In­dian cagers bag 10th po­si­tion in Asian bas­ket­ball tour­ney

HT Ludhiana Live - - City/sports - HT Live Cor­re­spon­dent ludlivedesk@hin­dus­tan­ LUD­HI­ANA:

In­dian ju­nior men fin­ished tenth in the re­cently con­cluded 22nd FIBA-ASIA un­der the 18 Men Bas­ket­ball cham­pi­onship held at Ulaan­baatar (Mon­go­lia) from Au­gust 17-26.

Pal­preet Singh Brar, who be­longs to Muk­t­sar dis­trict and is tak­ing coach­ing at Lud­hi­ana Bas­ket­ball Academy, was de­clared the sec­ond high­est scorer with 129 points in the whole cham­pi­onship.

In a tele­phonic con­ver­sa­tion, he ex­pressed his hap­pi­ness over the achieve­ment. He said, “I am happy that I was able to bring a good name to my coun­try, city and the Lud­hi­ana Bas­ket­ball Academy.”

A to­tal of 16 coun­tries had par­tic­i­pated in the cham­pi­onship, where Pal­preet scored-28 points but In­dia lost to Le­bo­nan by 61-65 points, In­dia lost to China by 54-119 points, then In­dia de­feated Hong Kong by 77-68 points and Pal­preet scored 27 points and col­lec­tPALPREET SINGH BRAR, TAK­ING COACH­ING AT LUD­HI­ANA BAS­KET­BALL ACADEMY, WAS DE­CLARED THE SEC­OND HIGH­EST SCORER IN THE CHAM­PI­ONSHIP ed 17 re­bounds; In­dia lost to Korea (73-123 points) again lost to Ja­pan (71-100 points), where Pal­preet con­trib­uted 31 points and col­lected 14 re­bounds; In­dia lost to Syria by 57-69 points and Pal­preet scored 19 points and col­lected 13 re­bounds, In­dia de­feated In­done­sia by 67-53 points and Pal­preet scored 24 points. Pal­preet scored a to­tal of 129 points and was de­clared the sec­ond the high­est scorer in the cham­pi­onship.

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