Sask. basketball team posts decisive win
Jeux du Canada Games 2013
Leighton Bearchell moved up the leaderboard Friday at the Canada Games in Sherbrooke, Que.
The 18-year-old Moose Jaw golfer moved into 11th place after he shot a 74 in the third round of the men’s golf competition at the Games. Bearchell is 14 shots off the lead.
After carding a pair of 76s Wednesday and Thursday, Bearchell moved up two spots and sits three shots out of sixth place.
B.C.’s Kevin Kwon shot a 69 to take sole possession of first place. He is four shots ahead of Alberta’s Matt Williams and Trevor Yu from B.C. Étienne Papineau from Quebec is five shots off the lead in fourth place.
Saskatchewan had their best day in the team competition as well as they shot a round of 150. They made up three strokes on Manitoba, but remain in ninth place.
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One day after seeing their medal hopes dashed in the quarter-finals, Saskatchewan’s women’s basketball team rebounded with a 62-50 win over New Brunswick.
Saskatchewan will play Nova Scotia for fifth place Saturday. Team Sask beat Nova Scotia 70-47 in pool play.
In Friday’s win, Team Sask only led by four points at the half, but they scored the first 12 points of the second half. That surge gave them a 43-27 midway through the third quarter in a game they never trailed.
Moose Jaw point guard Libby Epoch finished with nine points off of the bench. She added three rebounds, two assists and two steals.
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In Friday’s Special Olympics 200-metre sprint B final, Moose Jaw’s Carl Paulhaus finished seventh.
Paulhaus finished the race in a time of 31.06 seconds. He also reached the B final of the 100m earlier in the Games.
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At the close of action Friday, Saskatchewan has 45 medals and is in sixth place in the medal standings. They have earned eight gold, 17 silver and 20 bronze medals.