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BSNL sweats it out

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UDHAGAMANDALAM: Bharath Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Chennai, was forced to sweat on its way to a 74-64 win over local hopes JBC in the second round league encounter of the M. Gopalakrishnan Memorial State level basketball tournament organised by the Nilgiris District Basketball Association at the HADP Open Air Stadium courts here on Friday.

Earlier, favourite Indian Bank (Chennai) scored its successive win defeating Tirupur Basketball Club 86-49.

On the distaff side, Rising Star (Chennai), thanks to useful contributions from Deepa (11 pts) and Lakshmi Devi (10 pts) got the better of Holy Angels (Salem) 49-23.

The results:

Men: Railways Employees Cooperative Society 77 (Yuvaraj 26) bt South Zone Police 58, BSNL (Chennai) 74 (Saravana Kumar 20) bt JBC (Udhagamandalam) 64 (Abdul Hakkim 22), Chennai Telephones 75 (Leonard Charles 22, Delhiraj 14) bt Armed Reserve Police (Madurai) 45 (Bharathi 12, Rajendran 10), Indian Bank (Chennai) 86 (Vigneswaran 21, Bhuvaneswaran 15) bt Tirupur BBC 49 (Mohd. Ishok 18, Shyam 19). JBC (Udhagamandalam) 68 (Abdul Hakkim 20, Viswanathan 15) bt Rajalakshmi Sports Club (Coimbatore) 61 (Bhaskar 23). TBC (Tirupur) 76 (Sudhish 28) bt Coimbatore Range Police (Coimbatore) 59 (Sekhar 23).

Women: Rising Star (Chennai) 49 (Deepa 11, Lakshmi Devi 10) bt Holy Angels (Salem) 23.

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