The Brandon University Healthy Living Centre will play host to the second annual 'Prairie Cup Challenge' series of basketball games between Manitoba and Saskatchewan's provincial teams. The event is slated for Saturday July 2 at the BU HLC located at 2010 Louise Ave on the Brandon University Campus with games between the province's best 15U and 17U players.
A total of 8 games will be played as part of a series of exhibition contests in preparation for the Canada Basketball National Championships in Winnipeg (15U and 17U male) and Regina, Saskatchewan (15U and 17U female).
This event marks the second time Basketball Manitoba and Basketball Saskatchewan will send their best to play a series of exhibition games in Brandon.
"This is a great opportunity for us to once again welcome and host some of the top basketball players in Manitoba and Saskatchewan," says Bobcats coach Novell Thomas.
"I'm very excited to again see each provinces best players in our very own Healthy Living Centre. There will be many visitors in attendance that have never been to our facility before, so it's great exposure for Brandon University and Brandon University Athletics. It's also a great opportunity for basketball fans in our area to watch some of the best young athletes from Manitoba and Saskatchewan."
Here's the complete list of games to be played at the HLC on July 2: (map below)
- 12:00 pm - 15U Female - Manitoba 58 vs Saskatchewan 64 - Gym #1
- 12:00 pm - 15U Male - Manitoba 85 vs Saskatchewan 64 - Gym #2
- 1:45 pm - 17U Female - Manitoba 66 vs Brandon University 57 - Gym #1
- 1:45 pm - 17U Male - Manitoba 83 vs Saskatchewan 81 - Gym #2
- 3:30 pm - 15U Female - Manitoba 70 vs Saskatchewan 50 - Gym #1
- 3:30 pm - 15U Male - Manitoba 75 vs Saskatchewan 70 - Gym #2
- 5:15 pm - 17U Female - Manitoba 54 vs Brandon University 63 - Gym #1
- 5:15 pm - 17U Male - Manitoba 81 vs Saskatchewan 90 - Gym #2