It came down to a head-to-head match between Livingstone School and their friendly Pincher Creek rivals, the St. Michael’s Dragons in the bronze game of the Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association 1A Boys Basketball Provincials. The Sabres took home the bronze and the Dragons followed in fourth.
After a full weekend tournament and excellent play from both teams, the Dragons faced the Sabres on March 18 at Rundle Academy in Calgary.
The two teams kept things close finishing at 20-18 for the Sabres in the first quarter. But the black and gold team took a strong lead in the second quarter as the buzzer went the score was set at 36-23.
Quarter three saw another 21-point jump for the Livingstone team with Ty Anctil earning nine points and Brady Douglas following up with six. Meanwhile, the Dragons claimed another 13 points as Mitchell Zoratti landed seven points.
Anctil scored another 10 points in the final quarter as the Sabres collected a total of 19 more points. The Dragons earned an additional 15, setting the final score to 75-51. Calvin Cooley, No. 5, wracked up nine of the 15 in the last quarter.
The Sabres started out their weekend by defeating Olds Koinonia 63-52 on Friday but then fell by three points in their game against Hay Lakes High, 66-63.
The Dragons defeated their opponents, Forestburg High, 59-54 on Friday morning, but lost in their match-up against Senator Gershaw by seven points, 58-51.
It was Hay Lakes High who earned the gold after defeating the silver medal winners from Senator Gershaw.