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South Asian Basketball Championships: India registers comprehensive 90-44 win over Nepal in last round robin match

Regional Powerhouse India Continued Its Winning Form By Registering A Comprehensive 90-44 Victory Over Nepal In Their Last Round Robin Encounter Of The South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) Championship In Male, Maldives.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 24 May 2017, 10:54:41 AM
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New Delhi:

Regional powerhouse India continued its winning form by registering a comprehensive 90-44 victory over Nepal in their last round robin encounter of the South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) Championship in Male, Maldives.

India made the most of their size advantage against a smaller Nepal team and scored majority of their points in the paint while opening a 19-point lead in the first quarter.

India's veteran shooting guard Vishesh Bhriguvanshi continued his scoring spree as he tallied 22 points in the encounter.

Shooting guard Anil Kumar BK also chipped in with 16 points off the bench. The second half of the game saw young players Jeevanatham Pandi, Muin Bek and Vishal Kumar Gupta get some valuable playing time.

Pandi made the most of this opportunity by using his size to grab offensive rebounds and score 12 points for the team.

For Nepal, Ashim Shrestha was the leading scorer with nine points as Nepal's shooters struggled against India's zone defence.

Vishesh Bhriguvanshi was declared player of the match. India have now ensured qualification in the upcoming FIBA Asia Cup in Lebanon from August 8 to 20, and the FIBA Asia Champions Cup respectively.

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First Published : 24 May 2017, 10:47:00 AM