Babykutty, Press Release, Koratty: Idukki beat Ernakulum 11-7 with Tom José top scoring with 8 points for Idukki while host Thrissur defeated Kottayam 7-2 to take the title in boys and girls respectively in the 1st sub junior 3 on 3 competition along with the sub-junior State championship underway at the Little Flower HSS Koratty. For the 3rd place Thiruvananthapuram bagged both the titles.
In the girls semi final matches for the 41st State sub junior basketball championship Ernakulum girls drubbed Kottayam with Danielle Mathew top scoring for the winners with 8 points. Ernakulum will now take on Thiruvananthapuram who scraped past host Thrissur 46-44 with Sreekala doing all the damage for Thrissur as she made 32 points for her team to help them progress through to the final.
Earlier in the morning, Thiruvananthapuram boys beat Thrissur 55-42 to meet Ernakulum who defeated Wayanad 32-10 while Idukki boys had an easy run over Malapuram 47-28 to meet Kozhikode who drubbed Pathanamthita 60-17.
In the girls quarter final matches played late night on Friday Ernakulum stunned the defending Champion Kozhikode with the score 24-14 to meet Kottayam.
Girls Semi Finals
- Ernakulum 26 (Danielle Mathews 8) bt Kottayam 6
- Thiruvananthapuram 46 (Sreekala 32) Thrissur 44 (Aparna Sadasivan 23, Ann Maria Johnny 14)
Boys Quarter final matches
- Thiruvananthapuram 55 ( Srejith S 12, Nihal 8, Vishnuram 8) bt Thrissur 42 (Austin Antony 11, Christo Sabu 10)
- Ernakulum 32 (Albin JA 9) bt Wayanad 10
- Idukki 47 (Alwin Jose 12) bt Malapuram 28
- Kozhikode 60 (Abhishek Jaison 16, Ankitlal 16) bt Kozhikode 17 (Akash Vijayan 7)