The Estevan Comprehensive School Elecs senior girls' basketball team enjoyed some success on and off the court during their annual Shoot for a Cure home basketball tournament on November 29 and 30.
The Elecs went 2-1 at the tournament, and won the consolation final. They opened the tournament with a close 47-42 loss against the Weyburn Comprehensive School Eagles on the 29th.
Estevan responded with a lopsided 63-24 win over Swan River in the morning of the 30th. Estevan then routed Melville 63-32 in the consolation round final.
"The girls progressively improved throughout the tournament on the weekend," said head coach Jessie Smoliak. "I am excited to work with them, as we are a young team. We have six new players on the team, (with) four of them being in Grade 9.
"It is a huge jump from playing elementary school to competitive 4A basketball on a senior team. They have a lot to offer and I am excited to watch them develop."
Lumsden won the tournament with a 63-39 victory over Swift Current.
The Elecs also once again used the tournament as a fundraiser for the fight against breast cancer. The Elecs players sported pink jerseys for all of their games, and there were various fundraisers throughout the weekend.
T-shirt sales, bake sales and contests were employed to raise funds. A quilt was raffled off during the tournament's final game, and tickets were sold for an iPod.
The tournament raised $3,400.65 for the Canadian Cancer Society.