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Wilson Hoops

KATHMANDU: Excelsior, Unique and Gyanodaya won the senior boys’ section matches at the Wilson Hoops ninth Inter-school Basketball Tournament here on Monday. Excelsion outplayed hosts Wilson ‘B’ 61-30 riding on Sonam Sherpa’s 16 points, while Manish netted 18 points in Unique’s 40-20 win over Mount Kailash and Gyanodaya beat Maha Manju Shree 66-52 with Chhiring Bista scoring 26 for the winners. In girls’ section matches, Teresa Academy thrashed Rupy’s International School 40-4 in which Samjhana Pokhrel scored 15 points

for the winners. Also, Abil Maharjan scored 21 points as Gyanodaya beat Gyan Niketan 36-18 in junior boys’ section and Galaxy defeated Daffodil 62-34 in the staff section match. — HNS


Rating Chess

KATHMANDU: The Central Sports Department of Democratic National Youth Federation, Nepal is organising the third Madan Memorial National Youth Rating Chess Championship from June 20-25. A total of 150 players are expected to take part in the championship to be held at Administrative Staff College in Jawalakhel, said the organisers at a press meet on Monday. The tournament features four categories - rated, unrated, women and U-19. The top 20 players will be awarded with cash prizes in the rated section with the top five getting Rs 25,000, Rs 15,000, Rs 10,000, Rs 7,500 and Rs 6,000 respectively. The top three in unrated section will receive Rs 3,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,500, while the top two in women’s and U-19 sections will get Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,000 respectively. — HNS


Unique win

KATHMANDU: Unique School topped the Group C to enter the quarter-finals of the Young Heart Inter-school Basketball Tournament here on Monday. Unique defeated Baba 49-35 riding on Tenzing Lama’s 20 points. Baba made it to the last eight as runners up. Also, South Point beat Elite’s CoEd 39-15 to advance to the quarter-finals as Group A runners up to Penwood Academy. Hosts Young Heart and Holy Garden from Group B and Sambotta and Wilson from Group D entered the last eight. In girls’ section, Daffodil beat Young Heart 26-18 to enter the quarter-finals. Roshita Tamang scored eight points for Daffodil, while Phurba Yangji netted 13 for Young Heart. — HNS


Seminar ends

KATHMANDU: The Referee Seminar organised by Nepal Shotokan Karate Association concluded here on Monday. The seminar was conducted by Nepal’s international referee Prakash Dhagoudel,

Rajendra Kapali, Yogesh Chamling, Narayan Dev Rana and Raju Shrsetha. A total of 40 referees from Nepal, Japan, Thailand, England, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Iran and India took part in the one-day seminar organised on the eve of the third NSKA International Karate Championship. — HNS