Puducherry, Jan 14:
Kerala women and Uttarakhand men clinched top honours in the final of the 17th senior national basketball championship here today Kerala overcame Telangana 68-59.
P S Jeena top scored for the winners with 20 points, while M Gayatri netted 16 points for the losers.
In the men’s section Uttarakhand staved off the challenge of Tamil Nadu 68-60 to claim the title.
The mens submits clash was a close contest as the players of both the teams displayed extra ordinary caging skills, but at the end of the day, the Uttarakhand men tamed their counter parts from the Tamil Nadu by close margen of 8 baskets, thus emerged winners of the contest.
Lt Governor Kiran Bedi presented the winners trophy to Kerala, while Chief Minister V gave away the trophy to Uttarakhand men. (PTI)