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CBHA Huskies down Cabot for first Brendan win in eight years

CBHA Huskies guard and tournament MVP Sarah Ross heads up court after forcing a turnover in the Baddeck zone during Thursday’s opening game of The Brendan.


-by Bill Dunphy


 In a tournament where winning isn’t everything – but it sure is something! – the Cape Breton Highlands Huskies girls’ basketball team got to enjoy the feeling of winning the 17th Annual Brendan MacLennan Memorial on Sunday.
    It was the first time in eight years for a CBHA girls’ team to win the event, and it came in an intense, come-from-behind victory over their northern rivals, the Cabot Trailblazers.
    The two teams were finalists at last year’s Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation Division 3 provincial tournament, with the Trailblazers taking the gold and Huskies silver. It was the first time ever for two Cape Breton teams to meet in a provincial final.
    The final score was 62-50 for the Huskies, but required a 23-4 final quarter with six players scoring points in those final 10 minutes.
    The Trailblazers led 21-13 in the first quarter and were up 30-27 at the half. They extended that lead to 45-39 after the third quarter of play, but started running into foul trouble.

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