Mahindra NBA basketball challenge tournament - Double for KSEB
Monday, 17 October 2011 10:40It was double delight for KSEB as it won both the men's and women's titles in the Mahindra NBA basketball challenge tournament at the Central stadium on 16-10-2011. KSEB men downed Kerala Police 59-42 in the final while KSEB women easily beat SAI, Thalassery 61-44 in the final.
The much-awaited clash between KSEB and Kerala Police turned out to be a mismatch as KSEB overwhelmed its rival. Policemen sparked briefly but failed to sustain the momentum as KSEB's experience took over.
The women's final was a tame affair with KSEB calling the shots from the start. S.S.Anjana was in fine nick and top-scored with 22 points. The impressive SAI, Kozhikode boys won the under-18 title.
The gangling lads of SAI had the obvious advantage in height which they utilised to hilt to beat back a strong challenge from St.Joseph's HS in the final. However, St.Joseph's HS won a double winning the boys under-13 and under-16 titles.
The results (finals):
Men: KSEB, Thiruvananthapuram 59 (Anoop Devasia 17, V.G.Ajith 11) bt Kerala Police 42
Women: KSEB, Thiruvananthapuram 61 (S.S.Anjanna 22, Merlin Baby 11) bt SAI, Thallassery 44 (Soniya Joy 15, P.R.Surya 15).