KANNUR: Host Kannur boys crushed Idukki 36-10 in the opening match of the 25th State youth basketball championships at the Marygiri Senior Secondary School courts here on Friday.

Antony Joseph top-scored for the host with nine points. The winner led 25-2 at half-time. In another match in the boys’ section, Kottayam scored an easy 38-8 win over Kollam.

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