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Army make 6 wins in row

  • Wheelchair Basketball
- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jun 7, 2018-

Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) maintained their stranglehold on the Turkish Airlines Engage Empowering League (EEL) Wheelchair Basketball Championships with six consecutive victory while the winning run of the Bodhisatwas in Action’s (BIA) came to an end on Wednesday.

TAC crushed Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SCIRC) 50-6 to maintain their 100 percent winning run and moved two points clear at top of the standings with 12 points.

Raju Katuwal scored 34 points for the departmental team in a match held at the Shree Jagdal Gan Chhauni Barrack.

BIA, who played two matches on Wednesday, suffered a 33-8 loss in their sixth match against Jawalakhel Wheelchair Sports Club (JWSC). Prem BK contributed 13 points for JWSC. BIA, however, defeated Nepal Spinal Cord Injury Sports Association (NSCISA) 22-6 on the back of 11 points from Ramesh Khatri.

After from BIA victory, JWSC also beat Wheelchair Sports Association (WSA) 31-4. The outcome leaves JWSC and BIA level on 10 points, two behind leaders TAC from six matches. Pokhara, who registered double win on Wednesday, have 10 points from eight matches. Pokhara hammered Nepalgunj 36-2 and Chitwan 12-0.

Suresh Gauli netted 10 points in their win over Nepalgunj while Ram Chandra Pariyar rolled in four points against Chitwan.

In other matches of the day, Chitwan beat Nepalgunj 8-2 to finally open their account in the points table after eight matches while WSA saw off SCIRC 14-8. WSA are in fifth position with six points from as many matches. NSCISA and SCIRC have four points each.

Chitwan are second from bottom with two points and pointless Nepalgunj are at the bottom of the standings. Both Chitwan and Nepalgunj have played eight matches each.

The tournament features nine teams in men’s and five teams in women’s category. Top four teams after the round robin league will vie in the playoffs. The next round matches will be played on June 9.

Published: 07-06-2018 08:58

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