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.