Stingrays head off to Provincials in Port Hawkesbury

Published on February 26, 2014

Stingrays Toby Stone drives by the Bridgewater defence in their semi-final match at the Regional championships at AWEC on Feb. 17. SMBA finished the tournament in second place behind AWEC.

Karla Kelly photo

By Karla Kelly



The St. Mary’s Bay Academy senior boys’ basketball team is heading to the Division 3 Basketball Provincial Championships being held at Strait Area Education Recreation Centre in Port Hawkesbury from Feb. 27-Mar.1.

SMBA, the only Tri-County school competing in Division 3 Provincials, finished in second place at Regionals and is seeded fourth.

 SMBA will take on fifth seed Bridgewater tomorrow at 4 p.m.

 Annapolis West Education Center who won the Western Region Division 3 championship on Feb. 17 is seeded 2 behind top seed East Antigonish and will play seventh seed Carrefour from the Capital Region tomorrow at 8 p.m.

 École secondaire de Par-en-Bas from Tusket is seeded eighth and will play at 2 p.m. against East Antigonish. Third seed Hants North takes on sixth seed SAERC at 6 p.m. to round off the day's competition.


Regional Advances: Qualifier Advances: Capital -Carrefour, Western- Bridgewater Par-en-Bas

Western:  AWEC, St Mary’s Bay, Northumberland East Antigonish Hants North

Highland:  SAERC


Schedule: Time:



#1 East Antigonish vs. #8 Par-en-Bas 2:00 p.m.

#4 St. Mary’s Bay Academy vs. #5 Bridgewater 4:00 p.m.

- Opening Ceremonies

#3 Hants North vs. #6 SAERC  6:00 p.m.

#2 AWEC vs. #7 Carrefour 8:00 p.m.



Loser (1 vs. 8) vs. Loser (4 vs. 5) 2:00 p.m.

Loser (2 vs. 7) vs. Loser (3 vs. 6) 4:00 p.m.

Semi-Final - Winner (2 vs. 7) vs. Winner (3 vs. 6) 6:00 p.m.

Semi-Final - Winner (1 vs. 8) vs. Winner (4 vs. 5) 8:00 p.m.



Losers of Friday afternoon game for 7th place 9:00 a.m.

Winners of Friday afternoon games for 5th place 11:00 a.m.

Losers of Friday evening games for 3rd place 1:00 p.m.

Championship Game 3:00 p.m.