January 2016, Sports
Services emerged as the men’s senior National basketball champion 2016 by defeating Uttarakhand in the finals after a gap of nine years in the finals . Railways, meanwhile, routed Kerala 72-55 to clinch the women’s title.
In the men’s summit clash, India internationals Joginder Singh (26 pts) and Narender Grewal (20 pts) showed their class. Railways, far and away the most impressive unit in the women’s field, once again dominated.
Men: Final: Services 73 (Joginder Singh 26, Narender Grewal 20, S.M. Setu 10) bt Uttarakhand 67 (Murali Krishna 24, Vishesh Bhriguvanshi 20).
Women: Final: Railways 72 (P. Anitha Durai 16, P.U. Navaneetha 10, Sitamani Tudu 12, Smruthi Radhakrishnan 10) bt Kerala 55 (Stephy Nixon 17, P.G. Anjana 14, P.S. Jeena 14).
Individual prizes (Most Valuable Player Rs. 10,000):
Men: Joginder Singh (Services); Women: Navaneetha (Railways).