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Day 2 Recap: Pool play wraps up as Day 2 comes to a close at Canada Basketball National Championships

Day two has come and gone at the Canada Basketball 15U & 17U Boys and Girls National Championships, as the the action is beginning to heat up as the medal round quickly approaches. 

In Calgary at the home of the 15U & 17U Girls National Championships, Quebec and Alberta made the most of their team’s first games at Nationals after not competing on Monday, recording respective wins over Ontario and British Columbia.

Manitoba sits atop Pool B in 17U Girls action with a 3-0 record following a convincing 84-51 win over Saskatchewan on Tuesday. Isabel Fust, who scored 21 points in Manitoba’s thrilling win over Nova Scotia on Monday, notched a team-high 22 points in the victory.

While Ontario fell in 17U Girls play, they got it done in at the 17U stage to move to a Pool A best 2-0 thanks to a 68-48 win over Quebec. Kaylen Sta Maria had a team-high 11 points on 4-9 shooting, to go along with three rebounds.

Led by Jordyn Nohr’s tournament-leading 23.5 points-per-game, British Columbia finished 2-0 in Pool B after a 75-50 win over Newfoundland & Labrador.

In Pool C play, New Brunswick moved past Nova Scotia to finish 2-0 after a thrilling win in a Maritimes matchup.

Yet arguably the game of the day on the campus of Bishop’s University came between British Columbia and Quebec. After stunning Ontario on opening day, British Columbia defeated the tournament host and defending champion Quebec with a 98-87 win to finish atop Pool A with a 2-0 record.

Ontario rebounded on Tuesday with a win of their own, taking down Alberta 105-78 thanks to a second half surge to slot them third in the pool behind Quebec.

Saskatchewan took care of business with a 94-83 win in back-and-forth battle with Nova Scotia to finish atop 2-0 in Pool B, while Manitoba claimed Pool C with a 2-0 record of their own thanks to a Tuesday victory over British Columbia.

In 15U Boys action, Ontario continued their dominant start to Nationals with a decisive 105-61 win over Nova Scotia to finish pool play undefeated. Quebec and New Brunswick joined Ontario as pool winners, before cross over play begins on Wednesday. 

Preliminary games wrap up on Day 3 on Wednesday, with playoff games set for Thursday and Friday before Saturday’s medal games to decide the 2023 Canada Basketball National Champions.

Fans can follow along to live results, stats, standings, leaders and more by visiting respective Boys and Girls stats sites, with all the games will be streamed on the Canada Basketball YouTube Channel.

The Canada Basketball 15U & 17U National Championships are the premier national amateur sport events for the Canadian basketball community. Each summer, Canada’s top next generation of high performance athletes at the 15U and 17U age groups, competes for the National Championship title while representing their home province/territory.

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