Babykutty, Press Release, Koratty: Kozhikode boys and Thiruvananthapuram Girls bagged titles as they beat Ernakulum in both sections 66-50 and 56-27 in the finals of the 41st State sub Junior basketball championship at the Little Flower Flood lit Indoor Stadium in Koratty.
In the boys division, 28 points by Abhishek supported by Ankit with 10 points helped Kozhikode to the title. For Ernakulum, John Paul was the op scorer with 10 points.
In the girls division, it was again a scintillating performance from Srekala R of St Gorethy HSS Nalanchira who contributed another 27 points for Thiruvananthapuram to take the crown, and for Ernakulum it was again Danielle Mathewos who came as the top scorer with 10 points
Earlier, in the third position matches clinically precise Idukki boys defeated Thiruvananthapuram 59-47 while speedy Thrissur girls had an easy victory over Kottayam 38-2 to secure the bronze medal.
Best Player awards instituted by Dr John M Chacko went to Abhishek of Kozhikode and Sreekala R from Thiruvananthapuram. PS Viswappan Foundation also contributed certificates and basketballs to the best players from each of the matches.
- Thiruvananthapuram 56 (Sreekala 27) bt Ernakulum 28 (Danielle Mathews 10)
- Kozhikode 60 (Abhishek 29, Ankitlal 10) bt Ernakulum 55 (John Paul 16)
Bronze Medal Match
- Thrissur 38 (Aparna Sadasivan 10) bt Kottayam 2
- Idukki 59 (Tom Jose 21, Jordy Jais12) bt Thiruvananthapuram 47 (Nihal18, Abhijith 13)