A day after cutting a 30-point first-half deficit to just five by the final minute in an 86-77 loss at the AAA high school basketball provincials in Thompson, the R.D. Parker Collegiate boys' team fell into the same trap, getting outscored 29-14 in the opening quarter and then matching Linden Christian School point-for-point the rest of the way, falling 15 points short - 87-72 - in their bid to qualify for the consolation final and seeing their tournament end after just two games despite the home court advantage.
RDPC drew within a point of Linden Christian in the second quarter, outscoring their opponents 21-7 to make it a 36-35 game before Linden Christian scored the next eight points, though the Trojans drew within six on a three-pointer in the second-last possession before halftime that made the score 44-38 for Linden Christian.
Arnav Sud led the Trojans in scoring at the half with 12 points and finished with 16 on the game, the second-highest total for the Trojans behind Matthew Gillis's 19.
Mitch Klassen led Linden Christian with 19 points in the game, while Caleb Mueller had 17, with 12 of those coming in the first half.