10th OBT begins in Kohima


Kohima, May 7: The 10th edition of Open Basketball Tournament organised by Nagaland Basketball Association in association with Suncity, Kohima commenced today at Local Ground Kohima.
Additional Chief Engineer (D&R) of Power Department, Keviletuo Yiese graced the inaugural function as the chief guest.
Altogether 11 teams, one from Mokokchung and 10 from Kohima, are vying for the coveted title.
The champion will receive cash award of Rs 60,000 while runners-up will get Rs 30,000, both with trophy and citation.
The two losing semi-finalists and the most valuable player of the tournament will also get Rs 10,000 each.
The tournament, which will conclude on May 12 is being played day and night on league system.
Pastor of Faith Harvest Church Kohima, Rev Shan Kikon prayed for the tournament while NPF MLA Khriehu Liezietsu was also present during the inaugural match played between defending champions Taurus and Mission Giants.
Meanwhile, five matches have been played so far on day-one. The results are as follows :-
1st Match – Taurus 74 – 26 Mission Giants
2nd Match – T.M.B 67 – 30 Last Kings
3rd Match – Orca 77 – 43 Akelos
4th Match – Stallions 76 – 62 Ephraim
5th Match – Ophidian 35 – 18 S.Naga Trouncers
Fixture (08/05/’18)
First Match will start at 1:00 pm. Players have been informed to report by 12:30 pm.
Tomorrow there will be seven matches
1st Match – Cretan Bulls Vs Mission Giants
2nd Match – T.M.B Vs Ephriam
3rd Match – Taurus Vs S. Naga Trouncers
4th Match – Last Kings Vs Orca
5th Match – Stallions Vs Akelos
6th Match – S.Naga Trouncers Vs Cretan Bulls
7th Match – Ephriam Vs Orca
(Page News Service)