By Jensen, Randy on March 16, 2019.
Southern Alberta teams were in the running for five provincial titles following Alberta Schools Athletic Association provincial basketball championship play on Friday.
4A Boys and Girls at Edmonton
Cardston Cougars will play for third place today at the 4A Boys provincials.
Cougars, seeded fourth, fell to No. 1 Edmonton Jasper Place 87-62 in the semifinals on Friday evening.
Cougars will play the loser of No. 2 Calgary Western Canada and No. 3 Edmonton Bishop McNally for third.
No. 10 LCI Rams will play for fifth place today after defeating No. 6 Edmonton Harry Ainlay 91-78 in the fifth-place semifinals Friday afternoon.
No. 9 Raymond Comets advanced to the consolation final with a pair of wins on Friday.
Comets drubbed No. 16 Beaverlodge 111-36 in the consolation quarter-final, then topped No. 12 Medicine Hat Mohawks 98-93 to advance to today’s consolation final against the winner of No. 7 Calgary St. Mary’s and No. 14 Edmonton Strathcona.
In 4A Girls consolation play, No. 8 LCI Clippers advanced to the semifinals with a 96-38 rout of No. 16 Charles Spencer.
Clippers will play No. 12 Cardston Cougars this morning after the Cougars topped No. 13 Calgary St. Francis 73-53.
On the other side, No. 7 Magrath Pandas doubled No. 15 Red Deer Lindsay Thurber 80-40 and will play Sherwood Park Salisbury in the other semi this morning.
In the fifth-place bracket, No. 6 Raymond Comets were edged 53-52 by No. 10 St. Albert Paul Kane in the semifinals on Friday afternoon.
3A Boys at Brooks
No. 7 seed Taber W.R. Myers Rebels went to overtime for the second time in three games before falling 89-82 to No. 6 H.J. Cody of Stettler in the fifth-place semifinal on Friday afternoon.
3A Girls at Athabasca
Top-seeded Taber W.R. Myers Rebels advanced to today’s championship game after defeating No. 4 Monsignor McCoy of Medicine Hat 84-60 in the championship semifinals on Friday afternoon.
Rebels will play No. 2 Wetaskiwin today at 4:30 p.m. for the provincial title.
2A Boys at High Level
Immanuel Christian Eagles, seeded No. 1, will play for the provincial title tonight at 7:30 following a pair of wins Friday.
Eagles opened play with a 76-64 quarter-final win over No. 8 Holy Cross on Friday morning, then outlasted No. 5 La Crete 59-51 in the semifinal.
Eagles will play the winner of No. 3 Rundle College and No. 7 J.R. Robson in tonight’s final.
La Crete advanced with a 70-53 victory over No. 4 Claresholm Willow Creek Composite Cobras, who will play Holy Cross in the fifth-place semi this morning.
2A Girls at La Crete
It was an all-south semifinal in the late game Friday with No. 2 Kainai Lady Warriors playing No. 3 Immanuel Christian Eagles.
Immanuel Christian held off No. 6 Pigeon Lake 84-80 in quarter-final play Friday while Kainai topped No. 7 Didsbury 70-52.
1A Boys at Stirling
It will be an all-south final for the 1A Boys provincial title today at 5 p.m. in Stirling.
Top seeded Stirling Lakers defeated No. 12 St. Mary’s of Vegreville 71-49 in the championship semifinal on Friday evening.
In the other semi, No. 3 Coaldale Christian Titans downed No. 2 Parkland Immanuel Christian 52-49 to advance to the title game.
Nanton J.T. Foster Knights were defeated by No. 5 Olds Koinonia 71-59 in the ninth-place semifinal on Friday and will play No. 10 Breton for 11th today.
1A Girls at Paradise Valley
Top-seeded Stirling Lakers will play for the 1A crown tonight at 7:30 after a 48-44 win over No. 5 Grand Trunk in Friday’s semifinals.
Lakers advanced to the semis with a 77-58 win over No. 8 Menno Simons earlier Friday.
Lakers were still awaiting their opponent at press time with No. 3 Foremost Forettes playing No. 2 Olds Koinonia in the late semifinal.
Forettes advanced to the semis with a 44-31 win over No. 6 Central Alberta Christian.
Grand Trunk edged No. 4 Milk River Erle Rivers Novas 71-70 in the quarter-finals.
Novas will play Menno Simons this morning in the fifth-place semi.