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KIIT wins men’s and women’s title in SOA

Statesman News Service | Bhubaneswar |

KIIT lifted the men’s and women’s titles in the SOA Inter-College Basketball championship defeating BJB (Autonomous) College and SOA (Deemed to be University) respectively in the finals held on Monday.

KIIT defeated BJB (Autonomous) College 38-14 in the men’s final and then pipped SOA 28-21 in the women’s title round. The matches were played at the Basketball facility in Campus- 2 of SOA. In the men’s final, KIIT led from the beginning to be ahead 23-7 at the half-time.

Saadab and Ashutosh top scored for the winners with eight points each while Abhishek (five) was the top marksman for the losers. Hasman Pedro (19) did the star turn for the KIIT women’s team as they downed SOA. In fact, SOA initially presented a tough challenge to KIIT as they led 15-14 at the interval.

But Pedro turned the tables on the hosts. Pratyusha (12) was the top scorer for SOA. SOA Vice-Chancellor Prof. Amit Banerjee gave away the prizes in the presence of SOA’s Additional Dean (Students’ Welfare) Dr. Jyoti Ranjan Das and Sports Officer Ms. Sunita Burma.