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Majewski an all-star at basketball nationals

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TEAM Manitoba's Nikki Majewski was named to the under-15 second all-star team at the national women's under-15 and under-17 basketball championships, which wrapped up Saturday at the University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre. Manitoba lost to New Brunswick in a consolation game, 48-45.

Ontario defeated Quebec 76-59 for the gold medal and B.C. beat Alberta 63-53 for the bronze.

In under-17 play, Ontario beat B.C. 80-41 for the gold and Quebec beat Nova Scotia 79-36 for bronze. Manitoba finished fifth, defeating Alberta 66-62.

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Bradley Kufske of Abbotsford, B.C., scored the final two points on Saturday as Canada defeated Egypt 3-2 (19-25, 25-20, 25-17, 21-25, 15-11) in consolation playoff-round action at the men's world junior volleyball championships. Canada's second consecutive win puts them 2-3 overall. The top two from each of the two pools on the consolation side advance to the semis to battle for positions nine through 12.

Kufske finished with a team high 22 points. Nicholas Hoag of Sherbrooke, Que., added 20. Winnipeg's Brett Wiess did not figure in the scoring.

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The Winnipeg Rifles played to a 19-19 tie with the Regina Prairie Thunder in an exhibition Prairie Football Conference game Saturday in Brandon.

The Rifles got touchdowns from Julian Banares on a seven-yard pass from Ryan Marsch and Kyle Willis on a 35-yard run. Brad Mikoluff kicked two field goals from 25 yards and added one convert.

The Rifles open the 2011 regular season at home Sunday when the Edmonton Huskies visit Canad Inns Stadium for a game starting at noon.

allan.besson@freepress.mb.ca

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 8, 2011 C4

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