Kanhagad 12th, Dec 2014: In two Exciting matches of the day in Group A and Group B men division defending Champions Ernakulum after trailing 30-36 at the half time came on to beat Alapuzha 64-53. While in a group B match Kollam who lost to Thiruvanthapuram yesterday played an exciting encounter and defeated Kozhikode 61-56 today. The games of the 60th Senior State Basketball Championship for Men and Women were played at the twin Basketball courts of the GVHSS FloodLight Stadium here at Kanhagad.
In women section the quarter finalist were the last year champions Thiruvanthapuram along with Alapuzha from group A Palakkad and Kannur from B,Thrssur and Kottayam from group C teams and Ernakulum and Kozhikode from D confirmed for the quarter finalist line up.
On the second day in the women’s section defending champions Thiruvanthapuram anchored by international players Jeena P S and Anjanna P G had no difficulty in beating Wayand 46-12 while Kottayam beat Malapuram 53-13
In men’s division in the morning. Thrissur beat Wayanad 37-23, Idukki beat Kannur 78-50 and the day before matches were Ernakulum beat Pathanamthitta 59-41 and Thiruvanthapuram beat Kollam 60-52
· Idukki 78(Aswin Binu 17, Abhilash 13)bt Kannur 50(Shajahan 14, Muhammed F 11, Muhammed R 10)
· Thiruvanthapuram 60(Albin Baby 18, Ajeeth Sygnana 16)bt Kollam 52(RahulKrishna 19, VijobiVakkachan 15)
· Ernakulum 59(Bony Mathew 15,Manoj r 10)bt Pathanamthitta 41(Akhil AR 11)
· Ernakulum 64(Eudrick Perera 16,Shinumon Augustine 10,Nikhil KR 10)bt Alapuzha 53(jomon Jose 24)
· Kollam 61(Sreejith 15,Vineeth mohan 11,Vijobi Vakkachan 11)bt Kozhikode 44(Arun 14,Jishnu G Nair 13)
· Thrissur 37(Rijas 11)bt Wayand 23(Ashly Sabu 10)
· Thiruvanthapuaram 46(Anjanna PG 11,Amrutha EK 10)bt Wayanad 12
· Kottayam 35 bt Malapuram 13
P C Antony who will retiring from Kerala State Sports Council on January 31st after a successful 16 years of Service and this man who recently took the Kozhikode University to an All India Title after a gap of 12 years was honored today by the Trikkaripur MLA P Kunjiraman at the venue of the Kerala State Senior Basketball Championship He was one of the two only FIBA level 2 coaches from Kerala He was also instrumental in bringing Kerala Bronze in the recently concluded youth National Championship, he also served as the Head coach for the Indian U19 junior team that participated in the Asian Championship in Jordan and also the asst coach with the Indian Boys U18 team in 2002 at the Asian Basketball Championship apart from the several national Championships.