6:34 p.m.: High school final with two teams you wouldn’t be surprised to see in the provincial final in March. Oak Park on a run here to lead Garden City 37-26 with a couple minutes left in the second quarter.
UPDATE, 6:41 p.m.: Oak Park holds its lead into halftime, up 39-29.
UNIVERSITY THIRD-PLACE FINAL A.J. Basi had 15 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Manitoba Bisons rallied to beat the Brandon Bobcats 77-75 in the third-place game Tuesday afternoon. Wyatt Anders had 10 points and 15 rebounds, and import Alfreeman Flowers added 16 and 12 for the Bisons, who finished the tournament 2-1 following a loss to Winnipeg in Monday’s semifinal. Mike Holloway chipped in with 13 points for Manitoba, which played the tournament without starting senior guard Stephan Walton, who sat with injury. Earl Thompson Jr.’s 11 points and 10 rebounds lead five Bobcats in double figures in scoring. UPDATE, 6:57 p.m.: Oak Park is taking this thing over. Now leading 54-31 midway through the second quarter. Garden City has won four Classics in a row and six of the last seven. UPDATE, 7:04 p.m.: Garden City went on a 12-2 run to cut the lead a more manageable deficit. Trail now by 15. UPDATE, 7:15 p.m.: Garden City on another run here and has the lead down to single digits for the first time since the second quarter. 62-53, OP UPDATE, 7:20 p.m.: Back to back GC triples and the lead is down to 6. UPDATE, 7:25 p.m.: Garden City with a big run to get it to five, then refs intervene and foul out GC’s Marcel Arruda-Welch on a softy. Because refs don’t like fun. Oak Park is going to end Garden City’s run, with a 77-68 victory. UNIVERSITY FINAL Ref crew is Earl Roberts, Rick Degagne and Reid Kenyon as we get set for Alberta-Winnipeg
UPDATE, 8:18 p.m.: After 1Q, Alberta leads Winnipeg 12-11 in a brick-filled Duckworth Centre.
UPDATE, 8:35 p.m.: Timeout with 2:16 to go in first half and Wesmen, who had a 14-3 run, now lead 30-24.
UPDATE, 8:39 p.m.: At the half, Winnipeg 33, Alberta 27. Dunk final coming up.
UPDATE, 9:25 p.m.: 50-49 here Wesmen ahead in the fourth quarter of the university final. Alberta has been kitchen-sinking the Wesmen with every defensive look you can imagine. Alberta has done well to slow down UW’s transition, which it really thrives off.
UPDATE, 9:33 p.m.: Alberta has gotten next to nothing out of Friesen (5 pts), but Otieno has been a grown man. Layup gives him 22; UA up 61-57 with 1:31 to go
UPDATE, 9:39 p.m.: Alberta will have the ball with a 63-62 lead and 13.9 seconds left on the clock
UPDATE, 9:42 p.m.: Otieno makes one of two, Farley has a good look at a corner 3 that clangs out, and Alberta survives 64-62 to win