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Basketball and India

2019 Federation Cup: Punjab Police (men) and Eastern Railway (Women) crowned champions

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The 33rd Federation Cup Basketball Championship for Men and Women, organised by Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and Uttar Pradesh Basketball Association (UPBA), was conducted from June 12-16 at the Gautam Buddha University in Greater Noida.

Featuring the top nine men's teams and top eight women's teams from India, the tournament was the first that Amjyot Singh participated in over a year with his one-year ban, handed to him by the BFI, ending earlier this month.

The NBA G-League star was a late addition to the Punjab Police squad, one that secured the men's championship. The men's champions squad also included other national team players such as Amritpal Singh and Arsh Preet Bhullar.

Amjyot added 20 points in the final while Bhullar, who top-scored in the final with 24 points, was named the tournament's MVP.

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For the Women's championship, Eastern Railway cruised to a 86-67 win in the final against Tamil Nadu. The champions were led in scoring by the duo of Libina MJ (28) and India's tallest women's basketball player Poonam Chaturvedi (26).

Libina MJ was named the MVP of the women's tournament.

Final Scores

Women: Eastern Railway (Libina MJ 28, Poonam Chaturvedi 26, Sitamani Tudu 13) bt. Tamil Nadu (Dharshini Thirunavukkarasu 19, M Nishanthi 13) 86-67 [29-15,17-22,21-13,19-12].

Men: Punjab Police (Arsh Preet Bhullar 24, Amjyot Singh 20, Ranbir Singh 18) bt. Indian Army (Sunil Rathee 18, Gopal Ram 16) 91-71.

Final Standings

Women

1. Eastern Railway

2. Tamil Nadu

3. Kerala

Men

1. Punjab Police

2. Indian Army

3. Income Tax

Info and scores courtesy: Hoopistani

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