OBT Day 2: TMB, Cretan Bulls, Taurus & Orca win matches


Dimapur, May 8: Playing league system, on day – two of the ongoing 10th Open Basketball Tournament (OBT) organized by Nagaland Basketball Association (NBA) and Suncity Kohima at Khuociezie local ground, Cretan Bulls trounced Mission Giants by 75 – 17, TMB beat Ephriam by 60 – 47 while defending champions, Taurus defeated Trouncers 65 – 36 in the first, second and third match respectively to register wins.
In the evening, Orca routed Last Kings 59 – 32 in the fourth match while in the fifth match, Stallions hammered Akelos by 60-35.
Meanwhile, Cretan Bulls battered S.Naga Trounce 91-31 played in the sixth match. Both the teams played two matches each during the day. While the last match between Ephraim and Orca have been postponed.
Meanwhile, Oka Chishi, a renowned entrepreneur was the match patron of the day. In his short speech, he expressed happiness and said he was impressed by the way Suncity Kohima is taking initiative to organize such a sporting event. While reminiscing his playing days in basketball tournaments organised by Suncity way back ten to fifteen years, such facilities like that of this present OBT were not there, he said.
Adding that basketball is a billion-dollar industry at present, he further encouraged the players to put their efforts in getting the fundamental and basis of basketball.
Zaleo Rio (IAS Rtd), Deputy Speaker, Nagaland Legislative Assembly and president of Nagaland Basketball also attended the tournament. A.K Trigga and Tali presented a special number.
Today’s Fixture
1st Match : Ephraim Vs Akelos
2nd Match : TMB Vs Orca
3rd Match : Taurus Vs Ophidian
4th Match : Last Kings Vs Akelos
5th Match : Ephraim Vs Orca
6th Match : TMB Vs Stallions
7th Match : Mission Giants Vs Ophidian
The first match will commence at 10:30 a.m. Players have been informed to report by 10 a.m. (Page News Service)