KATHMANDU: Nepal Police Club defeated ANK Kirtipur Basketball Team 84-60 in the Kwiks Nepal Basketball League here on Friday.

NPC opened up a 23-13 lead and never looked back. The departmental side won 19-16 in the second quarter and both the teams netted 17 points each in the third period.

NPC then won the final quarter 25-14 to register their sixth victory in 10 matches. Bikash Gurung of NPC was named the player of the match for his 22 points along with 10 rebounds, three assists and one steal.

A total of eight teams are taking part in the biggest basketball tournament of the country organised by Play for Deprived Children Nepal under the sponsorship of Chaudhary Group.

The top two teams of the 55-day home-and-away tournament will earn Rs 200,000 and Rs 100,000 respectively.