The Hamiota Huskies will play for their third straight provincial A high school girls’ basketball title today in Sprague.
<t$>The top-seeded Huskies edged the Elm Creek Cobras
51-49 in their provincial semifinal on Friday to advance to today’s final against the Glenboro Panthers. The third-seeded Panthers upset the second-seeded Grandview Comets 65-54 in the other semifinal.
Meanwhile, the Treherne Tigers will battle for fifth place today against the Rosenort Hawks. Treherne defeated the Duke of Marlborough Storm 48-35 in the consolation quarter-finals before topping the Pinawa Panthers 51-22 in the semifinals.
At Somerset, the Glenboro Panthers prevented a four-peat by Sprague’s Ross L. Gray Raiders by beating them 56-50 in the semifinals. Today’s final will be a cat fight between the top-seeded Panthers and the Pinawa Panthers, who beat the Westpark Royals 74-57 in the other semifinal.
On the consolation side, the host Prairie Mountain Predators beat the Hamiota Huskies 49-45 and the Mel Johnson Eagles 82-47 to reach today’s final against the Gilbert Plains Trojans. The Trojans knocked off the Treherne Tigers 70-53 in their consolation semifinal.
At Teulon, the Boissevain Broncos’ dreams of winning three straight provincial titles were dashed in Friday’s semifinals when they fell 92-51 to the host Teulon Saints.
The Broncos will take on the Steinbach Christian Flames for bronze today. The Souris Sabres will try to keep the provincial title in Westman after they topped the Flames 56-45 in their semifinal. They face the Saints in today’s final.
Meanwhile, the Elton Sabres and Neepawa Tigers will battle for the consolation title today. The Sabres beat the Major Pratt Trojans 71-61 in their consolation semifinal and the Oscar Lathlin Wolverines
52-29 in their quarter-final. The Tigers knocked off the Carman Cougars 55-48 in the consolation semifinals after topping the Warren Wildcats 56-33 in the quarter-finals.
At Warren, Boissevain will try to win its first provincial title since 2002 today when it battles the Carman Cougars. The Broncos beat the Ste. Anne Lynx 84-75 in their semifinal Friday, while the Cougars defeated the Landmark 96ers 88-66 in the other semifinal.
On the consolation side, the MacGregor Mustangs fell 60-58 to the Steinbach Christian Flames in the quarter-finals, while Teulon beat Roblin’s Goose Lake Raiders 63-51 in the other quarter-final.
» Brandon Sun