Bangalore: Despite losing their final league game against Income Tax, Vijaya Bank entered the semfinals of the 5th edition of Mulki Sunder Ram Shetty All-India Basketball Tournament at the Beagles Indoor Basketball Stadium, Malleswaram.
From Group B, Income Tax and Vijaya Bank are through to the semifinals as the top two teams respectively.
In Group A, I.C.F Chennai secured a semifinal spot eliminating Karnataka, who lost both their league stage games. In the process ICF joined Indian Navy, who had already topped Group A on Thursday.
Results: I.C.F. Chennai 74 (P. Vijay 19 pts, G.A. Anto Bethle 18 pts) beat Karnataka State Team 65 (Abhishek 18 pts, Balwan 15 pts) [14-20, 24-17, 12-19, 15-18]
Income Tax 77 (Jeevanantham Pandi 26 pts, Siva Balan 23 pts, Akilan Pari 15 pts) beat Vijaya Bank 73 (Harish M 22 pts, Arvind Arumugam 21 pts) [19-10,11-26, 19-27, 24-14]
Indian Navy 84 (Mahipal Singh 30 pts, Vivek 23 pts) beat Karnataka 52 (Abhishek 28 pts, Balwan Hooda 9 pts) [16-17, 16-16, 32-05, 20-14].