Lady Outlaws from Washington won the Women's championship.
By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — Outlaws prevailed in the NIAA Nationals Basketball Tourney May 19 as the Lady Outlaws won the Women’s division and the Yakama Outlaws repeated as the Men’s champions.
Lady Outlaws 57, Team Arizona 40
The Lady Outlaws came out firing in the first quarter outscoring the undefeated Team Arizona 34 to 26. It was all defense in the second quarter as neither team scored. The Lady Outlaws continued hitting their shots in the second half holding Team Arizona to 13 points resulting in the win.
Third place went to Poetry in Motion from Montana while Team Unknown took fourth place. All Stars went to Kayla James and Lexi Archambault from Lady Outlaws; Tate Tsinigine and Samantha Quigley from Team Arizona; Lone Chimboras and Chanel Standing Rock from Poetry in Motion, along with Cristian Lopez and Briana Clah from Team Unknown. Shauna Long from Lady Outlaws was named the Most Valuable Player. Ms. Hustle award went to Boka Clah.
Shauna Long, Women's Most Valuable Player.
Shauna Long led the Lady Outlaws in scoring with 21 points, Lexi Archambault had 10 points, Cayla Jones and Shelbi Strom each with 9 points, Shaunna Knife 6 points, Amber Jones, Tina Brown and Sheena Wheeler didn’t score.
For Team Arizona, Kris Quigley 15 points, Sam Quigley 12 points, Chelena Betoney and Tate Tsinigine each with 5 points, Tiff Quigley 2 points, Lisa Quigley and Stacia Tsinigine didn’t score.
Yakama Nation Outlaws won the Men's championship.
Yakama Outlaws 62, Off N Running 44
Experience paid off for the Yakama Outlaws as they defeated Off n Running in the Men’s division 62 to 44.
Third place went to Yellow Horse while Midwest Posse finished in fourth place.
Yakama’s Terrence Two Two was named the Most Valuable Player. All Star awards went to Outlaws Brandon Kohler and Darren Six, Ivory Miles and Traevon Allen of Off N Running; Magic Smith and Kyle Watson of Yellowhorse, along with Vinny and Darius from Midwest Posse. Chaske Valdez of Yellowhorse was named Mr. Hustle.
Terrence Two Two, Men's Most Valuable Player.
Three Outlaws finished in double figures as post Terrence Two Two was too tough underneath the basket hitting 17 points. Brandon Kohler added 16 points while Darren Six had 14 points. Zack Aguilar 8 points, Wayne Runnels 7 points, Dave Smith, Lavell Harris and Kai Wheeler didn’t score.
Ivory Miles paced Off N Running with 12 points, Emmitt Taylor III scored 11 points, Traevon Allen 7 points, Tim Fryberg and Aquino Bronson each with 6 points, Chris Jones 2 points, Lee Blackhair, Alex Arthur, Fish McCormack and Tre Miles didn’t score.
Retired Los Angeles Laker A.C. Green attended the first two days of the tourney saying he always wanted to attend it to witness the talent. NIAA Nationals Board Chairman Ernie Stevens was also in attendance.
Fort Hall Business Council Chairman Nathan Small said Fort Hall was inducted into the NIAA Hall of Fame for hosting tournaments for many years.
Indian Relay winners Cedar Ridge.
FORT HALL — Fort Hall Indian Relay Association season opening races were May 19 at the Fort Hall racetrack.
Following are the results:
Chiefs race: First place Miaus Teton $400, second Josh Thompson $240 and third place Dallon Yokoyama $160.
Miaus Teton won the Chiefs Race followed by Josh Thompson and Dallon Yokoyama.
Kids Straight race first place Evin Broncho Coby $120, second place Tanner Tohtsoni $90, third place Tanaya Rodriguez $60. Other riders were Cali and Tylee Buckskin.
Evin Broncho Coby won the Kids Straight race.
Ladies race first place Lexie Teton $450, second place Brailey Tissidimit $270, third place Rylee Appenay $180 and fourth place Tahliyah Appenay.
Lexie Teton (right) wins the Indian Ladies Race, Brailey Tissidimit was second.
Indian Relay: First: Cedar Ridge with rider Josh Thompson $750, second place Mountain Timber rider Jon Marc Skunkcap $450, third place His Bad Horse team with rider Frankie Gould $300, fourth place Tissidimit with rider Dallon Yokoyama and fifth place Coby Team with rider Jared Cerino.
The next Indian Relay race is Sunday, May 27 at Pocatello Downs – pari-mutuel races begin at 1 p.m. and the relay is before the last race. Memorial Day races are Monday, May 28 at 1 p.m. at Fort Hall.