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Carleton top scorer in pool finale

Bridget Carleton of Chatham had a game-high 15 points and five rebounds in Canada’s 78-50 win over the Dominican Republic in the pool finale Thursday at the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2019 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Chatham-born Miranda Ayim of London scored 11 points.

Canada finished first in Group A with a 4-0 record and will face Brazil in a semifinal Saturday.

“Obviously it was good to finish pool play with a win and finish 4-0 heading into the semifinals,” Carleton said in a statement. “I think everyone contributed and we went through a bunch of different things in preparation for the semifinals.”

Durston eyes gold medal

Wallaceburg’s Jordan Durston of Walpole Island First Nation scored in the Iroquois Nationals’ 9-7 semifinal win over the United States at the world indoor lacrosse championship Thursday in Langley, B.C.

The Nationals will play Canada in the gold-medal game Saturday.

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Durston has seven goals and five assists in five games.

St. Croix powers Tartans

Sam St. Croix scored 22 points and Gabi Whiteye added nine in the Wallaceburg Tartans’ 49-25 win over the Chatham-Kent Golden Hawks in LKSSAA Tier 1 senior girls’ basketball Thursday in Wallaceburg.

Niveen Tekhli led the Golden Hawks with 13.

At Ursuline, Diana Lucarelli and Adele Culverwell each scored five in the Lancers’ 44-22 loss to the Northern Vikings.

The first-place Vikings (3-0) led 14-4, 26-11 and 38-17 at the quarters. Wallaceburg and Ursuline are tied for second at 2-1, followed by St. Patrick’s at 1-2 and Chatham-Kent at 0-4.

In junior action, Cristina Mora scored 14 points and Elizabeth Jonah had nine for Chatham-Kent in a 54-33 win over Wallaceburg. Victoria Byrne scored 12 for the Tartans.

Ursuline beat Northern 50-32 as Marissa Beselaere scored 14 points and Abby Denomy had 12.

Roesch, Baylis lead Panthers

Olivia Roesch scored 18 points and Maddie Baylis added nine for the McGregor Panthers in a 38-30 home win over the Lambton Central Lancers in LKSSAA Tier 2 senior girls’ basketball Thursday.

Lambton-Kent beat Great Lakes 40-14.

In Tier 3 senior, Laurin Ainsworth scored 13 points and Emma Park had 10 in the Blenheim Bobcats’ 40-12 home win over the Ridgetown Royals.

Amanda Litwin and Kaitlyn Marianchuk each scored four for the Royals, who trailed 25-6 at halftime.

At Sarnia, Loenyn Suter scored eight for the Tilbury Titans in a 35-31 loss to St. Francois-Xavier.

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Thunderhawks lose to Flyers

Adam Blak scored for the Wallaceburg Thunderhawks in a 6-1 loss to the Petrolia Flyers on Thursday in the Provincial Junior Hockey League’s Stobbs Division in Petrolia.

Jacob Lister made 40 saves for the Thunderhawks (1-3-0-0).

Blak spoiled Chaska Thiel’s shutout bid on a power play with 6:42 left in the third period.

Jack Hackett scored two for the Flyers (2-2-0-0). Lucas Ross, Cameron Schram, Eric Marsh and Clay Dolbear added singles. Thiel made 27 saves.

Bobcats’ Stanford wins junior race

Rylee Stanford of Blenheim won the junior girls’ five-km race in 20:27.3 at the Thrill on the Hill cross-country meet Thursday at Malden Park in Windsor.

The Chatham-Kent Golden Hawks won the junior boys’ division as Noble Stonefish placed sixth in the five-km race in 18:16.9, Ryan Gagner was 10th, Blain Bacik 11th and Aiden Blain 15th.

Emma Pegg of Chatham-Kent was second in the senior girls’ six-km race in 22:57.8 and Ursuline’s Brooke MacLeod was seventh in 25:36.5.

Adrian Stubberfield of Chatham-Kent was fourth in the senior boys’ six-km race in 20:46.7.

Ursuline’s Rechelle Kuiper and Sofia Makinen were fourth and 10th in the novice girls’ four-km race in 16:30.3 and 17:28.1, respectively.

Owen Kalp of Ursuline was eighth in the novice boys’ four-km race in 15:05.2.

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