Basketball teams miss HOOPLA

Chinook School Division

The basketball season came to a close for Southwest teams on the SHSAA regional weekend on March 16-17.

In the 1A-4A categories, regionals consisted of four-team tournaments where the top team advanced to HOOPLA, which will be in Prince Albert on March 22-24.

In 1A girls’ action, the Leader Saints travelled to Saint Brieux. Leader dropped their opening game to Langham 60-44. On the consolation side, they played LCBI but the score was unavailable. The advancer to HOOPLA was St. Brieux.

The Shaunavon Silhouettes attended 2A girls’ regionals at Regina Harvest City. In the opening game, they were defeated by St. Walburg 59-49. The Silhouettes recouped on the consolation side Saturday and won a thriller 62-59 against Norquay. The host Regina Harvest City will advance to HOOPLA.

The Maple Creek girls travelled to Regina Christian for the 3A girls regional. The Rebels lost a close match in the opener to Nipawin 57-53. On the consolation side on Saturday, they lost to Yorkton Sacred Heart 64-41. The advancer was Regina Christian.

The Swift Current Comp. Ardens took part in a seven-team regional at Weyburn. This included the seven rural cities with the top two advancing to HOOPLA. The Ardens dropped their first game to Notre Dame 73-62. Kennedy Choo-Foo led the Ardens with 19 points, followed by 16 from Danika Messer and 10 from Ali Vance.

On the consolation side, the Ardens lost to Yorkton Regional 57-48. The two advancers will be Prince Albert Carleton and North Battleford Comp.

The Swift Current Colts travelled to Warman for an eight-team rural regional. The top two teams advanced to HOOPLA. The Colts got off to a great start, beating Warman 64-52. They lost a close one on Saturday morning to Yorkton Regional 74-64, which eliminated the Colts from the tournament. The two advancers were Yorkton Regional and North Battleford Comp.

Thanks to all our teams and coaches for representing the Southwest!

High school sports will now shift to badminton. Schools are participating in tournaments and playoffs will occur later in April. The last sport on the school calendar is track and field, which can start on March 26.

The Chinook School Division Sports Report is submitted by Deb Reamer, Athletic Coordinator.