Hoopla action for area teams

Austin Peters of the VCA Lions gets his shot blocked by Tanner Stolearcius during the bronze medal game of the 2A boys provincial championship

The Lord Athletics Senior girls basketball team earned silver during the 2A girls provincial championship playoffs at Hoopla, which was held in Prince Albert from March 22-24.
Asquith earned a 67-47 victory over Regina Harvest City in its first game of the tournament. With that win, the Athletics advanced to the gold medal game. The Athletics a dropped a 72-37 decision to Wynyard.
Other area teams that competed in the provincial event were the VCA Lions and the Clavet Cougars senior boys team and the Dalmeny High Cougars senior girls team.
VCA competed in the 2A boys championship and the Lions dropped their first game 90-61 against St. Brieux. Despite the loss, the Lions had a shot at the bronze medal as they were matched up against the Saskatoon Christian Cougars.
In that game, VCA jumped out to a 11-4 lead after making some three pointers. However, Saskatoon fought back to take the lead and were up 41-29 after two quarters.
Throughout the game, VCA didn’t go on that run they needed to. The Lions only trailed by 11 points early in the fourth quarter, but Saskatoon pulled ahead even further to win 92-67.

Zacary St. Louis of the Saskatoon Christian Cougars tries to rip the ball away from VCA’s Adam Friesen

The Dalmeny Cougars had a shot at bronze when they lost their first game 70-46 to Regina Christian in the 3A girls championship. Dalmeny was up against Lumsden in the bronze medal game.
The Cougars started the contest on a 10-0 run and had a 20-9 lead after the first quarter. Lumsden responded in the second quarter and the matchup was tied 29-29 after the first half.
The Angels went on an 8-0 run to begin the third quarter, but the Cougars clawed their way back into the lead and led 49-46 going into the final frame.
Early in the quarter, Dalmeny led 52-46. However, Lumsden went on a 13-1 run to take the lead and from that point never relinquished it to go on to win 66-61.
The Clavet Cougars competed in the 3A boys championship and lost their first game 105-58 to Regina Christian.

Dalmeny High’s Emily Bud battles with Lumsden High’s Dallas Hannah for possession of the ball

Clavet still had an opportunity to win bronze, but dropped a 75-55 decision to Norquay.

Cierra Lysak of the Dalmeny High Cougars reaches for the ball