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Semifinalists spotted

ANNAMALAINAGAR JAN. 3. Annamalai, Madras and Calicut (all from South Zone) and Punjab (North Zone) qualified for the semifinals of the all-India inter-Zone inter-University basketball tournament at the University courts here on Friday.

Annamalai posted another easy 85-41 win over Utkal in Pool A. Madras upset defending champion Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) 84-57 in Pool B. Punjab qualified from Pool D defeating LNIPE, Gwalior 76-59, with Amrish Kumar (28) and Neeraj Howda (22) basketing fluently.

The semifinal line-up: Annamalai vs Calicut; Madras vs Punjab.

The results: Pool A: Annamalai 85 (Saravana Kumar 15, Sivarajan 14, Gnanavel 14, Shagaya Selvam 13) bt Utkal 41 (Sashikantha Mohanty 12); Ch. Charan Singh University 69 (Vijay Singh Tacotria 20, Ajay Singh 15, Siddarth Baliyan 11) bt Jai Narayan Vyas 64 (Jitendra Singh 19, Jaipal Singh Rathore 15, Kailash Bhakar 12, Virandra Singh 11).

Pool B: Madras 84 (Bhubalan 23, Amarnath Gopi 20, Navaneethan 13) bt GNDU 57 (Damandeep Singh 28); Banaras Hindu University 37 (Dilip Kumar 16, Paran Hans Singh 16) bt Bhopal 36 (Kamalakanth Singh 16); GNDU 66 (Damandeep Singh 27, Manpreet Singh 23) bt Bhopal 38 (Kamlakar Singh 16, Sachiva Grawar 10).

Pool C: Calicut 69 (T.S. Abilash 24, Bobit Mathew 17, C.V. Ratheesh 14, Mahesh George Mathew 10) bt Punjabi 66 (Pawandeep Singh 32, Jaspreet Singh Sekhour 20); Poorvanchal 49 (Trideep Rai 22, Sunil Kumar Pal 16) bt Mumbai 38 (Ashiah Lab 12); Calicut 79 (Abilash 30, Bobit Mathew 22, Ratheesh 10) bt Poorvanchal 59 (Trideep Rai 42). Pool D: Punjab 76 (Amrish Kumar 29, Neeraj Howda 22) bt LNIPE, Gwalior 59 (Manish Parwan 12, Rajeev Chandary 14); MG University 60 (Niraj Kumar 23, Mirutunjay Kumar 13) bt Vinobha Bhave 46 (Vipin 15, Siju Joseph 12).

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