Kollam: Bhavans, Elamakara, will meet Choice School, Tripunithura, in the girls' final of the CBSE Cluster VI basketball tournament. In the semifinals held at the Oxford School basketball court, Bhavans scored an easy 42-20 win over Navy Children's School while Choice overcame St. Peter's, Kolencherry, 56-45. In boys' section, the quarterfinalists were spotted.

The results: Boys (pre-quarterfinals): SN Vidyabhavan (Thrissur) bt Alfeen Public School (Kanjirapally) 28-9; Chinmaya Vidyalaya (Vaduthala) bt Christva Mahilalaya (Aluva) 27-10; Sree Gokulam PS (Vadakara) bt Nava Nirman PS (Kochi) 38-21; St. Thomas CS bt CKMNSS (Chalakuday) 59-48; Navy Children School 43 (Anushul 10) bt Gokulam PS (Vadakara) 33 (Nipun 16); Chinmaya (Vaduthala) 47 (Unnikrishnan 16, Navaneeth 15) bt Girideepam Bethany (Kottayam) 45 (Ashwin 15, Manu 10); Bhvan's Elamakkra 51 (Kritchahon 10) bt Peeves Nilambur 11; Rajagiri PS 47 (Abhai Louis 17, A. Thomas 10) bt Mary Giri PS (Sreekandapuram) 20; Mont. Fort Sr. Secondary school (Anakkara) bt Oxford Public School 34-11.

Girls (semifinals): Bhavans (Elamakkara) 42 (Marivan 14, Sreelakshmi 12) bt Navy Children's School (Kochi) 20; Choice School (Tripunithura) 56 (Susanna 21) bt St. Peter's (Kolencherry) 45 (Hanna 17). Principal Correspondent

Kottayam triumphs

Kottayam emerged as overall champion in the State sub-junior athletics meet at the GVHSS Ground in Mananthavady on Sunday.

It finished with 209.5 points from the two-day event. Kannur and Kollam finished second and third with 154 and 111 points respectively.

Innings win for Kollam

Kollam crushed Pathanamthitta by an innings and 16 runs in the South Zone under-17 inter-district cricket tournament at the Ashramam maidan in Kollam on Saturday.

Pathanamthitta batting failed for the second time in the match after its bowlers did well to restrict Kollam's lead to 152. Deepan Raj (four for 13) and Anas (four for 22) plotted the downfall of Pathanamthitta batsmen in the second innings as the side was dismissed for 136 runs. At the Medical College ground, Alappuzha-Kottayam encounter ended in a draw. Chasing 214 for a win Kottayam managed 126 for seven thanks to a dashing half-century by Ronson Puthenpura (70 not out).

The scores:Pathanamthitta 119 & 136 in 52 overs (Sadam Khan 33, Jacob 29, Deepan Raj four for 13, Anas four for 22) lost to Kollam 271 in 66.5 overs (Jackson Cleetus 83 n.o., Rahul Dev 41, Bijin 29, Rahul Raj five for 34).

Alappuzha 79 & 214 in 61.4 overs (Monish Jayan 96, Nikhil 35, Sumesh 26, Ronson Puthenpura four for 32) drew with Kottayam 78 & 126 for seven in 45 overs (Ronson Puthenpura 70 n.o.).

Match drawn

Kozhikode took the first innings lead against Malappuram in the North Zone (under-17) inter-district cricket championship in Angadipuram on Sunday.

The two-day match ended in a draw, with the host at 67 for four in its second innings, following on, when rain brought an early close.

The scores: Kozhikode 389 for nine in 90 overs drew with Malappuram 153 in 54 overs (M.S. Arjun 56, Vipin 36, N.K. Arjun three for two) and 67 for four in 22.3 overs.

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