Prime Cup Basketball

KATHMANDU: Trinity, Prime and White House College started the 13th Prime Cup Basketball Tournament with victories here on Friday. In the opening match of the tournament, Trinity edged past Times 45-44 riding on 15 points from Saroj Sapkota, while Aavash Nakarmi of Times was the highest scorer of the match with 20 points. In another match, hosts Prime thrashed Rising Star 58-19 riding on Nischal Maharjan’s 12 points. Bidesh Rai’s 12 points helped White House register a 48-25 victory over Gyan Niketan, while Angel’s Heart beat SANN 63-44 riding on 37 points from Prabin Pun. Xavier International defeated ACE 37-20 as Ajung Rai netted 12 points. Asish Bista’s 19 points helped BernHardt rout Laligurans 73-16. In the last match of the day, CCRC beat Premier 63-35 riding on 21 points from Anoop Basnet. — HNS