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KATHMANDU: Little Angels’ College of Management (LACM) beat Nepal Medical College (NMC) 65-41 in the Sprite Basketball Bash 2009 Inter-college Tournament here on Tuesday. Nabin Shrestha scored 27 for the winners and Anup Singh Karki netted 21 for LACM. In the men’s section other match, Golden Gate defeated KU 59-31 riding on Manoj Serchan’s 20 points. After the day’s results, LACM, NMC and Golden Gate joined Prime, KNK, White House (Baneshwor), White House (Khumaltar) and KCM in the quarter-finals. In the women’s section, Maya Syangden scored 18 as Golden Gate thrashed NMC 52-10 and Campion defeated KCM 19-17 in extra time after a 17-17 draw in normal time. Bindu Limbu scored 11 points for Campion. — HNS

K and K in semi-finals

LALITPUR: K and K College won two matches on Tuesday to enter the semi-finals of the first South Siders Invitational Basketball Tournament. K and K defeated Nakhipot Youth Club 91-64 and later outplayed Revolver Group 73-56. Rajeev Shakya was instrumental on both the occasions scoring 18 points against Nakhipot and 28 against Revolver. Deepak Thapa scored 21 for Nakhipot and Utsav Chand netted 22 for Revolver. With the wins, K and K advanced to the last four as Group A runners up and will face Group B winners Trinity. The other match between Third Eye Re-United vs Nepal Commerce Campus was postponed for Wednesday due to rain midway through the third quarter with both the team tied at 48-all. The winner of the match will play Group A winners Golden Gate in the semi-finals. — THT online

Champions feted

KATHMANDU: Assurance Unity-Life International Ltd (AULI) honoured the top 11 players of the fifth National Games with felicitation letters, Rs 500,000-worth accident insurance and life-long free health check-up at the Orient Hospital. Nepali Congress chief whip and CA Member Shobhakar Parajuli and AULI President Kashi Ram Gurung felicitated Karishma Karki, Keshari Chaudhary, Puja Shrestha, Srijana Prajapati, Puspa Raj Shahi, Chandra Singh Mahato, Sailesh Rana, Surya Maya Rai, Pramila Rijal, Aman Tamang and Mira Kayastha. — THT online

National ITF tourney

KATHMANDU: Nepal International Taekwondo Federation (NITF) is organising the fifth General Choi Memorial National Taewkondo Tournament here on May 14-15. About 160 players from 14 zones and Tribhuvan Army Club will fight for 34 gold medals — 22 in spiring (13 in men and nine in women’s sections) and 12 in patron (six each in men and women’s sections). Teams winning most gold medals will be awarded with the team championship, said NITF president Krishna Bahadur Balal at a press meet on Tuesday. —THT online