SOURIS – The Souris Spartans pulled the first major upset of the P.E.I. School Athletic Association midget basketball playoffs on Thursday.
The Spartans, the fourth-seeded team in the East Division, upset top-seeded Francois Buote 60-53 to advance to the provincial midget A championships in Souris on Feb. 21 and 22.
Josh McIntosh (18), Ryan Acorn (17) and Luke Chaisson (14) were the top scorers for Souris while Keith Turbide poured in a game-high 21 points for Francois Buote, which led 25-22 at halftime.
The Kensington boys and Miscouche girls also won their West zone semifinals on Thursday to qualify for the provincial championship tournament.
In the East AA girls’ zone semifinals, East Wiltshire defeated Queen Charlotte 49-39.
Madison Vos led East Wiltshire with 17 points while Abby MacDonald (14) and Grace Keizer (11) also scored in double figures.
For Queen Charlotte, Jacqueline McQuaid and Sophia Moreland each counted 10 points. Sam Strain added eight.
In the East AA boys’ zone semifinals, Stonepark trimmed Birchwood 60-24 and Queen Charlotte downed East Wiltshire 66-37.
Adam Ryan’s 20-point effort led the way for Stonepark, which received 10 points from Logan MacCallum and eight from Gabe Penalver.
Malcolm Bosingling and Jordan Reid each contributed eight for Stonepark, which led 25-14 at halftime.
Neil Kelly (15), John Vos (10) and Matt Connolly (10) were the leading offensive producers for Queen Charlotte. Louis Monoghan led East Wiltshire with 17 points.
Queen Charlotte led 41-14 at halftime.
The East Wiltshire girls, Queen Charlotte boys and Stonepark boys advance to the provincial AA championships at Summerside Intermediate on Feb. 21 and 22.
The Summerside Intermediate girls and boys also won their respective West zone semifinals on Thursday to advance to the provincials.