Nova Scotia comes up short in women’s basketball
Men’s softball team loses to Ontario, but off to semifinals
Nalini Maharaj of East Bay and Nova Scotia’s women’s basketball team lost 61-47 to Saskatchewan in the placing round at the 2017 Canada Games in Winnipeg, Wednesday.
Maharaj was held off the scoresheet in 17:31 of floor time for Nova Scotia, while recording four rebounds. Savannah Provo paced the offence with 12 points and added 14 rebounds. Late Tuesday, Nova Scotia lost 67-36 to Quebec in the quarter-finals, as Maharaj scored five points in the setback.
Nova Scotia will conclude play today at 5 p.m. Atlantic time against British Columbia in the seventh-place game.
The men’s softball team wrapped up round-robin play with a 9-2 loss to Ontario on Wednesday. Second baseman Levi Denny of Eskasoni hit a single in the loss, while Randall Bernard of Waycobah was held hitless.
Despite the setback, Nova Scotia had already earned a spot in Thursday’s semifinal round. They finished with a 7-2 record for fourth place, and will play third-place Quebec (7-2) at 6 p.m.
Atlantic. The other semifinal will feature first-place Saskatchewan (9-0) against second-place Ontario (7-2).
The winner of the Saskatchewan/Ontario game heads directly to the championship on Friday, while the loser will play the winner of the Nova Scotia/ Quebec semifinal. The winner of that contest will also play for gold.
Hayley Wilson of Skye Glen
competed in the female triple jump event late Tuesday. She finished with a jump of 10.77 metres in the qualifying round and didn’t
advance to today’s final at the University of Manitoba Stadium.
Nova Scotia’s women’s soccer team played Quebec in semifinal action late Wednesday night. A result wasn’t available at press time. The roster includes Beatrice Currie of Sydney River and Becca LeBlanc and Olivia MacIntyre of Sydney
Nalini Maharaj of East Bay, right, drives to the net during Nova Scotia’s women’s basketball game against Saskatchewan at the 2017 Canada Games in Winnipeg, Wednesday. Saskatchewan won, 61-47.