KOTTAYAM: Host Kottayam began its campaign in style with a resounding 51-14 win over Wayanad in a group ‘A' boys league match in the 34 {+t} {+h} Junior State basketball championships at the Girideepam HSS courts on Saturday.

Akhil Mathew (15), Sunny (15) and Roby Thomas (10) did the scoring for the host.

In other matches, Thrissur crushed Palakkad 47-10 while Thiruvananthapuram scored an easy 47-27 win over the same team.

In girls section, Kannur thrashed Kozhikode 43-6 while Thiruvananthapuram edged out Ernakulam 44-35.

The results:

Boys: Group ‘A': Kottayam 51 (Akhil Mathew 15, Sunny 15, Roby Thomas 10) bt Wayanad 14. ‘B': Thrissur 47 (Srikkanth 10, Anyil Alphonse 10) bt Palakakd 6; Thiruvananthapuram 47 (V.K.Ajith 15, A.R.Shinilraj 10) bt Palakkad 27 (Varun Jose 13). ‘D': Ernakulam 41 (Hillary Aldrin 14) bt Idukki 13.

Girls: Group ‘A': Kannur 43 (P.S.Jeena 12, P.R.Surya 12, Riya Susan Chacko 10) bt Kozhikode 6. ‘D': Thiruvananthapuram 44 (V.K. Sruthi 12, Lincy Thomas 12, Anupa 10) bt Ernakulam 35 (M.J. Honey 11); Kollam 47 (S. Thara 15, Prami P.Lal 10) bt Wayanad 20 .

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