Wilson triumph

KATHMANDU: Wilson Academy won the inaugural match of the 19th Wilson Hoops Inter-school Basketball Tournament here on Friday.

Wilson defeated Kathmandu Xavier 53-30 in the senior boys’ section match riding on 18 points from Binod Sen. In girls’ section, Simran Gurung scored 12 points as Wilson beat SCIBS 40-25, and Reliance Academy defeated Heartland School 20-4 in which Bipana Giri top scored for the winning team with seven points. In boys’ category, Amrit Bhattarai scored 10 points in Greenfield’s 27-12 victory over Heartland School.

A total of 46 teams — 24 in senior boys, 14 in girls, 12 in junior boys and six in staff categories — are taking part in the 19th edition of the tournament organised annually by Wilson Academy. The final is slated for August 12. Earlier, Mayor of Nagarjun Municipality Mohan Bahadur Basnet inaugurated the tournament.