EASTERN REGION Kolkata won the All-India Inter-SAI Basketball Tournament that concluded at SAI Training Centre here today. Kolkata overcame Bangalore in an absorbing final by a margin of 72-65.
The competition saw its biggest upset in the form of Bangalore losing in the final. The match began with both sides scoring fast. Both the teams were tied closely at the end of first two quarters. At halftime, the scoreboard read 59-49 in favour of Kolkata.
The same intensity was maintained in the second half as well. However, Kolkata managed to seize the initiative in the dying moments of the game with its offensive rebounds and good shooting to win the match (72-65) and lift the trophy.
Chief guest of the prize distribution ceremony, SAI Executive Director (Operation) S K Saggar distributed prizes to the teams.
SAI Regional Director in-charge A K Sharma presided over the function. STC Bhopal in-charge Mukhtiyar Singh, Damodar Arya and others were present on the occasion.