Local Briefs

Ullens,Shuvatara clinch trophies

Kathmandu: Ullens School claimed the Senior Boys’ championship of the fifth Monsoon Meet Inter-school Basketball Championship here today.

In thrilling Senior Boys’ final Ullens ended the challenge of the Learning Realm International (LRI) 77-68 after Nanda Chepang top scored with 25 points for winners. Chepang was later adjudged the Most Valuable Player (MVP). Ullens were trailing in the first quarter 8-19 but they made a fine comeback making it 24-14, 25-29 and 20-16 in the remaining three quarters respectively.

Arunodaya School won the Junior Boys’ title registering a comfortable 43-18 win over Gyanodaya Bal Batika. Sudip Malla contributed match winning 23 points for Arunodaya. Likewise, Shuvatara School won the Senior Girls’ final after Kantipur School walked out from the match with four seconds remaining. Shuvatara were leading 20-16 at the time. Lunibha Singh, MVP in the girls’ section, scored eight points for Shuvatara. After Kantipur School walked out, Rato Bangala were declared as the first runners up.

Purnima beat YSC

LAMJUNG: Purnima Youth Club opened the second Bahundanda Cup Football Tournament with a 3-2 win over first choice hosts’ team Young Star Club (YSC) on Monday. Kaji Tamang gave Purnima the lead in the 10th minute before adding his second 10 minutes later. But the hosts Young Star made a brilliant comeback with goals in the 32nd and 38th minute. Krishna Gurung reduced the deficit and Sudip Shrestha scored the equaliser for the hosts. However, Suraj Shrestha scored the winner

in the 42nd minute for the disappointment of the home crowd. Purnima will meet Indreni Youth Club, who had a first round bye, in the second round on Wednesday. In all, 18 teams in men’s and

eight in women’s are vying for the championships. Top two teams of the men tournament will receive Rs 25,000 and Rs 12,000 respectively while the winners and runners up in the women’s event will get Rs 5,000 and 2,000 respectively. Earlier, Joint Secretary of the All Nepal Football Association Dhirendra Pradhan inaugurated the tournament. — HNS

Thapa wins bronze

KATHMANDU: Ishwor Thapa won bronze medal during the International Taekwondo (ITF) Tournament in Beijing on Sunday. The Nepal ITF player was restricted with bronze after losing the men’s 60-65kg semi-final bout against a Japanese opponent. Thapa made it to the last four with victory over a Chinese player, said the Nepal ITF here on Monday. The player is scheduled to return home on Thursday, said the Nepal ITF President Krishna Bahadur Balal. — HNS

Wushu tournament

KATHMANDU: Pashupati Kailash Wushu Quan is organising the

second Valleywide Open Wushu Tournament here from August

31 to September 2. The tournament features 14 Sansau events - nine for men and five for women. In Thaulo, there will be seven events each in both men and women’s section, said the organisers here at a press meet on Monday. The tournament also includes team events in both men and women’s section. The estimated cost of the tournament is Rs 250,000, said the organisers. — HNS