KATHMANDU: Hosts Gyan Niketan and Babylon School started the 14th Gyan Niketan Basketball Championship with victories here on Saturday. Gyan Niketan beat their team ‘B’ 31-23, while Babylon edged past Innovative 36-32. In other matches, Deneb defeated KAYYA 47-30 and Xenium thumped Greenfield 32-21. In +2 sections, Prime thrashed Omega 50-32, while BernHardt beat Carribean 37-26.