Hosts Punjab progressed to the men’s quarter-finals of the national basketball championship along with Tamil Nadu and Services while Kerala’s women also reached the last-eight stage in Ludhiana on Monday.
In level 1 Group A matches, Punjab outplayed Delhi 84-63 while Utharakhand defeated Haryana 75-63 before losing 57-81 to Karnataka at the Gurunanak Stadium.
In Group B, Services scored a dominating 101-64 win over Rajasthan to confirm their berth in the quarter-finals. In the women’s championship, Indian Railways, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Kerala reached the quarter-finals.
Kerala women beat Tamil Nadu while Maharashtra defeated Delhi. Madhya Pradesh rallied to beat Karnataka.