Madurai: Sourashtra College lifted the Alagappa Chettiar memorial Trophy for the sixth successive year defeating PMT College (Usilampatti) 86-69 in the last match of the four-team league in the Madurai Kamaraj University championship basketball tournament here on Thursday.
Sourashtra College emerged winner with an all-win record, while MSS Wakfboard College, which beat Raju’s College (Rajapalayam) 83-67 for its second win in the other match, finished runner-up. PMT College finished third.
The results: League: Sourashtra 86 (Madhan Prabu 23, Gajendran 17) bt PMT 69 (Marudhaveeran 26, Nirmal Kumar 16); MSSWB 83 (Anand 23, Selvin Michaelraj 18) bt Raju’s (Rajapalayam) 67 (Udayakumar 34, Krishnakumar 11).
National EC triumphs
At Tirunelveli, National Engineering College (Kovilpatti) won the title defeating Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Engineering (Krishnankovil) 29-10, 25-29, 29-25 in the final of the Anna University Zone X inter-engineering college women’s ball badminton tournament on Thursday.
Other results: Third place: Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar EC (Tiruchendur) bt Kamaraj EC (Virudhunagar) 29-21, 29-9. Semifinals: National EC bt Dr. Sivanthi ACE 29-1, 29-0; AKCE bt Kamaraj EC 29-17, 29-21. Quarterfinals: National EC bt Francis Xavier EC 29-4, 29-4; Dr. Sivanthi ACE bt Mepco Schlenk EC (Sivakasi) 29-18, 29-14; Kamaraj CE bt Scad EC (Cheran Mahaderi) 29-20, 29-18.
SCC wins title
At Nagercoil, Scott Christian College (Nagercoil) beat St. John’s College (Palayamkottai) 3-0 to win the title in the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University inter-collegiate men’s badminton tournament on Wednesday.
The results: Final: Scott Christian bt St. John’s 3-0 (Vinorelton bt G. Ramesh 21-19, 19-21, 21-17; Gopa Kumar bt Manuel Manikodi 21-6, 21-13; Vinorelton/ Sujun bt Ramesh/ Jeyakumar 21-14, 21-15). Third place: ST Hindu bt Malankara Catholic (Madhiagiri) 3-0. Semifinals: St. John’s (Tirunelveli) bt Malankara Catholic 3-0; Scott Christian bt ST Hindu 3-2. Quarterfinals: ST Hindu bt St. Jude’s (Thoothoor) 3-0; Scott Christian bt Noorul Islam (Kumarakovil) 3-0; St. John’s (Tirunelveli) bt Nesamani Memorial Christian (Marthandam) 3-0; Malankara Catholic w/o St. Xaviers (Palayamkottai).
Sri Paramakalyani wins
Sri Paramakalyani College defeated Vivekananda College 25-18, 25-21 in a volleyball match of the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University women’s games meet at Pazhavilai on Thursday.
Other results: Volleyball: Scott Christian bt Sri Parasakthi 25-17, 25-17. Ball badminton: Sri Saratha bt Govindammal Adithanar (Tiruchendur) 29-22, 29-23. Kabaddi: Scott Christian (Nagercoil) bt MS University College 53-24; Iyyappa bt Women’s Christian 42-2. Basketball: Sarah Tucker (Palayamkottai) bt Scott Christian 53-16; Govindammal bt Women’s Christian 42-2; St. Mary’s bt Sri Parasakthi 42-4.
At Tuticorin, Ramkumar’s unbeaten 52 and Satheesh Kumar’s 53 helped Sri Ramakrishna Chidambareswarar HSS (Udankudi) defeat Karapettai Nadar HSS (Tuticorin) by eight wickets and enter the semifinals of the TDCA inter-school cricket tournament on Thursday.
The scores: Quarterfinals: Karapettai Nadar HSS 135 in 24 overs (Mukesh 40) lost to Sri Ramakrishna Chidambareswarar HSS (Udangudi) 138 for two in 19 overs (Satheesh 53, Ramkumar 52 not out); Anitha MHSS (Tiruchendur) 103 in 24.3 overs (Sankaranarayanan three for 13, Dhavanraj three for 17) lost to Govt. HSS (Umarikadu) 104 for six in 22.4 overs.
South Zone Police wins
At Madurai, South Zone Police beat Vikram College of Engineering 3-2 in the Madurai District Football Association ‘A’ division league for the Hi-Tech Arai Trophy on Thursday.
Palani Kumar, Saravanan, Ravichandran scored for Police. Mohan Yogadev and Ulaganathan reduced the margin.
DBTR posts win
At Nagipattanam, DBTR National Higher Secondary School defeated C.S.I. Higher Secondary School by two runs to win the Nagapattinam district final of the TNCA inter-school under-17 cricket tournament for the Boost Cricket Cup.
The scores: At Nagapattinam: Final: DBTR National HSS 108 in 24.3 overs (R. Rathinabalan four for 15) bt CSI HSS 106 in 23.2 overs (N. Raghul three for 42).
At Tiruchi (semifinal league): Campion AI HSS 130 for nine in 40 overs (V. Siddhant Mittal 40, Karthik three for 19) lost to Srirangam Boys HSS 131 for five in 35.2 overs (S. Parthiban 30).
Alpha Plus 133 in 31.5 overs (T. Aravind three for 18) bt RSK HSS 71 in 12.2 overs (V.R. Vikram five for 30, M. Perachiselvam four for 20).
Campion 198 for nine in 40 overs (V. Gowtham 50, R. Niranjan 43, T. Aravind four for 33) bt RSK 117 in 27 overs.
Srirangam Boys 172 in 39.1 overs (S.R. Mithun 51, R. Nivas 30, Ruban Prasad three for 37) bt Alpha Plus 99 in 24.3 overs (R. Balachandran 30, V. Srinath three for six , S. Parthiban three for 21).