JORHAT, Jan 8 � Defending champions Delhi made a flying start in the 36th Junior National Handball Championship (Boys) defeating Himachal Pradesh 37-13 and Manipur 40-16 at the Jorhat District Sports Association ground here today on the third day of the meet.
Host Assam today defeated West Bengal 17-13 in the morning but went down to Punjab 5-22. Now Assam�s chance of entering into the quarterfinal stage virtually ended in smoke. Out of four group league matches Assam won only two.
Other results of the day: West Bengal bt Tripura, Chandigarh bt Bihar, Haryana bt Maharashtra, Gujrat bt J&K, Punjab bt Kerala, Jharkhand bt Manipur, Rajasthan by Karnataka, Mumbai HA bt Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra bt Karnataka, Kerala bt Tripura, Gujrat bt Mumbai HA, Uttar Pradesh bt West Bengal.