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Weyburn and Estevan to renew Mcleod Series basketball rivalry on Wednesday night

The Mcleod Series has been running since 1932, the longest-running such series in Saskatchewan

WEYBURN – The Weyburn Comprehensive School Eagles have the lead over the Estevan Comprehensive School Elecs in this year’s edition of the McLeod Series, but the series is far from decided with the Estevan games to be played.

The Eagles senior boys opened the annual best-of-four showdown by defeating their Estevan counterparts 88-66. But the Estevan senior girls responded by knocking off their Weyburn rivals 54-42.

Fans from both Estevan and Weyburn turned out for the games, making for a boisterous and loud atmosphere in the Eagle gym. Chants of “over-rated” and pounding of feet in the stands were the norm when an Estevan player got to have a free throw.

The final two games of the series are to be played Feb. 16 in Estevan. The senior girls’ teams will clash at 5 p.m., while the senior boys’ game is slated to start at 7 p.m.

The series, which is the oldest basketball competition of its kind in Saskatchewan, is a best-of-four affair. If each school wins twice, then point differential over the four games is the tie-breaker.

Weyburn has a 10-point lead, 130-120, after the first two games.

The series was to open last Wednesday in Weyburn, but the games had to be postponed due to road conditions.

Be sure to check for stories and photos on Wednesday night and Thursday for stories and photos from Wednesday’s games.


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