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Updated: 16-01-2019 21:12 IST

Khelo: Dominant Punjab cagers enter semis of U-17 basketball

Pune, Jan 16 (PTI)Defending champions Punjab boys

registered their second successive win to seal a berth in the

semi-finals of the Under-17 basketball event at the Khelo

India Youth Games 2019 here Wednesday.

Led by a 20-point effort by skipper Rajan, Punjab

ended the challenge of hosts Maharashtra 72-48 in a Pool B


The hosts thus bowed out of the event, a media release


In another encounter, Haryana brushed aside Tamil Nadu

81-58 to maintain their clean slate.

Both Punjab and Haryana face-off in the last league

encounter to decide the group winner.

From Group A, Rajasthan downed Madhya Pradesh 88-77.

The race for the second spot in the group will be

between Kerala and Karnataka, who had mixed results on day 2.

The Under-21 boys section had Kerala (Group-A), Punjab

and Tamil Nadu (Group-B) booking their spots in the last-four,

the release stated.

Results: Under-17, Boys Pool-A:Rajasthan bt Madhya

Pradesh 88-77; Kerala bt Karnataka 82-73 Pool-B:Punjab b

Maharashtra 72-48;Haryana bt Tamil Nadu 81-58.

Under-17, Girls Pool-A:Punjab bt Rajasthan 78-58

Under-21, Boys Pool-A:Kerala bt Maharashtra 75-72; Delhi bt

Uttar Pradesh 89-73 Pool-B:Punjab bt Karnataka 101-56;Tamil

Nadu bt Rajasthan 116-73.

Under-21, Girls Pool-A:Maharashtra bt Karnataka 80-

74; Tamil Nadu bt Gujarat 79-36. Pool-B:Punjab bt Madhya

Pradesh 75-67.