Bangalore, August 26: Income Tax, Chennai emerged champions defeating hosts Vijaya Bank 76-72 in the final of the 5th edition of the Mulki Sunder Ram Shetty All-India Basketball Tournament on Sunday at the Beagles Indoor Basketball Stadium, Malleswaram.
In the third-place playoff, Indian Navy, Lonavala scored a 69-59 win against I.C.F Chennai.
The final game of the tournament was played between the host team Vijaya Bank and Income tax Chennai. Income Tax has remained undefeated in the tournament so far and even registered a win over Vijaya Bank in the league stage.
Results (final): Income Tax 76(Ravi Kumar 26 pts, Jeevanantham Pandi 16 pts, G Sivabalan 13 pts) beat Vijaya Bank 72 (Anil Kumar 27 pts, Arvind Arumugam 20 pts) [13-18, 26-14, 22-19, 15-21]
Third-place playoff: Indian Navy 69(Mahipal Singh 23 pts, Vivek Goti 13 pts) beat I.C.F Chennai 59(Praveen Kumar) [25-10, 12-15, 19-19, 13-15]
Special awards: G Sivabalan of Income Tax (Most Valuable Player), Hareesh M of Vijaya Bank (Most promising player), Clinton Andrews of Vijaya Bank (Best defensive player) and Ravi Kumar of Income Tax (Crowd favourite).