Championship

(1) St. Paul's vs (2) Vincent Massey W

St. Paul's Vincent Massey W
Head-to-head results
96 - 93 Jan. 20, 2018
Feb. 19, 2018 84 - 63
97 - 80 Mar. 2, 2018
WPG-1 Conference WPG-1
23-4 Overall record 25-4
22-3 MB AAAA record 23-2
9-1 Conference record 10-0
9-3 Tournament record 11-3
5-0 Playoff record 4-1
WPG-1 Champion Playoff result WPG-1 Finalist
19-3 Record vs. Provincials teams 16-2
2329 (86.3) Points For (Avg.) 2482 (85.6)
1829 (67.7) Points Against (Avg.) 1996 (68.8)
1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20
2 3 1 1 1 3 2
Top 10
1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20
1 1 2 2 2 1 1
def. (9) Glenlawn 88 - 66 Quarterfinal def. (10) Garden Valley 82 - 59
def. (4) Sisler 92 - 90 Semifinal def. (3) Garden City 72 - 59
Projected starting lineups (based on semifinal only)
#8 Mark Tachie G #3 Jaden Elias
#10 Ben Gardner G #9 Jackson Tachinski
#7 Ibby Ashique F #8 Lucas Meyer
#9 Dontae Alexander F #13 Donald Stewart
#12 Noah Dornn F #14 Kyler Filewich
The perennial contenders versus the recent upstarts. The St. Paul's Crusaders and the Vincent Massey Trojans fit those respective titles, and they will do battle for the big prize in Monday's Provincial Championship final. The two conference rivals met three times this season, with St. Paul's taking wins in the Trojans' home tournament final, as well as the WPG-1 Conference Championship, while the Trojans picked up the widest-margin victory in the final week of the conference regular season.
The St. Paul's Crusaders return to the Provincial Championship for the second year in a row, looking for their second Provincial Championship (2014). They return as one of only three teams under five losses on the season, only three to Manitoban opponents. Two of those teams have been taken care of - the Sisler Spartans in the semifinal, and the Dakota Lancers by the Spartans in the quarterfinal - the third is their opponent in the Trojans. Boasting an 86.3 points per game average (2329 total), the Crusaders have been hot, exceeding that average in 10 of their past 12 games, and have scored 80 or more 18 times overall on the season. They have also cracked the 90-point mark 10 times, including three of their past five games, while holding opponents to 70 or less 17 times - and a season average 67.7 points against (1829 total). St. Paul's is looking to return to the Promised Land once again, looking to repeat their school performance from 2014 with another Football-Hockey-Basketball trifecta.
The Vincent Massey Trojans enter the Provincial Championship for the first time in the AAAA era (since 1992), with their last Final appearance coming in the 1991 AAA Final. They also come in looking for their first-ever championship banner on the boys' side of the sport. Like the Crusaders, they are one of the three teams under five losses this season, however with only two coming against Manitoban opponents - both by the Crusaders. Also like the Crusaders, they boast a high-scoring offense, with an 85.6 points per game average (2482 total), eclipsing that mark in seven of the past 12 games, while breaking the 80-point barrier in 22 of their contests - nine of which were 90-plus point games. The Trojans also have a stingy defense - 68.8 points against per game, holding teams to 70 points or less in 16 games on the season.
With the way the matchups have gone this season, Vincent Massey would love to finally take a championship game away from St. Paul's. With two statistically evenly-matched teams, Monday's Provincial Championship Final has the makings of a highly-competitive classic.

Semifinals

(1) St. Paul's vs (4) Sisler

St. Paul's Sisler
Head-to-head results
91 - 78 Jan. 10, 2018
Feb. 9, 2018 103 - 77
75 - 69 Feb. 28, 2018
WPG-1 Conference WPG-1
22-4 Overall record 23-6
21-3 MB AAAA record 20-5
9-1 Conference record 6-4
9-3 Tournament record 14-1
4-0 Playoff record 3-1
WPG-1 Champion Playoff result WPG-1 Third Place
18-3 Record vs. Provincials teams 10-5
2237 (86.0) Points For (Avg.) 2752 (94.9)
1739 (66.9) Points Against (Avg.) 2225 (76.7)
1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20
2 3 1 1 1 3 2
Top 10
1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20
3 4 4 4 3 2 5
def. (9) Glenlawn 88 - 66 Quarterfinal def. (5) Dakota 100 - 85

(2) Vincent Massey WPG vs (3) Garden City

Vincent Massey W Garden City
Head-to-head results
73 - 69 Feb. 10, 2018
WPG-1 Conference KPAC
24-4 Overall record 26-4
22-2 MB AAAA record 21-3
10-0 Conference record 12-0
11-3 Tournament record 11-4
3-1 Playoff record 3-0
WPG-1 Finalist Playoff result KPAC Champion
15-2 Record vs. Provincials teams 9-2
2410 (86.1) Points For (Avg.) 2507 (83.6)
1937 (69.2) Points Against (Avg.) 1646 (54.9)
1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20
1 1 2 2 2 1 1
Top 10
1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20
6 6 5 5 4 4 3
def. (7) Garden Valley 82 - 59 Quarterfinal def. (6) Maples 76 - 66

Quarterfinals

(1) St. Paul's vs (9) Glenlawn

St. Paul's Glenlawn
Head-to-head results
Did not play
WPG-1 Conference SCAC
21-4 Overall record 18-9
20-3 MB AAAA record 18-8
9-1 Conference record 8-2
9-3 Tournament record 8-6
3-0 Playoff record 2-1
WPG-1 Champion Playoff result SCAC Finalist
17-3 Record vs. Provincials teams 4-8
2149 (86.0) Points For (Avg.) 2056 (76.1)
1673 (66.9) Points Against (Avg.) 1736 (64.3)
1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20
2 3 1 1 1 3 2
Top 10
1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20
8 9 8 8 7 6 8

(2) Vincent Massey WPG vs (7) Garden Valley

Vincent Massey WPG Garden Valley
Head-to-head results
Did not play
WPG-1 Conference Zone 4
23-4 Overall record 18-5
21-2 MB AAAA record 10-5
10-0 Conference record 6-0
11-3 Tournament record 10-5
2-1 Playoff record 2-0
WPG-1 Finalist Playoff result Zone 4/15 Champion
14-2 Record vs. Provincials teams 4-3
2328 (86.2) Points For (Avg.) 1839 (80.0)
1878 (69.6) Points Against (Avg.) 1507 (65.5)
1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20
1 1 2 2 2 1 1
Top 10
1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20
NR NR NR NR NR 10 NR

(3) Garden City vs (6) Maples

Garden City Maples
Head-to-head results
77 - 74 Dec. 16, 2017
78 - 63 Jan. 17, 2018
75 - 74 Feb. 14, 2018
77 - 68 Mar. 2, 2018
KPAC Conference KPAC
25-4 Overall record 21-12
20-3 MB AAAA record 19-12
12-0 Conference record 9-3
11-4 Tournament record 12-8
2-0 Playoff record 3-1
KPAC Champion Playoff result KPAC Finalist
8-2 Record vs. Provincials teams 7-11
2431 (83.8) Points For (Avg.) 2690 (81.5)
1580 (54.5) Points Against (Avg.) 2266 (68.7)
1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20
6 6 5 5 4 4 3
Top 10
1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20
9 7 6 6 8 NR NR

(4) Sisler vs (5) Dakota

Sisler Dakota
Head-to-head results
Did not play
WPG-1 Conference SCAC
22-6 Overall record 25-5
19-5 MB AAAA record 23-5
6-4 Conference record 9-1
14-1 Tournament record 13-4
2-1 Playoff record 3-0
WPG-1 Third Place Playoff result SCAC Champion
9-5 Record vs. Provincials teams 13-3
2652 (94.7) Points For (Avg.) 2593 (86.4)
2140 (76.4) Points Against (Avg.) 1908 (63.6)
1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20
3 4 4 4 3 2 5
Top 10
1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20
5 2 3 3 5 5 4

First Round

(5) Dakota vs (12) Fort Richmond

Dakota Fort Richmond
Head-to-head results
71 - 65 Feb. 15, 2018
SCAC Conference WPG-1
24-5 Overall record 11-17
22-5 MB AAAA record 11-17
9-1 Conference record 2-8
13-4 Tournament record 9-8
2-0 Playoff record 0-1
SCAC Champion Playoff result WPG-1 Quarterfinalist
12-3 Record vs. Provincials teams 2-15
2513 (86.7) Points For (Avg.) 2174 (77.6)
1844 (63.6) Points Against (Avg.) 2330 (83.2)
1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20
5 2 3 3 5 5 4
Top 10
1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20
NR NR NR NR NR NR 7

(6) Maples vs (11) Sturgeon Heights

Maples Sturgeon Heights
Head-to-head results
Feb. 10, 2018 84 - 60
105 - 76 Feb. 23, 2018
KPAC Conference WPG-1
20-12 Overall record 13-16
18-12 MB AAAA record 12-14
9-3 Conference record 2-8
12-8 Tournament record 10-9
2-1 Playoff record 0-1
KPAC Finalist Playoff result WPG-1 Quarterfinalist
6-11 Record vs. Provincials teams 5-11
2613 (81.7) Points For (Avg.) 2237 (77.1)
2193 (68.5) Points Against (Avg.) 2133 (73.6)
1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20
9 7 6 6 8 NR NR
Top 10
1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20
10 NR NR NR NR NR 10

(7) Garden Valley vs (10) John Taylor

Garden Valley John Taylor
Head-to-head results
86 - 72 Feb. 22, 2018
Zone 4 Conference WPG-1
17-5 Overall record 12-17
9-5 MB AAAA record 10-17
6-0 Conference record 3-7
10-5 Tournament record 9-9
1-0 Playoff record 0-1
Zone 4/15 Champion Playoff result WPG-1 Quarterfinalist
3-3 Record vs. Provincials teams 5-14
1765 (80.2) Points For (Avg.) 2203 (76.0)
1438 (65.4) Points Against (Avg.) 2354 (81.2)
1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20
NR NR NR NR NR 10 NR
Top 10
1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20
NR 10 NR NR NR NR 6

(8) Oak Park vs (9) Glenlawn

Oak Park Glenlawn
Head-to-head results
72 - 61 Dec. 16, 2017
WPG-1 Conference SCAC
14-17 Overall record 17-9
12-15 MB AAAA record 17-8
4-6 Conference record 8-2
9-9 Tournament record 8-6
1-2 Playoff record 1-1
WPG-1 Fourth Place Playoff result SCAC Finalist
6-13 Record vs. Provincials teams 3-8
2317 (74.7) Points For (Avg.) 1966 (75.6)
2335 (75.3) Points Against (Avg.) 1654 (63.6)
1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20
7 8 9 9 9 8 9
Top 10
1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/6 2/13 2/20
8 9 8 8 7 6 8