KATHMANDU: Himalayan Hounds defeated Team Budhanilkantha Municipality 79-75 in overtime in the Kwik’s Basketball League on Sunday.
The Hounds opened the game with a 26-11 lead before Budhanilkantha bounced back to win the next two quarters 17-10 and 24-12 to open up a four-point lead.
However, Hounds won the fourth and final quarter 17-13 to level the scores at 65-all. In the five-minute overtime, Hounds scored 14 points and restricted Budhanilkantha to 10. Saurav Shrestha top scored for Hounds with 30 points, while Manik KC contributed 17 points.
Similarly, Budhanilkantha’s Biraj Rana netted 23 points and Keshang Thakuri scored 17 points. The victory meant Hounds accumulated 21 points.
Tribhuvan Army Club are at the top of the table with 30 points, while Golden Gate International College and Bishal Milan Kendra have 24 points each.
A version of this article appears in print on March 19, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.