Athletic

Victory Day Basketball: Navy, Army reach final

Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Army moved into the final of the Bangabandhu Victory Day Basketball Tournament, thrashing their rivals in the semifinals at the Dhanmondi Wooden Floor Gymnasium on Wednesday.

The two teams will play final on Friday at 10am at the same venue.

Bangladesh Olympic Association Secretary General Syed Shaheed Reza will be the chief guest at the final and will distribute the trophies.

In the day’s first semifinals, Group A champions Bangladesh Navy beat Group B runners-up Dhumketu Club by 94-46 points after leading the first half by 52-23 points.

Shamsuzzaman scored 35 and Jamil 18 points for Navy while Riam earned 23 and Tahsin 8 for Dhumketu Club.

In the day’s other match, Group B champions Bangladesh Army defeated Group A runners-up Josephites Club by 87-52 points after dominating the first half by 46-25 points.

Wadud scored 19 points and Alim 14 for the winners while Avi managed 19 and Ibrahim 13 for the losing side.

Source: United News of Bangladesh