The Estevan Comprehensive School (ECS) Elecs senior boys basketball team won a tournament for the third time this season when they took top spot at a 12-team tournament at Yorkton Regional High School.
Estevan opened the tournament with a pair of convincing victories, defeating Indian Head 77-51 and Warman 88-54. Clark Calibuna was the top scorer against Indian Head with 20 points, while Reilly McGeough (25 points) and Jack McGeough (21) led the way against Warman.
The Elecs then beat the Yorkton Regional High School 81-69 in the semfinal. Not only did it punch Estevan’s ticket to the final, but it gave the Elecs points in the standings for the regional qualifier for provincials. Yorkton led 21-18 after the first quarter, but the Elecs outscored Yorkton Regional 30-13 in the second, and the game was never really close after that.
Yorkton Regional outscored Estevan 35-33 in the second half.
John Anders paced the Elecs attack with 21 points.
The final saw Estevan defeat the Weyburn Comprehensive School Eagles 65-63, giving Estevan three wins over the Eagles this year. It also came just a few days before the opening games of the McLeod Series between Estevan and Weyburn on Feb. 6 in Weyburn.
Estevan outscored Weyburn 24-15 in the second quarter to lead 38-27 at halftime. But Weyburn responded by outscoring the Elecs 20-12 in the third quarter, and closed the gap to three. The Eagles only outscored the Elecs by one in the fourth.
Calibana had 23 points and Francois Adaya added 17 in the final.
The ECS junior girls Elecs had a successful showing in Moose Jaw this past weekend, taking the B-side final.
The tournament started Friday with a loss to Moose Jaw Central Collegiate 53-34, leaving ECS in the B event.
Estevan responded with a 34-26 win over their rivals, the Weyburn Comprehensive School Eagles. Then they defeated Moose Jaw Peacock 65-60 in overtime in the B final to win.
Coach Kevin Kobitz noted the Elecs came back from 18 points down, with Jan Niverba hitting a three-point buzzer beater to put the game into overtime.