Roby James top-scored with 22 points as host St. Berchmans College defeated Bangalore's Christ College 77-55 and entered the final of the 43rd P.C. Mathew memorial South India inter-collegiate basketball tournament here on Thursday.
The host will meet the winner of the other semifinal, between Chennai's SRM University and Thiruvananthapuram's Mar Ivanios College, in the summit clash.
Semifinal: St. Berchmans (Chgy) 77 (Roby Thomas 22, M. Mahesh 17, Akhil Mathew Sunny 14, Chandu Das 14) bt Christ (Bangalore) 55 (Naveen 15, John 15, Adul 10).
Quarterfinal: SRM University (Chennai) 64 (Vicky 10, Vijay Bhaskar 10, John 10) bt Sacred Heart College (Thevara) 63 (Jibin Johnson 16, Babu James 15, Samson James 10). — Special Correspondent