Babykutty: In the boys section host Thrissur beat Kottayam 67-44 while the defending champions Kozhikode girls drubbed Pathanamthitta 45-8 to make the finals of the 31st Kerala State Youth Basketball Championship for Boys and Girls at the Irinjalakuda Christ Vidyanikethan indoor basketball court.
In the first girls semi final match Kozhikode who defeated Pathanamthitta will meet the winners of Thrissur and Kannur in the final.
In the boys division, host Thrissur defeated Kottayam to meet the winners of Ernakulum and Alapuzha in the final. For Thrissur Gokul Babu was the top scorer with 26 points followed by Alan P Paul making 19 and for Kottayam Muhammed Shivas made 13.
Earlier, in the late quarterfinal matches on Saturday, in the boys division Kottayam beat Pathanamthitta (58-51), Thrissur beat Thiruvananthapuram (43-20) and Ernakulum defeated Malapuram (55-23) to make the semi final.
In the girls quarterfinal matches Kozhikode had an easy win over Alapuzha (74-25), Kannur defeated Kollam (41-23), Thrissur drubbed Kasargod (43-20) and Pathanmthitta scraped past Thiruvananthapuram (43-42) to make the Semi Final Line up.
- Kozhikode- 45(Aswathy Jaysankar 12, Nivya raj10,Shamseera10)bt Pathanamthitta-8
- Thrissur 67 (Gokul Babu 26, Alan P Paul 19) bt Kottayam 44 (Muhammed Shiras 13, Sidharth Prasad 12)
- Kottayam 58 (Jaicob Jaimon 17, Muhammed Shibas 13) bt Pathanamthitta 51 (Shibil 13)
- Alapuzha 74 (Febi 26, Sudharshan P 19) bt Idukki 51 (Akhil 24, Abin Joy 15)
- Ernakulum 55 (Joshua George 12, Shran Frazilin 11) bt Malapuram 23 (Vysak 12)
- Thrissur 43 (Ginneb 10) bt Thiruvananthapuram 20
- Kozhikode 74 (Niyaraj PP 18, Anusha Anto 14, Aswathy 14) bt Alapuzha 25 (Neethu S 10)
- Kannur 41 (Sandra PS 15) bt Kollam 23
- Pathanamthitta 43 (Festy P Jose 15, Aparna 13) bt Thiruvanthapuram-42(Sreekala15,Saranya12)
- Thrissur 43 (Nimmi 21) bt Kasargod 20