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Stallions, Amplified remain unbeaten in OBT

Stallions, Amplified remain unbeaten in OBT
Players of TMB and CMD Hoopers (white) in action at Open Basketball Tournament in Kohima. (NP)
Correspondent Kohima, May 15 (NPN) | Publish Date: 5/15/2019 11:46:35 AM IST

Defending champions Stallions, Taurus, Team Orca and Amplified remained unbeaten in their league matches in the 11th Open Basketball Tournament (OBT) at the Khuochiezie, Kohima Local ground on Wednesday. 

Stallions edged past Road Runners 41-36 to register their second win in the tournament. 

Playing two league matches in a day, TMB lost their second match against Amplified by a narrow margin 48-49. 

In a must win match for both teams in their last league match, TMB emerged victorious against CMD Hoopers 46-30. The fate of the TMB to qualify for the next round will be decided when Ophidians takes on Amplified in their last league match on Thursday.

Playing two matches, Ocra overpowered Last King 60-26 and also bettered Jumpers 44-29 making it three wins in a row. 

Taurus defeated Backyard Ballers 50-34, and also defeated Kohima Royals 44-35 in the last match of the day. Taurus winning three wins in the league game has secured berth in the next round. 

In another encounter, Art City Warriors lost their third successive match against Tepenjem 06-56.  St Joseph College team bounced back from defeat against Trouncers in the second match.  The college team won 51-23 over Trouncers giving them a slender hope to qualify for the next round. 

In a must win match, XLR8 also suffered their third defeat against Elite Basketball. Elite trounced XLR8 74-23 to make it two wins in three matches. Elite Basketball defeated Kohima Royals 43-25 on Tuesday evening. 

Neise Mechülho, rtd director, Land Resources department was the match patron on Wednesday. 

Thursday’s matches 

Tepenjem Vs Last Kings

Backyard Ballers Vs Elite Basketball team 

Road Runners Vs  St Joseph

Ophidians Vs Amplified

Jumpers Vs  Last Kings

Orca Vs Art City Warriors

Backyard Ballers  Vrs  Kohima Royals

Stallions Vs Trouncers

Taurus  Vs  XLR8

Jumpers Vs Tempenjem

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