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Sathyabama gets the better of Jeppiar

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Proving a point: Sathyabama University, winner of the PBA inter-collegiate basketball tournament.
Proving a point: Sathyabama University, winner of the PBA inter-collegiate basketball tournament.

The basketball scene in the city was given a fillip when the Professional Basketball Ace (PBA) club organised the PBA inter-school and inter-collegiate flood-lit tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor stadium between July 22 and 25. A closely fought final went Sathyabama University's way, when it got the better of Jeppiar College by a solitary point (67-66). At one stage, Sathyabama was trailing 21-36, but thanks to the efforts of Prasanna who scored 31 points in the game, the outfit was able to effect a turn around.

Adding further glitz to the event was film star Arun Vijay, who was the chief guest for the valedictory function. He praised the efforts of the former stalwarts – PBA is manned by former India captains – in promoting basketball in educational institutes. Mathew Sathya Babu, who captained the Indian team at the Bangkok Asian Games, was also felicitated.

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