Babykutty: St Michael’s HSS Kozhikode and St Joseph’s HSS Thiruvananthapuram took the Girls and Boys title as they beat Little Flower HSS Koratty respectively at the 9th Silver Hill Inter School Basketball Tournament here at the Silver Hill Flood Lit Indoor Basketball Court in Kozhikode.
In the girls final match, St Michael’s, after trailing 27-38 at half time beat Little Flower HSS 70-53. For St Michael’s state player Nivya Raj rose on to the occasion to score 24 points followed by Aswathi Jayasankar making 17. For Little Flower Koratty, which was handicapped by the absence of its youth state players Festy and Sneha who were participating at the National Championship in Gujarat, Aleena top scored with 12 points.
In the boys final, St Joseph’s, after leading 37-27 at half time continued strongly in the second half to beat Little Flower HSS, Koratty 68-47. Gokul G top scored for the winners with 16 points and for Little Flower Indian Nelson did the bulk of the scoring with 20 points.
Earlier, in the boys semifinals, Little Flower HSS beat Don Bosco HSS, Irinjalakuda 64-43 while St Joseph’s beat Shanthaljyothi, Muttam 77-51 to reach the final. In the girls division semi final matches, Little Flower HSS beat Providence GHS Kozhikode 42-19, while St Michaels got the better of St Antony’s HSS, Vadakkara 41-16 to reach the final.
2nd St Chavara Mini Basketball Tournament Title of Host Silver Hills
Silver Hill HSS, Kozhikode beat Silver Hill Public School 39-6 to clinch the sub-junior title for the 2nd St Chavara Mini Basketball Tournament held alongside the Silver Hill Basketball Tournament.
Prizes and mementos were distributed by Olympian Preeja Sreedharan.
- Best Player- Gokul G from St Joseph’s HSS, Thiruvananthapuram
- Promising Player- India Nelson from Little Flower HSS, Koratty
- Best Player- Aparna Sadasivan from St Michael’s HSS, Kozhikode
- Promising Player- Harsha Joy, Little Flower HSS, Koratty
- Best Player- Brian Dilorus from Silver Hill, Kozhikode
- Promising Player- Mohammed Gibran from Silver Hill Public School
Detailed Scores Final
- St Joseph’s HSS, Thiruvananthapuram 68 (Gokul G 16, Athul Alotius 14, Alan Xavier 10) bt Little Flower HSS, Koratty 47 (Indian Nelson 20, Anto Prince 14)
- St Michael’s HSS, Kozhikode 70 (Nivya Raj 24, Aswathy Jayasankar 17) bt Little Flower HSS, Koratty 38 (Aleena S Seby 12)
- Silver Hill HSS Kozhikode 39 (Johan Solin 17, Brian Dilbrus 10) bt Silver Hill Public School 6
- Little Flower HSS, Koratty 64 (India Nelson 44, Anto 18) bt S Don Bosco HSS, Irinjalakuda 53 (Shamil Samsudeen 36)
- St Joseph’s HSS, Thiruvananthapuram 77 (Gokul G 16, Athul Alocius 13) bt Shanthaljyothi HS, Muttam 51 (Akhil P Murali 23, Tom Jose 13)
- St Michael’s HSS, Kozhikode 41 (Aswathy Jayasankar 18) bt St Antony’s HSS, Vadakara 16
- Little Flower HSS, Koratty 42 (Aparna Sadasivan 13, Aleena Seby 13) bt Providence GHS, Kozhikode 19