Archive for February, 2013

HISSAN Basketball >> Prime win

Posted: February 5, 2013 in National NEWS

Prime thrashed Kanjirowa 48-7 in the boys´ basketball event of HISSAN Sports and Extra Curricular Activities Meet on Tuesday. Pentagon and Xavier International also registered victories. Pentagon defeated CCRC 44-15 while Xavier thumped Olympia 52-15.

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RIBS and Babylon reached the quarterfinals of 11th Gyan Niketan Inter-school Basketball Tournament in the senior boys´ section on Tuesday. RIBS defeated Innovative 53-27 while Babylon pulled off a 17-14 victory over Awareness International Academy (AIA). In the senior girls´ section, Daffodil Public School, which has already qualified for the semifinals, beat Teresa 16-15 in a group stage match as Chhoten Lama scored six points for the winning side.

Trungram International Academy (TIA) beat Saptagandaki 27-22 on Tuesday in the qualifying rounds of the north zone of Kathmandu Valley for the Second U-14 Inter-school National Basketball Championship. Nawang Dorje scored 15 points for TIA. Nepal-Japan beat Bhadrakali 13-10 and Forward Academy edged past Dibyajyoti 15-10. Likewise, Nawajeevan beat HHCA 27-21 but lost to Angels´ Heart 20-23. Rehdon defeated BST 16-11.

Prime and Whitehouse won their respective boys´ basketball matches on Monday during the HISSAN Sports and Extra Curricular Activities under way in the capital. Prime defeated Omega 31-17 and Whitehouse eased past Caribbean 45-25. In other matches, GoldenGate crushed NIST 79-17 and Global beat Nepal Mega 32-13.

Daffodil and Innovative advanced into the semifinals of senior girls´ section on Monday in the 11th Gyan Niketan Inter-school Basketball Tournament being held in the capital. Daffodil overcame Neric 20-12 with eight points from Chhetan Lama. Innovative edged past host Gyan Niketan 17-12 riding on 12 points from Trishna Khatri. Under the senior boys´ section, Neric and Innovative entered the quarterfinals winning their respective matches. Neric toiled hard to beat Cambridge 45-43 while Innovative outplayed Deneb 42-25. Binod Bhandari (16 points) of Neric and Sudip Shrestha (12 points) of Innovative were the highest scorers. In another match of the same category, Alok Lamsal netted 14 points as Greenland defeated Babylon 30-23.

The qualifying rounds of north zone for the 2nd U-14 Inter-school National Basketball Championship kicked off in the capital on Monday. Bhadrakali defeated Newton Children´s Academy 18-12 with eight points from Sandip. Sagar Sapkota netted 14 points to help Florence defeat Sapta Gandaki 23-14. Brihaspati defeated Forward 31-15 and Rehdon defeated Bagmati 24-15. Mingma Sherpa contributed 15 points for Brihaspati and Bivek Shrestha netted 14 points for Rehdon. Kathmandu and Lalitpur districts have been divided into four zones for the championship, with the north zone comprising 24 teams.

U14

Nepal Basketball Association (NeBA) is organizing the qualifying rounds of 2nd Inter-school National U-14 Basketball Championship from Monday. Qualifying rounds for boys´ section will be held in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Kaski, Sunsari, Kavrepalanchowk and Bhaktapur. There will be no qualifiers for the girls´ section as no team from outside the capital will compete in the event.

The event to be held in league-cum-knockout format will select one team each from Kaski, Sunsari, Kavrepalanchowk and Bhaktapur districts for the final round of boys´ section to be held in the capital from February 19 to 26.

Meanwhile, Kathmandu and Lalitpur districts have been divided into four zones in the boys´ section from which the winner and runner-up will qualify for the final round. The best third team among all four zones will also go through to the final round. One school each from the departmental schools — Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Nepal Army School — will get direct entry into the final round.  NeBA expects a total of 100 schools, including 60 from Kathmandu and Lalitpur, to participate in the event. In the girls´ category, 16 schools are expected to compete in the event.

The event, being organized in the memory of late Ram Kumar Basnet, is expected to cost Rs 580,000.