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Sathyabama to meet Annamalai in inter-varsity basketball final

Chennai, Dec 15 (UNI) Hosts Sathyabama University will meet Annamalai University (Chidambaram) in the final of the Tamil Nadu Inter-University Basketball tournament here tonight.

In the semifinals this morning, Sathyabama defeated SRM University 57-51, while Annamalai, helped by a 28-point blitz, by Pechi, ended the winning streak of Madras University 56-46.

Earlier, in the last set of league matches last night, Sathyabhama thrashed Annamalai 77-42 to top Group A and Madras survived some anxious moments before getting the better of SRM 74-62 to top Group B.

Results: Semifinals: Sathyabama-57 (Jerald 15, Atkins 14) bt SRM-51 (Sharma 12, Deepak 13, Praveen 10); Annamalai-56 (Pechi 28, Anandakrishnan 10) bt Madras-46 (Vinod-11) League matches: Group A: Sathyabama-77 (Shinu 17, Milton 13) bt Annamalai-42 (Anandakrishnan 11, Pechi 14).

Group B: Madras-74 (Vinod 17, Puvi 20) bt SRM-62 (Parker 27, Natraj 19).


Story first published: Saturday, December 15, 2007, 13:03 [IST]
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