The Brandon University Healthy Living Centre will play host to the 3rd annual 'Prairie Cup Challenge' series of basketball games between Manitoba and Saskatchewan's 15U provincial teams.  The event is slated for Sunday July 2 at the Brandon University Healthy Living Centre located at 2010 Louise Ave on the Brandon University Campus with games between the province's top 15U players.

A total of 4 games will be played as part of a series of exhibition contests in preparation for the Canada Basketball National Championships in Regina, Saskatchewan July 23-29, 2017.

This event marks the third 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)
    1. 11:00 am - 15U Female - 15U Manitoba vs 15U Saskatchewan 
    2. 1:00 pm - 15U Male -  15U Manitoba vs 15U Saskatchewan 
    3. 3:00 pm - 15U Female - 15U Manitoba vs 15U Saskatchewan 
    4. 5:00 pm - 15U Male - 15U Manitoba vs 15U Saskatchewan 
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          At the inaugural 2015 event, the two provinces split, each winning 6 games each and the 2016 event saw Manitoba win the series 5 games to 3.

          Representing Manitoba at the Prairie Cup will be...

          15U Female
          2Katrina RoganFwd5' 11"Winnipeg159Henry G Izatt Middle School
          3Macaila RussellFwd5' 10"Winnipeg159Miles Macdonell Collegiate
          4Maltha UwambajimanaGuard5' 5"Winnipeg149Acadia Junior High
          5Treyah PaquetteGuard5' 3"Winnipeg127École Lacerte
          6Bethany BalaktsisFwd5' 8"Winnipeg149Sargent Park School
          7Alycia SosnowskiFwd5' 9"Winnipeg149St. Maurice School
          8Aira AbelloGuard5' 6"Winnipeg149Andrew Mynarski School
          9Catherine MarquezGuard5' 6"Winnipeg159Oak Park High School
          10Alyssa PorcoFwd5' 11"East St Paul138Robert Andrews School
          11Izabella MarquezGuard5' 10"Winnipeg149Grant Park High School
          12Abby SmithFwd6' 1"Winnipeg149Dakota Collegiate
          13Emily MandaminFwd5' 10"Winnipeg149Dakota Collegiate
          PPElizabeth DueckFwd5' 11"Winnipeg148École Marie Anne Gaboury
          PPMadan FrolekFwd6' 0"Winnipeg159Miles Macdonell Collegiate
          HCDarren SampsonHeadWinnipeg
          ACJodi SampsonAsstWinnipeg
          ACStephen RalkoAsstWinnipeg

          15U Male
          2Samuel JensenGuard6' 2"Headingley149Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
          3Hubert SindikubwaboGuard5' 9"Winnipeg159St. Pauls High School
          4Dorien PeiluckGuard5' 10"Winnipeg149Sisler High School
          5Kyshawn RamnauthGuard5' 11"Winnipeg149John Taylor Collegiate
          6Mason KrausGuard6' 0"Niverville159Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
          7Simon HildebrandtGuard6' 4"Winnipeg148Mennonite Brethren Collegiate
          8David MutabaziGuard6' 2"Winnipeg159Acadia Junior High
          9Daren WattsFwd6' 2"Winnipeg148Munroe Junior High
          10Ose IzokunFwd6' 6"Winnipeg1510Vincent Massey Collegiate
          11Emmanuel UgbahGuard6' 3"Winnipeg149Elmwood High School
          12Lota OfforFwd6' 6"Winnipeg148École George-McDowell
          14Jonam KazadiFwd6' 6"Winnipeg149St. Paul's High School
          PPColin SalzenFwd6' 8"Winnipeg159Henry G. Izatt School
          PPJames RaeGuard6' 1"Winnipeg148École George-McDowell
          PPMatthew ForemanFwd6' 5"East Selkirk148East Selkirk Middle School
          HCJon GiesbrechtHeadWinnipeg
          ACZach GiesbrechtAsstWinnipeg
          ACMike IwanchukAsstWinnipeg
          ACRobel FeshasionAsstWinnipeg

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