The Estevan Comprehensive School hosted their home tournament on Friday and Saturday, welcoming three other teams to town to take on from Swift Current, Weyburn, and Notre Dame.
Friday night, the Elecs opened their tournament with a 84-62 win over their rivals from Weyburn before resting for the night. With the win over Weyburn and the McLeod Series in the next month, coach Trevor Dutka says that the win is nice, but they still have a few more things on their mind before hand.
"We're pretty proud about what we did against Weyburn last night and we're looking forward to the McLeod Series but we're not going to get it into our brains that we're going to beat Weyburn (at the series)."
Next, on Saturday the Elecs were faced off with Swift Current, and it would turn out much the same for the Elecs as they'd continue to play well against the visiting team, and they'd run on to another double digit victory.
Leading up to their final game, the only other undefeated competition would be in the Notre Dame Hounds, and fittingly they would meet Estevan in the tournament's final game.
Both teams would come out firing, Estean a little bit smaller and faster whereas Notre Dame was a little taller and could shoot from a littler further out, and both teams would play to their styles. By the end of the first half, the Elecs were down by a score of 40-30 with a lot of fouls for both teams throughout.
The Elecs would go on a run here and there, clawing back at the lead a bit before the Hounds would fire back and retake their ten point lead, setting up screens and cycling the ball for a lot of shots from outside the three point line, thanks to their height.
"We gotta get into their face, know who their shooters are, that's the thing, they screen very wel and got their open looks and when they had open looks they hit their shots. So we need to fight through their screens, get out there, and defend better," says Coach Dutka, who goes on to say it's something his team can fix up in practice.
At the end of the game, the Elecs were down 81-74 to take home the silver medal in their own tournament. Next on the agenda, the senior boys will be heading to Swift Current for their next tournament.
"Our team executed everything we wanted to, we're improving every game, Notre Dame's a good basketball team. We could've shot the ball a little bit better in our own gym but honestly I'm very proud of our guys."