NIMS, Wits triumph

KATHMANDU: Niten Memorial School (NIMS), and Wits Academy recorded wins in the Daffodil Cup Junior Football Tournament here today.

Milan Rai and Biju Basnet scored a goal each as NIMS edged past Mt Glory 2-1. Ashish Maharjan pulled one back for Mt Glory. Wits saw off Lincoln Academy 3-2 with Prajwal Shrestha, Tashi Lama and Akash Magar converting a goal each for the winners. Galen and Pujen replied for Lincoln. In another match, Bright Land and St Xavier's played a 2-2 draw. Sudip Thapa and Kshitiz Bista scored for Bright Land while Hishes Amatya and Bhim Kawal converted for St Xavier's.

In boys' basketball, Young Hearts drubbeld Valley Public 56-31 riding on 23 points from Tenzing Sherpa while Galaxy Public School saw off Reliance International Academy 54-45 with Tshewang contributing 21 points for the winners. In another boys' section match, Pennwood Academy dispatched Greenland 50-29. Shashwat Singh top scored for Pennwood with 14 points while Newson netted 11 for Greenland. In the only girls' basketball match, Excelsior inflicted a humiliating 22-1 defeat to Patshala Nepal. Patshala were able to open their account only in the third quarter.