The Kainai Lady Warriors are proving that a strong core group and a deep bench are key in their current winning streak. This weekend, they took part in the Strathmore Holy Cross Invitational Basketball Tournament and came out victorious and they went through the tournament undefeated to lay claim to the championship trophy.
In their first game, they handily defeated W.G. Murdoch from Crossfield, AB., to the tune of 47-31. The top scorers were Taylor Day Chief with 15 points who provided excellent defense and many rebounds both offensively and on defense. Also, Darcia Little Bear chipped in with 14 points.
On December 3, 2016, Kainai played the home team Hawks from the Holy Cross high school and defeated them by a final score of 62-35. The top scorers of the game were Jordan Weasel Head andDarcia Little Bear each with 14 points. They played great defense and improved well on offense. All members of the Lady Warriors were aggressive and hustled throughout the game.
On December 3, 2016, the championship game between Kainai and Prairie Christian Academy from Three Hills, AB., was exciting from the opening whistle to the final seconds as both teams exchanged the lead throughout the contest until the Lady Warriors pulled ahead the final minutes. The final score was Kainai with 56 points and PCA with 49. The top scorers were Darcia Little Bear leading the way with 19 points and Taylor Day Chief and Jordan Weasel Head with 12 points each. The championship game was Intense as both teams played hard and well.
The Kainai Lady Warriors, having only one day’s rest, travelled to Pincher Creek, AB., where they defeated the host Pincher Creek team 47-33. The Lady Warriors and the Boys Sr. Warriors will be travelling to Havre, Mont., for their second trip in two years to an invitational tournament. Last year, both squads went up against very tough competition but took it as a learning experience. This year, they hope to fare better as they have excellent and talented returning players, as well as some highly skilled rookies.