Babykutty, Press Release: St Joseph’s HSS Pulicunnu beat hosts Sacred Heart HSS Koratty while Little Flower HSS Koratty defeated Providence GHS, Kozhikode to be crowned champions at the 6th Essech trophy inter-school basketball tournament for boys and girls at the Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School And ICSE & ISC Junior College flood lit basketball stadium in Changacherry on Monday.
In the boys final, after leading 37 -30 at half time, hosts Sacred Heart HSS Changancherry lost their match to St Josephs HSS Pulicunnu 61-74. For St Joseph’s, the top scorer was Anandhu with 17 points followed by Sonu Jaison and Vishnu making 15 points each. For Sacred Heart, Chacko Sebastian was the top scorer with 24 points followed by Adit Appu with 16.
In the girls final, Little Flower HSS Koratty defeated Providence GHS Kozhikode 48-40 with Ann Rose Thomas top scoring for the winners with 16 points and India Nelson and Vimmy Varkey making 12 points each. For Providence, Mayuka was the top scorer with 21 points.
Earlier in semi-final match in the boys division, Sacred Heart HSS Changanacherry beat Kristhujyothi, Changanchherry while St Joseph’s Pulicunnu in an extra time thriller beat Lourdes Public School Kottayam 50-41 to make the final.
In the girls’ semi final matches Little Flower defeated St Josephs GHS Alapuzha 26-20 while Providence outscored Mount Carmel, Kottayam 48-40 to reach the final.
- St Joseph’s HSS, Pulicunnu 74 (Anandhu 17, Sonu Jaison 15, Vishnu 15) beat Sacred Heart HSS Changanachery 61 (Chacko Sebastian 24, Adit Appu 16)
- Little Flower HSS Koratty 48 (Ann Rose Thomas 16, India Nelson 15, Vimmy Varkey 15) bt Providence HSS Kozhikode 40 (Mayukha 21, Anagha 11, Adhika 10)