Local basketball teams prove themselves on the biggest stage in the province

Several local high school basketball teams participated in provincial tournaments across the province this past weekend. Here’s how they got away with it.

Provincial ‘A’ Varsity Girls Tournament

Elm Creek Cobras – The Cobras dominated their first fight, beating the Riverton Patriots 80-22. The girls fell in the second round to eventual champions, Glenboro/Baldur and lost the match for third place by a single point, finishing fourth.

Provincial ‘A’ Varsity Boys Tournament

Elm Creek Cobras – Elm Creek gave up the tournament opener to the Glenboro Panthers who would be the winners. The Cobras took a 43-38 win in their next outing to advance to the consolation final, where they lost 58-46 to the Fisher River Hawks. The Cobras finished in sixth place.

Provincial ‘AA’ Varsity Girls Tournament

Saints of Teulon – The Saints were beaten 61-48 in their qualifying game. They were then eliminated in an extremely close contest with the Warren Wildcats.

Warren Wildcats – The Wildcats lost their opener, putting them in the consolation side of the group, but they beat Teulon 45-42 to advance to the semifinals. Unfortunately for them, it was the only victory they could get and they were eliminated in the next round.

Mustang MacGregor – The Mustangs faced a tough draw as they lost to one of the finalists in the first round and were eliminated by one of the consolation finalists in the next game.

Carman Cougars – The Cougars were beaten by the eventual champions in their first outing, but made the most of what they had on the consolation side of the group. Carman beat MacGregor by 20 points and then beat the Hapnot Kopper Queens by ten en route to the consolation final. They eventually fell 57-45 in the final.

Prairie Mountain Predators – The Predators played a stellar defense throughout the tournament, not giving up 50 points in just one of their three outings. Prairie Mountain made sure to hit that 50 mark in those three offensive games to secure the provincial championship crown.

Provincial ‘AA’ Varsity Boys Tournament

Saints of Teulon – The Saints lost their opener to the Carman Cougars and although they came close to making a comeback, Teulon were knocked out in their second game after a five-point loss to the Westpark Royals.

Westpark Royals – The tournament host won their qualifying game in extra time 77-75 but fell in their second game, sending them to the consolation side of the group. Despite having only seven players, the Royals qualified for the consolation final, but they could not claim this victory.

Warriors by William Morton – The Warriors lost their opener by a single field goal, taking them into the consolation pool. The Warriors dominated the rest of the way in their next three 20-plus-point outings en route to the consolation championship.

Carman Cougars – The Cougars knocked out Teulon fairly easily in their opener, but were upgraded to the semis by losing to Margaret Barbour’s Spartans. Carman still managed to claim the third-place title, defeating the King’s Knights 84-67.

Provincial ‘AAA’ Varsity Boys Tournament

Sanford Sabers – The Sabers won their qualifying game against the RD Parker Trojans by 25 points, unfortunately that was the only victory they were able to achieve in the tournament.

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