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Disappointing start for India at Jr NBA World Championships

Press Trust of India  |  Orlando (US) 

In a dismal start for country at the inaugural Junior World Championships, the Indian boys and girls teams lost their respective pool matches on the opening day of the Under-13 and Under-14 tournament, here.

The Indian girls, representing the city of Bengaluru, were hammered 11-57 and 28-75 by and respectively in their two pool matches of the international category at the Wide World of Complex inside Resort.

The Indian boys from fared much better but they also ended up on the losing side in both their pool matches.

The Indian boys lost 34-75 to the combined team from in their first match before succumbing to a 43-80 defeat against the side later in the day.

The presence of star and his family, who were there to cheer for the Indians, failed to inspire the Indians as they failed to match their rivals both in terms of quality and physical fitness.

However, the Indians, both the girls and boys, put on display some fast moves and occasional shooting but it was not enough to save them from defeats.

Both the Indian boys and girls teams will take on the combined team from respectively in their last pool matches tomorrow.

But the sheer exposure to be part of the global event in basketball's heartland will do a world of good in lifting the confidence of the young Indian cagers.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 09:25 IST