Canada Summer Games: July 31st Recap

Skylar Horton goes for a qualifying finish on the day. She placed 12/21.
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Monday saw a bit more promise than the previous days.

The Men’s Basketball Team had a similar outcome as days past; however, it was the first day for Track and Field events. Lance Dizon and Fiona Huang finished near the bottom of the pack of their respective Track heats with two very commendable efforts. As it stands, Team NWT’s Ollie Williams speculates that Skylar Horton may have qualified for the Long Jump finals, finishing 12/21 with a distance of 5.08m.

Basketball

Following a weekend littered with blowout losses for Team NWT, the Men’s Basketball Team looked to rebound with a good performance against Saskatchewan.

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The game ended with a somewhat expect score of 99-34, for Saskatchewan.

Head Coach of the Northwest Territories Men’s Basketball Team, Aaron Wells, says the team’s main focus each and every game is learning to get better.

We always know what the outcome is going to be. That’s just how it is. We go into that game against Quebec and other teams and it’s all about what we can take out from it. ‘What can we learn?’ That’s what’s most important.

The team is a relatively young team for the tournament, considering that they brought a 14-year old to an U18 competition. Wells says the identity of the team helps them come away from each game better.

We’re young. We’re scrappy. We were work hard, we can shoot. We are undersized so that means we have to stay to the outside but these kids work hard. There’s no doubt that every game, the coach of the other team, the other players even, are impressed with our guys’ work ethic.

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Game 4 of the tournament for the Men’s Basketball Team is today. They’ll take on Newfoundland for the 1st of 2 placing games.

Preview

9:30 am – Men’s Basketball – Placing – NWT – NL – Duckworth Centre

1:00 pm – Lance Dizon – 200m heats

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*1:30 pm – Women’s Soccer – Consolation Rd – NWT vs. YT – Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex*

3:20 pm – Fiona Huang – 800m heats

4:30/6:05 – Skylar Horton & Dora-Faye Hansen – Triple Jump qualifying


*The soccer match-up between the Northwest Territories and the Yukon is the one to focus on today. Neither has scored a goal in the tournament, and the two neighbouring territories have a fierce rivalry going between them. The winner of today’s game assures themselves that they will place higher than the other one, meaning it’s all for bragging rights at this point.


Coverage can be found on TV, or you can always watch the live webcast on canadagames.ca.

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