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PCI varsity teams wrap up season

By Aaron Wilgosh, The Graphic

The Saints officially locked up third place in the WWAC Tier 2 division while the Trojans sit in the eighth and final playoff spot tied with two other teams who have a game remaining. (file photo)

The Saints officially locked up third place in the WWAC Tier 2 division while the Trojans sit in the eighth and final playoff spot tied with two other teams who have a game remaining. (file photo)

The girls are in while the boys are left watching and waiting.

Portage Collegiate’s varsity basketball teams wrapped up their West Winnipeg Athletic Conference Tier 2 regular seasons Wednesday night on the road when the Saints locked up third by beating Tec-Voc 52-42 after the Trojans fell 98-88 to the Hornets to open the evening.

The Saints clinched a home playoff game with their third-place finish, officially accomplishing one of the goals they set at the start of the season. The girls have been strong this year competing with the league's best while finding success in tournaments throughout the year. The Saints finished with a record of 9-2, two points back of Shaftesbury and Kelvin who are tied in first with 20 points. 

The Trojans will have to rely on the strength other teams as they’re currently in the eighth and final playoff spot at 3-8 and six points. The boys are tied with Shaftesbury and Grant Park but both the Titans and Pirates have a game remaining and could hope over PCI with a victory. PCI has struggled this year losing a few games in the final quarter or by just a couple of baskets. If they do get into the playoffs they could make some noise.  

The Saints WWAC Tier 2 playoffs will begin February 26 but they won’t know their opponent until later next week. The Trojans will find out if they’re in or not next week as well.


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