Local briefs

NeBA training begins

KATHMANDU: Nepal Basketball Association (NeBA) on Sunday started a two-week training for 30 players as part of their preparation for the upcoming Asian Basketball Championship qualifiers. The preliminary 30 men were selected on the basis of their performance in the National Basketball Tournament and the Prime Cup U-19 National Tournament, said the NeBA in a release on Monday. The national team will be cut down to 12 players and will be kept under closed-camp for a month before embarking for the qualifiers. National team coach Dinesh Nakarmi and assistant coach Bipin Kapali will undertake the training. — HNS

Daffodil Cup

KATHMANDU: Little Angel’s School edged past Trungram International Academy (TIA) 6-5 on the opening day of the second Daffodil Cup Inter-school Junior Football on Monday. Bhuwan Raut and Abhisekh Lama struck twice each and Vivek Parajuli and Ashish Moktan scored one goal apiece for Little Angel’s. Keshang Thakuri and Bikash Thapa scored two goals each and Abhisekh Gurung added another for TIA. In all, 18 teams are taking part in the tournament played under league-cum-knockout format. — HNS

Classic in semis

KATHMANDU: Host Classic College International ‘A’ cruised to the semi-finals of the first Inter-college CCI Cup Volleyball with a 25-15, 25-15 against Janamaitri College on Monday. But Classic ‘B’ was ousted by Crimson International College 18-25, 18-25. Also making it to the last four were Deep Jyoti and K&K College. Deep Jyoti overcame Bishnumati College 25-17, 25-21 and K&K beat National Integrated College 25-16, 25-17. The semi-finals and the final are slated for Tuesday. — HNS

Mt Glory win

KATHMANDU: Nirmal School registered a crushing 30-9 win over Dallu School in the first Arunodaya Junior Boys Basketball Tournament here on Monday. In other matches, Mt Glory edged Buddha Jyoti 5-4, Grammar Public defeated Babylon 16-4, Clinton beat Greenland 12-9, Shree Diwa overcame host Arunodaya 22-20 and Galaxy sneaked past New Zenith 16-14. — HNS

Prime advance

KATHMANDU: Prime College made it to the finals in both boys and girls’ section here at the Don Bosco Weeka Talentia Inter-college Basketball Tournament on Monday. The boys’ team ousted Himalayan White House College 54-45 while the girls’ team disposed of Xavier International 34-10. Rabi Giri top-scored for Prime with 12 points in boys’ while Gyanu Gauchan netted the highest 17 for Prime in the girls’ match. Prime will meet British Gorkha, who beat RIBS 53-50 in the other boys’ semi-final, while the girls team will be up against Orient College, who overcame Nobel Academy 30-12, in the finals on Tuesday. — HNS