Periakulam: Tamil Nadu Basketball Association beat Army Signals, New Delhi 79-43 to enter the summit league of the 48th P.D. Chidambara Sourya Narayanan Memorial Trophy all-India basketball tournament at the PSD courts here on Friday.

Earlier, Diesel Loco Workes, Varanasi silenced Artillery Centre, Hyderabad 57-48 to enter the quarterfinals.

The results (quarterfinals):

Tamil Nadu Basketball Association 79 (Rajendran 20, Mohanraj 10, Arun Chandradas 14) bt Army Signals, New Delhi 43 (Vaidyanathan 11, Prabothkumar 10).

Pre-quarterfinals: DLW, Varanasi 57 (Rajesh Singh 18, Abilakpal 18) bt Artillery Centre, Hyderabad 48 (Suresh Baskar 18, Pepir Barla 10).

Thursday's results:

Army Signals, New Delhi 69 (Pankaj 16, Koshi 15) bt Armed Police, Chennai 55 (Ramachandran 21, Karthik 11); AOC, Secunrderabad 69 (Narayanan 18, Pande 12, Babu 18) bt Sports Hostel of Excellence, Chennai 55 (Puviarasan 11, Raghukumar 14, Anandakrishnan 10); South East Central Railway, Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) 63 (Vinoth 15, Kannan 26, Jacget 10) bt Young Stars BC, Batlagundu 50 (Nagarajan 10, Muralikannan 10).

Mohammedan advances

Mohammedan AC, Kolkata entered the quarterfinals of the 42nd Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Memorial Trophy all-India football tournament defeating host United Sports Club 3-1 at Kayalpatnam on Friday.

Sandeep Saha opened the account in the 23rd minute for the Kolkata team. Rana Roy scored the second goal in the 42nd minute and Saidal scored the third off a solo effort in the 56th minute.

Abdul Cader reduced the margin for the host team off a pass from Sadakulla in the 78th minute.

Ilavarasu nets winner

Ilavarasu scored in the 54th minute as Tuticorin District Hockey Association defeated Nilgiris DHA 1-0 in the preliminary round of the second annual K.N. Subbaraj Memorial Trophy all-India hockey tournament at the G.K. Stadium, Kovilpatti on Friday.

Earlier, down by two goals, Nilgiris DHA rallied to draw level 2-2 with Eleven Thunder Hockey Club, Vellore. In the tiebreaker, Nilgiris scored three goals as against only one by Vellore team for a 5-3 victory.

Mahesh scored in the 24th minute and Vinoth scored in the 26th minute for Vellore team, while Reshley Babu in the 28th and Radhakrishnan in the 46th minute scored for Nilgiris.

In the tiebreaker, Kanikaraj, Suresh and Radhakrishnan scored for Nilgiris, while Anil scored for Erode team.

Siju scores century

Siju scored an unbeaten century as Pondy Palmaria defeated Villupuram by 70 runs in a quarterfinal match of the State-level cricket tournament in Cuddalore on Friday.

The scores: Quarterfinals: Pondy Palmaria 226 for four in 25 overs (Siju 125 not out) bt Villupuram 156 for four in 25 overs (Purushotaman 66).

Le Chatelier CC 159 for seven in 25 overs (Amuthavel 44, Rajesh four for 28) lost to SCA 160 for eight in 24.5 overs (Anbu 48, Sakthi Kannan 46).

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