January 6, 2010

Indian Railways take over National Basketball Championships

The 60th National Basketball Championships concluded in Ludhiana earlier this week, and Indian Railways won gold in both the Men's and Women's divisions:

It was a double delight for Indian Railways as they successfully defended their title in the men's and women's section, defeating hosts Punjab and Delhi respectively in the finals of the 60th National Basketball Championship at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

In an exciting contest, Railways men defeated Punjab 75-74 by a whisker to retain the men's trophy, while women's team brushed aside last year's losing finalist Delhi 84-62 to emerge victorious.

Railways have incredibly doubled their double feat - the men and women divisions were both won by the team in last year's national championship in Surat, too.

The women's team this year was led with 28 points by Geethu Anna Jose, who is the captain of the Indian Women's team and was also one of the team's few star performers in country's otherwise dismal showing at the FIBA Asia Women Championship at Chennai in September.

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