SB Lady Chiefs fall to North Gem
Shayla Johnson (left) and Courtney Teton (right) race to get the ball, along with a North Gem player. (Alexandria Alvarez photos)
BY ALEXANDRIA ALVAREZ
BANCROFT — On Tuesday, November 26, the Sho-Ban Lady Chiefs basketball team traveled to Bancroft where they lost a close game to the North Gem Lady Cowgirls 46 to 43.
The game could be described as a nail biter as the teams battled back and forth to score points, and by half time the Lady Chiefs remained ahead by one point 15 to 14 for North Gem.
As players took to the gym floor for the third quarter, Sho-Ban Lady Chiefs had a strong start and were ahead 21-29, but North Gem would catch up and with six minutes on the board, the teams were tied up.
The final quarter was a matter of win or lose, and the teams would give a final push to stay ahead of each other; with a minute left on the clock, the Lady Chiefs were behind one point. Ultimately the Lady Chiefs lost by three points with a final score of 43 to 46. The next game is December 10 at home, and then they will play in a tournament in Jackpot, Nevada on December 13.
Shayla Johnson led the Lady Chiefs in scoring with 22 points; Jawana Graves had 11 points; Maddy Beasley and Courtney Teton each had 4 points; Carla Arellano scored 2 points; Shonda Dominguez; Leticia Ahuatzi, Angel Devine, Khailee Adakai and Morelia Madrigal didn’t score.
North Gem: Bailey McCulloch scored 16; Shycole Simons 11; Emilee Simons 7; Courtney McBride, Chelsea Vauser and Kaela Lloyd each scored 4 points.
Lady Chief Carla Arellano battles for the ball with a North Gem player. (Alexandria Alvarez photo)
Pokibro on Highland Junior Varsity
JV Highland Girls basketball defeated Century 41 to 30 on Tuesday, December 3. Kia Pokibro #10 is a freshman on the team. She is a Shoshone-Bannock tribal member and the daughter of Ryan and Linda Pokibro. (Roselynn Wahtomy photo)
Rodriguez appreciated Red & White game support
FORT HALL — Sho-Ban Chiefs boy’s basketball coach Juan Rodriguez appreciates all the support from family and friends during the recent Red and White game.
“The red and white game is something we want to continue at the beginning of each basketball season and one of the traditions we wanted to start and continue for our home games,” he said. He wants the youth in the community to participate in their warm-ups and to be water boys.
“We had our first participant — a young boy do warm-ups and he had a lot of fun,” the coach continued. “Our players really enjoyed helping. We would like to have every young boy on the reservation participate in our warm-ups that start at 45 minutes before game time.” Rodriguez said they had two water boys this game Tony Jay and Dontay Jay.
If you are interested or have questions in being a water boy or participating in our warm-ups you can contact Rodriguez at 208 406-9911. They will receive a chief T-shirt, a basketball and get in free to the game.