Newfoundland and Labrador had a rough showing at the national under-17 boys and girls basketball championships this week.
The upside is those teams finished off with victories Friday, both over P.E.I. to finish ninth overall. The downside is both teams were beaten handily in their other four games.
In Kamloops, B.C., Newfoundland and Labrador U17 boys beat P.E.I. 72-63 to finish 1-4. They lost by 27, 25, 10 and 29 points in their other games.
Caleb d’Entremont, whose tournament was cut short to injury, was fifth in tournament scoring with 17.5 points per game.
In Fredericton, N.B., the U17 girls were also 1-4, their only win an 83-67 victory over P.E.I. Friday. They suffered 22-, 43-, 19- and 20-point losses earlier in the week.
Carly Stephenson of Newfoundland and Labrador pulled down an average of 8.5 rebounds per game, second overall in the tournament.
Both U15 teams were 3-2, and both closed out with wins over the Northwest Territories Friday. Both teams also registered a pair of wins each over P.E.I.
In Kamloops, the U15 boys team NWT 79-39, while in Fredericton, the provincial U15 girls beat the NWT 48-15.