Pacific, Nirmal register victories

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, February 9:

Bikesh Acharya netted seven points as Pacific Academy defeated Suryodaya Boarding School 19-13 in the senior boys’ section of the fourth Gyan Niketan Inter-school Big Mimi Running Shield Basketball Tournament today. Ram Kumar Karki netted five points for Suryodaya.

In other matches, Nirmal School defeated Jagat Mandir School 33-22, in which Hari scored 14 points for the winners and Pa Tshering contributed eight for Jagat Mandir, and Sambotta School earned a walkover from LRI.

In junior boys’ section, Swapna Vatika School beat Brihaspati Vidya Sadan 24-14 in which Mahesh Raut top-scored with 17 points. Yutang Sherpa netted seven points for Brihaspati.

In Senior girls’ section, Gyan Niketan School, which has already won the title, earned a walk over from Babylon School. The event, which concludes on February 18, has been organised by Gyan Niketan Secondary School.

KEC basketball:

KATHMANDU: Anup Singh Karki netted 16 points as Nepal Medical College thrashed Kantipur Engineering College (KEC) 49-12 at the Inter-technical College Basketball Championship, which has been organised by KEC today.

In other matches, Kathmandu University defeated Advanced College of Engineering and Management 40-13 with Piyush Sharma scoring 18 points for the winners; Rijan Shahi top-scored with 17 points in National College of Engineering’s 32-20 win over Acme Engineering College; and Bhaskar Ale scored 16 points as Institute of Engineering beat Institute of Medicine 57-32. Ambrish Karki netted 10 points for the losing team.

Inter-college cricket:

Kathmandu: Hosts Kantipur Engineering College (KEC) ‘blue’ defeated Hicast College by six wickets and National College of Engineering beat KEC ‘red’ by seven wickets in the inaugural day matches of the Kantipur Running Trophy Inter-technical College Cricket Tournament here at Laboratory School ground today.

The nine-team tournament has been organised by the Students’ Council of KEC under the technical support from Cricket Association of Nepal.

Elected to bat first, Hicast were bowled out for 56 runs in 18.5 overs. Mohammed Hussain was the highest scorer with 11 runs. Man of the match Anurag Sharma grabbed five wickets for KEC.

In reply, KEC ‘blue’ overcame the target losing four wickets in 13.2 overs. While Rajeev Shrestha scored 15 runs, Gentle Bhagat contributed 12 runs for the winners.

In other match, KEC ‘red’ accumulated 107 runs losing six wickets in 20 overs. Kushal Basnet and Suyog Adhikari scored 29 and 18 runs respectively.

In reply, man of the match Rabindra Shrestha scored 49 runs, including eight boundaries and a six, as National College overcame the target in 14.2 overs losing three wickets.

On Thursday, National College of Engineering will take on Kathmandu Engineering College and Kathmandu University will play against Institute of Engineering at the same venue.