Sunday, June 16, 2024

Inter College Basketball: KSC, Immanuel emerge champions

The winners
The winners with MLA Keoshu Yimkhiung, Advisor, Youth Resources and Sports. (Photo courtesy: Andy Rajkumar/DDBA

Dimapur, June 17: Exciting and closely-contested finals marked the closing of the All Nagaland Inter College Basketball Tourney on June 16 with Kohima Science College and Immanuel College Dimapur emerging champions in the women’s and men’s categories respectively.
The Kohima Science College (KSC) women’s team managed to scrape past favourites Sazolie College Kohima with a 32-28 win. KSC defence was the decisive factor in their win as the team rallied around Sosenteta who was adjudged the Most Valuable Player in the women’s category.
The 3-day tournament that witnessed close contests from the very start ended with a befitting Men’s finale with Immanuel College beating the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in 5-minute added time.
NIT was ahead for most part of the match but Immanuel College refused to be bogged down. In the last quarter of the match, Immanuel College edged past NIT, but by the end of the regulation time, the scores were tied.
In the added five minutes both the teams looked exhausted but Immanuel College didn’t waste shots and defended with bulldog tenacity to deny NIT the win. The match ended at 85-81 in favour of Immanuel College.
The winners in both the Women’s and Men’s categories were awarded Rs 40,000 each with trophies and certificates. The runner-ups bagged Rs 25,000 each with trophies and certificates.
Semi-finalists Tetso College and Unity College (Women’s), and SASRD and Oriental College (Men’s) went home with Rs 10,000 each. The MVPs were awarded Rs 10,000 each along with trophies and certificates.
The All Nagaland Inter College Basketball Tournament was officiated by Senior Referee Rajib Kumar Sarma and Rokky Routh of the Basketball Federation of India.
Keoshu Yimkhiung, Advisor to Youth Resources and Sports, graced the closing ceremony as the special guest and gave away the trophies.
The tournament was sponsored by the Department of Youth Resources and Sports, and hosted by the Dimapur District Basketball Association.
Champions- Kohima Science College
Runner-Up- Sazolie College
MVP – Sosenteta
Champions – Immanuel College
Runner-Up – NIT
MVP – Visito Meyase
(Page News Service)