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Lourdes boys and SH Mount girls win the 17th Sahodaya CBSE Inter school Basketball Tournament in Kottayam
Kottayam, 19th September 2017: S H Mount Public School, Kottayam and Lourdes Public School, Kottayam won the girls and boys title respectively of the 17th Sahodaya CBSE Inter-school Basketball Tournament at the floodlit Indoor Basketball ground in Sacred Heart Public School, SH Mount, Kottayam.
A total of 19 teams in boys and 12 in girls participated in this 4-day event played in the knockout format.
Boys of the Lourdes Public School pose with the trophy. Image credits: Kerala Basketball Association
In the boys division, Lourdes Public School, Kottayam repeated as champions, defeating A K M Public School, Changanacherry 37-10 with KR Parameswaran top scoring for Lourdes with 13 points.
Earlier, in the semifinal, Lourdes beat Marian School, Kalathipady 40-31 while A K M Public School, Changancherry in an evenly contested match defeated Excelsior English Medium School, Kottayam 33-27.
Girls of the S H Mount Public School pose with the trophy. Image credits: Kerala Basketball Association
In the girls division, the host SH Mount Public School won their maiden title defeating Lourdes Public School 24-10.
In the semis, Lourdes Public School defeated Mary Mount School, Muttachira 26-6 while host Sacred Heart Public School, Kottayam beat Marian School, Kalathipady 24-14.
The Trophies and mementoes were distributed by His Grace Mar Mathew Moolakkatt, Metropolitan Archbishop of Kottayam. Guest of honour on the occasion was International Basketball Player, Shri Basil Philip.
Lourdes Public School, Kottayam( K R Parameswaran 13 ) bt AKM Public School, Changanacherry; 37-10
Lourdes Public School, Kottayam( Shabhanath 10 ) bt Sacred Heart Public School, Kottayam; 24-10
Lourdes public School, Kottayam( K R Parameswaran 10, Surjith lal 6) bt Marian Public School, kalathipady( Alvin Chacko 11); 40-31
AKM Public School, Changanacherry( Prithi Murali 12, Alen Joseph 10) bt Excelsior Public School, Kottayam( Reuban Thomas 10 ); 33-27
Lourdes public School, Kottayam( Princy Thomas 10 ) bt Mary Mount School, Kattachira; 26-6
Sacred Heart Public School, Kottayam( Amritha C Nair 8) bt Marian, Kalathipady( Esthir 11); 24-14