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Island basketball teams in placing contests at Canada Games


WINNIPEG, MAN. – Team P.E.I. stormed back in the fourth quarter and almost knocked off Nova Scotia Monday at the Canada Games women’s basketball tournament.

Nova Scotia led 22-11 after the first quarter, 35-23 at the half and 52-38 heading to the fourth before the Island squad got hot.

Lexi MacInnis had a game-high 20 points for P.E.I. while Nikki Arsenault had 16 and Ashley Plaggenhoeff 12. MacInnis had nine rebounds, five steals and four assists.

P.E.I. plays Newfoundland and Labrador in a placing game today at 2:45 p.m.

In men’s play, New Brunswick beat P.E.I. 78-65.

The Island squad led 18-13 after one quarter, while the game was tied at 35 at the half. New Brunswick came out of the locker room hot, outscoring P.E.I. 15-1 in the first five minutes of the second half and took a 60-44 lead to the fourth.

Adam Ryan led P.E.I. with 28 points and 12 rebounds while Zach Wall chipped in 14 points.

P.E.I. plays the Yukon Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Atlantic in a placing game.

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