KOTTAYAM: The host St. Ephrem’s HSS boys and Mount Carmel HSS girls (Kottayam) moved to the second round of the seventh Ephrem’s Trophy all-Kerala schools basketball tournament at Mananam on Wednesday.
Boys: St. Ephrems 34 (M. Mahesh 15) bt MT HS, Kuriannur 27 (Denny 20); St. Joseph’s HSS, Pulicunnu 36 bt KEHSS, Mananam 10; SC Seminary HSS, Thiruvalla 74 bt St. Anne’s, Kurianad 49.
Girls: Mount Carmel, Kottayam 56 (Sona M. Saji 16) bt Little Flower, Koratty 33.
Thrissur boys win
Thrissur boys and Kottayam girls won the under-19 basketball titles in the 34th Kerala State School Games at the Public Stadium in Thiruvalla.
Thrissur also made it a fine double in the under-17 section, winning both the boys and girls titles comfortably.
The results (under-19): Boys final: Thrissur 74 (Asif Ashraf 19, Anzal Alphonse 19, Maria Charles 12) bt Thiruvananthapuram 45 (Ananthu Aloysius 21, V.K. Ajith 10).
Third place: Ernakulam 72 (Samson James 19, Tony Xavier 30) bt Kannur 56 (Ajith Manu 20).
Girls final: Kottayam 53 (Sona M. Saji 20, Jane Mercella 16, Trittymol Joseph 10) bt Kannur 20(C.V. Rajina 11).
Third place: Malappuram 18 bt Thrissur 9.
Under-17: Boys final: Thrissur 28 (Nikhil 11) bt Thiruvananthapuram 13.
Girls: final: Thrissur 57 (Grima Merlin 22, Delphy Nixon 18) bt Kozhikode 37 (Osheen 10, Apurvaraj 10).