile Haryana boys (2-2) drubbed Rajasthan (1-2) by 21 points to book their spot in the quarterfinals. In Group B action, Uttar Pradesh continued to impress by beating Tamil Nadu and currently sporting a perfect 3-0 record with the final league match against Chhattisgarh to be played tomorrow.

 

Results from Day 4 (4th July 2017) until 6:00 pm

 

Girls

 

Level 1

Group A

  1. Tamil Nadu (Monica Jayaseeli 19, Pushpa 15, Lakshmi Priya 11) bt Madhya Pradesh (Ruchi Patel 14, Rajvi Desai 10) 67-42 [17-17, 16-11, 22-7, 12-7]
  2. Maharashtra (Khushi Dongre 21, Suzanne Pinto 16, Purvi Mahalle 8) bt Rajasthan (Shataksh Rathore 14, Akshita Jain 10) 70-34 [18-10, 20-8, 17-8, 15-8]

Group B

  1. Karnataka (Sanjana Ramesh 19, Reshma Ramesh 11) bt Gujarat (Tanisha Shah 13) 59-38 [18-11, 19-6, 6-10, 16-11]

 

Level 2 to Level 1 Qualifying Matches

  1. West Bengal (Jyothi Routh 16, Babita Das 13, Liza Deb 12) bt Delhi (Bharti 19, Khushi 18) 61-58 [15-16, 12-10, 17-15, 17-17]
  2. Haryana (Ritika 16, Priyanka Gupta 14, Varsha 11) bt Odisha (Lipramayee Satapathy 16, Pragati Ray 12, Anuradha Seth 6) 53-41 [16-12, 17-13, 11-7, 9-9]

Level 2 Loser’s Knockout Quarterfinals*

*This is a standalone tournament for Level 2 teams that have already been eliminated from the main draw

  1. Telangana (Arya A Sreeramaneni 12, G Sandhya 11) bt Goa (Katherine Barreto 4, Naomi Nunes 4) 49-15 [11-5, 22-2, 8-4, 8-4]
  2. Himachal Pradesh (Pallavi Bramla 15, Ananya Sanoria 10) bt Jharkhand (Anu Oraon 13) 50-25 [15-8, 14-0, 12-13, 9-4]

Boys

 

Level 1

Group A

  1. Kerala (Jerom Prince 23, Joshua Abraham 16, Abhishek Joseph Jason 12) bt Karnataka (Prashant Tomar 12, Pranav 11, Akshan 9) 75-45 [19-11, 26-9, 17-5, 13-20]
  2. Haryana (Kapil Mor 29, Anil 14) bt Rajasthan (Rajveer Singh Bhati 19, Kuldeep Singh 15) 78-57 [13-12, 12-16, 24-19, 29-10]

Group B

  1. Uttar Pradesh (Priyhanshu 34) bt Tamil Nadu (Gokul V 18, G R Balaji 11, R Harikara Prabhu 11) 65-59 [16-12, 15-19, 18-18, 16-10]
  2. Punjab (Princepal Singh 20, Mani Singh 15, Harsimranjit Singh 14, Rajan 13) bt Maharashtra(Tanay Thatte 29, Arjun Yadav 14, Om Pawar 12) 75-58 [20-15, 9-12, 27-5, 19-26]

 

Level 2 Loser’s Knockout Quarterfinals*

*This is a standalone tournament for Level 2 teams that have already been eliminated from the main draw

  1. Himachal Pradesh (Manmohan Singh 16, Abhay Dhadwal 13, Ajay Kumar 8) bt Odisha(Harshvardhan Nayak 10) 51-28 [27-5, 17-7, 3-8, 4-8]
  2. Assam (Salew Kadete 16, Shivam Sunar 10) bt Jammu & Kashmir (Harithik Choudhary 30, Deepak Bhardwaj 7) 59-46 [20-9, 8-12, 14-15, 17-10]
  3. Telangana (Vighneshwar Upadhyay 35, Aman Topno 15) bt Jharkhand (Prabhat Kr Mahato 12, Varun Raipat 11, Sushant Deep 10) 86-49 [15-18, 19-13, 26-12, 26-6]

Pending Results from Day 3 (3rd July 2017) after 6:30 pm

 

Girls

 

Level 2

Group C

  1. Haryana (Rupal 15, Varsha 10, Priyanka Gupta 6) bt Himachal Pradesh (Ramandeep Kaur 9, Ananya Sanoria 8) 55-25 [14-3, 15-7, 10-9, 16-6]

Group E

  1. Jharkhand (Arpita Mohan 11, Anu Oraon 6) bt Bihar (Kavya Singh 14) 35-31 [14-12, 10-5, 6-6, 5-8]

Group F

  1. Odisha (Lipramayee Satpathy 27) bt Assam (Lakshmi Kachari 13, Juhi Kedia 8) 42-23 [11-9, 16-9, 10-1, 5-4]

 

Boys

 

Level 1

Group A

  1. Karnataka (Akshan Rao 23, Prashant Tomar 15, Nideesh Naik 11) bt Haryana (Mukesh 36, Anil 7) 70-66 [21-15, 14-21, 17-15, 18-15]

Group B

  1. Tamil Nadu (Gokul V 27, G R Balaji 14, A Adhisiva 9) bt Chhattisgarh (Saif Ali Khan 19, Harendra Kumar 12) 69-46 [17-17, 20-11, 18-9, 14-9]

About the 34th Youth National Basketball Championship

The Championship is featuring 25 boys’ and 25 girls’ teams in the U16 age group, from various Indian States and Union territories, and is being played in a league cum knockout format.

 

The matches are being played at the Indoor Stadium, Gachibowli, Hyderabad from 1st to 8th July.

 

Kerala boys and Tamil Nadu girls are the defending champions from the previous edition held in Hassan, Karnataka in November 2016.

 

The teams are grouped into two levels –Level 1 features the top 10 teams from the previous championship divided into two groups of five teams each (Group A and B), while Level 2 features the remaining teams divided into four groups (Group C, D, E, F).

 

In the league stages, all the teams play each of the other teams in their group once. The top three teams from each of the groups in Level 1 advance directly to the quarterfinals, while the fourth placed teams play pre-quarterfinal games against the top two teams from Level 2.

 

The competition is expected to be fierce beyond the immediate prospect of glory, because the teams that finish last in each of the groups in Level 1 are relegated to Level 2 for the next edition of the tournament, while the Level 2 teams that qualified for the pre-quarterfinals will replace them in Level 1 in the next edition.

 

Over the years, this Championship has provided a platform for the country’s best players in the U16 category to showcase their talents. This allows selectors to identify and shortlist the most promising players and coaches to parachute into national team training camps with an eye towards participation in international events.

About Basketball Federation of India

The Basketball Federation of India or BFI is the governing and controlling body of basketball in India, and is responsible for the development and promotion of the sport at all levels. BFI has been involved in conducting camps, clinics, events, and training sessions at its academies for the development of basketball. BFI came into being in 1935 and took complete control over Indian basketball in 1950. Prior to that time, the Indian Olympic Association handled the conduct of Indian basketball championships. Since 1950, the BFI has been conducting various such championships, from the grassroots to senior team participation in international tournaments. In addition, the BFI has been responsible for the establishment of strong sub-junior and junior level programs. The BFI has to its credit produced several international players of repute, among them 17 have been bestowed with the honour of Arjuna Awards. Earlier in June 2015, Satnam Singh Bhamara made history by becoming the first Indian national to be drafted by an NBA team, when he was selected by the Dallas Mavericks.

 

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