Sports·ROUNDUP

Quebec, Ontario strike gold in Canada Games beach volleyball

Audrey Gauthier and Laura Cote-Collin of Quebec rallied their way to gold on Saturday, defeating Ontario 21-18, 21-18 in the women's beach volleyball final at the Canada Summer Games.

Alberta wins gold by defeating Saskatchewan in women's basketball

Steven Abrams and Jonny Pickett defeated B.C.'s Luke de Greeff and Dan Everton 21-11, 21-12 to win the gold. (@GoTeamOntario/Twitter)

Audrey Gauthier and Laura Cote-Collin of Quebec rallied their way to gold on Saturday, defeating Ontario 21-18, 21-18 in the women's beach volleyball final at the Canada Summer Games.

B.C. netted bronze with 21-10, 21-13 wins over New Brunswick.

The 21-year-old Quebec athletes outlasted the younger combo of Sophia Hladyniuk and Emma Braticevic in the exciting final at Canada Games Park in St. Catharines, Ont.

On the men's side, the Ontario pairing of Steven Abrams and Jonny Pickett defeated B.C.'s Luke de Greeff and Dan Everton 21-11, 21-12 to win the gold, while Quebec outlasted Nova Scotia 21-16, 21-23, 15-9 to capture the bronze.

In women's basketball at the Meridian Centre, Alberta won gold by defeating Saskatchewan 71-60, while Ontario took bronze with a decisive 57-36 win over Quebec.

In men's basketball Ontario beat B.C. 81-70 to take gold, while Nova Scotia got past Alberta 90-83 in the bronze-medal final.

Ontario crushed Alberta 11-1 at Welland Baseball Stadium on Saturday to grab gold in men's baseball, while Saskatchewan squeaked out a 6-5 victory over B.C. to take the bronze.

Organizers and athletes are taking a two-day break to catch their breath, but when action resumes Tuesday at the Canada Summer Games everyone will be trying to catch Team Ontario.

Ontario, with 40 gold medals, leads the overall medal standings with 90. British Columbia, with 33 silver medals, is next with 70, followed closely by Alberta with 63.

Quebec has 55 medals, followed by Manitoba with 10 and Saskatchewan and New Brunswick with 10 each.

Newfoundland and Labrador has eight medals, Nova Scotia has five and Prince Edward Island has two. Nunavut has one medal.

Still looking to win a medal of any colour are the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

Ontario has the most gold with 40, B.C. has the most silver with 33 and Ontario has the most bronze with 28.

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