PUDUCHERRY: Western Railway men and Southern Railway women took the honours in the Jeppiaar all-India invitation basketball tournament at the Rajiv Gandhi indoor stadium here on Sunday.
Western Railway beat ONGC 68-56 with Viskesh Brigwan doing the bulk of the scoring (27 points). The winner received Rs. 1.25 lakh, while ONGC took home Rs. 80,000.
Southern Railway overwhelmed Chhattisgarh 90-66 in the women’s final. Geethu Anna Jose scored 25 points for the winner. For Chhattisgarh, Lakra shone with 23 points. Southern Railway won Rs. 80,000 and Chhattisgarh Rs. 60,000 for their efforts.
The results: Men: Western Railway 68 (Viskesh Brigwan 27, Yadwinder Singh 12) bt ONGC 56 (Muralikrishnan 14, Sridhar 11).
Women: Southern Railway 90 (Anitha 27, Geethu Anna Jose 25) bt Chhattisgarh 66 (Anju Lakra 23).