Host and reigning champion Kozhikode beat Thiruvananthapuram 70-66 in a boys’ preliminary league match of the State youth basketball championship at the Silver Hills HSS courts here on Wednesday.

The results (preliminary league): Boys: Kozhikode 70 (Nirmal George 37, Anirudh 10) bt Thiruvanthapuram 66 (Prem Prakash 18, S.V. Sidharth 15).

Kollam 38 (Ajmal S. Kumar 11) bt Palakkad 30. Ernakulum 71 (Adithya Ambady17, Moin Subbair 15, Vishnu Anand10) bt Kasargod 8.

Idukki 48 (Akhil P. Murali 28 bt Palakkad 10. Wayanadd 32 (K.V. Joseph 12, Vivek Joseph 10) bt Malappuram 18.

Alapuzha 43 (Harkrishnan 18) bt Wayanad 27 (Jewel 15).

Kozhikode 66 (Nirmal George31, Alex Jose10) bt Thrissur 54 (Antony Jhnson21, C.P. Igantius 10)

Girls: Pathanamthitta 42 (Jiji Johnny 14) bt Malapuram 12.

Pathanamthitta 24 bt Palakkad 5.

Kasargod 32 (AkhilaMohan 11) bt Palakkad 10.

Thiruvanthapuram 30 (Leya 13) bt Kottayam 21 (Rahna15).

Wayanad 16 bt Idukki 4.

Malapuram 36 (Namitha 10) bt Palakkad 8.

Kasargod 38 (Akhila Mohan 13) bt Idukki 4.

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