HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Nepal remained unchanged at the 149th spot in the latest FIFA Rankings published by the football governing body on Wednesday. Nepal, who are at the 22nd spot in the Asian Football Federation (AFC) rankings, have 164 points and stay top among the South Asian nations. Bangladesh are three spot behind Nepal at the 152nd, while India (164) are unchanged with Maldives slipping to 165. Afghanistan jumped two places up to 168, while Pakistan stay 181st, Sri Lanka at 184th and Bhutan at 201st. World and European champions Spain remain at the top, while Uruguay replaced Germany at the second position followed by the Netherlands.
Opal, Sprangle win
KATHMANDU: Opal International School and Sprangle Boarding HS School registered victories in the second Brooklyn Inter-school Basketball Tournament here on Wednesday. Opal hammered Deep Jyoti 55-24 riding on 21 points from Chhiring Jangbu Sherpa, while Sprangle defeated Ambassador Academy 23-11. In other matches, Dikshyanta beat Yuyutshu 10-6, while in one-sided matches, Wilson trounced Pushpalal Memorial 82-7 and Golden Peak crushed National Ideal 86-8. Also, Teresa, New English, Process and North Point won their respective matches.
KATHMANDU: Gauri Shankar and Bal Dikshya won their respective junior boys’ section matches of the first HVCA 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament here on Wednesday. Gauri Shankar defeated Pawan Prakriti 20-4 and Bal Dikshya saw off Hope Valley 23-4. Hope Valley later edged Jenium 11-10. In the senior boys’ section, Pawan Prakriti defeated High Dew 14-8. High Dew later beat Children Garden with the same scoreline. In the senior girls’ matches, Hope Valley ‘A’ overcame Gauri Shankar ‘A’ 7-6 and Future Star beat Namuna 8-0. — HNS
Valley Public thru
KATHMANDU: Valley Public, Angles’ Heart, HHCA and Bagmati on Wednesday entered the girls’ section semi-finals of the first BST Cup Inter-school Basketball Championships. Valley Public defeated hosts BST 24-16, Angels’ Heart sidelined Kathmandu Valley 34-20, HHCA sneaked past Siddhartha Vanasthali 20-17 and Bagmati beat Kantipur Academy 26-10. In the boys’ section, Forward Academy, Valley Public, Golden Peak and Innovative registered wins. —