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ECS Elecs basketball teams each win once at regionals; Stoughton teams advance to Hoopla

Both teams scored wins over Balgonie Greenall
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The ECS Elecs competed at basketball regionals.

The Estevan Comprehensive School Elecs senior girls’ and boys’ basketball teams each went 1-1 at their respective regional playdowns.  

The senior girls competed in the 5A rural tournament, held Friday and Saturday at Swift Current, and were ranked sixth in the 10-team field, so they avoided the play-in round for those seeded seventh to 10th. 

Estevan opened regionals with a 66-52 loss to No. 3 Prince Albert St. Mary’s. 

The Elecs would get one more game in during the consolation round, and they thrashed Balgonie Greenall 71-19.   

The Elecs senior boys, meanwhile, were the third seed for their tournament at Prince Albert’s Carlton Comprehensive School, also held on Friday and Saturday. ECS was ranked third, and upset 73-64 by No. 6 Warman in the opening game of the tournament.  

The Elecs’ boys recovered to knock off Balgonie Greenall 109-75 in the consolation round.

Neither team will advance to the provincials competition March 25 and 26 in Regina.

The Stoughton Central School Bulldogs boys’ and girls’ teams have advanced to the 1AHoopla provincial competition.

The boys were the host team for their regional, and were seeded fourth overall in the province. They opened with a 74-38 victory over No. 13 Maryfield. Then they played No. 5 Ogema, and won 90-51 to punch their ticket for Hoopla

The Bulldogs will face top-ranked Coronach in one of the semifinals.  

The Stoughton girls’ team, meanwhile, were at regionals in Gladmar. Ranked third, they faced No. 6 Fillmore in the tournament opener, and won 58-40 to book their spot at Hoopla. Then they lost 67-41 to the host Gladmar team, ranked second.  

Locations for A1 boys' and girls' Hoopla are to be announced Monday. 

The Oxbow Prairie Horizons School Black Knights were entered in boys’ 3A, and competed in Fort Qu’Apelle. Seeded 13th, they faced the host team, No. 4 Bert Fox, and lost 79-50. Then they played No. 11 Creighton in a consolation game, and lost 75-34.