MUMBAI: Maharashtra registered a thrilling 95-92 victory over South Central Railway in the men's round-robin league of the second Savio Cup-Don Bosco all India basketball championship at the Don Bosco School court, Matunga, here. Meanwhile, Central Railway women defeated Maharashtra 81-34 helped by Indu's all-court play (18).
The results: Round-robin league: Men: Maharashtra 95 (Varun Karkhanis 27, Karna Mehta 18, Sadat Kharadi 19, Saurabh Nishar 14) bt South Central Railway 92 (Mohd. Islauddin 36, Kumar Varma 17). Kerala 113 (R. Hareesh 32, B. Abhilash 10, R. Manoj 11, V. Vakkachan 18, P.S. Arun 13, B. Mathew 10) bt SCR 90 (Mohd. Islauddin 36, Nihal Yadav 11, Murali Krishna 10, Kumar Varma 16).
Women: Central Railway 81 (Manisha Dange 21, Jiji John 20, S. Indu 18, P.K. Ambily 12) bt Maharashtra
MUMBAI: Karnataka men won a thrilling tie against Maharashtra 91-83 for the first win in two matches in the 3rd United Phosphorous Savio Cup all India basketball tournament, at Don Bosco School, Matunga.
Karnataka having lost to National champion Services in the opener, dominated the third quarter, leading 71-52 before the host fought back in the fourth quarter, setting up a tight finish on Monday night.
Tinu (23), Uma Sankar (17) and Nixon (15) contributed for Karnataka. Suraj Shetty (14), Surabh Nisar, Mahesh Nagane (13 each) and Sanjay Salunkhe (12) shone for Maharashtra. This was the second loss for Maharashtra.
Kerala had won 81-56 against the home team earlier.
The results: Men: Karnataka 91 (Tinu 23, Uma Sankar 17, Nixon 15, Sanjay Raj 9) bt Maharashtra (Suraj Shetty 14, Surabh Nisar 13, Mahesh Nagane 13, Sanjay Salunkhe 12). HT: 43-37.
Kerala 81 (Sadat Kharadi 20) bt Maharashtra 56 (Bobit Mathew 19, Manoj Abraham 12). HT: 51-31.
Jacob Martin of Railways being bowled by Maharashtra's Iqbal Siddiqui in the Ranji Trophy limited-overs cricket match in Chennai on Saturday.
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