VCA and Clavet advance to Hoopla

Zackory Erixon (9) of the Clavet Cougars out-rebounds a player from Sandy Bay during a regional final, of the 3A Boys Regional Basketball Championships, in Clavet on March 17

The Valley Christian Academy (VCA) Lions and the Clavet Cougars senior boys basketball teams punched their tickets to Hoopla after becoming regional champions. Hoopla is in Prince Albert on March 22 to 24.
Several area teams competed at the SHSAA Regional Basketball Championships, which took place on March 16 and 17. In each of the 1A, 2A and 3A Regional Basketball Championships there were four separate tournaments of four teams. The winner of the respective tournaments advanced to Hoopla.
In the 1A Regional Basketball Championships, The Lord Asquith Athletics were in Lake Lenore. Asquith earned a 78-72 victory against Coronach in its first game of the tournament.
In Asquith’s second contest, the tournament final, the Athletics fell 61-33 to Lake Lenore.
The Stobart Rebels, VCA Lions and Waldheim Raiders all competed in separate tournaments during the 2A Regional Basketball Championships.
VCA was the host of one of those tournaments and the Lions defeated the Ile-a-la-Crosse Huskies 89-73 in both teams’ first game. The Lions earned a Hoopla berth after defeating the Meath Park Mustangs 85-72.
VCA’s first game of Hoopla will be on March 23 against St. Brieux
Stobart was in St. Brieux and the Rebels played the host team in their first game. After an 89-41 loss, Stobart didn’t advance to the tournament final, but still played in a consolation

Clavet’s Colby Joyes grabs a rebound

game against Canora . However, the Rebels fell 74-50 in that game.
Waldheim competed in Caronport and the Raiders lost their first game 75-55 against Ecole Canadienne. After that loss, Waldheim wasn’t in the race to compete at Hoopla but still played a consolation game, where the Raiders defeated Churchbridge 74-56.
In the 3A Regional Basketball Championships The Clavet Cougars hosted a tournament, while the Delisle Rebels competed in Regina.
Clavet earned an 80-56 win over Eagleview in the first game of its tournament. In the Cougars second game, the tournament final, Clavet defeated Sandy Bay 79- 66 to advance to Hoopla.
Clavet’s first game of Hoopla will be on March 23 against Regina Christian.
Delisle just fell short, dropping 54-53 decision to Unity in the first game of the tournament at Regina Christian School. Despite the loss the Rebels still played a consolation game, which they were successful in, defeating Oxbow 74-66.
In the 4A Regional Basketball Championships, there were four tournaments. Two tournaments featured three teams while the others consisted of four.
The Martensville Royals competed at John Paul II Collegiate in North Battleford. The Royals dropped a 91-77 decision to Weyburn in their first game of the tournament.
After that loss, Martensville wasn’t in the race to compete at Hoopla but still played a consolation game. In that matchup the Royals fell 71-42 against Lumsden.
The Warman Wolverines hosted the 5A Regional Basketball Championship. It was an eight team tournament, with the top two teams advancing to Hoopla.
The Wolverines lost their first game of the tournament 64-52 to Swift Current and were no longer in contention to advance to Hoopla. However, Warman

Clavet Cougars were the regional champions in the tournament they hosted

played a consolation game, where the Wolverines earned a 77-60 victory over Balgonie Greenall.

Travis Pruim of the VCA Lions feels the pressure from the Ille-a-la-Crosse Huskies during a 2A regional basketball game in Osler on March 16