A slim lead for Weyburn Comprehensive School Eagles was established at last night's start to the 87th edition of the McLeod Series as they edged out the Estevan Comprehensive School Elecs 134-133. 

The first game of the night saw the ECS Elecs take the lead at the end of the first quarter and hold off the Eagles to win the game by a final score of 76-71. The Elecs top scorer was  Jayden Kuchinka who ended the match with 28 points.

“We played good, honestly we knew it was going to be a tight game. We've watched Weyburn five times this year and haven't had to play them," said Trevor Dutka, Head Coach of the boys' Elecs team, "Myself and the other coach Jody, we both agreed that it was going to be a tight game and we're just happy to be on top. Honestly, defensively, I think that's what won us our game, our defense."

The Elecs weren't able to keep the momentum as the second game of the night saw the WCS senior girls come away with a 63-57 victory. The Elecs nearly managed to come back after erasing a 12-point lead heading into the fourth quarter but were unable to fully complete the comeback.

The girl's Elecs team was led by Sadie Aspinall with 21 points throughout the game. 

Head coach Jessie Smolliak says they played very well, especially for a squad made up of mostly rookies.

"It's always tough when you lose to Weyburn, but when you look back at the game, the majority of my players are in grade 10 and it's really exciting to see the future we have and that was the first McLeod series that the majority of my team played in."

"We only had three returners who actually played in it previously, so I was really proud with how mature my grade 10s reacted to how loud the gym was and how much pressure was on them to potentially win that game."

The final two games of the series will be played in the Eagles Gym at Weyburn Comprehensive School on Thursday night. The girls tip off at 5:30 p.m., and the boys will play after that.