Published on August 09, 2013
Gage Sabean ( 8) had seven points in Nova Scotia's 102-85 win over Saskatchewan Aug. 9. Nova Scotia finished fifth in the Canada Games tournament.
Len Wagg, Communications Nova Scotia
Published on August 04, 2013
Communications Nova Scotia
Published on July 27, 2013
Team Nova Scotia put the finishing touch on a great week at the Canada Games with a win on the basketball court.
The men’s team, including Port Williams’ Gage Sabean and Wolfville’s Brett Dickie, beat Saskatchewan 102-85 Friday afternoon to clinch fifth place.
“I thought we played well. We could’ve done better and probably medalled,” Sabean said after the game. “But it was a great experience playing here. The crowd was great.
“We felt like we should’ve gone to the final,” his teammate Dickie said. “But we finished fifth so it was a great experience.”
Nova Scotia won a silver medal in men’s basketball in the 2009 Canada Games.
“Our team - all the guys - played well,” Sabean said.
“Our chemistry developed as the tournament went on,” the 15-year-old added.
Sabean was in the Team Nova Scotia starting lineup for all five games and scored 34 points in the tournament, seven in the final contest.
“It’s good recognition of what I’ve done to get there,” he said of his role as a starter.
Dickie played in four games, scoring seven points.
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The pair of Horton High students agreed the Games were a good experience.
“I will really understand how great this was later on life,” Dickie said.
Walking on to the court for the first time seeing and the arena we’ll be playing in - that was pretty cool.
“Just an overall unbelievable experience,” the 17-year-old added. “More than I ever thought."
Kentville’s Nick Jordan was Team Nova Scotia’s head coach at the Games; Kevin Duffie, Wolfville, was with the team as an assistant coach
Nova Scotia 104, Northwest Territories 28
Ontario 99, Nova Scotia 68
Quebec 87, Nova Scotia 83
Nova Scotia 82, Newfoundland 77
Nova Scotia 102, Saskatchewan 85
Our chemistry developed as the tournament went on. Gage Sabean
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