KOHIMA, May 11, 2018: The Nagaland boys basketball team went down fighting to Jharkhand 37-43 in the final group league match at the 69th junior National Basketball Championship in Ludhiana, Punjab on Wednesday.
The championship which began on May 7 will continue till May 14.
According to reports, the Naga boys were lacklustre in the opening quarter by trailing 00-10 as their opponents seized control at the start.
The team then opened their account through VivikaYeptho’s conversion and managed to share the spoils in the second quarter at 06-06, still trailed 06-16 in the half time.
In the third quarter, the Nagaland team took control of the game 12-09 with Keneingutou powering his team with eight points. In the fourth quarter, they managed a late burst trailing 32-34 at one stage before letting the game slip away in the final period of the quarter, despite limiting the score at 17-17 in the quarter.
Keneingutou tallied 16 points for Naga boys while Mashel Pashel scored eight points. For Jharkhand Sumit scored 15 points and Matab added 14 points.
TNT with inputs from The Nagaland Post
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