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No. 12 from Native Thunder attempts a shot from the three point line during the championship game Saturday evening.

2014 Salt River Jr. High 7th-8th Grade Basketball Tournament

By Sheila Begay

Au-Authm Action News

The 2014 Salt River Junior High 7th-8th Grade Basketball Tournament took place at the Salt River Community Building on February 21 and 22. The tournament attracted six teams in the boys division and five teams in the girls division. Talent from all over the Valley and central Arizona was showcased.

The championship games were played on Saturday evening, pulling in a good crowd from the Valley and surrounding communities. The gym was filled with the typical basketball atmosphere: competition, yelling, stomping, the aroma of fresh popcorn and many supporters.

In the girls division, the San Carlos Apache team dominated over Native Thunder in the championship game with a final score of 32-22. This game got the crowds jumping and yelling as Native Thunder trailed and fought to get back.

In the boys division, the Tee Wash Flight defeated the San Carlos Apache team in a grueling 49-16 win. Although the Phoenix Force players towered over the San Carlos players, it did not stop the latter from attempting their shots.

For more information about upcoming basketball tournaments, call the SRPMIC Recreation Department at (480) 362-6360.


Girls Division

First place: San Carlos Lady Apaches
Second place: Native Thunder
Third place: Renegades

All-Tourney, Girls Division
Dominique Brown
Kate Hinton
Maggie Makil
Robyn Olivar
Bashbee Wilson


Boys Division

First place: Tee Wash Flight
Second place: San Carlos Apaches
Third place: Payson

All-Tourney, Boys Division
Michael Antonio
Kaleb Delka
J.R. Leon
Montrell Patrick
Tyrone Washington

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