Basketball: India claims bronze in Hong Kong

The Indian senior men’s basketball team claimed the bronze medal at the 21st Best Mart 360° Super Kung Sheung Cup International Basketball Invitation Championship here on Sunday.

India comfortably saw off local team Eastern Long Lions 90-60, with as many as four players scoring in double digits.   -  g. p. sampath kumar

The Indian senior men’s basketball team claimed the bronze medal at the 21st Best Mart 360° Super Kung Sheung Cup International Basketball Invitation Championship here on Sunday. India comfortably saw off local team Eastern Long Lions 90-60, with as many as four players scoring in double digits.

The third-placed finish will come as consolation for India after having suffered an agonizing 89-93 defeat in the semifinal late on Saturday. Captain Vishesh Bhriguvanshi's 35 points went in vain as India lost to Southern California Fukienese Association (USA), the eventual champion.

The results:

3rd-4th place match: India 90 (Amritpal Singh 24, Vishesh Bhriguvanshi 23, Rikin Pethani 16, Pratham Singh 10) bt Eastern Long Lions 60 (Poon Chi Ho 18, Christopher Barnes 12, Lee Ki 10).

Semifinals: (on Saturday): SCFA 93 (Taylor Statham 26, Donald Lee 21, Van Girard II 10) bt India 89 (Vishesh Bhriguvanshi 35, Rikin Pethani 21, Amritpal Singh 17).