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Elecs basketball teams compete at Hoopla qualifiers

Stoughton Central School qualified for Hoopla through the 1A boys' tournament.
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ESTEVAN - The Estevan Comprehensive School Elecs senior girls’ and boys’ basketball teams were busy on the weekend, competing at regional qualifiers for the Hoopla provincial tournament.

The senior girls were at the 5A girls’ regional in Lloydminster. Seeded eighth, they faced ninth-ranked Warman in the first round of playdowns Friday, and won 79-73. Then they played top-ranked Swift Current and lost 104-37, which ended their season.

The Elecs senior boys were ranked eighth for their regional tournament at Moose Jaw Peacock Collegiate. They also faced Warman in the first round of the playoffs, but lost 77-41.

The senior boys dropped down to the consolation round and faced fifth-ranked Yorkton Regional, and lost 93-44.

A number of southeast rural teams were at regional boys playdowns. Oxbow Prairie Horizons School, seeded 15th for the 3A competition, lost 109-32 to Regina Christian School in the first round. Then they lost 70-66 to No. 10 Creighton.

Stoughton Central School hosted one of the 1A boys’ qualifiers. Stoughton, ranked third, punched their ticket for Hoopla by winning 101-52 over Middle Lake in a regional competition game.

Stoughton will face No. 2 Lake Lenore in the first round of Hoopla next weekend.