Basketball playoffs tip off

The Trail Men’s Basketball League is set to start its playoffs on Monday at the Rossland Summit School gym.

The Trail Men’s Basketball League is set to start its playoffs on Monday at the Rossland Summit School gym.

The league-leading Mota Automotive, 10-1, will face fourth place Rossland, 4-7, in the first match up, while second seed Rock Island, 6-5, will face third place Northport, 5-6, in the second game.  Rossland is the defending champion, beating Mota in last year’s final 72-62 to take the title.

Tipoff for the first match goes at 6:30 p.m. and the second starts at 7:45.

The winners will face each other in the TMBL final on March 9.