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.