Joby Benny Jacob and George impressed as the host Girideepam Bethany defeated Irinjalakuda’s Don Bosco 59-36 and won the boys’ title in the Girideepam all-India schools basketball tournament here on Monday.

Kozhikode’s Providence School, riding on international Elizabeth Hillarios’s 29 points, defeated Mount Carmel (Kottayam) 54-49 and walked away with the girls’ title.

Kottayam’s MDHSS defeated Pallissery’s SNDP HSS 3-1 and won the boys’ volleyball tournament, held simultaneously.

The results: Basketball: Boys’ final: Girideepam Bethany, Ktm 59 (Joby Benny Jacob 19, George Savio 16) bt Don Bosco, Ijk 36 (Antony Johnson 19, Jeffin James 10). Semifinal: Don Bosco 60 (Antony Johnson 24, Jose Shaji 17, Jeffin James 10) bt Silver Hills, Koz 42 (Athul Krishna 12, Adhil Kabeer 10, K.P. Hebil 10, N.M. Mohazin 10).

Girls’ final: Providence GHS, Koz. 54 (Elizabeth Hillarios 29, Athulya 10, K. Shilpa 10) bt Mount Carmel, Ktm 49 (Vinaya Joseph 15, K.S. Poojamiol 14, Nishi Marium Kunjumon 11). Semifinal: Providence 41 (N. Athulya 12, Rhea Rajendran 10, Elizabeth Hilllarios 10) bt Lady Sivaswamy Iyer, Chennai 19 (Ranjitha 13).

Special awards (basketball): Boys: George Savio (Girideepam, best player), Jose Shaj (Don Bosco, most promising player). Girls: Elizabeth Hillarios (Providence, best player), Nishi Marium Kunjumon (Mount Carmel, most promising player).

Volleyball: Boys’ final: MD HSS, Ktm bt SNDP HSS, Pallisserry 23-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-15.

Sreerag stars for

St. Joseph’s

International Sreerag N. Nair top scored with 24 points as the host St. Joseph’s HSS defeated Mannanam’s St. Ephreme’s 68-60 and won the 15th Centenary Trophy all-Kerala inter-school basketball tournament at Pulincunnu on Monday.

The results: Final: St. Joseph’s, Pulincunnu 68 (Sreerag N. Nair 24, Sohul K. Lal 16. P.V. Prabhash 15) bt St. Ephreme, Mannanam 60(Akhil S. Jacob 17, Akhil S. Vijay 10). Semifinals: St. Joseph’s 68 (Manu Varghese 11, Sreerag 10, Sohul 10) bt St. Joseph’s, Tvm 39 (Irin Stephen 11, Amal 10); St. Ephreme 47 (Abin Babu 13, Akhil Vijay 10, K.M. Ajith Kumar 10) bt St. Thomas, Kozhencherry 40 (A.R. Akhil 11, Tony Siby 10).

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