RDPC junior girls’ basketball team wins zone championship, headed to provincials

Boys’ team loses to The Pas in championship match

R.D. Parker Collegiate’s junior girls’ basketball team went undefeated at the Zone 11 championships in Norway House Feb. 22-23 to earn a spot at provincials in Brandon March 7-9.

The Trojans defeated the Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute (MBCI) Spartans from The Pas 54-33 in the final to claim the championship.

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Danica Langan was named the game star of the final as well as in two of her team’s three round-robin games, with Emma Tomchuk taking game star honours in the other.

RDPC began the tournament with a 55-29 win over MBCI, then beat the host Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre (HBO) Huskies 64-20 and closed by beating Mikisew School from Cross Lake 64-20.

RDPC’s junior boys’ team fell one win short of a trip to provincial, dropping the final 79-58 to MBCI. The Spartans had beaten the Trojans 67-55 in their first round-robin game. RDPC then beat HBO 69-60 and Mikisew 73-55 to earn a spot in the championship game.

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