Senior basketball teams around the province earned the right to move onto the next round of SHSAA play over the weekend.

One 3A girls tournament in Maidstone featured Unity, Biggar, Kindersley, along with the hosts. The Kindersley Kobras went home victorious as the 3A bracket champions, defeating Unity in an overtime thriller 59-53 to claim the top spot.

The other girls tournament was a 3A bracket being played out of Shaunavon. Rosetown joined them, Assiniboia, and Maple Creek. Assiniboia left the tournament as champions, taking down Maple Creek in the finals as Rosetown's season was ended in the process.

Both Kindersley and Unity were the only ones to advance into regionals in girls play. 3A play this coming weekend sees Kindersley as the 9 seed, taking on Valley Christian Academy in Wynyard. Unity advanced as the 10 seed, set to take on 7 seed Assininboia from the gym in Lanigan. 

Senior boys basketball was busier than ever looking at the conferences round. 1A boys saw Eston and Kerrobert advance out of the four-team field in Herbert. Eston will be moving on to Stoughton, Kerrobert heading to Hafford. 

2A play from LCBI saw the host team advancing to regionals with a second place finish, losing to Saskatoon Christian. LCBI is advancing to face Foam Lake in Norquay.

Most local teams were in action for 3A play. Biggar, Rosetown, Kindersley, and Delisle joined the hosts Clavet. The Kobras advanced to regionals after earning a spot into the finals against Clavet, where they lost 77-59. Unity was the host for their own 3A tournament welcoming in Chief John Keenatch, Maidstone, and Spiritwood. Unity would make it into the finals against Maidstone, winning 78-49 to be named conference champion. 

Unity is one of the hosts for this weekend's 3A regionals, facing Creighton at 6:00 PM on Friday. Kindersley will be heading across the province to play Oxbow at Regina Christian high school. 

The clock is counting down to HOOPLA. Good luck to all the local teams back in action this weekend, all tournaments beginning Friday.