March 20, 2014

Bangalore edition of BFI-IMG Reliance College Basketball League started this week

From Monday, March 17th, the Bangalore edition of this season's BFI-IMG Reliance College Basketball League tipped off with a an opening ceremony at the New Horizon Engineering College, Sarjapur. The league - organized by the Basketball Federation of India (BFI), IMG Reliance, and the Karnataka State Basketball Association (KSBA), will feature 10 teams each in the Men's and Women's divisions as they play in the home-and-away format. Bangalore has already hosted a similar school-level league which tipped off three months ago.

The college league is part of BFI-IMG Reliance's nation-wide attempt to increase high-level competition in major Indian markets. This season, they have set out to organize both college and school league's in a record eight cities (Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ludhiana, Indore, and Kolkata), each featuring the same format and the same number of teams (10 Men, 10 Women).

The college winners from all the states will participate in the National Champions Cup to be held in April/May, 2014 in New Delhi.

In the matches this week, Surana College Men beat Presidency College 44-22 after Surana was leading 23-12 in half time. St Joseph Commerce College downed Sindhi College 51-16, SBM Jain College defeated BMSCE 37-10 and New Horizon Engineering College overcame RV College of Engg 53-35.

In the Women’s section, Mount Carmel College beat BMSCE 44-33. Roshini scored 16 points for Mount Carmel College and Aanchal finished with 18 for BMSCE. Aishwarya scored 13 points; Prithika 12 and St Joseph Commerce College beat SBM Jain College 54-48. Simonelle finished with 30 for SBM Jain College.

Follow more results via the BFI here.

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