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Tribhuvan and Times International Clubs wins Nepal Basketball League 2019

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Kathmandu, April 30, 2019: Tribhuvan Army Club and Times international Club were able to win the second successive match in the Nepal basketball League that took place on Monday.

On their way to registering a second consecutive away victory, Army overcame Nepal Police Club 89-81 in a departmental clash in Maharajgunj. Times, meanwhile, won their second match at home with a 78-47 crushing of South Siders Basketball Club in Dillibazar.

A strong-looking Times’ side with an average height of 6 feet not only scored freely but also kept South Siders at bay with 6.5 footer Bikram Joshi alone thwarting their opening several times. Times opened with an 11-point lead (22-11) and built on to it throughout the match. Times coach Prem Hona wanted his team to keep their feet grounded.

“Its good to start with a second consecutive victory but we cannot get overconfident just by winning the first two matches. We are yet to be tested in an away match. We have a good squad and we need to keep this momentum going,” said Hona after the game.

The only time when South Siders gave a tough challenge to Times was in the second quarter when they scored 14 and stopped the opponents for 16. Times led the third quarter 12-8 and just when South Siders thought they could claw their way back into the game, the hosts raced away in the final period with a match-stealing 28-14 lead.

The game’s most valuable player Mabindra Chhetri had an all-around performance with a double-double, scoring 15 points and taking 10 rebounds. Chhetri also had seven turnovers and three assists.