For the first time since 2017, the Estevan Comprehensive School Elecs are the winner of the McLeod Series, taking the annual four-game event by a total score of 282-271. The win in the series, considered the oldest basketball event in the province came about after a strong performance from the Elecs in the senior girls' game, which was followed up by the senior boys managing to keep things close, despite the best efforts of the Eagles to close the spread. 

In the girls' game, the first on the schedule for Thursday night, Estevan came away with a 73-49 victory, overcoming the one-point lead the series Weyburn had after the first games Tuesday night, and building up a 23-point edge in the series. In the boys' game, the Eagles would at times hold a lead of as much as 17 points but weren't able to close the difference, and while they won the game by a score of 88-76, the difference meant the Elecs were able to hoist the trophy at the end of the night. 

"I'm just so proud with how they came out to play," said Elecs senior girls' coach Jesse Smoliak. "We took our loss on Tuesday pretty seriously, so they were just ready and focused to come out and do their part in the series."

The Elecs were led by Sadie Aspinall, who finished the game with 31 points. For the Eagles, Faith Magawa and Aycen Schwindt led the team with 10 points each. 

"It was a really tough game for us personally, but we did fight really hard, and as a team, there's things we got to work on a little bit," said Eagles coach Skylar Krieger. "But overall, we stayed pretty composed, I think, and we kept that energy up but Estevan got us there."

The night finished off with the boys taking to the hardwood, and the Eagles were again led by Thomas Olson. After he finished the game in Estevan with 39 points, he followed it up with 26 more Thursday night. At the other end, the Elecs had a 25-point performance from Jayden Kuchinka. 

"(A) great response from our boys from our game on Tuesday compared to today," Eagles boys' head coach Jody Kerr said after the game. "Send a message for moving forward in our season, and the win tonight with a 12-point victory here is something that we will take for sure in moving forward in ours."

"I think we played well," said Kerr's counterpart, Trevor Dutka. "We knew coming into this series that us and Weyburn were neck and neck like we're both strong clubs, and I think we match up very well, and on any given night I think Weyburn could beat us, or we could beat Weyburn."

The victory for the Elecs is the 40th for Estevan Comprehensive School in the history of the McLeod Series. For the Eagles, this is the first time this decade they haven't held the trophy in the halls at Weyburn Comprehensive. 

For all four of the teams, they will be wrapping up with tournaments over the coming weeks, before the regional playdowns begin with the teams looking to earn a booth at Hoopla in March.