ONGC, Southern Rly lift Savio Cup titles
Mumbai: Star-packed ONGC drubbed Punjab 61-42 to win the men`s crown while Southern Railway clinched the women`s title with an 87-49 rout of South East Central Railway in the 7th All India Savio Cup-Don Bosco Basketball tournament in Mumbai.
Beginning at a furious pace and swamping the Punjab defence, ONGC men opened up with a huge lead and were always comfortably ahead before stepping off the gas in the final minutes in the face of some physical play from the frustrated Punjab players.
The victory helped ONGC fetch the winners cheque of Rs 1 lakh. There was further joy for the winners as Vishesh Brughuvanshi was adjudged `Player of the Tournament`.
In the women`s all-railways final, Southern completely outplayed South East Central to lift the trophy and take home the winner`s purse of Rs 50,000.
Kokila Subramaniam of the Southern Rialways was adjudged `Player of the Tournament`.
Men: ONGC 61 (Anoop Mishra 17, Trideep Rai 16, Murali Krishna 12) bt Punjab 42 (Amitpal Singh Sr. 13, Jagdeep Singh 10, Amjot Singh 10). Quarter-wise score: 22-10, 35-18, 56-22, 61-42.
Women: Southern Railway 87 (Anitha P 27, Kokila S 18, Geetu Anna Jose 13, Adhiri M 11) bt South East Central Railway 49 (Seema Singh 20, Pushpa M 15). Quarter-wise score: 29-11, 59-19, 73-35, 87-49.