Awareness advance

KATHMANDU: Awareness International Academy (AIA) entered the Junior Boys quarter-finals of the fourth Kwik’s Greenland Inter-school Basketball Tournament here on Monday. Awareness got a walkover win from New Zenith to book the last eight berth. Valley Public School joined Awareness Academy in the quarter-finals with 15-11 win over Angel Heart and 15-6 victory over Bishnumati. In other matches, Prithvi saw off Gauri Shankar 12-4 and Deep Jyoti hammered hosts Greenland 22-8. In Senior Boys’ section matches, Kathmandu Valley, Trungram International Academy (TIA) and Grand Academy recorded wins. Kathmandu Valley beat Gorkha Academy 41-17, TIA dispatched Deep Jyoti 47-22 and Grand sneaked past AIA 20-19. — HNS

Monsoon Meet

KATHMANDU: Hosts Sridiwa, Suvatara, Rato Bangala and Galaxy Public School registered wins in the fifth Monsoon Meet Basketball Tournament here on Monday. In the Senior Girls’ section, Sridiwa overcame Pennwood Academy 25-23, Shuvatara beat Excelsior 19-7, Rato Bangala saw off Gyan Niketan 26-3 and Galaxy defeated Ulliens 25-11. Gyan Niketan, Arunodaya, Brihaspati and Young Heart also won their respective Junior Boys’ section matches on Monday. Gyan Niketan dispatched Gyanodaya Bal Batika 25-22, Arunodaya hammered Chandbaag 26-7, Brihaspati laboured to a 22-19 win over South Point and Youth Heart crushed Wilson Academy 23-9. — HNS

Committee formed

KATHMANDU: Ministry for Youth and Sports on Monday formed a three-member committee to end the padlocking of the National Sports Council (NSC). About 307 temporary NSC employees have been padlocking the NSC gates seeking extension of their contracts. The acting NSC member secretary and joint-secretary Bishnu Prasad Lamshal and chief of the NSC administration department Kul Bahadur Thapa are the other members of the ministry talk-team. The ministry has also invited the agitators for talks on Wednesday after forming their own talk-team. The agitators have said that they would sit for talks but would continue padlocking the NSC. — HNS

Budhanilkantha win

KATHMANDU: Shree Budhanilkanta Higher Secondary School edged past Kshitiz College 2-1 in the NK Memorial Inter-college Football Tournament here on Monday. In another match, skipper Amit Sunwar scored a brace as Tri Jyoti blanked National Campus 2-0. Likewise, St Lawrence hammered Malpi Institute 5-1 while Active College got a walkover win from Youth Vision. — HNS