It was a big night for both clubs.
Portage Collegiate Institute’s varsity basketball teams both picked up wins in the West Winnipeg Athletic Conference Monday night when the Saints secured a playoff spot by beating Grant Park 58-36 in Tier 2 action before the Trojans beat the Pirates 75-60 to keep the light of the playoffs narrowly in sight.
The Trojans were strong defensively and it led to a powerful offensive attack led by Noah Spence who finished with 18 points on the night. Tristan Cordeiro had 15 while John Walsh netted 13 for PCI. The Trojans have one more game this season against Tec-Voc and it’s a must-win if they want to experience playoff basketball in 2018.
The Saints were fueled by a couple of returning players Monday night when Daniela Zilinska and Jacy Ross made their first appearance since falling to injury a few weeks ago. Justice Bryson finished the game with a team high of 11 points to help the girls lock up a home playoff game. The Saints’ final game is also against Tec-Voc and the winner is guaranteed third place.
Portage’s varsity clubs both travel to Winnipeg to take on the Hornet Wednesday night. The boys tip off first at 5 p.m. the girls follow at 6:30.