Nepal lose to India

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s hopes of qualifying for the Asian U-18 Basketball Championship shattered with a 117-40 defeat through the hands of India in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Thursday. Nepal had earlier defeated Sri Lanka 65-64 and the hosts Bangladesh 57-54. For Nepal, Aashish Basnet and Nischal Maharjan scored eight points each. India qualified for the Asian U-18 championship slated for July 15-24 in Iran.