V-Day Basketball: Navy, Army reach semifinals

Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Army emerged group champions to reach the semifinals of the Bangabandhu Victory Day Basketball Tournament on Tuesday.

In the semifinals on Wednesday, Group A champion Bangladesh Navy will play Group B runners-up Dhumketu Club at 9am while Group B champion Bangladesh Army will face Group A runners-up Josephites Club at 10:30am.

In the day’s match, Bangladesh Navy clinched the group crown crushing Bangladesh Police by 111-38 points after leading the first half by 52-20 points at the Dhanmondi wooden floor on Tuesday.

Sajib caged 18 and Amir 16 for the Navy while Aziz scored the match highest 19 and Mahmudul 8 for police.

In the day’s other match, Dhumketu Club booked a semifinal berth eliminating Bangladesh Air Force by 67-62 points after trailing the first half by 23-30 points at the same venue.

Tareq contributed 17 and Tahsin 16 for the winners while Khairul Basher scored 20 and Mehdi Hasan 14 for the losers.

Earlier, Bangladesh Army confirmed the Group B title with a comfortable 72-42 points victory over Bangladesh Air Force on Monday.

Source: United News of Bangladesh