Kozhikode Girls and Ernakulum Boys Kerala Sub-Junior Champions 2018
The 45th Kerala State Sub Junior Championship for Boys and Girls concluded on the 21st October 2018 at Jyothi Nikethan Public School Punnapra Alapuzha .
It was an exciting five days of basketball in which the skills of District teams from the state were exhibited. With old rivalries being rekindled and new ones created, the entire Championship was intense as teams from the 14 District in Boys and 12 in Girls battled with Kozhikode Girls team and Ernakulum Boys bagged the 1st Places.
In the Boys division, KM Alexander from Ernakulum made all differences as he scored more than 39 points on the final as they beat the young and enthusiastic Kottayam boys 63-57 who played against peers in exciting matches. For Kottayam the short Devanad Vettikkatil displayed his talents on the court and amazed spectators with his level of skill.
KM Alexander of Ernakulum who was also the top scorer of the championship as he scores 120 points from the five matches he played and was awarded with Viswappan Trophy for Best Player along with Reema Ronald from Kozhikode Aleena Jaison from Thrissur and Devanad Vettikkattil were declared as the MVP
In Girls better sized Kozhikode anchored by PA Akla and Reema Ronald scrape past short and skilled Thrissur 43-41 anchored by Aleena Jaison
For the third position matches in Boys Kozhikode drubbed Alapuzha 68-41 and in Girls Trivandrum pipped Ernakulum 52-51
The championship also saw some close matches in the preliminary rounds of boys matches. Pathanamthitta v Kottayam(45-48) Pathanamthitta v Kozhikode (49-53) Thrissur beating Kozhikode (48-44) Alapuzha beating Kozhikode (35-34) Thrissur beating Alapuzha (46-38)