3×3 Pro Basketball League: Raspreet Sidhu leads Delhi Divas to second-round title
The third season takes place at the Wyndham Chandigarh Mohali hotel from March 8 to 21, 2022 and sees the participation of the best national and international players of men’s and women’s 3X3 basketball.
Raspreet Sidhu leads the way again
Indian player Raspreet Sidhu was in scorching shooting form for the Delhi Divas today right from the league rounds. Both in the group stages and in the finals, the Divas inflicted the Kochi Stars led by Stephy Nixon identical double-digit defeats 21-11.
In the final, Delhi quickly took a 6-2 lead. Delhi’s defense remained top-notch, preventing much larger Indian center Stephy Nixon from causing too much damage in the paint. The Divas’ 4-point cushion quickly took a 17-9 lead as the Stars looked gassed in the midday heat.
It was Delhi’s second victory in three sets. Meanwhile, Kochi underscored her consistency by reaching her third consecutive final.
Indian basketball legends go head-to-head
Earlier in the league stages, Indian women’s basketball legends Anitha Pauldurai (Padma Shri, 2021) and Geethu Anna Rahul (Arjuna Award, 2014) faced each other for the first time this season. Pauldurai’s Jaipur Regals prevailed over Rahul’s Coimbatore Spunkies, giving the Regals their first win in the Women’s League.
“I want to thank 3BL because playing in a league is very important for basketball. I know this very well because I have been playing for 18 years. I am happy that before my retirement I played at least two seasons of 3BL, last season and this season. [Commissioner Rohit] Bakchi Sir. I hope [his] Dreams come true [and] I’m sure one day we’ll play [in the] Olympics,” Pauldurai said after Regals secured a spot in the semi-finals.
Source: press release
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