SXC Cup 2017: ACE, British College reach quarter-final

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ACE Institute of Management, British College and Pulchowk Engineering College recorded wins on day 8 of the St. Xavier’s College Basketball Tournament 2017.

British College defeated Morgan College while ACE Institute of Management took care of Quest College as they booked their place at the quarter-final of the competition.

Ace vs Quest

Ace College started better of the two to leave Quest College on the back foot…Quest trailing by 7 points at the end of the first quarter.

Worse was to come as they were completely dominated by Ace in the second quarter….Quest unable to get past the Ace defense while maintaining their attacking prowess….Karma Tashi Gurung making it rather easy on the low post. Ace went on to extend their lead to 17 points before the half.

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Quest vs Ace man of the match, Karma Tashi Gurung.

Quest fought back after the break to close gap down to 7 points…..Prazun adding 10 of the 18 points. But they couldn’t sustain the burst of energy further into the final quarter as Ace powered their way back in to make sure of their quarter-final berth from Group B.

Karma Tashi and Ashish Singh went on to get in the double digit scoreline for Ace, scoring 15 and 16 points respectively. Karma Tashi was awarded the man of the match prize for his overall contribution.

Final score: Quest 39-55 Ace (11-17, 03-18, 18-08, 07-12).
Highest scorer: Ashish Singh – 16 points.

British College also booked their place at the quarter-final after defeating Morgan College. Just as in their previous matches, Morgan did well in the first quarter but when the opponents pressed they couldn’t match the performance.
British College and Ace are yet to play in group B. Meeting between the two will decide who will finish as group B winner.

In another match, Pulchowk earned an easy win over Deerwalk Institute of Technology (DWIT) which confirmed their place at the quarter-final from Group D. The win also confirmed Xavier Int’l College’s place in the next round. Meeting between Pulchowk and Xavier Int’l will decide who finishes as Group B winner.

Day 8 Results:

British 57-51 Morgan
Pulchowk 70-23 DWIT