Local briefs

Daffodil Cup

KATHMANDU: Little Angels School (LAS) and Learning Realm International (LRI) played a 2-2 draw in second Daffodil Cup Inter-school Football on Saturday. Bibek Thapa and Ayush KC scored for LRI while Bibek Shrestha and Bibek Parajuli converted for LAS. In boys’ section basketball, NIMS beat Arniko 46-34, Wilson overcame Excelsior 51-47 and Young Hearts crushed Josephs 54-7. In girls’ basketball match, Mahendra Bhawan defeated Pennwood 33-19. — HNS

Third Eye Open

KATHMANDU: Third Eye Youth Club, Baneswor, is organising the first Third Eye Open Cross Country Run on March 6. Athletes will vie for the championships in four categories — 12km senior men, 8km senior women, 8km junior boys and 6km junior girls. Top three winners in senior categories will get Rs 4,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,000 each while the winners in the junior section will receive Rs 2,000, Rs 1,500 and Rs 1,000 respectively. — HNS

Galaxy win

BHAKTAPUR: Prithu Banskota took 3-12 and followed up with a magnificent 40 to help Galaxy Public School beat Suryodaya School by nine-wicket in the COAS Cup Inter-school Cricket here on Saturday. Batting first, Suryodaya were all out for 67 in 33 overs. Apart from Banskota, Bhoj Raj Bom (2-7) and Ajit Marden (2-12) also took two wickets each for Galaxy. In reply, Galaxy overcame the total losing one wicket in just 5.3 overs. Banskota scored an explosive 40 off just 18 balls. Nupur Pandey took 1-19 for Suryodaya. Triyog will take on Nepal Police School on Sunday. — HNS

Sri Diwa in final

KATHMANDU: Sri Diwa and Clinton advanced to the final of the first Arunodaya Junior Boys Basketball Tournament on Saturday. Krishna netted 27 points alone as Sri Diwa defeated Nirmal School 29-18 in the first semi-finals while Clinton eliminated Swornim 11-8 in the other semi-finals. The final is slated for Sunday. — HNS


KATHMANDU: Campion Academy and Unique Academy will vie for title at the CPS Cup Inter-College Basketball Tournament on Sunday. Campion overcame host CPS 66-46 thanks largely to 30 points from Sonam Maharjan in the first semi-finals on Friday. In the other semi-finals, unique edged out Rato Bangala 33-29. Pradeep Silpakar netted 14 points for Unique. — HNS