Bluenose hoops squad in quarters today

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Colchester players look to help team advance past host Quebec at Games

Tristen Ross and his Nova Scotia teammates take on Quebec today in men’s basketball quarter-final action at the Canada Games in Sherbrooke, Que. The winner moves on to Thursday’s semifinal round. Truro native Tristen Ross is also a member of the Nova Scotia squad. Photo courtesy Team Nova Scotia

TRURO – It’s an important day for Nova Scotia’s men’s basketball team at the Canada Games in Sherbrooke, Que.

Nova Scotia (1-1) meets Quebec (2-0) today at 4:15 p.m. in a quarter-final matchup with the winner moving on to Thursday’s semifinal round.

The Nova Scotia roster features Truro native Tristen Ross and Bible Hill’s Chris Fitzgerald.

The Bluenosers suffered a 99-68 setback to Ontario on Monday, with Ross recording eight points while Fitzgerald contributed a pair. The men’s volleyball team extended its life at the Games Tuesday with a 3-0 (25-9, 25-17, 25-14) victory over P.E.I.

The team, which consists of Colchester County players Adam Sandeson (Lower Truro), Kristen O’Brien (Truro) and Logan Baillie (Onslow Mountain), takes on New Brunswick today at noon in a placement contest. Nova Scotia lost to New Brunswick 3-0 (25-13, 25-23, 29-27) on Monday.

On Tuesday, O’Brien and Sandeson each recorded four kills while Baillie collected a pair. Sandeson, who is the only Atlantic Canadian recruited by the Dalhousie Tigers this season, also added an assist.

The women’s volleyball squad, featuring North River’s Rachel Wright, took on Ontario late Tuesday in a quarter-final match. Visit for the result.

Rumana Rafiq’s run at the Games is over.

The 16-year-old Truro resident suffered a 6-2, 6-1 setback to Manitoba’s Kylie Waschuk Tuesday in women’s tennis action.

The result leaves Rafiq with a 4-2 record at the event.

Organizations: Canada Games, Dalhousie Tigers

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Colchester County, Quebec Ontario Sherbrooke, Que Onslow Mountain New Brunswick North River Manitoba

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