49th All-India Basketball Tournament, Southern Railway Women wins

TH16_RLY_1552402fIt was an easy ride for Southern Railway Women (Chennai), with quality stars such as Geethu Anna Jose, Anitha Paul Durai and Soniya Joy in its ranks, the Chennai outfit, barring for a brief period, called the shots before ousting a well-oiled South Central Railway (SCR) unit from Secunderabad 70-53 for the CRI Pumps Trophy.

The Chennai team gained an early edge, thanks to the efforts of Geethu (30 pts) and Anitha (21).

The dynamic duo shattered the water-tight defence set by the Secunderabad side time and again to score baskets with ease. But the SCR women were not deterred. They continued to fight but the contest was good as over for the team in the last quarter.