BIBLE HILL – A pair of Colchester County residents are returning home this weekend to chase ACAA basketball titles.
Both Emad Khalek and Candace Hewlett will be battling for the Mount St. Vincent Mystics at the conference championship, which gets underway today at Langille Athletic Centre and runs until
Action gets underway at 11 a.m. when the Mystics women take on the Mount Allison Mounties.
The Mystics men, by virtue of finishing second in the regular season with a 17-4 record, have a bye through the quarter-final round and take to the floor Saturday at 8 p.m. against the highest seed remaining.
The men were second to the Crandall Chargers (18-3) in the regular season. Khalek, in the second year of a Bachelor of Science degree, is a five-foot-10 guard with the team. Khalek is a graduate of the Marc Roberts-coached Cobequid Cougars.
The lady Mystics (13-8) finished third in the regular season behind the St. Thomas Tommies (19-1) and the Holland College Hurricanes (19-2).
Hewlett, a six-foot-one post, is a former Cobequid Cougars player under Paul Dennis. She’s in the second year of a Bachelor of Arts degree.
The Dalhousie Rams men’s and women’s teams failed to qualify for the event as only the top four regular-season finishers earn berths in the tournament.
Also competing on the men’s side are the St. Thomas Tommies while the women’s field is completed by the Kings Blue Devils.