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Phan Dinh Phung Sports Centre take basketball title

Update: July, 03/2012 - 09:34

The HCM City-based Phan Dinh Phung Sports Centre have won the women's division at the National U17 Basketball Tournament Cool Air Cup which wrapped up in the central coastal city of Da Nang.

Soc Trang finished second, while Binh Thuan Province's Gifted Sports School and Da Nang's Phan Chu Trinh High School shared third place.

In the men's event, Air Defence- Force arm won the title. Ha Noi's Chu Van An High School came second, while the Tan Binh District-based Sports Centre and Can Tho Gifted Sports School finished third.

The organisers also presented scholarships worth VND5 million (US$240) each to the top five players in the tournament who also recorded good academic performances during the last school year.

The final stage of this year's competition drew the participation of the top 15 men's and women's teams determined by northern, central and southern region qualifying rounds.

The tournament aimed to promote and develop the sport of basketball among young people across the country. — VNS

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