HYDERABAD: MVSR Engineering College scored a hard-fought 27-23 victory over VEER346 after trailing 10-11 at half time in the Hyderabad District Basketball Association’s Annual League Championship here on Sunday.
The match was nip and tuck with both the teams focussed on defence not allowing their opponents easy baskets.
VEER346 depended on Chary to score as Govind was just unstoppable for MVSR. Both teams were locked 18-18 at end of third quarter. In a fierce fourth quarter MVSR switched to tight full court man-to-man marking which impacted the scoring of VEER346 especially as Chary was not allowed to receive the ball itself.
In turn, Govind got 7 of the 9 points scored by MVSR through drive-ins. In other matches, fancied teams had easy victories.
MVSR Engineering College 27 (Govind 17, Shyam 5) bt VEER346 23 (Chary 11, Satish 6) Half Time: 10-11.
Mahindra Hills 63 (Amith Yadav 21, Allen 20, Praneeth 10) bt Kings Basketball Club 23 (Prabhakar 11, Durgaprasad 8). Half Time: 35-6.
Rising Stars (Hyderabad) 45 (Sai Kamal 21, Nikhil 9) bt Rahimpura Playground 38 (Srinath 20, Chandra Kiran 9) Half Time: 24-18.
BPHC 60 (Yash 21, Snehit 11, Sachin 8) bt Basket Hounds 30 (Divesh 11, Revanth 10) Half Time: 27-12
HMT 70 (Anurag 17, Revanth 11, Lendl 11) bt SYR Sports 30 (Siddharth 9, Rehan 7) Half Time: 22 14.