*The Lourdean Basketball title was won by St. Ephremes HSS, Mannam and Little Flower HSS*

Kottayam, 27th August, 2016: St. Ephremes HSS, Mannnam in the boys division and Little Flower Koratty in the girls, took the 13th Lourdean Basketball Tournament for Boys and Girls here at Lourdean Public School Court at Kottayam.

In the Sub-Junior division, Lourdes Public School defeated St. Jude Global Public School, Kottayam (23-16).

In the girls final, Little Flower defeated Girideepam Bethany from Kottayam 48-36. In the boys finals, St. Ephremes HSS, with international player Shiras Muhammed (who scored 23 points for his team), trailed 25-26 at halftime and came back to beat Sacred Heart CMI Public School, Thevara 53-43 .

In the girls Semi-Final matches, Little Flower had an easy victory over Mount Carmel 72-37, while Girideepam drubbed Jyothui Nikethan School, 35-4.

In the boys division, St. Ephremes beat SHHHS Changancherry, 52-33. Sacred Heart CMI Public School stunned St. Josephs HSS, 59-52 to enter the final.

In the quarter-final matches St. Ephremes had to fight against Shanthal Jyothi, Muttam 70-66. Girideepam finished against GVHSS Kannur 36-35. St. Thomas HSS and St Josephs Pulicunnu had an even contest.

The Closing function was a colourful one, with the presence of Dronacharya Award winner K P Thomas who gave away the prizes to boys while Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan (former Sports Minister of Kerala) gave prizes to the girls. Olympian Shiny Wilson inaugurated the closing function.

Best Players
  • Boys – Sharon Frazilin Sacred Heart CMI Public School, Thevara
  • Girls – Aleena Seby Little Flower HSS, Koratty
  • Sub Junior Boys – Milan Tom Lourdes Public School, Kottayam
Promising Players
  • Boys –Cyril Abraham Lourdes Public School, Kottayam
  • Girls – Christeenna Lourdes Public School, Kottayam
  • Sub Junior – Steve St Jude Global Public School, Kottayam
Scores
Semi-Finals
Boys

St. Ephremes HSS, Mannanam 52 (Chacko C Simon 13) bt SHHHS, Chanagancherry 33 (Allan Antony 10)

Sacred Heart CMI Public School 59 (Shaun A Louis 25, Sharun Frazilin 10) bt St. Josephs HSS, Pulicunnu 52 (Amal Raghu 25)

Girls

Little Flower HSS, Koratty 72 (Aleena Seby 19, Festy P Jose 15) bt Mount Carmel HSS, Kottayam 37 (Aneesha Cleetus 13, Ann Mary Zacharia 11)

Girideepam Bethanny, Kottayam 35 (Sylvia Grace Shibu 12) bt Jyothi Nikethan, Alapuzha 4

Finals
Boys

St. Ephremes HSS, Mannanam 52 (Chacko C Simon 13) bt Sacred Heart CMI Public School 59 (Shaun A Louis 25, Sharun Frazilin 10)

13th Lourdean All Kerala Inter School Basketball Tournament - Boys Winner St. Ephremes HSS, Mannanam

Girls

Little Flower HSS, Koratty 72 (Aleena Seby 19, Festy P Jose 15) bt Girideepam Bethanny, Kottayam 35 (Sylvia Grace Shibu 12)

13th Lourdean All Kerala Inter School Basketball Tournament - Girls Winner Little Flower HSS, Koratty

Team Ekalavyas
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