Tiospa Zina opens Dakota Oyate Challenge with win

PHOTOS BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN On the left, Jordan Parker of Omaha Nations drives to the basket as Xavier Condon of Takini looks on during their Dakota Oyate Challege game Thursday at Huron Arena. And on the right, Eeon Bromwich of Lower Brule puts up a shot against Montayne Quiver of Crazy Horse during their game Thursday.

HURON — A 84-29 rout was recorded by the Tiospa Zina Wambdi with the win over the Tiospaye Topa Thunderhawks, to kick off the boys’ 31st annual Dakota Oyate Challenge on Thursday morning at the Huron Arena.
The Wambdi, now with an improved 12-1 record on the season, advance to the quarterfinals game, competing with the Flandreau Indian School at 7 p.m. today. Divante Greeley and Jamison Pratt each tallied 18 points to lead the Wambdi, while Marty Funmaker added another 13 for the team.
Tiospaye Topa dropped to a 3-6 season record with the loss and were led by Jordan Hill with 10 points for the team. The Thunderhawks will play in the consolation quarterfinals round against  Marty at 10:30 a.m. today.

Tiospa Zina     51 33 — 84
Tiospaye Topa     16 13 — 29
Tiospa Zina (12-1): Divante Greeley 8 1-2 18; Jamison Pratt 7 4-5 18; Marty Funmaker 6 1-2 13; Caleb White 3 0-0 9; Kobe HolyBear 4 0-0 8; Payton Halseide 3 0-0 7; Johnny German 1 0-0 3; Jacob LaBlanc 1 0-1 2; Dorian Shepherd 1 0-0 2; Sam Shepherd 1 0-0 2; Quintin Abbey 1 0-0 2. Totals: 35 6-10 84.
Tiospaye Topa (3-6): Jordan Hill 4 0-0 10; Brady Hall 3 0-0 7; Mheki Moran 3 0-1 6; Jaysen Meeter 1 0-0 2; Zach Weasel 1 0-0 2; Denny Sand 1 0-0 2. Totals: 13 0-3 29.

Omaha Nation 79, Takini 44
HURON — With 61 points totaled by half-time, the Omaha Nation boys’ basketball team dominated a game over the Takini Skyhawks, 79-44, during Dakota Oyate on Thursday at the Huron Arena.
Omaha Nation will take on Lower Brule at 8:30 p.m. today  as the team advanced to the championship semifinal round.
Mike Aldrich led Omaha Nation, now improved to 11-4 on the season, with 15 points, Kaden Sheriden tallied 13 points with three buckets from three-point territory, while Sakoy Webster added 11 more for the team.
Takini fell to 0-4 with the loss and were led by Tyrus Ashley with a game-high of 18 points. The Skyhawks will play in the consolation round today against Crazy Horse at 1:30 p.m.

Omaha Nation     61 18 — 79
Takini         17 27 — 44
Omaha Nation (11-4): Mike Aldrich 7 0-0 15; Kaden Sheriden 5 0-0 13; Sakoy Webster 5 0-0 11; Sam Hundley 4 0-0 9; Jayzon Hundley 3 0-0 7; Thomas Parker 3 0-0 7; Trevon Ross 3 0-0 6; Chauncey Tyndall 2 1-2 5; David Romo 1 0-0 2; Lathoniel Armstrong 1 0-0 2; Seth Sheriden 1 0-0 2. Totals: 32 1-2 79.
Takini (0-4): Tyrus Ashley 8 2-3 18; Mkaki Hollow Horn 3 1-4 8; Nolan Two Dog 3 0-2 6; Xavier Condon 1 0-0 3; Kanin Hiserote 1 0-0 3; Adam Edek 1 0-0 2; Grant Quilt 1 0-0 2; Luke Carlson 0 2-2 2. Totals: 18 5-11 44.

Lower Brule 71, Crazy Horse 36
The Lower Brule Sioux improved to 7-6 on the season, with a 71-36 win over the Crazy Horse Chiefs in the opening round of the Dakota Oyate Challenge Thursday evening at Huron Arena.
Shane Sazue had 22 points to lead the Sioux to the win. Brian LaRoche added 11 points to the Lower Brule effort.
For Crazy Horse, now 3-7, Kode Ashley was the leading scorer in the game with nine points.
Lower Brule will play Omaha Nation at 8:30 p.m. today in the championship semifinals. The game is a rematch of last year’s title game. Crazy Horse will move into the consolation semifinals against Takini at 1:30 p.m. today.

Lower Brule     36 35 — 71
Crazy Horse     14 22 — 36
Lower Brule (7-6): Shane Sazue 9 1-3 22; Shane Grey Owl 1 0-0 3; Scott Obago 3 0-0 6; Brian LaRoche 4 2-2 11; Treyvon Head 3 3-4 9; Chris Comes Flying 4 0-3 9; Tjay Head 2 1-2 5; Tayne Weddell 1 0-2 2; Nate Hyde 1 2-2 4. Totals: 28 9-18 71.
Crazy Horse (3-7): Arthur Conroy 2 0-0 5; Kode Ashley 3 0-0 9; Cadin Quiver 1 1-4 4; Montayne Quiver 2 0-0 5; Preston Hawkins 3 1-3 7; Nateo Whirlwind Horse 2 0-0 4; Caleb Running Horse 0 0-2 0; Brian Yellow Elk 1 0-0 2; Naren Herman 0 0-2 0. Totals: 14 2-11 36.
Flandreau Indians 65, Marty Braves 61
HURON — The Flandreau Indians escaped with a 65-61 win over the Marty Braves. After an even 26-26 score at half time the Indians pulled away for the four point victory on Thursday during the final boys’ basketball game of the evening at the Dakota Oyate Challenge.
An improved record of 3-6 on the season is now held by the Indians, who were led by Makonhs Stevens with 21 points to outscore all players. Sixteen points were tallied by Sterling Barse, while another 13 were added by Marshal Dog Eyes.
Marty was led by Xavier Hare with 18 points, first of four players to reach double figures for the Braves. Toriano Bohannon totaled 14 on the board, while 10 points were added by both DeAndre Cournoyer and Michael Bernie. The Braves fell to a 4-6 record with the loss.
Flandreau advances to the semifinal round today and will face Tiospa Zina at 7 p.m. Marty will face Tiospaye Topa in the consolation semifinals at 10:30 a.m. today.

Flandreau     26 39 — 65
Marty         26 35 — 61
Flandreau (3-6): Makonhs Stevens 8 5-11 21; Sterling Barse 6 4-7 16; Marshall Dog Eyes 5 3-5 13; Castor Blacksmith 3 2-5 8; Tre Mesteth 0 3-5 3; Cyrus Makes Him First 1 0-0 2; Jerrold Pretty Voia Crane 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24 17-33 65.
Marty (4-6): Xavier Hare 7 0-0 18; Toriano Bohannon 5 2-2 14; DeAndre Cournoyer 4 1-2 10; Michael Berrie 4 1-2 10; Alec Cournoyer 1 2-2 4; Max Zephier 1 0-0 2; Cortez Swift Horse 1 0-0 2. Totals: 23 7-12 61.




















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