CHANDIGARH, OCT 1 :Border Security Force prevailed over Rest of Punjab men by 66–56 points in a thrilling match of the 18th Punjab Annual Basketball League for men and women at village Gure in Ludhiana district on last night.
The securitymen led 27–12 at the end of first half. In the second and third quarters Rest of Punjab, playing possession attack and at times changing to fast counter attack, scored equally to BSF and were trailing by only by five points at the end of third quarter ( 42 -47).
With this win BSF have secured six points with three wins from as many matches. Punjab Police have also registered three wins so far. The match between Punjab Police and BSF will determine the league champions.
In a match to decide third and fourth positions, Rail Coach Factory defeated DLW, Patiala, by 77 -33 points. With this win RCF were having six points for two wins and two defeats and finished third.
Rest of Punjab with one win and three defeeats fetched five points and finished fourth. DLW Patiala, having lost all the four matches they played, got four points and were fifth.
In the women’s section, Jalandhar were lucky to beat Kapurthala by 55 -53. Kapurthla gave a tough fight to Jalandhar. With this win Jalandhar had two wins from two matches and got four points. They will play Ludhiana who have also secured four points.
Kapurthala, with one win against Amritsar and two losses, get four points and finished third. Amritsar, with all three defeats, got three points and finshed fifth.