NFR bag titles in Sub-Junior Basketball

Guwahati, July 7: Northeast Frontier Railway Sports Association and Guwahati Sports Association (GSA) emerged winners in the boys and girls’ finals of the 12th All-Assam Sub-Junior inter-district basketball tournament organised by the Basketball Association of Assam at the NF Railway Basketball indoor stadium at Maligaon here this evening.

In an absorbing final, the GSA boys had the last laugh as they got the better of Jorhat 65-48.

However, at the end of the first half, GSA were only leading by only three points with the score line reading 29-26.

Earlier in the day, GSA had a close semi-final encounter against Sivasagar, winning 41-33.

In the other semi-final, the Jorhat boys got the better of NFRSA 69-60.

However, the girls’ final proved to be a one-sided affair with NFRSA drubbing Goalpara 57-17 to annex the crown.

The NFR cagers enjoyed home support.

The Goalpara girls could not resist the moves of their opponents, who were accurate with their throws as well.

Chief minister Tarun Gogoi graced the closing ceremony of the three-day meet as the chief guest and gave away the prizes to the winners.

Nine teams in the league-cum-knockout boys’ event and four in the girls’ draw took part.