Tamil Nadu men emerged winners in the inaugural 3 x 3 national basketball championship at the Thyagaraj Stadium in New Delhi on Thursday.
In the final, TN beat Railways (22-20) extra-time after both teams were tied at 20 each at the end of the regulation 10 minutes.
The women’s title went to Indian Railways who beat Delhi 21-12.
Scores: Men (Final): Tamil Nadu (Pratham Singh 11, Rikin Pethani 8, CV Dinesh 2, P Axilan 1) bt Railways (Prakash Mishra 9, Arjun Singh 6, Gagandeep Singh 4, Vikram Parmar 1) 22-20 in Extra Time (regulation time 20-20); Third place: Uttarakhand (Vishesh Briguvanshi 10) bt Kerala (Manoj R 6) 21-13; Women (Final): Railways (Manisha Dange 8, Geethu Anna Jose 7, P Anitha 6) bt Delhi (Raspreet Sidhu 7, Prashanti Singh 4) 21-12.
PBA Summer Camp
The Professional Basketball Academy and Professional Basketball Ace Club are jointly organising the PBA Basketball summer camp for boys and girls at the Southern Railway basketball ground in Perambur.
There will be two batches, from April 17 to May 7 and May 8 to May 29. The PBA Camp will be under former Indian Captains. For more details, contact Ramalingam, secretary of PBA at 9840022885, 9840182034 or email - email@example.com.
The 11th Junior State Throwball Championship will be held from April 12 to 14 at the Velammal Vidyalaya in Ayyanambakkam. Both boys and girls teams from all the districts are expected to participate in the event.
The teams will be equally divided into four pools and the preliminary rounds will be conducted in league and two teams from each pool will qualify for the quarterfinals, which will be conducted on a knock-out basis.
Besant Nagar win
In the Sanmar-TNTA veterans +45 league championship, Ranjit Punja and Anand Katare fought hard to give Besant Nagar the all important winning point, beating Selvam and Ravi of Madras Gymkhana in three sets.
Results +45 final: Besant Nagar ‘A’ bt Madras Gymkhana 2-1 (Ranjit Punja/ Anand Katare bt Selvam/ Ravi 7-6(7-2), 3-6, 6-3, Sivakumar Palani/ Nirmal Kumar bt A G Krishnan / N Kumar 6-2, 6-4, K Kumar/ Kartik Kailash lost to M P Shankar/ M Padmanabhan 7-5, 3-6, 5-7; +60 final: Venkat/ Sunder (ETC) beat CH Naidu/ Prasad (Besant Nagar) 6-1, 6-1.