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Shelburne Rebels girls basketball team hosting provincial NSSAF championship March 1-3

The Shelburne Rebels will be hosting the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation (NSSAF) Division 2 senior girls basketball provincial championships March 1 to 3.
The Shelburne Rebels will be hosting the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation (NSSAF) Division 2 senior girls basketball provincial championships March 1 to 3. - Contributed

SHELBURNE, N.S. – The Shelburne Regional High School (SRHS) Rebels will be hosting the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation (NSSAF) Division 2 senior girls provincial basketball championships March 1 to 3.

The top eight teams in the province will be competing in the tournament, including the defending Division 2 champion Central Kings Rural High School and this year's NSSAF Western Region winner, West Kings District High School from Auburn. The Metro Region will be represented by Carrefour High in Dartmouth, the Northern Region by Hants East Rural High in Milford Station, and the Highland Region by Breton Education Centre from New Waterford. The remaining two spots are being determined by two qualifiers with New Germany High and Millwood High in one, Amherst High and Glace Bay High in the other.

“This will be a great weekend for all of Shelburne and the surrounding area,” said Sheburne coach John Huskilson. “The motels and cottages will be full and retail outlets busy, as upwards of 250 people arrive for the games. The team asks you to come out and show your support and watch some of the best girl basketball in the province.”

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The Shelburne Rebels girls team is heading into the tournament with a 20-10 season record. In western regional tournament action, they posted a fourth-place finish.

“This will prove to be a tough tournament for the Rebels, as they have moved up from D3 to the much more competitive Division 2 this year,” said Huskilson.

Here is the tournament schedule:

Thursday, March 1

2:00 pm #2 Carrefour vs. #7 Central Kings

4:00 pm #3 West Kings vs. #6 Millwood

5:45 pm - OPENING CEREMONIES -

6:00 pm #1 Hants East vs. #8 Shelburne

8:00 pm #4 Amherst vs. #5 Breton

Friday, March 2

2:00 pm Loser (2 vs 7) vs. Loser (3 vs 6)

4:00 pm Loser (1 vs 8) vs. Loser (4 vs 5)

 6:00 pm Winner (2 vs 7) vs. Winner (3 vs 6)

 8:00 pm Winner (1 vs 8) vs. Winner (4 vs 5)

Saturday, March 3

9:00 am Losers of Friday’s 2:00 and 4:00 games

11:00 am Winners of Friday’s 2:00 and 4:00 games

1:00 pm Losers of Friday’s 6:00 and 8:00 games

3:00 pm CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

4:45 pm - CLOSING CEREMONIES

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