Rosenort earns bronze at provincials

Gene Still

The Rosenort Red Hawks returned home with the bronze medal following basketball provincials.

Rosenort headed into the Milk Provincial "A" Boys Basketball Championships (March 15-17) in St. Laurent as the number two ranked team in Manitoba.

And they started the tournament like a favourite almost reaching the 100 point mark in their opening game against the Sioux Valley Eagles shooting their way to a 96-54 triumph and a spot in the semi-finals.

However Rosenort were eliminated from gold medal contention when they lost 71-64 to the Glenboro Panthers in the semis.


Despite the disappointment, the Red Hawks rallied in their bronze medal game to again approach the century mark in scoring with a 92-43 victory over the host St. Laurent Hawks.

Rosenort's Parker Stevenson, who earned player of the game honours in the bronze medal game, was also selected to the all-star provincials team.


The Dufferin Christian Stingers who earned an invitation to provincials as a wildcard entry, lost their opening game, 83-67 to Glenboro and were moved to the Consolation Round. And DCS won their first consolation contest 89-38 over the Hamiota Huskies. They followed that up with another dominating win, this time 89-38 over Sioux Valley.

In the final Dufferin Christian beat the Pinawa Panthers 73-64 to win the consolation title.

Devin Veenendaal earned top player honors for the Stingers in their consolation clinching game.

Meanwhile the Ross L. Gray Raiders won the provincial championship with a one point victory (94-93) over Glenboro.