Colts advance to Regionals

Steven Mah
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The SCCHS Colts advanced to SHSAA 4A Regionals with a second-place finish on Saturday.

The Swift Current Comp. Colts achieved their goal of an appearance at Regionals with a second place finish on home court Saturday.

The Colts hosted a four-team SHSAA 4A Boys Conference Championship tournament in Swift Current where they clinched a spot at Regionals with a 74-50 win over the Moose Jaw AE Peacock Tornados on Saturday morning.

The game was tied 13-13 after one quarter but the Colts began to pull away in the second quarter, out-scoring the visitors 19-12 for a 34-25 halftime lead.

The Colts came out firing in the third quarter behind some hot shooting from Kurtis Wegren and locked down the defensive end as they out-scored their opponent 26-8 in the to break the game wide open. Wegren finished the contest with a game-high 31 points after some timely scoring from inside and outside.

They were in tough that afternoon against a talented and deep Central Cyclones squad. The Colts were unable to score more than 10 points in any quarter as they fell 56-35 in the end.

They played a strong defensive first half, trailing 12-10 after one quarter and 19-16 at the intermission. The third quarter was their undoing as they were out-scored 25-8 to trail 41-27 heading into the fourth quarter. Duncan Knox led the Colts with seven points as the Colts struggled to score throughout the contest.

The Colts will be off to one of four, four-team Regional Tournaments next weekend as they look to advance to Hoopla with a first-place finish.

Geographic location: Swift Current

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