Raymond was the class of the province all year and obviously the best team won gold, but without a doubt the game of provincials was Western vs. Ainlay. Both teams fought their A$$es off for over two hours and neither one of them gave in. Yes Crowfoot fouled out, but not before collecting 31 points. Whyte played very well and ate up a ton of minutes. Trebulski did what he does and battled hard all game.
For Ainaly, I thought Annets was unbelievable in the first half. He missed probably ten minutes of the second half due to cramps, but he still finished with 34 and a lot of boards. Their big men, Gerdes and Bergen, played well all night on the boards. Peterson also had a great game and finished with 31. Patterson got into foul trouble early, but he managed to stay in the game as well and seemed to be a steadying influence on their younger guys.
The difference in my view was Western's depth. Their bench players came in and they didn't miss a beat.