: Bharath Sports Union started off with a win as the State sub-junior basketball championships (under-13) commenced at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium courts here on Friday.

Akshay top-scored with 11 points as Bharath SU boys defeated Appaiah BC 36-26. Halasur SC, Koramangala SC and YMMA all opened their campaigns with a win. There was better luck for Appaiah BC in the girls’ section, where it thrashed VNSC 32-5.

A total of 38 boys’ and 29 girls’ teams from different parts of Karnataka are participating in the tournament.

The results :

Boys : Bharath SU 36 (Akshay 11) bt Appaiah BC 26; Halasur SC 35 (Charan 12) bt Greens 3; Koramangala SC 38 (Ashwin 10) bt PPC 9; YMMA 28 (Pratyush 10) bt Bangalore Sporting 18.

Girls : Appaiah BC 32 bt VNSC 5; Young Orions 41 (Ashavari 20) bt YMMA 4.

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