Ludhiana, October 11
Trainees of the Ludhiana Basketball Academy (LBA) stamped their superiority, clinching titles in both girls’ and boys’ sections in the 72nd Punjab State Junior Basketball Championship that concluded in Khanna on Sunday.
The District Basketball Association (DBA) fielded six teams of the LBA, Ludhiana district and Ludhiana rural in the girls and boys categories in the championship during which academy players came out triumphant to lift the winners’ trophies.
In the boys’ final, the LBA overpowered Patiala district 86-63 to annex the title whereas in the match to decide the third position, Jalandhar district proved too good for Hoshiarpur district whom they defeated 72-45.
In the girls’ section, the LBA faced a little challenge from Kapurthala as the former romped home victorious 50-27 to fetch the title. In the match for hard-line cup, Ludhiana district thrashed Amritsar 61-22 to secure the third position.
Gurminder Singh Lally, Chairman, Improvement Trust, Khanna, and Uma Datt Sharma, principal, AS Senior Secondary School, gave away prizes to position holders. Teja Singh Dhaliwal, general secretary, Punjab Basketball Association, was the guest of honour.
Sanjiv Kumar, Ashok Kumar, VK Kapoor, Jaspinder Singh Mangat and Sukhbir Singh were among others present.
JP Singh, president, DBA, Ludhiana, congratulated players on the achievement and appreciated coaches Davinder Singh Dhindsa, Rajinder Singh, Saloni, Narinder Pal, Ravinder Gill and Sukhwinder Singh for the hard work for engaging the youth in the game of basketball.
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