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Manitoba grabs silver in basketball

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MANITOBA picked up another medal at the Canada Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec. The men's 17 and under basketball team claimed the silver medal Friday after running through the tournament with a flawless record.

Manitoba lost to Ontario in the final 93-49. Joseph Medrano led all Manitobans in points and time on the court in the final game with 15 points through 35:46 of play.

The road to the gold-medal game was flawless for Manitoba, who swept their pool with a 3-0 record. They defeated Prince Edward Island 87-71, New Brunswick 79-74 and Alberta 73-66.

In the quarter-final, Manitoba defeated Newfoundland and Labrador 92-75 to move on and play Quebec in the semifinal. Manitoba came back from a three-point deficit in the final five minutes of the fourth quarter to pick up an 82-76 victory to play Ontario in the final.

Ontario went undefeated at the tournament, winning the majority of their games handily. Their closest game came in the semifinals with a 75-64 win over New Brunswick.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 11, 2013 B12

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