Manjeri, 28th November, 2016: Pathanamthitta Men and Thiruvananthapuram Women were crowned the Champions on Sunday as the 61st Kerala State Basketball Championship was concluded.

The state title came for Pathanamthitta after a Gap of 24 years.

The mens final between Pathanamthitta and Thiruvananthapuram began with an evenly fought 1st half of 43-43. Pathanamthitta had a good bunch of outside shooters.  Three-pointers from Hari Krishna Haridas, A.R. Akhil and Tinu Thomas turned the game in Pathanamthitta’s favour in the dying minutes.

The trio of international players: Stephy Nixon, Ajamnna and Jeena PS  made a difference for Thiruvananthapuram, in their finals game against Thrissur.

Anjana drove in freely and scored with lay-ups, while Stephy, despite Thrissur’s youth international Nimmy George running in circles around her, had it easy all evening. The point guard, Grima Merlin Varghese, performed her role well.

Anjanna, PG of Thiruvananthapuram,  who hails from Kollam and works with KSEB, and Akhil A R of Pathanamthitta who hails from Pullad, Tiruvalla and stfudies in Mar Ivanios College, were chosen to recieve the Best Player Award  of 2016, the PS Viswappan Gold Medal. The award was instituted by PS Viswappen Foundation.

Anjanna, PG of Thiruvananthapuram, who hails from Kollam and works with KSEB, and Akhil A R of Pathanamthitta who hails from Pullad, Tiruvalla and studies in Mar Ivanios College were given the Best Player Award of 2016.

Youth  Gold & Silver Medallists Honoured

Kerala boys team, that took the boys title after 29 years, and the silver medalist girls were felicitated at the venue of the 61st Kerala State Basketball Championship here at Manjeri  by the Chief Patron of Kerala Basketball Association  Shri John M Chacko.

Scores on Day 1
Men

Thiruvananthapuram 62 (Nithin Paul Stephan 14, Gokul G 12, Ajeeth Sugunan 10, Ashin Xavier 10) bt Pathanamthitta 55 (Akhil A 15, Prem Prakash 11, Abhijith P Joy 10)

Kottayam 63 (Doney Thomas 19, Muhammed Shiras 12, Sugeethnath 11) bt Kasrgod 32 (Abhijith 12)

Kannur 38 (Santhosh 13) bt Wayanad 30

Women

Thrissur 26 (Anrutha E K 12) bt Kasrgod 13

Scores on Day 2
Men

Thrissur 47 (Amith Sebastian 10, Gineeb Benny 10) bt Ernakulum 41 (Adithya Ambady 10)

Malapuram 69 (Brinjo V 16, Nicewin 15, Baluraj 10) bt Idukki 57 (Abin Joy 18, Aswin Binu 12)

Kozhikode 78 (Jishnu G Nair 17, Ajith V K 16) bt Alapuzha 54 (Albinbaby 15, Deepu SS 12)

Kannur 68 (Moncy Bovas 20, Naveen George 18) bt Kollam 55 (Sam 23, Gokul 12)

Women

Thiruvananthapuram 40 (Anjanna PG 13) bt Kannur 17

Kollam 63 (Tilna C 15, Ashy Mathew 11, Sonumol Soman 10) bt Palakkad 61 (Athira M 16, Neenumol PS 11)

Kozhikode 51 (Osheen Naveendran 10) bt Wayanad 10

Thrissur 37 (Amrutha EK 14) bt Alapuzha 18

Anjanna PG for Thiruvananthapuram aganst Kannur at the 61st Kerala State Basketball Championship

Anjanna PG for Thiruvananthapuram aganst Kannur at the 61st Kerala State Basketball Championship

Scores on Day 3
Men

Kottayam 59 (Sugeethnath 16, Muhammed Shiras 10) bt Ernakulum 40 (Ebin Wilson 10)

Malapuram 46 (Nicewin 16) bt Palakkad 23

Pathanamthitta 59 (Akhil A 18, Sumesh Joseph 14, Prem Prakash 10) Kozhikode 37 (Rahul Sarath 10)

Thiurvananthapuram 38 (Ajeeth Sugunan 14) bt Alapuzha 14

Ernakulum 68 (Ebin Wilson 25, Adhitya Ambady 20) bt Kasargod 49 (Syam S 13, Abin Sabu 13)

Idukki 43 (Abin Joy 18) bt Palakkad 40 (Sujesh K 19)

Adithya Ambady for Ernakulum agianst Kasargod at the 61st Kerala State Basketball Championship

Adithya Ambady for Ernakulum agianst Kasargod at the 61st Kerala State Basketball Championship

Women

Thiruvananthapuram-21(Saranya10) bt Malapuram-11

Kollam 63 (Tilna C 15, Ashy Mathew 11, Sonumol Soman 10) bt Ernakulum 48 (Vinaya Joseph 16, Chippy Mathew 15)

Kannur 52 (Sanika Saju 19, Blessy Mohan 10) bt Malapuram 23

Quarterfinals
Men

Thiruvananthapuram 61 (Arun 15, Vineeth Mohan 10) bt Malapuram 34 (Baluraj 11, Nicewin M 10)

Kozhikode 63 (Rahul 15, Muhammed Noufel 10, Jishnu G Nair 10) bt Kottayam 50 (Akhil S 11)

Pathanamthitta 57 (Akhil A 16, Harikrishnan 10) bt Ernakulum 23

Women

Thiruvananthapuram 23 bt Alapuzha 9

Kottayam 59 (Kavitha Jose 21)  bt Kollam 52 (Ashy Mathew 24, Anjanna SS 18)

Thrissur 54 (Aswathy Jayasankar 14, Bony Varghese 10)  bt Kannur 23 (Sanika Saju 10)

Bronze Medal Match
Men

Kozhikode 58 (Jishnu G Nair 15) bt Thrissur 53 (Antony Johnson 11)

Women

Kottayam 20 (Neethu 8) bt Palakkad 3

Semifinals
Men

Pathanamthitta 65 (Akhil A 22, Sumesh 11) bt Thrissur 62 (Rijas 19, Amit Sebastian 12, Gineeb Benny 11)

Thiruvananthapuram 58 (K Mathew 14, Ashin C Xavier 10, Nithin Paul  Stehan 9) bt Kozhikode 43 (Ajith VK 13, Rahul Sharath 11, Arun Kumar 10)

Harikrshnan for Pathanamthitta gainst Thrissur at the 1st Semi finals of the 61st Kerala State Basketball Championship

Harikrshnan for Pathanamthitta gainst Thrissur at the 1st Semi finals of the 61st Kerala State Basketball Championship

Women

Thrissur 50 (Nivyaraj 11) bt Kottayam 25 (Kavitha Jose 12)

Thiruvananthapuram 20 bt Palakkad 11

Finals
Men

Pathanamthitta (Prem Prakash 16, Harikrishnan 11, Akhil 10) 54 bt Thiruvananthapuram (Ashin Xavier 11, Sreerag N. Nair 11) 48

Akhi AR acaptain and team Pathamthitaa District Recieving Trophy from KBA chief Patron Dr. John M Chacko at the 61st Kerala State Basketball Championship

Akhi AR (Captain) and team Pathanamthitta recieving the trophy from KBA chief Patron Dr. John M Chacko at the 61st Kerala State Basketball Championship

Women

Thiruvananthapuram 59 (Stehy Nixon 23, Anjanna PG 14, Jeena PS 10) bt Thrissur 16

Thiruvanthapuram Women - WInners at the 61st Kerala State Basketball Championship

Thiruvanthapuram Women – Winners at the 61st Kerala State Basketball Championship

Team Ekalavyas
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