Trail Basketball: Rossland-Mota meet in final

The top-two teams will battle for the Trail Men’s Basketball League title on Monday at the Rossland Secondary School gym.

The top-two teams will battle for the Trail Men’s Basketball League title on Monday at the Rossland Secondary School gym.

Mota Automotive will look to three-peat as TMBL playoff champions, but this year’s top seed Rossland has had Mota’s number this season including a 64-59 victory in the final regular-season game to win the league title.

In the playoff matchups this week, Mota beat Northport  75-52 in the first game to secure a berth in the final and Rossland won easily over fourth seed Rock Island 84-53.

Mark Davies led all Mota scorers with 20 points, while Jesse Corcoran netted 18 for Northport.

In Rossland’s victory, Geht Harrison poured in 31 points, while Rock Island’s Miles Larsen had 17 points on the night.

Mota will play Rossland in the final at 8 p.m. with the consolation game Northport versus Rock Island going first at 6:30 p.m.