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Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA’s “Inspire Youth To Play” programme conducted at the Rajagiri Indoor Stadium
St. Joseph's, Pulinkunnoo boys and Little Flower girls won the Five-on-Five title in their respective divisions.
Arup Viswanath took home the LED Television with the highest ‘Loyalty Points’ at the end of the event.
St. Joseph's HSS, Pulinkunnoo - winner of Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA's 5-on5 competition at the Rajagiri School, Kalamasserry. Image credits: Kerala Basketball Association
Kalamassery, 6th February, 2016: The Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA programme, a comprehensive school-based youth basketball programme has which started with the ‘Train the Trainers’ programme at Kochi on November 18th, 2016 at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Kochi with the active participation of 300 schools over Kerala culminated with the competitions held at the Rajagiri Indoor Stadium in Kalamassery.
Returning for the fourth consecutive year, the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA programme nearly doubled its number of participating cities, expanding from eight to fourteen. The programme took place in Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Chennai, Delhi, Kochi, Kottayam, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Jaipur, Lucknow and Hyderabad.
Arup Viswanath - the Physical Education teacher of St. Philomina Public School, Elanji who received a LED Television after scoring the highest Loyalty points. Image credits: Kerala Basketball Association
The concept of ‘Loyalty points’ was introduced for the teachers this year. These points were awarded to them based on the participation of their students in the various programmes conducted by the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA. Arup Viswanth of St. Philomina Public School in Elanji scored the highest points and took home the LED Tv. Ms. Anu from Devagiri Public School got a tablet device and Joshi from Kristu Jayanthi won the smart phone.
5-on-5 Title for St Joseph’s Pulinkunnoo boys and Little Flower, Koratty girls
The Little Flower HSS, Koratty - winners of the U-13 and U-16 5-on5 competition. They also received the 'Best School' award from PJ Sunny. Image credits: Kerala Basketball Association
St Joseph’s High School, Pulinkunnoo boys defeated Girideepam Bethany, Kottayam 46-31 to secure the title while Little Flower HSS, Koratty girls bagged the title by defeating Shanthal Jyothi Public School, Muttom 41- 26 in the 5-on-5 competition.
Earlier in the boys’ division, St. Joseph’s stunned everyone by beating favourites St. Ephrem’s, Mannanam 40-34 while Girideepam beat MTHS 48-23.
In the 3-on-3 competition, in the boys Under-16 division, St. Ephrem’s HSS, Mannanam beat MTHS, Kurainoor 5-3 to win the title while in the girls’ division, Little Flower HSS, Koratty took the home title defeating St. Joseph’s Girls High School, Alappuzha 5-1.
In the 3-on-3 under 13 division, Assisi Vidyaniketan won the boys title by defeating Sacred Heart CMI Public School, Thevara 3-2 while in the girls’ division, Little Flower HSS, Koratty beat St. Joseph’s GHS, Alappuzha 4-2 to complete their double of the girl’s division titles.
A new competition called the Hot-Shot competition, where the students must score as many baskets as they can within 30 seconds from 5 spots, was introduced for the under-10, under-13 and the under-16 age groups for both the boys and the girls.
Little Flower HSS, Koratty bagged the ‘Best School’ award this year as well.
The trophies and certificates were distributed by P J Sunny – member of selection committee for the Basketball Federation of India, Mr. Mathew Urumbath, Advocate Salim K A and Dr. Prince K Mattom
Detailed scores from the day's events
5 on 5 Competition
St. Joseph’s HSS, Pulinkunnoo 46 (Amal Raghu 23) bt Girideepam Bethany, Kottayam 31 (Shanzil 14)
Little Flower HSS, Koratty 41 (Aparna Sadasivan 11, Festy P Jose 10) bt Shanthal Jyothi Public School, Muttom 26 (Olivia T Shaibu 11)
Shanthal Jyothi, Muttom 32 (Olivia T Shaibu 14) bt Vimala Hridaya, Kollam 9
Little Flower HSS, Koratty 27 bt Joseph’s HSS, Alappuzha 26
Joseph’s HSS, Alappuzha 40 bt St. Ephrme’s HS, Mannanam 34
Girideepam Bethany, Kottayam 48 (Shanzil 14) bt MTHS, Kurainnoor-23
Hot Spot Competition Results
Hot Shot - U-10 - Girls - 3rd Position Liiya Shony Little Flower HSS Koratty Hot Shot - U-10 - Girls - Runner Up Aleena Jaison Little Flower HSS Koratty Hot Shot - U-10 - Girls - Winner AchuMol KS Little Flower HSS Koratty Hot Shot - U-10 - Boys - 3rd Position Shane Thomas Sebastian ToC H Public school Vytla Hot Shot - U-10 - Boys - Runner Up Britto Babu St Aloysius Athirampuzha Hot Shot - U-10 - Boys - Winner Josin Joseph AKM Pubic School Morkuangara Hot Shot - U-13 - Girls - 3rd Position Talitha Maria Udhay Goodsheperd Kurianoor Hot Shot - U-13 - Girls - Runner Up Aswathy Sunil Mary Rani Public school Laikadu Hot Shot - U-13 - Girls - Winner Christeena Sabu Little Flower HSS Koratty Hot Shot - U-13 - Boys - 3rd Solomon Edwin Mary Rani Public school Laikadu Hot Shot - U-13 - Boys - Runner Up Thomas SH CMI Public school Thevzra Hot Shot - U-13 - Boys - Winner Tijo Girideepam Hot Shot - U-16 - Girls - 3rd Sandra K A Little Flower HSS Koratty Hot Shot - U-16 - Girls - Runner Up Aprna Sadasivan Little Flower HSS Koratty Hot Shot - U-16 - Girls - Winner Ann Maria Johny Little Flower HSS Koratty Hot Shot - U-16 - Boys - 3rd Sinto P Ouseh Little Flower HSS Koratty Hot Shot - U-16 - Boys - Runner Up Jerome Prince St Ephrmes HSS Mannam Hot Shot - U-16 - Boys - Winner Bobben Bejoy SH Changancherry