Women’s hoops headed to quarter-finals
Men’s softball team rebounds to defeat Quebec 5-1
Nalini Maharaj of East Bay and her Nova Scotia women’s basketball teammates are off to the quarter-final round at the 2017 Canada Games in Winnipeg.
Maharaj scored five points in just under 17 minutes of floor time in a narrow 67-65 win over Prince Edward Island in the Round of 16 on Monday. Savannah Provo paced Nova Scotia with 17 points, while Madison Orser followed with 15.
Nova Scotia plays in the quarter-finals today at 9:45 p.m. Atlantic time. Their opponent wasn’t determined at press time Monday night.
Late Sunday night, Nova Scotia fell 76-41 to Alberta in a battle for first place in the Pool ‘B’ standings. Maharaj scored five points to go along with four rebounds in the setback.
The men’s softball team suffered its first loss at the Canada Games early on Monday, but rebounded with an 11-8 victory over Quebec later in the day.
Second baseman Levi Denny of Eskasoni and first baseman Randall Bernard of Waycobah hit a single apiece in the win. Denny also drove in a run and stole a base for Nova Scotia (5-1).
Nova Scotia suffered a 12-3 defeat to unbeaten Saskatchewan (6-0) early on Monday. Denny had two singles and an RBI, while Bernard added a hit in the setback.
Today, Nova Scotia plays New Brunswick at 2 p.m. Atlantic
time and again at 7 p.m. Atlantic time versus British Columbia. The top four teams following round-robin play on Wednesday move on to the semifinals on Thursday. The gold-medal match is Friday at 5:30 p.m. Atlantic.
Dillon MacMillan of Port Hood finished fifth in his heat in the 400-metre wheelchair race. He crossed the finish line in a time of one minute, 10.14 seconds. Finals are slated for
In the 100-metre female Special Olympics race on Monday, Sasha Repko of Port Hawkesbury placed fifth in a time of
15.83 seconds. The finals will be also run on Thursday.
Nova Scotia’s women’s soccer team was in late action against Manitoba on Monday. The teams were battling for first place in Group ‘D’. The roster includes Beatrice Currie of Sydney River and Becca LeBlanc and Olivia MacIntyre of Sydney.
Nova Scotia’s women’s basketball team, including Nalini Maharaj of East Bay (No. 9), will play in the quarter-final round at the 2017 Canada Games in Winnipeg. Nova Scotia defeated Prince Edward Island 67-65 in the Round of 16 on Monday.