Shillon: The 2nd games of the North East Olympic Games 2022 were held this Sunday at the NEIGRIHMS Indoor Basketball Stadium, and the 8th round of the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Games was held.
Nagaland and Mizoram are the only two states whose men’s and women’s teams have reached the quarter-finals but, interestingly, five of the remaining six states also have at least one team in the semi-finals, only Tripura failed to emerge. through it.
On the women’s side, Nagaland beat Arunachal Pradesh 40-32 in the early morning match before hosts Meghalaya registered a 68-23 drubbing of Assam. Mizoram was then involved in a very close contest with Manipur but was bowled out by 60 points in 55 runs before Sikkim ran riot over Tripura 87-12.
The men’s quarter-finals saw Mizoram defeat Sikkim 89-60 before Manipur eliminated Meghalaya 82-69. Assam boys then beat Arunachal by 50 points, 94-44, but the highest scoring game was saved for the end when Nagaland beat Tripura by 109 points to 85.
The semi-finals will all be played on Monday. On the women’s side, Nagaland will face Meghalaya at 10 am and Mizoram will play Sikkim at 1 pm.
The first men’s semi-final is between Mizoram and Manipur at 11:30 am followed by Assam vs Nagaland at 2:30 pm.
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