ONGC men and Southern Railway women take titles

ONGC (Dehradun) won the L.R.G. Naidu Trophy for men and Southern Railway (Chennai) took the women’s title and the K.C.P. Indirani Memorial Trophy in the all-India basketball tournament, organised by the Karur Basketball Club, here on Sunday.

In the men’s final, ONGC defeated IOB Chennai 61-56. In the women’s section, Southern Railway (SR) won all its matches in the four-team league.

South Central Railway (SCR), Secunderabad, with two wins, and Kerala Police, with a solitary victory, finished second and third respectively.

In the last of the league matches, SR defeated SCR 48-35.

The results:

Men: Final: ONGC 61 (Trideep Rai 22) bt IOB 56 (Shivabalan 14). Third place: Indian Navy, Lonavla 63 (Settu 22,Vipin 17) bt Indian Army, New Delhi 62 (Abishik 17, Gopal 14).

Semifinals: IOB 76 (Harish Koroth 24, Abhilok 12) bt Indian Army 59 (Gopal 24); ONGC 73 (Trideep Rai 32) bt Indian Navy 51 (Settu 10).

Women (league): SR 48 (Kokila 10, Alagutamilmozhi 10) bt SCR 35; SCR 41 (Gayathiri 16, Anusha Anto 12) bt Kerala Police 35 (Neenumol 12, Surya 10).