A young roster hasn't stopped the ECS boys basketball team from being competitive this season.

Coach Tanner Kozun's group has six grade 10's and one grade 9 player.

"Typically senior teams are made up of grade 11's and 12's," Kozun said. "The nice part about having a young team is that obviously I'm going to have the core of this group for the next couple years...but with that comes some growing pains along the way."

The ECS boys have a 5-5 record after playing in a few tournaments and exhibition games. They do not play league games.

"We keep getting better and better every day," Kozun said. "Every game that we play and every practice that we have, we get better. They're growing physically, they're growing mentally."

The ECS boys compete at the 5A level, which is the highest level of high school basketball in the province.

"They've worked pretty hard to be able to compete at this level. I think our team and the community of Estevan as a whole has a lot to look forward to...this group has a lot of potential moving forward, not only into March (provincials), but certainly in the next couple years," Kozun said.

As for the rest of the season, Kozun is working to set up an exhibition series with Yorkton and Melville, and ECS is also planning to host an 8-team tournament in February. 

After that, it's the annual McLeod Series with Weyburn, along with tournaments in Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, and Weyburn.

Kozun's bunch will then compete in the regional playoffs with two spots in provincials up for grabs.