Lakota Boys & Girls All-Star Basketball Games Produce Tight Battles

Photo Courtesy: Jerry Matthews

The Lakota Boys and Girls All-Star Basketball Games were Sat night at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center with Native American players from 6 states – Nebraska, Wyoming, Kansas, Florida, and the Dakotas including Cadell Brunsch of Hay Springs.

      In the girls’ game, Team Wicahpi defeated Team Anpo 80-77. Named as MVP was Caelyn Valandra-Prue of White River, who had a game-high 36 points. 

     On the boys’ side, Team Hehaka edged Team Tatanka 84-81. Micah Swallow of Rapid City Central scored 16 points for Team Hehaka and was named MVP. 

     Honored at halftime of the Girls game were Devona Lone Wolf and the 1983 Pine Ridge girl’s team while Beau DuBray and the 1995 Red Cloud boys’ team were honored during halftime of the boys’ game.