Local briefs

Weeka Talentia

KATHMANDU: Kathmandu Don Bosco College advanced to the boys’ section quarter-finals of the Weeka Talentia Inter-college Basketball Tournament with a narrow 46-44 win over Xavier International on Wednesday. In the girls’ section, Gyanu Gauchan scored 18 points to guide Prime College to a 35-10 win over Reliance and Maya Syangten top-scored with 14 points in her team’s 24-14 victory over Xavier International. With the day’s matches, Prime, Orient and Xavier International all advanced to the girls’ quarter-finals. Prime will meet Nobel Academy and Orient will face British Gorkha in the boys’ section while Prime will take on Nava Jyoti in the girls’ match on Thursday. — HNS

Cricketers leave

KATHMANDU: A 14-member senior national team today left for Kolkata to participate in the CC & FC Invitational Twenty20 Cricket Tournament slated for February 7-10. The Nepali team will, however, participate in the event as President XI. Other members of the team include Manoj Kumar Baishya (wicket keeper), Paresh Prasad Lohani, Mahaboob Alam, Dipendra Chaudhary, Shakti Prasad Gauchan, Sharad Vesawkar, Manjeet Shrestha, Sanjam Regmi, Pawan Das, Basanta Regmi, Dhirendra Chand, Raju Basnyat and Raj Kumar Pradhan. President of Cricket Association of Nepal Binay Raj Pandey bade farewell to the team. — HNS

Suryodaya win

KATHMANDU: Mrinalini Shrestha scored 12 points to steer Suryodaya to a 23-11 win over Teresa Academy in the girls’ section of the seventh Gyan Niketan Basketball Tournament on Wednesday. Siddhartha netted 19 points as Daffodil eased past Nalanda 45-14 and Sagar Magar conrtibuted 28 in Nirmal School’s 60-58 win over Grammar Public School in the boys’ section. With the day’s result, Wilson, Baba, Daffodil, Unique, Gyan Niketan, Gillette, Valley Public and Brihaspati entered the boys’ quarter-finals while Suryodaya, Mahendra Bhawan, Gyan Niketan and Teresa made it to the girls’ semi-finals. — HNS

Sindhu Gold Cup

KATHMANDU: Sindhupalchowk District Football Association (SDFA) is organising the second Sindhu Bhote Koshi Gold Cup Football Tournament in Lamosanghu on March 15-23. In all, eight teams will compete in the tournament, said the SDFA president Bir Bahadur Khadka here today. The winners will receive a cheque of Rs 20,000 and the runners up will get Rs 10,000. — HNS

NPC, APF in final

BHAKTAPUR: Two departmental teams Nepal Police Club (NPC) and Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) Club entered the final of the fifth Nationwide Workers’ Cup Volleyball Tournament here on Wednesday. The NPC defeated ECS Manpower 25-15, 25-20, 25-13 and APF rallied to a 19-25, 25-22, 25-18, 21-25, 15-13 win over Kavre Offset Press in Wednesday’s semi-finals. Prem Bhandari of NPC was declared man of the match in the first semi-finals while Kailash Dutta Bhatta of APF was adjudged player of the match in the second. The two teams will fight for the championship on Thursday. — HNS

Five-km race

KATHMANDU: Tikathali Village Sports Development Committee (TVSDC) in organising the first VDC-level five-km race on Saturday. Around 100 athletes from four other VDCs adjoining Tikathali will take part in the event, said the TVSDC president Prakash Thapa Magar at a press meet here on Wednesday. Top three winners will be awarded with Rs 5,000, Rs 3,000 and Rs 2,000 respectively said the coordinator of the event Babu Raja Maharjan. — HNS

College volleyball

KATHMANDU: The Free Student Union of Baneswor Campus is organising the first Baneswor Cup Inter-college Volleyball tournament from Monday. In all, 16 teams will compete in the tournament organised to mark the 18th anniversary of the college. The winner will get Rs 25,000 and the runners up Rs 15,000. The third-placed team will earn Rs 10,000, said the organisers.— HNS