Mangaluru, Oct 15, 2019: At the state-level PU Colleges Kabaddi Championship which concluded at the Indoor Stadium in Dharwad, superb performance throughout enabled the Mangaluru team bag the top spot in both boys’ and girls’ categories
In the finals of the boys category, Mangaluru humbled the hosts Dharwad team by 57-51 points after leading 27-22 at half time. Vishal Gowda of the coastal districts drew the attention with his brilliant raiding.
In the girls’ final clash between Mangaluru and Mandya, Mangaluru team won by 15-11 with the help of excellent performance by Pallavi and Bhuvaneshwari. Mangaluru led by 9-6 at half time.
In the semifinals, Mangaluru boys had ousted Tumakuru by 49-21 while Dharwad had defeated Bengaluru South by 25-21. In girls’ semis, Mangaluru had overcome Udupi’s challenge by 10-6 and Mandya had outclassed Dharwad by 25-15.
The Dept of PU Collegiate Education, Dharwad, had organised the three-day tournament in association with Hiremallur Ishwaran PU College. MLC Basavaraj Horatti presented the trophies to the winners.