Ludhiana, 3 December (MTNews): The fervor of hoops action gripped Ludhiana as the 73rd Senior National Basketball Championship commenced amidst great zeal and sportsmanship at the Guru Nanak Indoor Stadium, Ludhiana, Punjab. The Punjab Basketball Association, under the esteemed patronage of the Basketball Federation of India, is hosting this championship, showcasing a thrilling convergence of top-tier basketball talent from across the country.
With an impressive lineup of 34 men’s teams and 30 women’s teams, this championship promises a riveting display of athleticism, skill, and determination on the court.
Nagaland men’s team find themselves in Group D, facing stiff competition from Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh. Meanwhile, the Nagaland women’s team, featuring Rajasthan, are set to clash with Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, and Gujarat in Group D.
In today’s gripping matchups, the Nagaland women’s team displayed unwavering resilience against a formidable Andhra Pradesh women’s squad, despite falling short with a final score of 17-25.
Simultaneously, the men’s team faced a challenging encounter against the higher-ranked Uttar Pradesh team, ultimately succumbing to a scoreline of 46-79. Notably, Captain Salew Kadete’s standout performance with 17 points, supported by Chumbemo Kikon’s commendable 10 points, showcased their indomitable spirit in the face of the towering and tough opponents.
As the championship unfolds, tomorrow’s schedule promises more enthralling clashes as Nagaland will face Manipur in the men’s event at 10:45 am while the Nagaland women’s team will play against Jammu & Kashmir at 4:00 pm.
Basketball enthusiasts and fans worldwide can catch all the live action on the official YouTube channel of the Basketball Federation of India and stay updated through Instagram @india_basketball.