Bengal in finals

KOLKATA: Bengal men and women entered the finals of the East Zone basketball championship here on Friday. Despite losing to Orissa in the final league match at 72-81, Bengal men made it on points average.

Bengal women outplayed Orissa 65-33 in the final league match and both teams qualified.

The results: Men's league: Orissa bt Assam 49-24; Bengal bt Jharkhand 82-62; UP bt Assam 53-50; Bengal lost to Orissa 72-81. Women: Bengal bt Orissa 65-33 .