local briefs

Girls basketball

KATHMANDU: Hosts Mahendra Bhawan, Rato Bangala, Valley Public, Gyan Niketan, Little Angel’s and Malpi International advanced to the quarter-finals of the first Mahendra Bhawan Inter-school Girls’ Basketball Tournament on Sunday. Seema Karki netted 12 points as Mahendra Bhawan beat Shuvatara 22-7 and Niharika Pant scored 21 in Rato Bangala’s 38-2 thrashing over Rose Bud. Likewise, Gyan Niketan edged past Triyog 19-17 riding on a match winning 10 points from Prabina Maharjan and Trungram International Academy crushed Xavier International 28-8. In other matches, Suryodaya defeated New Summit 14-4, Himalayan hammered Bhanubhakta 42-2 and Malpi outdid Gillette 23-17. — HNS

World Distribution win

KATHMANDU: World Distribution Nepal (WDN) beat Bank of Kathmandu (BoK) 3-2 in the final to win the DHL Six-a-side Football Tournament on Sunday. Manoj Shrestha scored twice and Rajesh Shrestha added the other for WDN while Umeed Shrestha and Jay Maharjan scored apiece for BoK. Earlier, BoK edged out Lotus Holdings while WDN defeated Speed Way Cargo in the semi-finals. Umeed was adjudged the best player and Ghanashyam Shrestha of Everest Bank won the top scorer’s award. Panchakanya Group was named the fair play team and Speed Way claimed the best outfit award.— HNS

Military wing advance

KATHMANDU: Military Wing of the Embassy of India (EoI) advanced to the quarter-finals of the first Independence Day Football Tournament here at the EoI grounds on Sunday. Military Wing edged out British Embassy on a better goal difference following a 1-1 draw today. Maj Sanjay Kanaut scored for the Military Wing and Joe Nyanthi converted for British Embassy. In another match, Modern Indian School (MIS) beat Chancery Team ‘A’ 2-1. Tenzing Chopak and Dikshan Neupane scored for MIS while Chamling Hansing pulled back one for Chancery Team. — HNS

LA School team champion

Lalitpur: Little Angels’ School won the team championship in the Age-group category during the final day of the fourth Pramod Memorial Age-group and Open Swimming Championship, organised by Nepal Swimming Association, here on Sunday. Little Angels’ finished with overall 144 points ahead of Baba Boarding School who accumulated 71 points. Shuvatara claimed third spot with 63 points. In the women’s open, Bibidha Rimal bagged two gold medals in 50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle. Karishma Karki also claimed double gold medals in 100m butterfly and 100m freestyle. Saila Rana won the 50m backstroke. In the men’s open, Puspa Lal Shahi claimed the 100m backstroke title while Sailesh Rana won the 100m breststroke gold. Chandra Mahato earned the 50m butterfly gold. The tournament witnessed two national records crumble in women’s 100m breststroke and men’s 50m backstroke on Thursday. Bibidha Rimal set a new record of 1.27.54 breaking her own previous national record of 1.28.87 set at the 10th South Asian Games. Puspa Lal Shahi also set a new national record of 32.75 bettering his own mark of 33.16. — HNS

Classic basketball

KATHMANDU: Shrine Academy and Unique entered the boys’ section final of the Classic Invitational Basketball Tournament on Sunday. Shrine outscored Don Bosco 60-38 and Unique edged out Gyan Niketan 50-46. Shrine Academy and Valley Public also advanced to the final in the girls’ section. Shrine beat Teresa 40-34 and Valley Public defeated Milan Vidya Mandir 23-14. — HNS