Archive for November, 2011

Horizon A Basketball Club beat Horizon B 65 – 64 to lift Inter Club Basketball Tournament in Dharan. Horizon A bagged Rs 12,000 while the B team had to satisfy for Rs 6,000. Heman Rai, who was adjudged the Most Valuable Player, scored 21 points for the winning team while Sudip Rai scored 27 points for the losing side.

Six teams from Dharan and Itahari had participated in the tournament organized by Yalambar Basketball Club, Dharan.

Executive committee meeting of Nepal Basketball Association (NeBA) held on 21 November 2011 has unanimously decided to nominate Mr. Jum Prasad Gurung of Pokhara, Kaski as the Vice President of Nepal Basketball Association’s executive committee.

Mr. Gurung also holds the post of President of Kaski District Basketball Association, which is one of the active district associations affiliated to NeBA.

Prime Cup, one of the most prestigious and oldest college level basketball tournament in Nepal was concluded here at Kathmandu, Nepal with the National Campus & Premier College lifting the Boy’s and Girl’s title respectively. Prime College, an educational institute of Kathmandu has been organizing the Prime Cup Basketball Championship since 2002 AD and has reached it’s 9th edition in year 2011 AD. Nepal Basketball Association provides the technical help for the championship every year and it is the most awaited & famous college level basketball championship in Nepal.

Hosts Prime college was the defending champions in both the boys and girls’ section wining both titles last year but failed to repeat their double glory this time around. In the boys’ final, National Campus outplayed Prime College 56-42 riding high on Bikash Gurung’s 19 points, while Prime’s Ayush Singh returned with a match-high 20 points but in vain.

In the women’s final, Premier avenged their last year’s title loss against Prime in a three-point thriller to win 32-29. Prime’s Nayana Shakya top scored in the match with 12 points, while Sujata Rai posted nine points for the winners.

Prajun Pokharel of National Campus and Anushka Malla of Prime College were declared the Most Valuable Players of the tournament.

Total of 16 Colleges in Boy’s category and 12 colleges in the Girl’s category participated in the Prime Cup 2011.

8-days Western Regional Basketball Coaching Clinic organized by Kaski District Basketball Association with technical help from Nepal Basketball Association started on 21 November 2011 at Pokhara Rangasala, Pokhara. Total 16 basketball coaches of Western Region are taking part in this regional level basketball-coaching clinic. Nepal Basketball Association Head Coach Dinesh Chandra Nakarmi is the instructor of the clinic.

The purpose of the clinic is to sharpen the coaching knowledge of basketball coaches of the Western Region.

One of the most prestigious & oldest College Level basketball tournament in Nepal, Prime Cup has reached the final stage in the 9th edition of the championship. Prime College, an educational institute of Kathmandu has been organizing the Prime Cup since 2002 AD ans has reached it’s 9th edition in year 2011 AD.

This years edition showed the 16 Boys and 6 Girls team fighting hard for the prestigious title of Prime Cup.

Host Prime College and National U19 runners cup National Campus will face-off in the title clash in the boys category of the championship. Prime College is known for their consistence performance throughout the year with their hard training and coordination on the court while National Campus is known for their Power Game as well as the skill they perform on the court. This will be a match to watch and I’m surely not going to miss it. I’m not sure which team is going to win, but it will be a bloody and die-hard battle for both team to become the Prime Cup Champion. I will go for 50-50 for both teams to win the title.

In the Girls section, hosts Prime will face the Premier College for the title. Hosts Prime compromises of very talented and skilful players. Inspired by Olympian swimmer Nayana Shakya’s physical strength and with the players like Deepika Upreti, Alisha Ghale; Prime will be the team to see in the finals. I don;t know about the Premier College team, but as it beat the talented Nakhipot in the semifinal, it is also a good team. But I will go for Prime (70%) and Premier (30%) to lift the title.

Well..this is my personal preview. Let;s see until Saturday (19 Nov 2011)  afternoon.

BTW: Girls final is slated for 11 AM while boys final will be held  at 1 PM at the basketball court of Prime College.

Be there……………………..or you will miss the DAMM good battle…oops I mean to say basketball match

Mageshwaran (FIBA ASIA) is my good friend, who does all the hard work with FIBA ASIA in communication 

He has now started basketball column in FIBA.COM

Many congratulations to Magesh…hope to read your beautiful articles………..

After two-month without basketball activities (due to festive seasons), the basketball season is on in Nepal. There are many tournaments going on. Greenland Basketball. Baba Basketball, Prime Cup, odyssey basketball and many other school and college level basketball in going on in Kathmandu.

Outside the valley, Dharan Basketball Association and Chitwon Basketball Association is organizing their respective district level basketball championships while NeBA is focusing to organize U14 and U12 (mini) basketball championships. Ace college of Management is organizing “A” Level basketball championship.


Nepal women’s 3×3 team were in the fourth place out of 4 teams in the first South Asian Beach game, which was held at Hanbantotta, Srilanka from 8 – 14 October 2011. Nepalese people in Nepal and all over the world was celebrating Dashain (the biggest hindu festival) and at the same time Nepal women’s 3×3 team was playing at Srilanka along with 3 other South Asian counterparts. All the blessings of the people of Nepal were with the Nepal women’s 3×3 team but it all went in vain, as they lost all the matches.

The preparation for the 1st South Asian Beach Games were done well and the team was in good hands of experience coach Bikash Shahi. Best players were selected. But, why the team performed very low. What are the reasons??? Well below are some of the reasons (it is my personal opinion & I might be wrong).

One reason maybe the last minute drop of Alisha Ghale, sharp shooter of Prime in whom the Nepalese squad was hoping for MORE basket.

Another reason might be the MAT. The 3×3 basketball was conducted in the MAT, which was placed in the sand. It is first time for Nepalese hoopsters to play in the mat.

Or maybe we expected too much from the team?

Send your view……