Local briefs

NRT beat Temke

HETAUDA: Former Manang Marsyangdi Club (MMC) players guided New Road Team (NRT) to the semi-finals of the Martyrs Memorial National Football Tournament with a 4-2 win over Temke Club of Dharan. Man of the match Basanta Guachan struck twice in the 10th and 12th minute for NRT. Umesh Upreti added third in the 50th minute before Nirajan Rayamajhi scored another in the 73rd minute. Amar Gurung pulled one back 10 minutes before time and Raju Rai bridged the gap further with a 83rd minute strike for Temke. Sagar Thapa of NRT and a Temke player were taken to hospital following a nasty collision in the 88th minute. NRT will play Mahendra Police Club in semi-final. — HNS

Valley Public in semis

Kathmandu: Valley Public, Gyan Niketan, Rato Bangala and Malpi International advanced to the semi-finals of the first Mahendra Bhawan Inter-school Girls Basketball Tournament on Tuesday. Valley Public beat hosts Mahendra Bhawan 21-15 in the first quarter-final. Merina KC and Sumista Malla netted eight points each for Valley Public while Sabichhya Singh contributed six for the hosts. Gyan Niketan bounced back after trailing by 2-4 in the first quarter to defeat Elites Co-Ed 23-12. Diwa Shree Malla scored 11 points for Gyan Niketan. In the third quarter-final, Rato Bangala edged out Himalaya 20-10. The first two quarters turned out to be the decider for Rato Bangala where they took a huge lead scoring seven and 11 points conceding just three points to the opponents. Niharika Pant netted six points for Rato Bangala. In the last match, Malpi overcame Triyog 28-18. Palisha Tuladhar Tuladhar scored 13 points for Malpi while Mamata Rai chipped in eight points for Triyog. — HNS

‘C’ Division selection

KATHMANDU: Bal Premi Khel Mandal creeped into the Group A final of the ‘C’ Division Selection Football Tournament. Bal Premi beat Bhat CT 4-3 in tie-breaker after a 2-2 deadlock. In other matches, Styam Nagar Tole Sudhar Samitte blanked Sports Special Club 3-0, Legend Club defeated Sankhamul Ganatantrik Yuva Club 4-1 and Khumaltar Youth Club edged out Shree Tripura Sangam Tol Sudhar Samittee 6-5 in sudden death after a 2-2 draw in regular time. — HNS