Nova Scotia’s men’s basketball team stunned Alberta 82-54 at the Canada Games in Summerside, P.E.I., yesterday.
Dartmouth’s Rodell Wigginton, the younger brother of Halifax Rainmen alumnus Derico Wigginton, dropped a team-high 16 points as Nova Scotia jumped out to a 48-24 halftime lead at Credit Union Place and didn’t look back.
Point guard Marquis Clayton of Halifax had 16 points of his own in Nova Scotia’s opener at the Games.
The women’s team lost 62-51 in a tight game with Ontario.
In other action yesterday, Andrew L’Esperance of Whites Lake finished sixth in the cross-country mountain bike event in 1:42:12. He blew his tire in the race, patching it the first time and then walking his bike to the finish the second time.
Nova Scotian sailors are in medal contention after the first round, including Halifax natives Tom Brosky in the men’s laser (second) and Erin Rafuse in the women’s (third).