The Neelin Spartans varsity teams will enjoy a first-round bye when the Brandon High School Basketball League playoffs open next week.
The Spartans boys team clinched first place with a perfect 4-0 record on Tuesday night, while Neelin’s girls team also finished first after posting a 3-1 record.
The Crocus Plainsmen will now host the Vincent Massey Vikings in the one-game varsity girls semifinal on Tuesday at 6 p.m., followed by Vincent Massey hosting Crocus Plains in the varsity boys semifinal at 7:45 p.m.
The best-of-three league final will follow on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, Brandon’s junior varsity playoffs got underway last night with the host Crocus Plainsmen defeating the Neelin Spartans 87-9 in the girls’ semifinal.
Morgan Donald led the Plainsmen with 19 points, while Erica Howell had three to lead the Spartans. Crocus Plains will tip off the best-of-three city final on Wednesday at Vincent Massey at 6 p.m.
In last night’s junior varsity boys’ semifinal, the Crocus Plainsmen beat the Neelin Spartans 74-31. Crocus will take on Vincent Massey in a best-of-three final that starts on Wednesday at Massey at 7:45 p.m.
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