HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: NASA and Golden Gate International College ‘B’ entered the boys’ section quarter-finals of the second Premier Cup 3-by-3 National Basketball Tournament here on Tuesday. NASA defeated Jhapa 21-10 and Golden Gate ‘B’ beat South Siders ‘B’ 17-13. Golden Gate ‘A’ overcame Premier ‘C’ 21-19, Premier ‘B’ edged Navodit ‘A’ 15-12, Kaski saw off Nakhipot 18-12, South Siders ‘A’ sneaked past Golden Gate ‘C’ 21-18 and Premier ‘A’ dispatched Navodit ‘B’ 21-14 to enter last eight. Both the boys’ and girls’ final will be held on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU: Saipal Academy is organising the Saipal 3-by-3 Basketball Tournament here from Wednesday. In all 13 teams — eight in boys and five in girls’ sections — are participating in the tournament. The participating teams are made out of a closed-camp conducted by the Academy itself where 50 SLC graduates took part. According to the Academy president Niranjan Chapagain, two best players each in boys and girls’ sections will be provided with further scholarships in the +2 or ‘A’ Level in the Academy.
KATHMANDU: Tika Bhairav branch of Nepal Budokai-do Full-contact Karate Association is organising the third Nationwide Tika Bhairav Budoka-do men’s weight category and women’s open Full-contact Karate Championships from Friday. In all, 150 players — 110 men and 40 women — from 27 districts are participating in the event, informed the organisers. The two-day event features five gold medals in men’s 40kg, 50kg, 55kg, men’s open and women’s open weight category.
KATHMANDU: Inter-Development Region Nationwide Presidents’ Cup Running Shield Championships, a programme of the National Sports Council, kicks off here from Wednesday. A total of 90 players from five Development Regions will compete in athletics, while 10 teams — two each from five Regions — are participating in volleyball games. The tournament offers 28 gold medals.
Golden Peak triumph
KATHMANDU: Golden Peak School claimed the second Brooklyn Inter-school Boys’ Basketball Championship here on Tuesday. Tournament’s Most Valuable Player Rakesh Shrestha contributed 24 points as Golden Peak laboured to a 74-70 victory over Teresa Academy. Wilson Academy finished third.