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Delhi Boys and Girls retain Basketball U19 title in National School Games

The tournament involved 22,000 young players studying in schools from all parts of India.

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The tournament involved 22,000 young players (image for representational purposes only, credit: Hoopistani)

The 61st National School Games 2015-2016, under the aegis of School Games Federation of India, was a mammoth tournament involving 22,000 young players studying in schools from all parts of India.

They participated in 23 sports event  held at various venues of Delhi from 2nd Jan to 8th Jan, 2016 with much gusto, fervor and sportsmanship.

The basketball U-19 Boys and Girls tournament, held in Chattrasal Stadium, New Delhi, saw participation from 24 States and Union Territories, names and faces of promising and rising stars of Indian Basketball circle seen and their participation from their own states for the tournament in competitive atmosphere.

Each state sent their best players for the tournament after competing in inter-school, district level and later at state level competitions, covering schools in rural and urban areas.

Defending Champion Delhi retained crown in the both category of Boys and Girls  U-19 Basketball. Final results as follows:-

Boys’ results:

1st and 2nd Position- Delhi 83 (Vishal 39,  Rachit 15, Sunil Rathee 13 ) beat Chhatisgarh 73 ( Mithun Das 29, Arvind 13  )

3rd and 4th Position – Punjab 88( Abhi 22, Swapnil 22) beat Kerala 81 ( Jacob 23, Abin 15   )

Sunil Rathee, Vishal and Rachit of Delhi, Mithun and Arvind of Chattishgarh,  Abhi  of Punjab, Jacob of Kerala remain performer for their states in the tournament .

Girls results:

1st and 2nd Position- Delhi 63 ( Ragini Jha 17, Nishita Sabharwal 15 ) Beat Punjab 33 ( Gagandeep 8, Amandeep 7)

3rd and 4th Position – Kerala 61( Nivyaraj 23 , Lithara 11 ) beat Maharastra 46 ( Shruti 18, Rashika 10)

Ragani Jha, Nishita Sabharwal and Sushantika of Delhi, Gagandeep of Punjab, Nivyaraj of Kerala and Shruti of Maharastra remain the main contributor for their states achieving positions in the tournament.

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