Bangalore: MEG put up a sterling show to defeat the fancied Vijaya Bank 60-54 for an all-win record in the semifinal league and lift the JSC Cup for men in the State-level floodlit basketball tournament at the Corporation Stadium in Jayanagar here on Thursday. The winner led 30-27 at half-time.
Peter John, more of a coach than player these days, came sporadically onto the court and tilted the scales in favour of the Madras Sappers with his brilliant outside shooting. Peter tallied 25 points with five three-pointers.
Vijaya Bank, despite the induction of two juniors — Srinivas Naik and Sanjay Raj — both internationals, failed to control the game and with the other international Roshan too failing to get going, the bankmen always lagged behind.
Sanjay Raj and Srinivas Gowda turned bad losers too, resorting to fisting Tinu Joseph in the final seconds of the match.
In the women’s section, SWR pulled off a last-gasp 44-43 victory over IBBC to emerge the champion.
IBBC led till the half-way stage of the third-quarter before Sumalatha, Smitha and Nimisha pulled off a swing of baskets to clinch the issue for the Railways’ women.
ASC’s Gautham and IBBC’s Sonam D. Kaur were adjudged the best male and female players’ respectively.
The results: Men: Final: MEG 60 (Peter John 25, Prashanth 8) bt Vijaya Bank 54 (Murali Mohan 12, Roshan 9); Third-place play-off: ASC 67 (Gautham 15, Dharampal 12) bt HAL 54 (Uma Shankar 25, Raj Kumar 10).
Women: Final: SWR 44 (Sumalatha 9, Smitha 9) bt IBBC 43 (Sonam 11); Third-place play-off: Viveks SC 28 bt JSC 20.
CIL posts win
CIL defeated SAI 2-1 in a State super division football league match at the Football Stadium in Bangalore on Thursday evening.
Gopi scored CIL’s opening goal in the 16th minute and later in the 55th Venu converted a penalty. Meanwhile for SAI, Madhukaran scored in the 81st.
Earlier in the ‘A’ division league, SWR defeated Thilak Memorial Club 2-1. Dinesh (55th) and Vinod (75th) scored for the victor while Susyin scored Thilak Memorial’s lone goal in the 50th minute.
Twenty20 tournament for schools
The Imtiaz Ahmed Cricket Academy will organise a Twenty20 cricket tournament for schools and academies in the under-12 and under-14 categories later this month.
The matches will be held at the St. John’s Medical College Ground and details can be had from: IACA, ph – 22212752.
Two new meet records set
Two new meet records were set on the inaugural day of the 57th inter-collegiate athletics meet of the Karnatak University at the Rani Channamma Stadium in Dharwad on Wednesday.
S.B. Akshaya of Karnatak College bettered her own record (5.88 metres) in long jump set last year by clearing a distance of 6.22m.
Shilpa Magalada of the same college also improved her previous year’s record of 15.06 seconds in 100m hurdles by covering the same distance in 14.84.
Men: 800m: 1. Maruti Shivanand, 2. S.L. Lamani, 3. S.N. Lamani; 5,000m: 1. S.C. Shiranur, 2. R.G. Devannavar, 3. G.M. Shettar; 110m hurdles: 1. Channadasar Durgappa, 2. M.M. Tamboli, 3. Sushil Sandur; Long jump: 1. Hanumant Sankannavar, 2. M.P. Naikar, 3. C.H. Anant; Shot put: 1. Mounesh Gunagi, 2. S.B. Havaldar, 3. S.Y. Matri.
Women: 800m: 1. Gangavva Katagavli, 2. Mangala Dishangi, 3. Sapna Godke; 5,000m: 1. Sridevi Patil, 2. Shobha Hadapad, 3. Pushpa; 100m hurdles: 1. Shilpa Magalad (14.84s — NMR), 2. Swapna Ullagaddi, 3. Reshma Shivannavar; Long jump: 1. S.B. Akshaya (6.22m — NMR), 2. Jyoti P. Birje, 3. Pinki Pramon Amadalli; Shot put: 1. A.C. Nayana, 2. Deena Poovanna, 3. Prema Patagar.
Bangalore Institute of Technology (BIT) defeated Siddaganga Institute of Technology (SIT) by 139 runs in a M.S. Ramaiah Memorial inter-engineering colleges’ cricket tournament match here on Thursday.
BIT posted 252 for six in 30 overs with V. Nagaraj (68) and Bhushan (55) chipping in the runs and in reply, SIT mustered 113 in 19.5 overs.
The scores: BIT 252 for six in 30 overs (V. Nagaraj 68, Bhushan 55) bt SIT 113 in 19.5 overs.
AIT 157 IN 28.3 overs (K. Sudeep 75) lost to MSRIT 161 for three in 22.1 overs (Anindya Ghosh 76 n.o., K.V. Bharat 59).
PESIT 176 in 29.5 overs (Kiran 44, Anil four for 41) lost to MVJCE 178 for three in 28.3 overs (Kuttappa 72 n.o., Prashanth 47).
RNSIT 120 in 28.3 overs (Youthesh Sagar 51) lost to RVCE 123 for three in 18.3 overs (Siddhartha Singh 67).