Local briefs

Prime Cup

KATHMANDU: Dipesh Joshi netted 31 points to help New Summit beat NCCS 47-36 in the fourth Prime Cup Inter-college Basketball Tournament here today.

The table tennis tournament also began today as part of the Prime Festival. Prime entered the final of the team events beating PTI College. Aims College, PTI and Prime also advanced to the semi-finals of the mixed doubles. Alish Shrestha, Astha Kharel, Bela Rana, Deepika Upretti, Sonam Sherpa, Seema Gauchan, Richa Subba, Kalpana, Hana Tamang, Sapana, Mishju Maharjan and Butsana Suwal entered the quarter-finals of the girls’ singles event. — HNS

Sambotta win

KATHMANDU: British Primary and Sambotta won their respective senior boys’ matches at the sixth Wilson Inter-school Basketball Tournament. British Primary beat The Elite’s C0-Ed 40-29 while Sambotta outplayed Shuvatara 62-30. Likewise, Gyan Niketan defeated Holy Garden 24-10 in the girls’ section. In the junior boys’ match, Excelsior beat South Point 36-24. Shatam Singh scored the match-winning 16 points for the Excelsior. — HNS

Special training

KATHMANDU: British physiologist David Sutton is providing a special physical endurance training to the national cyclist Suresh Kumar Dulal at Nagarkot. Sutton’s training will feature physiological data analysis, postural profiling, technical riding, anthropology and lung function assessment, strength, stability, acceleration and active recovery. According to Dulal, a British cycling company Specialised has donated Rs 70,000 worth of training equipment. Dulal is currently undergoing closed camp training under Sutton. — HNS