Nova Sco­tia comes up short in women’s basketball

Men’s soft­ball team loses to On­tario, but off to semi­fi­nals

Cape Breton Post - - Sports - BY T.J. COLELLO sports@cb­ On Twit­ter: @cb­post_s­ports

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.



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