Innovative, Reliance win basketball titles

KATHMANDU: Innovative and Reliance won the basketball tournament titles under the 24th Gyan Carnival here on Friday. In boys’ section final, Innovative saw off Gyan Niketan 77-68 riding on Ayush Lama’s 40 points.

In girls’ final, Reliance beat Innovative 32-30 after Rina Bhandari netted 11 points for the winners. Innovative’s Ayush Lama and Reliance’s Kabita Shrestha were adjudged the most valuable players.

Meanwhile, Malpi won boys’ football tournament title with a 1-0 victory over hosts Gyanodaya. Rinjin Lama scored the solitary goal in the final match. Gyanodaya’s Palsang Wangdi Lama was named the best player of the tournament. Gyanodaya School’s Management Committee President Buddha Bir Lama and Principal Indira Yakthumba among others handed over the prizes to the winners.