Kottayam scoring against Pathanamthitta.

Kottayam scoring against Pathanamthitta.

Babykutty: On the second day of the 32nd Kerala Youth Basketball Championship for Boys and Girls here at Shanthal Jyothi Public School Indoor Stadium in Muttam, Kottayam boys beat Pathanamthitta 52-26, while in an exciting match containing numerous lead changes, Ernakulum boys recorded their second straight victory scraping past Thiruvananthapuram 60-58. Ernakulum now remains unbeaten in Group B.

In the girls division, Thrissur first beat Pathanamthitta (29-6) and later beat Thrivananthapuram in the evening;   while Malapuram beat Kasargod (54-47), Wayanad beat Palakkad (35-12), Kozhikode girls recorded their second straight victory in Group B by beating Kannur 37-20.

In other boys’ matches, hosts Idukki beat Malapuram 73-58, Thrisur beat Alapuzha 85-77 and Palakkad beat Kasargod 37-14.

Detailed Scores

Boys

Group A

  • Idukki 73 (Aswin Binu 24, Joyal Jose 18, Allen Jose 14) bt Malapuram 38 (Jerin John 13)
  • Thrissur 85 (Gokul Babu 42, Arun Shaji 18, Antony Varghese 15) bt Alapuzha 77 (Abhinandu 15, Amal Raghu 14)

Group B

  • Kottayam (Muhammaed Shiras 25, Jithin Paul 10) bt Pathanamthitta 26 (Subin Jacob 12)
  • Ernakulum 60 (Shran Fracilin 17, Ajai Diji 11, Arun 10) bt Thiruvananthapuram 58 (Jobin KJ 28)

Group C

  • Palakkad 37 (Muhammed Niyas 12, Sreevalsan 10) bt Kasargod 14

Group D

  • Kannur 52 (Albin Biju 22, Sachin John 15) bt Wayanad 49 (Shyam Kumar 24)

Girls

Group A

  • Thrissur 29 (Aleena 9) bt Pathanamthitta 6
  • Thiruvanthapuram 43 (Sreekala 18) bt Kollam 29

Group B

  • Kozhikode 37 (Adhika NP 15, Akhila Mohan 10) bt Kannur 20
  • Kottayam 33 (Sylvya George 12, Aneesha Cleetus 9, Sneha Thomas 9)

GroupC

  • Malapuram 54 (Nasref 18) bt Kasargod 47 (Amsere 17)

GroupD

  • Wayanad 35 (Aswin Sreekumar 14) bt Palakkad 12
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