THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Favourites St. Ephreme’s (Mannanam) and SN Trust HSS (Kollam) moved into finals in the boy’s and girl’s sections respectively in the fifth Lourdaean Trophy all-Kerala inter-School basketball championship at the Lourdes Public School court, here on Sunday.

In the boys’ semifinal, St. Ephreme’s defeated St. Thomas HSS (Pala) 59-18, while in the girls’ category, SN Trust HSS crushed Little Flower GHSS (Koratty) 42-13 to reach the final.

The results: Boys: Semifinals: St. Ephreme’s (Mannanam) 59 (Aby Sony 16, Chandu Das 15, Cyril James 10) bt St. Thomas HSS (Pala) 18. Quarterfinals: GV Raja Sports School (Thiruvananthapuram) 62 (M.R. Shinil Raj 21, Nithin C. Thomas 15, Jibin Jose 11) bt Lourdes Public School (Kottayam) 38 (Jain Mathew 10, Nikhil Francis 10), St. Thomas HSS (Pala) 57 (S. Dileep 23, C.T. Vijith 13) bt St. Joseph’s HS (Pala) 56 (P. Akhil 16, Sanjo Cherian 12).

Girls: Semifinals: SN Trust HSS (Kollam) 42 (Kenny Susan Lalu 16, Libya Varghese 12) bt Little Flower GHSS (Koratty) 13 (Delphy Nixon 10). Quarterfinals: Mount Carmel HSS (Kottayam) 63 (Anila Augustine 21, Sona M. Saji 18, Jain Mercella George 15) bt GVHSS (Viladom) 62 (Merlin Baby 21, Griya Susan Varghese 16), Municipal GVHSS (Thallasserry) 23 (P.R. Surya 10) bt Lourdes Public School (Kottayam) 5.

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