Women’s hoops headed to quar­ter-fi­nals

Men’s soft­ball team re­bounds to de­feat Que­bec 5-1

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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

Thurs­day.

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.

TEAM NOVA SCO­TIA PHOTO

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.

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