Babykutty: Kerala State Electricity Board, Thiruvananthapuram defeated Southern Railway Chennai 55-50, while in the men’s division Indian Overseas Bank, Chennai took the title beating Cochin Customs and Central Excise 62-30 in the 6th JCI All India Basketball Tournament at the St Aloysius Flood Lit Basketball Stadium in Athirampuzha.
In the men’s division final, IOB took the title with Aravind’s 17 and Pratham Singh making 13, while for Customs Subash Shenoy and Basil Philip scored 13 points each.
In the women’s final match KSEB led by 10 points at half time but had to fight till the end with Grima top scoring for the winners with 12 points and Jeena PS with 10. For the experienced Southern Railway outfit, Rajapridarshini top scored with 13.
The Guests of Honour included Sports and Forest Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, Mons Joseph MLA, who gave away trophies to the Women Division; while in the men’s division the trophies were distributed by Justice AM Shafique, Hon Judge of High Court of Kerala.
- Kerala State Electricity Board, Thiruvananthapuram 55 (Grima 12, Jeena PS 10) bt Southern Railway Chennai 50 (Raja Priyadarshini 13)
- Indian Overseas Bank Chennai 62 (Aravind 17, Prathanm Singh 13) bt Customs and Central Excise Kochi 30 (Basil Philip 11, Subash J Shenoy 11)