R.D. Parker Collegiate’s varsity basketball teams were both knocked out of the AAA basketball provincials by the eventual consolation title winners on March 17.
The squads each opened the three-day tournament with a loss on March 16, eliminating them from contention for a provincial championship. The Trojan girls fell 79-46 to the Béliveau Barracudas in their opening match while the boys’ team dropped a 68-36 decision to the Neelin Spartans.
The Trojans’ second-day matches were closer, with the girls falling 54-36 to the St. James Jimmies and the boys getting knocked out of the tournament with a 78-57 loss at the hands of the Léo-Rémillard Renards.
The Jimmies went on to beat the Nelson MacIntrye Torchbearers in the girls’ consolation final while the Renards beat out the Transcona Titans on the boys’ side.
The Garden Valley Zodiacs, who beat the Renards in the first game for each team, won the provincial championship with a 61-51 victory over Nelson MacIntrye in the boys’ final while the Neelin Spartans beat the Barracudas 66-64 in the girls’ title match.