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Day 4 Recap: Semifinal matchups set as National Championship action continues

After four days at the Canada Basketball 15U & 17U Boys and Girls National Championships, we now know Friday's semifinal matchups.

In Calgary, Ontario will meet BC at 6:00 pm MT / 8:00 pm ET, while Quebec will take on Saskatchewan at 8:15 pm MT / 10:15 pm ET in the 15U Girls semifinals.  While in 17U Girls semifinal play, Alberta will do battle with Ontario at 3:45 pm MT / 5:45 pm ET, followed by Quebec matching up against Manitoba at 6:00 pm MT / 8:00 pm ET.

In Sherbrooke, four provinces will compete in the 15U and 17U Boys semifinals. In 15U Quebec will clash against Alberta at 6:00 pm ET / 3:00 pm PT, before Ontario goes up against British Columbia at 8:15 pm ET / 5:15 pm PT. In 17U Boys, British Columbia takes on Alberta at 6:00 pm ET / 3:00 pm PT, before Quebec takes the court in their home province in the final game of the night against Ontario at 8:15 pm ET / 5:15 pm PT.

Quarter-final clashes went down on Thursday in Sherbrooke and Calgary, coming in 17U Girls action. Manitoba’s Isabel Fust continued her standout tournament with a game-tying three-pointer in the dying seconds to send the team’s game into overtime, before ultimately prevailing over British Columbia with an 88-82 victory.

Ontario joined Manitoba in punching their 17U Girls semifinal ticket with a narrow 57-53 win over Newfoundland & Labrador, while in 15U Girls quarter-final play, Quebec defeated Manitoba 84-43 and Ontario defeated Newfoundland & Labrador 92-32.

The game of the day in Sherbrooke was the game of the day, as British Columbia showed exactly why they went 2-0 in preliminary group play, defeating Nova Scotia 114-95 to advance to Friday night’s semifinals. Six different players recorded double-digit points in the win, led by Nylan Roberts who notched 21 points to go along with 10 rebounds.

In other 17U Boys quarter-final action in Sherbrooke, Quebec defeated New Brunswick to move on to Friday. On the 15U Boys side, British Columbia cruised past New Brunswick 94-57, Quebec narrowly squeezed past Nova Scotia 74-66, Alberta defeated Newfoundland & Labrador 82-60 and Ontario took down Manitoba to remain undefeated with an 89-51 win.

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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