MUMBAI: Southern Railway edged out Central Railway 93-82 in an engrossing women's league match, the deadlock broken after the third period of extra-time in the second Savio Cup Don Bosco all-India basketball tournament on Thursday.

Both teams were locked 66-66 after regulation time, and 74-all after the first five minutes of extra-time. Geethu Anna Jose, a pro competing in the Australian league, emerged outstanding performer for Southern Railway, electric on court to top-score with 44 points, as both teams responded differently in the third period.

National men's champion, Services, recorded its fifth back-to-back win, defeating Punjab 91-67 in the round-robin league.

The results: Men: Services 91 (Jai Ramjat 21, Sukhbir Singh 23, Phool Singh 13, Antarwinder Singh 11) bt Punjab 67 (Dilawar Singh 26, Deepak Kumar 12); ONGC 85 (Murli Krishna 14, S. Sridhar 23, Desraj 28) bt Maharashtra 82 (Sadat Kharadi 18, Varun Karkhanis 18, Saurabh Nishar 15); UPL Rest of India 68 (Jasjot Singh 11, Lokesh Yadsav 16, Mod Singh 14) bt Punjab 48 (Paramdeep Singh 10); Services 83 (Jairamjat 16, Dalip Kumar 20, Sambhaji Kadam 22) bt Rest 79 (Riyazudin 28, Shivkumar 22, Roshan 14); Rest 102 (Riyazuddin 27, Shiv Kumar 21, Jasjot Singh 21, Sanjay Raj 15, Lokesh Yadav 13) bt Kerala 70 (Vinit Mathew 23, Hareesh K 17).

Women: Southern Railway 93 (Geethu Anna Jose 44, Adairai 20, Samala Jesu 14) bt Central Railway 82 (Manisha Dange 25, A. Indu 18, Jiji John 13, Ambili Rosario 10); Maharashtra 70 (Menaka Anthony 17, Shanti Saldana 11, C. Rashmi 12) bt South Central Railway 44 (Kawal Jothi 15).

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