KOTTAYAM: St. Joseph’s HSS (Pulincunnu) won the opening event of Kerala’s schools basketball circuit defeating St. Ephrem’s (Mannanam) 75-57 in the KE Trophy final at the Kuriakose Elias English Medium School (Mannanam) on Monday.

Ashin Xavier top-scored for St. Joseph’s with 31 points.

The results:

Final: St. Joseph’s (Pulicunnu) 75 (Ashin Xavier 31, Johnny Cherian 15, Sanju A. Joy 11) bt St. Ephrem’s (Mannanam) 57 (Jobin Varghese 14, Rony Mathew 12, Nobin Antony 10).

Semifinal: St. Ephrem’s 56 (Jobin Varghese 10, Rony Mathew 11, Nobin Antony 11) bt G.V. Raja SS (Thiruvananthapuram) 32 (Basil Philip 15, Anandu R. Sugunan 11).— Principal Correspondent

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