Tiruvalla: The quarterfinalists were spotted in the State senior basketball championships here on Wednesday.

In the men’s section, defending champion Ernakulam, Kasaragod and Kannur have made the grade from Group A, while last year’s runner-up Thiruvananthapuram, host Pathanamthitta and Thrissur qualified from Group B. Kottayam and Palakkad entered the last eight from Group C and D respectively.

In the women’s section, holder Kollam and host Pathanamthitta qualified from Group A. Last year’s runner-up Thrissur and Malappuram moved into the quarterfinals from Group B, while Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam made it from Group C. Kottayam and Kannur completed the line-up from Group D.

The results: Men: Group A: Kannur 31 (Rahul Krishna 15) bt Malapuram 4; Ernakulam 75 (Subhash J Shenoy 25) bt Kasargod 59 (Siju Kuruiakose 13); Kasargod 61 (Shinto George 15, Shinumon Augustine10, Jerald P.Titus 10) bt Kannur 55 (Rahul Krishna 17); Ernakulam 36 (Reenil Gabriel 13, R.Manoj 10) bt Malappuram 19 (Ullas 15).

Group B: Pathanamthitta 66 (Anoop Devasia 23) bt Thrissur 36 (Rineesh 10).

Group C: Kottayam 54 (Samju A. Joy 15, Praveen 14, Basil Philip 13) bt Kozhikode 33 (Nelson Jose 20).

Group D: Idukki 31(Anandhu Krishnan 10) bt Kollam 19.

Women: Group A: Kollam 35 (Roshmy Thomas 10) bt Alappuzha 11; Kollam bt Pathanamthitta 15-4.

Group B: Malappuram 59 (Sona M.Saji 18, Asha 10) bt Thrissur 33 (K. Dhanya 16); Thrissur 62 (Agnes Davis 19, Simi Jacob 13, K. Dhanya 12) bt Kozhikode 34 (P.S. Remya 10).

Group D: Kannur 23 (P.R. Surya 10) bt Wayanad 3.

Bhavan’s (Eroor) wins

The host Bhavan’s Vidya Mandir (Eroor, 222 points) won the overall team title in the 27th Dr. K.M. Munshi memorial inter-school athletics meet at Eroor.

St. Peter’s (Kadayiruppu, 203), last year’s champion, finished second while Bhavan’s Newsprint Vidyalaya (Velloor, 113) was third.

Ramachandra Menon, Honorary Secretary, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kochi Kendra, gave away the prizes.

Sharath sparkles

Sharath Leenus struck twice in a two-minute spell as St. Joseph’s, Pachalam, defeated host Don Bosco ‘B’ 3-0 and entered the junior quarterfinal of the fifth Don Bosco inter-school hockey tournament at the Don Bosco Senior Secondary School, Vaduthala, on Wednesday.

The results (juniors, pre-quarterfinals): St. Joseph’s, Pachalam 3 (Dalwin 3rd min., Sharath Leenus 13th & 14th) bt Don Bosco ‘B’, Vaduthala 0; Kasturba EMS, Manjummel 2 (D.C. Gokul 10th & 18th) bt Vidyodaya ‘B’, Thevakkal 0; Darul Uloom HSS, Pullepady 1 (R. Vinod 25th) bt Vidyodaya ‘A’, Thevakkal 0; St. John de Britto, Fort Kochi 1 (Atul Antony 30th) bt Seventh Day Adventist, Kaloor 0.

Seniors, quarterfinal: Seventh Day Adventist, Kaloor w.o. Santa Cruz, Fort Kochi.

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