Finding a gap: A Kottayam Vs Kollam Quarter final match in progress.

Finding a gap: A Kottayam vs Kollam Quarter final match in progress.

Baby Kutty, Press Release, Koratty:  Kottayam and Thiruvanthapuram girls entered the semi finals of the 41st Kerala State Sub Junior Basketball Championship for Boys and Girls at the twin indoor flood lit basketball courts of Little Flower HSS Koratty.

In the first girls quarter final match Kottayam drubbed Kollam (24-4) while Thiruvananthapuram had an easy victory over Malapuram (15-5) to reach the semi final. Kottayam will now meet the winners of Kozhikode and Ernakulum while Thiruvanthapuram will meet the winners of Wayanad and Thrissur in the semi final.

In the boys section, along with Kozhikode, Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Malapuram, Ernakulum, Wayanad, Thiruvananthapuram and Thrissur have made the quarterfinals.

In the league matches, in an exciting encounter Idukki stunned the defending champion Ernakulum (60-53), with Tom Jose scoring 20 points and equally supported by Nikhil Thomas making 18 points for the victory. In other matches Kozhikode beat Alapuzha 38-14, Wayanad beat Malapuram 17-15, Kottayam beat Kollam 39-4 and Kozhikode drubbed Palakkad 30-9.

In the girls section, Thiruvananthapuram had an easy victory over Ernakulum 39-4, Malapuram beat Kannur 18-4 and Kottayam beat Palakkad 24-4.

Thiruvananthapuram on the break against Malapuram in the girls quarter final match.

Thiruvananthapuram on the break against Malapuram in the girls quarter final match.

Three on Three- Idukki Boys to meet Ernakulum and Kottayam girls will meet Thrissur  in the Final

Idukki beat Thrissur 11-8 while Ernakulum defeated Thiruvananthapuram 13-4 to vie for the boys final while in the girls section, in extra period, Kottayam beat Malapuram 3-1 to meet Thrissur who defeated Thiruvanthapuram 8-7 here for the 1st Sub Junior 3 on 3 competition here along with the Sub Junior State championship in Koratty.

Detailed Scores Girls Quarter final matches

  1. Kottayam 24 (Neha 10) bt  Kollam 4
  2. Thiruvananthapuram 15 (Sreekala R 8) bt  Malapuram 5