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Indian boys, girls crash out of world jr NBA

By The Assam Tribune

ORLANDO (US), Aug 11: India�s campaign ended at the Junior NBA World Championship with both the girls� and boys� teams crashing out in the first knock-out round of the Under-14 international tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex inside Walt Disney World here.

The Indian girls, represented by a team from Bengaluru, showed great fight before losing by 31-62 margin against China late last night.

The Indian girls fought hard but failed to match the physically more superior Chinese opponents who were also more precise in shooting.

The Indian girls lost all the four periods 17-4, 14-13, 14-6, 17-8 but showed great fighting spirit in the second period to close the gap.

Later in the day, the Indian boys� team from New Delhi were thrashed 29-86 by a combined side of Africa and Middle-East.

The Indian boys were no match against their tall and well-built rivals as they were outclassed 6-20, 5-20, 9-30, 9-16 in all the four periods. � PTI

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