The St. Paul’s Crusaders and Glenlawn Lions boys basketball squads will now prepare to battle in the provincial final.
The Crusaders, who came into the provincial tournament as fourth seed, roared to an 88-75 win over the eighth-ranked Sisler Spartans in the semifinal of the AAAA provincial high school championships on Friday night.
The win will give them a chance to make a three-sport sweep: the Crusaders won a Winnipeg High School Football League championship last fall, then battled to a provincial hockey title over River East earlier this week.
In the other semifinal, the Lions beat the MBCI Hawks 90-82, surviving a stunning comeback attempt from the second-seed Hawks to claim the other final berth.
Prior to their match on Monday night, the Sisler Spartan girls will face the Vincent Massey Trojans in the girls’ final.