Tamil Nadu girls stayed unbeaten by outclassing Madhya Pradesh (2-1) in the 34th Youth National Basketball Championship for Boys and Girls at the Indoor Stadium, Gachibowli in Hyderabad yesterday. The Championship is being organised by the Hyderabad District Basketball Association under the aegis of Telangana Basketball Association and Basketball Federation of India.
Both teams are assured of quarter final berths, but Tamil Nadu will look to win its final league match tomorrow against Maharashtra and end the league stages at the top of Group A. From the lower Level, West Bengal and Haryana have
Karnataka and Maharashtra girls too posted wins over Gujarat and Rajasthan respectively.
Karnataka has finished top of Group B and will take on the to-be-announced 4th placed team from Group A in the quarter final.
Kerala and UP boys continue to impress: In the boys section, Kerala (3-0) beat Karnataka (2-1) in impressive fashion. The two sides were coming into this game undefeated and guaranteed of knock-out berths. But it was defending champions Kerala who showed their class with a 75-45 drubbing of their southern neighbours.
Kerala will face Rajasthan tomorrow while Karnataka takes on Delhi. Later, in the evening, in an overtly physical encounter, Punjab boys beat Maharashtra 75-58 to go 2-1 up with 1 league match remaining. Meanwhile, Haryana boys (2-2) drubbed Rajasthan (1-2) by 21 points to book their spot in the quarter finals. UP continued to impress by beating Tamil Nadu sporting a perfect 3-0 record with the final league match against Chhattisgarh scheduled tomorrow.