Trojan girls heading back for another shot at a provincial championship

R.D. Parker Collegiate’s senior girls’ basketball team went undefeated through the Zone 11 championships at home March 6-7, winning all three of their games by 26 points or more.

The Trojans trailed briefly to begin the final against the Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute (MBCI) Spartans, who scored the game’s opening basket, but RDPC responded with eight consecutive baskets before the Spartans struck back with three straight and then cut the Trojans’ lead to just five points at the end of the opening quarter. The home team turned it on in the second quarter, outscoring the Spartans 26-6 to lead 44-19 at the half, a trend that continued in the second half as the game ended 84-36.

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The Trojans had beaten the Spartans 58-32 in the round robin and defeated the Hapnot Collegiate Institute Kopper Kweens from Flin Flon 62-28 in their other match.

RDPC MBCI boys Zone 11 round robin March 7 2015
RDPC and MBCI players battle for a loose ball during a round robin game in the Zone 11 senior boys’ basketball championships March 7. - Ian Graham

The Trojans boys did not qualify for the playoff round, beating the Otter Nelson River School Nikiks from Cross Lake 65-45 for their only round-robin victory, though they nearly upset the Hapnot Kopper Kings, who went on to beat MBCI 48-33 in the final, losing a 45-44 nailbiter. RDPC’s final round-robin game was a 57-43 loss to MBCI, who built up an eight-point lead by the end of the first quarter. The Trojans cut it to as little as four in the second quarter but trailed by seven at the half and by 15 at the end of the third quarter.

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