NSSV School (Pattiveeranpatti) and Bharathiya Vidhya Bhavan (Erode) maintained a clean league slate and emerged champions in their respective categories in the State-level basketball tournament for the under-19 boys and girls at the Abacus International Montessori School recently.

The three-day event, played in a knockout-cum-league basis, attracted 28 teams from Chennai, Tiruchi, Thanjavur, Dindigul, Salem, Erode and Coimbatore.

Amit Khan of Gokulnadha HSS (Salem) and Hema of St. Joseph's Fatima (Salem) were declared the best players of the tournament.

The results (semifinal league):

Boys: NSSV (Pattiveeranpatti) 53 bt Gokulnadha HSS 49; NSSV 43 bt DBTR (Mayiladuthurai) 37; NSSV 46 bt Kamala Subramanian MHSS (Thanjavur) 40; Gokulnadha 58 bt Kamala Subramanian 53; Gokulnadha 55 bt DBTR 53.

Girls: BVB (Erode) 65 bt Alvernia (Coimbatore) 39; BVB 59 bt Sarada Vidyalaya (Salem) 28; BVB 61 bt St. Joseph's Fatima (Salem) 50; Alvernia 51 bt St. Joseph's Fatima 44; Alvernia 45 bt Sarada Vidyalaya 31 .

Madhavan bags title

At Hosur, Madhavan R. Mohan of TVS Academy clinched the under-7 top spot in the second State-level age group chess tournament, organised by the Krishnagiri District Chess Association, at the Adhiyamaan College of Engineering recently.

Final standings (Combined):

U-7: 1. Madhavan R. Mohan 5; 2. K. Rithish Rovan 5; 3. M. Dhanush 5; 4. S. Meena 4; 5. G. Harish Ragavendar 4. U-9: 1. J.S. Vijay Raghav 6; 2. Koushik S. Reddy 5; 3. S. Arvind Kumar 4.5; 4. S. Subikshaa 4.5; 5. M. Merithraj 4. U-11: 1. K.A. Vikram 5; 2. R. Vishal 5; 3. T. Kishore Kumar 5; 4. J. Dhivyashree 4.5; 5. R. Priyadharsan 4.5. U-13: 1. A. Vishal 5; 2. R. Anirudh 5; 3. S. Annapoorni 4; 4. P. Siddhesh 4; 5. R. Nilanjana 4. U-15: 1. G. Abhishek 6; 2. D. Priyadarshini 4.5; 3. S.B. Sriram 4.5; 4. R. Pavithra 4; 5. Srilakshmi 3.5 .

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