SHILLONG, December 16, 2017: Touchline NE hosted the third edition, Northeast 3v3 Basketball Challenge which is one of the biggest 3v3 basketball tournaments in the Northeast. The event which started December 7 lasted 3 days (over 100 matches) with the finals concluding on December 9.
The tournament is one of the most awaited basketball events in the state and is annually held at Madan Iewrynghep, Laitumkhrah.
Over 65 teams participated in the tournament with a whopping 46 teams in the men’s category. Apart from teams from Meghalaya, there were also teams that came all the way from Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Mizoram. A major highlight of this year’s event was the participation of 3 pro basketball players from different teams in India’s only Pro basketball league—United Basketball Alliance (UBA). The players who played under the team name NF Railways were a big hit also won the tournament and showed us what the best of India has to offer.
Defending women’s champions Coterie A took it yet again while their junior team –Coterie Juniors won the junior girl’s category. The Anthonians took the junior boys category. Apart from the matches, there was also a sports carnival which had a gaming centre plus a 1v1 football challenge which saw hundreds of participants. The 3 point shoot-out was also a major focal point along with the dunking competition where players got to show off their abilities.
The quality of the matches have drastically improved from previous editions and with the coming of other players from different states along with Indian pro basketball players, it shows how it the tournament has developed and grown. There was also huge crowd participation with a crowd of roughly 1500 or so per day.
The challenge which was supported by the Meghalaya Basketball Players Association was sponsored by Gold’s Gym, Servo Indian Oil, Brands on Sale, Adidas, Naga Mandarin and T7 News.
(TNT-The Northeast Today news)