BY JOHN DECOSTE
Kings County Advertiser/Register
Both West Kings and Northeast Kings fell short in their quest to win a provincial girls’ slo-pitch championship in a provincial tournament that ended up taking two weekends to complete.
West Kings, Yarmouth, J.L. Ilsley and top-ranked South Colchester Academy had qualified for the playoff round when the tournament, originally being played in Yarmouth, was suspended due to rain June 5.
West Kings had advanced to the semifinals by finishing second in their pool behind J.L. Ilsley, defeating Glace Bay 14-9 and C.P. Allen 15-8 and losing 12-9 to J.L. Ilsley.
NKEC, competing in the other pool, lost 13-9 to Sackville and 7-3 to South Colchester. The Titans defeated Yarmouth 10-8 to finish the round robin at 2-1, but failed to qualify for the playoff round.
The provincial tournament resumed June 12 in Kentville. South Colchester trimmed West Kings 11-1 in the semifinals, then went on to capture the provincial banner with a 13-3 win over J.L. Ilsley in the final.