Services crush Indian Railways, enter final

Services outclassed Indian Railways 93-65 to enter the men's final in the 68th Senior National Basketball Championship here today.

The women's summit clash will be between Indian Railways and Chhattisgarh after the former dethroned holders Kerala in one of the semi-finals.

The Services side pulled ahead after a close first quarter which went 23-22 in their favour.

They dominated the second, winning it 27-10 and shut out the Railways.

The final quarter saw Railways rally but that wasn't enough to stop Services from booking a spot in the final tomorrow.

Narendra Grewal with 18 points led the Services charge while Gagandeep Singh (18 points) fought hard for the rival side.

In the women's semi-finals, Indian Railways knocked out holders Kerala 76-63 to set up a title clash with Chhattisgarh, a 79-78 winner against Karnataka.

Navaneetha was the top scorer for Railways with 21 points as they accumulated points to maintain the pressure on the rivals.

Grima Mercin was the top scorer for Kerala with 21 points.

In the other last four encounter, Chhattisgarh squeezed home, thanks to some consistent play.

Poonam Chaturvedi led the way for the winning team, with a tally of 44 points.

Captain H M Bhandavvya with 25 points did the bulk of the scoring for Karnataka.

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