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Kannur takes first spot

KANNUR STOOD first in the South West Zone Inter-University Basketball Championship that concluded today at Major Dhyanchand Grounds.

india Updated: Feb 03, 2006 16:01 IST

KANNUR STOOD first in the South West Zone Inter-University Basketball Championship that concluded today at Major Dhyanchand Grounds.

The closing ceremony will be organised on Friday. Barkatullah University stood fourth after losing their last tie against MG Kottayam.

Playing in their last match of the championship, BU was pitched against MG Kottayam. Though BU lost the match it put up a good performance today. After putting up dismal performances in their first two matches yesterday, Bhopal University team played well today.

Once again, N Prasanna of BU proved her mettle and scored 17 points in this fixture. Defending champions Kottayam, which had lost a close match to Kannur, never gave any opportunity to BU in the last match.

Kottayam skipper Riya scored the maximum points (14) for her team. BU lost the fixture by a margin of 22-48. In the last match of the championship, Kannur scripted a winning story by defeating strong contenders Mysore by 75-45.

Good control over the ball and terrific conversion rate saw Kannur register a win. Skipper Bina scored the maximum 36 points for her team. Mysore and MG Kottayam stood second and third respectively in the championship.

Women basketball meet from today
ALL-INDIA WOMEN Basketball Championship will begin on Major Dhyanchand Grounds from Friday. In all, eight teams will contest for the prestigious championship. MG Kottayam was the winner of last year’s championship.

First Published: Feb 03, 2006 16:01 IST