Southern Railway successfully defended the women’s title in the Jeppiaar Trophy annual all-India basketball tournament at the JIT Courts on Thursday.

Featuring international stars Geethu Anna Jose and Kokila, Southern prevailed over Western Railway 62-49 after leading 33-27 at half-time.

In the men’s section, ONGC moved into the final beating Army 68-55.

IOB defeated Navy 54-34 in the other semifinal.

The results:

Women: Final: Southern Railway 62 (Geethu Anna Jose 24, Kokila 19) bt Western 49 (Renu Maurya 13, Smruthi 11).

Player of the match: Renu Maurya.

Third place: Chhattisgarh 53 bt KSEB 48.

Most Valuable player: Swaranjeet Kaur.

Men (semifinals): ONGC 68 (Riazuddin 25, Trideep Rai) bt Army 55 (Sridhar 20, Jairam Jat 15).

IOB 54 (Pratam Singh 15, Harish Korat 14) bt Navy 34( Kasi 10).

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