The top 4 female teams were determined from last week Thursday, and the top 4 males were identified after regular season games on Friday and Monday of this week in the Central Secondary Schools Sports Association (CSSSA) high schools basketball tournament.
On Friday, November 29, (M) Wesley defeated Ladyville Tech, 45-22; (M) SJC crushed Gwen Liz High, 67-55; and (M) ACC beat Sadie Vernon Tech, 54-42.
Then on Monday of this week, (M) ACC beat Gwen Liz High, 65-52.
With those results, the 4 male semi-finalists were decided, and so the remaining regular season back matches were aborted.
The first female knockout semi-final was played on Monday, December 2, (before the male game), where (F) Gwen Liz High won a nail-biter, 29-28, over Ladyville Tech.
On Tuesday, December 3, the other female knockout semifinal saw (F) Wesley defeating SCA, 17-9, to clinch a spot in the Finals beside Gwen Liz. Next were the two male knockout semifinals, with (M) ACC crushing Gwen Liz, 53-28, followed by (M) SJC pulling out a tough 62-60 win over Sadie Vernon Tech, to set the stage for the male Finals.
Wednesday was a rest day; and this evening the best-of-3 games championship Finals series begins with Game 1, with the female match-up, (F) Gwen Liz vs Wesley, followed by the male clash, (M) ACC vs SJC.
The same teams collide in Game 2 of the Finals series tomorrow, Friday, December 6.