Local briefs

Girls basketball

KATHMANDU: Valley Public and Rato Bangala cruised into the final of the first Mahendra Bhawan Inter-school Girls Basketball Tournament, organised by Mahendra Bhawan School, here on Wednesday. Sabina Khadka and Sabbu Khadka scored 14 points each as Valley Public eased past Malpi International 34-13 in the first semi-final of the day. Palisha Tuladhar scored six points for Malpi. Rato Bangala beat Gyan Niketan 32-8 in the second semi-final. Niharika Pant netted 18 points for Rato Bangala. Prabina Maharjan contributed six points for Gyan Niketan. The final match is slated for Thursday. — HNS

Karate tournament

KATHMANDU: Samakhushi Dojo of Nepal Shito Ryu Karate Association is organising the third Valleywide Karate and Kickboxing Tournament from Friday. The two-day event includes 16 events in men and 12 in women’s section. Players from Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Dhadhing have also been invited, said the tournament coordinator Rajendra Kumar Ojha. In all, 320 players — 217 men and 103 women — will vie for the championships. — HNS

‘C’ Div selection

KATHMANDU: Himalayan Sherpa entered the Group A final at the ‘C’ Division Selection Football Tournament on Wednesday. Dinesh Karki, Santosh Shrestha and Sonam Lama scored a goal each as Himalayan Sherpa beat Civil Youth Club 3-0. In other matches, Dhanbir Maharjan scored in Skyland Youth Club’s 1-0 over Manichur Yuva Club and Ratan Limbu struck twice as Rudramati Yuva Club blanked Shanti Tatha Bikash Yuva Club (SBYC) 2-0. Also, Dhuku Youth Club defeated Tinchule Yuva Club 4-2. Ishwor Shrestha scored two and Umesh Gurung and Suk Bahadur Gurung added one each for Dhuku while Rocky Lama scored both the goals for SBYC. — HNS