The Portage Collegiate Saints and Trojans wrapped up their regular seasons tonight at PCI. The Trojans came out victorious over the Shaftesbury Titans 80-70 and finished fifth place in their division.
The Trojans entered the second half of this game with just a three-point lead but thanks to a big third quarter, they ended up with a double-digit win. Ben Thess led the way in scoring with 19 points, but Lee Pashe and Ty Johnson weren't too far behind, with 16 and 14 points, respectively.
As for the Saints, they didn't fair quite as well, dropping their final regular season game 60-16 to the Shaftesbury Titans. Head coach Dave McLeod says they're going to play their best game of the season in round one of the playoffs.
"We're number seven (in the standings), and we're playing number two, and we'll keep fighting right until the end," McLeod continues. "Hopefully, the girls bring their A-game, and it's better than this one."
McLeod says, fortunately, many of the girls on this team will be returning next year.
"We're young. So, I'll have a lot of this team returning next year. I'm hoping I can work with a few of these younger girls during the offseason and help them with a few things they need to improve on and build toward next year."
The Saints will face off with the John Taylor Pipers in their first-round matchup, while the Trojans will face off with the Westwood Warriors. Both games will take place in Winnipeg.