Omaha Nation girls begin title defense in Dakota Oyate Challenge


The Omaha Nation Lady Chiefs swept the Takini Lady Skyhawks, 75-20, Thursday morning in the opening game for the girls’ Dakota Oyate Challenge.
The Lady Chiefs were led by Shailece Porter with 18 points. Nakiati Borea followed with 17, while Karleigh Miller added 10 more.
Alayna St John led the Skyhawks with 12 points, while Autumn Kills Crows added five.

Omaha Nation     45  30 — 75
Takini         20    0 — 20
Omaha Nation (13-3): Shailece Porter 6 0-0 18; Nakiati Borea 7 2-3 17; Karleigh Miller 3 0-0 10; Deondra Blackbird 2 0-2 8; Mira Porter 0 1-2 5; Kyleigh Merrick 2 1-2 5; Destiny Hastings 1 2-4 4; Selena Parker 0 0-2 2. Totals: 18 10-15 75.
Takini (0-7): Alayna St John 4 3-4 12; Autumn Kills Crow 2 0-0 5; Alika Bolt 1 0-0 3. Totals: 7 3-4 20.

Lower Brule 79, Tiospaye Topa 57
The Lower Brule Lady Sioux scored early, often and continuously Thursday afternoon, derailing the Tiospaye Topa Thunderhawks 79-57 in the opening round of the Dakota Oyate Challenge.
Maleighya Estes led a quartet of Lady Sioux in double figures with 23 points. Molly Jandreau added 14, Bariah LaRoche netted 12 and Arianna Traversie chipped in 10, as Lower Brule moved to 9-3 with the win.
Kobey Iron Wing led the Thunderhawks, now 4-7, with 17 points and Shawnda White Eagle scored 12.

Lower Brule     37 42 — 79
Tiospaye Topa     26 31 — 57
Lower Brule (9-3): Bariah LaRoche 6 0-2 12; Katelyn Bortolussi 3 0-0 7; Laurissa LaRoche 4 0-0 8; Arianna Traversie 4 0-0 10; Maleighya Estes 10 3-4 23; Molly Jandreau 5 0-0 14; Caleigh Little 1 0-0 2; Justina Grassrope-Brouse 0 0-2 0. Totals: 34 3-8 79.
Tiospaye Topa (4-7): Julia Lawrence 1 1-2 3; Sunni Rousseau 3 3-3 9; Serena Eagle 3 0-0 7; Kobey Iron Wing 4 8-9 17; Shawnda White Eagle 6 0-0 12; Alexie Bowker 2 5-6 9. Totals: 19 17-20 57.

Marty 66, Crazy Horse 40
The Marty Lady Braves led the Crazy Horse Lady Chiefs with a 66-40 win in a game on Thursday afternoon.
Appollonia Zephier led the Lady Braves, now 4-8 on the season, with 21 points, while Lainey Honomichl added up another 13 for the team.
The Lady Chiefs now dropped to 2-10 on the season and were led by Deidre Roberts with 20 points, while Sequoia Bettleyoun had 12 points.

Marty         40 26 — 66
Crazy Horse     15 35 — 40
Marty (4-8): Appollonia Zephier 8 8-10 21; Lainey Honomichl 5 0-1 13; Jacquelynne Rank 4 1-2 9; Chernessa Cournoyer 2 1-2 5; Shaylee Bruguier 2 1-4 5; Audra Iron Elk 2 0-0 5; Audree Iron Elk 1 2-2 4; Markayla Yellow Horse 1 0-3 2; Hawk Pair 1 0-0 2. Totals: 26 13-26 66.
Crazy Horse (2-10): Deidre Roberts 8 4-6 20; Sequoia Bettleyoun 6 0-0 12; Mary Standing Soldier 1 1-2 4; Quentina Standing Soldier 1 1-3 3; Tiuana Wilcox 0 1-2 1. Totals: 16 7-15 40.

Tiospa Zina 59, Flandreau Indians 42
The Tiospa Zina Wambdi landed a 59-42 win over the Flandreau Indians, Thursday night at the Dakota Oyate Challenge.
The Wambdi girls now improve to 5-8 on the season and will play at 9 a.m., today, against Omaha Nation.
Aubree Bearsheart and Hailey Shepherd led the Wambdi with 17 points each, while Kylee Deutsch added nine more.
Joanna Falls led the Lady Indians, now dropped to 1-8 on the season, with 20 points, while Diana Makes Him First followed with six.

Tiospa Zina     32 27 — 59
Flandreau Indians     11 31 — 42
Tiospa Zina (5-8): Aubree Bearsheart 6 5-5 17; Hailey Shepherd 6 3-4 17; Kylee Deutsch 3 2-2 9; Shaina Cook 3 0-2 6; Jordyn LaBlanc 2 0-0 5; Omariya Bernard 1 0-0 3; Lexus Redthunder 1 0-0 2. Totals: 22 10-13 59.
Flandreau Indian (1-8): Joanna Fallis 5 10-7 20; Diana Makes Him First 2 3-2 6; Chynna Cavanaugh 2 0-0 5; Satara Red Tomahawk 2 0-0 5; Shaina Makes Him First 1 2-4 4; Kiara Lovejoy 1 0-0 2. Totals: 13 11-17 42.

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Deidre Roberts of Crazy Horse drives to the basket against Jacquelynne Rank of Marty during their Dakota Oyate Challenge game Thursday at Huron Arena.

And next, Marty’s Violet Frazier looks to make an outlet pass as Sequioa Bettleyoun of Crazy Horse applies defensive pressure during their Dakota Oyate Challenge game Thursday at Huron Arena.


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