Lindsay Thurber Raiders player Paul Manuel ducks through a crowd of Notre Dame Cougars defenders in a wild 73-71 win for Lindsay Thurber in the regular-season game of Central Alberta Schools Athletic Association basketball play. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Central Alberta High School basketball playoff picture set

The Central Alberta Schools Athletic Association junior and senior high school basketball season came to a close this week.

With that, playoff season gets underway March 3.

In the 4A playoffs, all four semifinal games will go March 5.

In the 4A girls bracket, the top-seeded Hunting Hills Lightning will host the Lacombe Rams at 6 p.m., with the Notre Dame Cougars playing the Lindsay Thurber Raiders at NDHS at 6 p.m. On the 4A boys side, the first-place Lindsay Thurber Raiders battle the Rams at home at 6 p.m., while the Hunting Hills lightning host the Notre Dame Cougars at 7:30 p.m.

In 3A boys action, the fourth-place West Central Rebels host the fifth seed H.J. Cody Lakers at 6 p.m in Rocky Mountain House. The winner will travel to Wetaskiwin to take on the Wildcats on March 5. On the other side of the bracket, the St. Joesph Falcons will host the Wm E. Hay Wildcats at 7:30 p.m., with the winner traveling to Camrose to face the Trojans on March 5.

On the 3A girls side, which will include two berths to the Alberta Schools Athletic Association Provincial Championships, the St. Joesph Falcons take on the West Central Rebels at 6 p.m. at St. Joes. The winner will take on the Wetaskiwin Wildcats on March 5 in Wetaskiwin. H.J. Cody will host the Wm. E. Hay Wildcats on March 5 at 6 p.m. The winner there will take on the Camrose Trojans on March 5 at 6 p.m.

The Junior CASAA Zone Championships will be March 6 and 7 in Camrose.

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