Junior girl Elecs win districts

The Estevan Comprehensive School (ECS) Elecs junior girls basketball team won the district championship.

Estevan opened the district tournament by playing the Stoughton Bulldogs on March 5, and beat them 51-41. Estevan raced out to a 15-7 lead after the first quarter, and after each team managed 10 points in the second, the Elecs took over in the third, and led 40-21 after three.

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The team’s leading scorer was Jan Niverba with 31 points.

The following day, ECS defeated the Weyburn Comprehensive School Eagles junior girls team 38-13. Niverba paced the team with 14 points, while Brooklyn Brady had 10 points.

Coach Kevin Kobitz said all of the girls played well versus Weyburn, and he said their defence was the biggest piece of their success. Estevan blanked Weyburn 7-0 in the first quarter, and led them 23-6 at half-time. Then they limited Weyburn to just seven points in the second half.


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