Natalie Harris drives the ball against Kitamaat during their semi-final game on Feb. 15. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Natalie Harris drives the ball against Kitamaat during their semi-final game on Feb. 15. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Day 5 of the All Native Basketball Tournament

Scores from Feb. 15 at the All Native Tournament in Prince Rupert, B.C.

  • Feb. 16, 2018 12:00 a.m.

All Native Day five recap – February 15

Tough day at the tournament for Prince Rupert teams

Day five was a hard day for Prince Rupert teams at the 59th annual All Native Basketball Tournament, with only two of the city’s teams remaining in contention.

The women’s team played Kitamaat with an opportunity to make it to the finals on the winner’s side of the bracket with a victory. The Prince Rupert Rain kept the game close in the first quarter, only trailing 15-12 after one, but Kitamaat’s depth, experience and scoring ability began to show itself as the game progressed. Kitamaat extended their lead to 34-18 at the end of the first half, 52-27 at the end of the third quarter and cruised down the stretch to a comfortable 64-41 victory. The loss knocks the Rain into the loser’s side of the bracket. They next play Hazelton for a place in the finals.

The men’s senior team was eliminated from the tournament after losing to the defending champion Skidegate Saints. The Grizzlies, playing with their usual combination of grit, energy and determination, gave the Saints all they could handle in the first half, and took a 36-34 lead into the second half. However, the defending champions depth and size was too much for the Grizzlies to match, as the Saints were able to take control and pull away in the third and fourth quarters. The Saints would win the game 90-65, and will continue to fight their way through the loser’s side of the bracket for a spot in the finals.

Here are the rest of the day’s scores.

Women’s division

Greenville 57 vs Gitwinksihlkw 53Greenville top scorers – Kerry Small (23), Pauline Stewart (11)Gitwinksihlkw top scorers – Mariah Tait (22), Raeleen Adams (10)

Bella Bella 75 vs Bella Coola 60Bella Bella top scorers – Shayla Schooner (24), Denise English (13), Tracy Robinson (13)Bella Coola top scorers – Charity Edgar (20), Sophia Andy (10)

Greenville 51 vs Hazelton 79Greenville top scorers – Kerry Small (20), Marcina Wright (6), Kelli Brown (6)Hazelton top scorers – Taylor Wale (26), Brittany Simpson (13), Brooke Simpson (100

Prince Rupert 41 vs Kitamaat 65Prince Rupert top scorers – Alexis Ryan (8), Natalie Harris (8), Caroline Parnell (7)Kitamaat top scorers – Kailee Gardiner (18), Mary-Anne Amos (7), Megan Metz (7), Jennifer Nyce (7)

Intermediate division

Kitkatla 60 vs Skidegate 83Kitkatla top scorers – Malcolm Brown (15), Cedric McKay (12), Corey Clifford (10)Skidegate top scorers – Davin McDonald (26), Devan Boyko (15), Trafton Williams (13)

Bella Coola 76 vs New Aiyansh 72Bella Coola top scorers – Isaiah Edgar (25), Marlon Apps (21), Jalen Williams (14)New Aiyansh top scorers – Charles Leeson (29), Quinton Nisyok (23)

Hazelton 76 vs Bella Bella 60Hazelton top scorers – Colten Murrell (24), Kalem Wilson (18), Trysten Derrick (16)Bella Bella top scorers – Kobe McKnight (28), Jordan Gladstone (12)

Hartley Bay 70 vs Port Simpson 93Hartley Bay top scorers – Kyler Reece (30), Christian Clifton (12)Port Simpson top scorers – John Sampson (25), Will Nichols (24), Kyle Alexcee (13)

Senior Men’s division

Prince Rupert 65 vs Skidegate 90Prince Rupert top scorers – Gage Ladouceur (21), Derek Reece (15)Skidegate top scorers – Darcy Pearson (26), Tyler York (21), Desi Collinson (13)

New Aiyansh 57 vs Kitamaat 88New Aiyansh top scorers – Raymond Clayton (17), Lawrence Moore (11)Kitamaat top scorers – Quinton Nyce (28), Dan Mets (13), Brad Wonder (11)

Kitkatla 89 vs Ahousaht 80Kitkatla top scorers – Jacob Thom (24), Phillip Gamble (17), Charlie Leeson (14), Dustin Eaton (13)Ahousaht top scorers – Luke Robinson (25), Waylong Swan (24), Greg Charlie (18)

Port Simpson 74 vs Hydaburg 106Port Simpson top scorers – Joshua Dennis (15), Brandon Sampson (13)Hydaburg top scorers – Vince Edenshaw (34), Damen Bell-Holter (31)

Bella Coola 54 vs Skidegate 81Bella Coola top scorers – Louis Edgar (25), Clifford Thompson (8)Skidegate top scorers – Darcey Pearson (27), Tyler York (20), Cole Edinger (11)

Master’s Division

Massett 78 vs Greenville 64Massett top scorers – Richard Williams (24), Stanley Swanson (20)Greenville top scorers – Charles Adams (22), Tony Stevens (9), Scott Barker (9)

New Aiyansh 85 vs Hydaburg 90New Aiyansh top scorers – Gene Wolff (26), Phillip Clayton (19), Richard Wolff (15)Hydaburg top scorers – Joe Young (42), TJ Young (18)

Skidegate 68 vs Greenville 67Skidegate top scorers – Edward Russ (24), Dustin Cross (20)Greenville top scorers – Scott Barker (21), Charles Adams (14), Ralph Bright (14)

New Aiyansh 70 vs Bella Bella 54New Aiyansh top scorers – Phillip Clayton (17), Richard Wolff (13), Noah Guno (13)Bella Bella top scorers – Guy Peers (17), Cliff Starr (10)

Hydaburg 62 vs Massett 47Hydaburg top scorers – TJ Young (17), Joe Young (16), Sid Edenshaw (12)Massett top scorers – Richard Williams (19), Greg Brown (11)

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