36th Youth National Basketball Championship inaugurated, Day 1 sees TN Girls win

The inauguration of the 36th Youth National Basketball Championship was held recently  in the PSG Indoor Sports Complex. The Championship was   declared open by L.Gopalakrishnan, Managing Trustee , PSG &Sons’ Charities in the presence of K.Govindaraj , President, Basketball Federation of India;  Adhav Arjunan,  General Secretary, Tamil Nadu Basketball Association and G. Selvaraj,President, Coimbatore District Basketball Association.

Govindaraj thanked L.Gopalakrishnan , Managing Trustee , PSG &Sons’ Charities for supporting the 36th Youth National Basketball Championship by providing PSG’s Basketaball courts which are of world-class quality. Along with PSG Indoor Sports Complex, the matches are also taking place in PSG Sarvajana Higher Secondary School and the court in PSG IMSR.

During the inaugural Govindaraj said that next to cricket, Basketball is being welcomed by the youth of the nation and he announced that in the near future a National League for Women will be established and a 3×3 Basketball Men and Women’s League will also be established. Players who perform excellently will be taken to higher levels, he said.

While concluding, he wished them good luck and remarked that such high spirit for basketball should not just be exhibited during championships and tournaments alone. He instilled confidence in them all and cheered them.

The Day 1 features 20 matches and the results of the matches so far are as follows:

Boys:

Rajasthan (85) Beats Delhi (29) Top Score : Rajasthan – Digoyay Singh 25, Shivam Kumawat 25, Loken Drasingh 17. Delhi – Aaryan Singh 8, Ashish 5.

Karnataka (67) Beats Kerala (64) Top Score :Karnataka­­- Achintya Krishna 29,Manav 22. Kerala – Pranav Prince 21, Abhinav  CK 13

Andhra Pradesh (120) beats Goa (54) Top Score : AP – Khaleel Ghose 50, Sai Babu 16. Goa – Trukorgoawkari 11, Sahil Desai 11.

Uttar Pradesh (87) Beats Himachal Pradesh (26) Top Score : UP – Harsh Dagar 18, Rishar Jaiswar 16. HP – Ramdeep 10, Aditya Guceria 6.

Uttarkhand (65) beats Jammu & Kashmir (50) Top Score : Uttarkhand – Ritik 26, Arshek 12. Jammu & Kashmir – Rishar 24 , Rinku 10.

Assam (102) beats Puducherry (74) Top Score : Asam – Rahul 28, Prakash 23. Puducherry – Abhay Pramod 27, Barath 18.

Punjab (84) Beats Chhattisgarh (43) Top score : Punjab – Eknoor Singh 25, Karan Saini 15. Chhattisgarh – Parnav Sharma 19

Chandigarh (71) Beats West Bengal (67)  Top Score : Chandigarh – Amarendran  18,  Arhishek – 15 West Bengal – Ibrahim 27, Rohan Roy 19

Haryana (82) beats Tamilnadu (63) Top Score : Haryana – Sahil 26, Deepender22, Abhaydalal 13, Rahul 12. TN – Yusuf 19, Harish 19, Sharan 10.

Telangana (63) Beats Jharkhand (34) Top Score :  Khaja Vali 22, Kartik Shadda 11. Jharkhand – Ankul Tuti 10,

 

Girls:

Punjab (74) Beats Delhi (69) Top Score : Punjab – Harsimra Kaur 26, Kanisha 20. Delhi – Kritika 32, Prakriti 14.

Kerala (60) Beats Rajasthan (35) Top Score : Kerala – Anin Mary 17, Aleena Antony 13. Rajasthan – Rasmi Khotani 14, Jiya Tiwari 10.

Karnataka (63) Beats Uttar Pradesh (36) Top Score : Karnataka – Sunisha 12 , Sanjana Ramesh 11. UP – Chaitali Rajesh 12

Andra Pradesh (74) Beats Goa (33) Top Score : AP – B.C. Aishwarya Devi 27, – Pallawi 21. Goa – Elame De Costa 11.

West Bengal (61) beats Jammu & Kashmir (22) Top Score : WB – K. Pal 24, Chitarjee 12. J&K – Kashish 11, Shakshi 5.

Chandigrarh (51) Beats Assam (36) Top Score : Chandigrarh – Nikita 14, Prachi 12. Assam – Anisha & Mayuri 10. 

Haryana (67) Beats Himachal Pradesh (52) Top Score : Haryana- Rikita 18, Sameeksha 10, Himachal Pradesh- Vanshika Negi 11

Puducherry (75) Beats Odisha ( 52) Top Score : Puducherry – Subashni 23, Dharshni 18, Odisha- Lizalan Jena 25, Sweta Pradhan 18

Telangana (59) beats Jharkhand (38) Top Score : Telangana – Siddhika 13, Harshittha & Swathi 12. Jharkhand – Jaya K 11, Aakriti Patnak 11.

Tamilnadu (79) beats Madhya Pradesh (29) Top Score : Tamilnadu – Sathya K 18, Sandhiya 10. Madhyapradesh – Prachiti Suri 13.

Coimbatore hosted the first national basketball championship in 1962 and after 57 years, it is now hosting a national level basketball event – The 36th Youth National Basketball Championship which is jointly organized by the Basketball Federation of India, Tamil Nadu Basketball Association and Coimbatore District Basketball Association. PSG Institutions, one of the most prestigious educational institutions in India is providing the court facility through its state of the art basketball courts. 

24 states are competing in this championship which will go on till 21st of May. Both Boys and Girls under 16 years of age representing their state as a team are clashing for the ultimate glory. The best players in the championship will be selected for the Indian team along with huge Cash awards to the winning teams : 1st Prize Rs.3,00,000/-, 2nd Prize Rs.2,00,000/- & 3rd Prize Rs.1,00,000/- and Best Players Rs.50,000/- for both men & women. 

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