Delhi shocks TN in junior national basketball

Puducherry: Defending champions Tamil Nadu began their title defence on a shaky note, slumping to a shock defeat at the hands of Delhi in the 63rd National Junior Basketball championship on Wednesday.

Delhi, who finished ninth in the last edition, outclassed Tamil Nadu 80-65 in the Group A league tie at the Rajiv Gandhi stadium. Narendar sparkled for the winners scoring 23 baskets.

Results: Boys: Punjab 56 (Kushmeet Singh 12, Gurvinder Singh 16) beat Madhya Pradesh 53 (Jeetandra 12).

Delhi 80 (Narendar 23, Nikhil 16) beat Tamil Nadu 65 (Karthikeyan 29, Arun Prasanth 13); Chandigarh 47 (Navidit Singh 16, Rajeet 11) beat Himachal 37 (S Balu 17, Shaukh 10);

Haryana 91 (Himanshu 32, Rajesh 16) beat West Bengal 70 (D Sahu 25, S Joshi 17);

Girls: Chhattisgarh 87 (Poonam 41, Anjana Daisy 14) beat Madhya Pradesh 36 (Amish 14, Aayushi 10); Uttarakhand 31 (Devanshi 9 and Sonika 8) beat Gujarat 16 (Vedika 9).


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