NILESHWARAM: The quarterfinalists were identified in both the sections in the 31st State junior basketball championship held at the Raja's HSS courts here on Monday.
Defending champion Alappuzha has been eliminated while all other seeded teams went through the quarterfinals in the boys' section.
Kottayam, Kannur, Kasaragod, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Pathanamthitta, Wayanad and Malappuram made the grade in the boys' section.
In the girls' section, Kottayam, Thrissur, Kannur, Idukki, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Kollam and Alappuzha qualified for the last eight stage.
The results: Boys: Kasaragod 31 (V.C. Rakesh 14) bt Alappuzha 9; Malappuram 25 (Amal 11) bt Kollam 6; Kannur bt Alappuzha 30-14; Thiruvananthapuram bt Thrissur 3-2
Girls: Kozhikode 35 (Manju Devaraj 14) bt Pathanamthitta 25 (Raisa 15); Idukki 24 (Jain Marcela Goorgi 15) bt Ernakulam 9.