Basketball tourney

KATHMANDU: Innovative English School and Reliance Residential will play in the girls’ final of the Shridiwa Monsoon Meet Basketball Tournament. Similarly, Hosts Shridiwa will face Himalayan Happy Children Academy in the boys’ section final. Both final matches will be played on Friday at the hosts’ court in Kathmandu. In the girls’ semi-finals on Thursday, Innovative defeated hosts Shridiwa 33-32 riding on Mamata Gurung’s 14 points. The regular time was ended on 28-28 and added three minutes ended on 30-30. However, referee again added three minutes to decide the winners and Innovative took one point advantage to sail into the final. Similarly, Reliance recorded a 37-19 win over Daffodil after Rina Bhandari scored 16 points for the winning team. In the boys’ section, Bhim Raj Rai’s 16 points helped Shridiwa beat LRI 46-44, while Himalayan Children beat Mount Kailash 47-42. Bishal Rai scored 17 points in Himalayan Children’s win.