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All Native Basketball Tournament over, Prince Rupert denied 1st Place

Players in the finals of the senior division at the 2011 All Native Basketball Tournament. - Martina Perry
Players in the finals of the senior division at the 2011 All Native Basketball Tournament.
— image credit: Martina Perry

The finals of the 52nd Annual All Native Basketball Tournament were held on Saturday night. Teams played with obvious passion in front of a thunderous crowds of enthusiastic fans.

Three teams made from Prince Rupert made it into the final games: the Rain in the women's division, the Tribesmen in the intermediate division and the Coast Hotel team in the masters division. All three team lost the final game and took second place.

Here are the results of the tournament:

Women’s Division:

Division Winner: Kitimaat Haisla Ladies

Final Game: Kitimaat 63 - Prince Rupert 59

MVP: Adelia Paul

All Stars

Prince Rupert: Tricia Helin, Kristin Helin

Kititmat: Mirnada Ross, Kaitlynn Stewart

Gitwinksihlkw: Samantha Azak, Mariyah Tait

Metlakatla: Judy Carlick-Pearson, Denise Wilson

Bella Bella: Shayla Schooner

Intermediate Division

Division Winner: Kitimaat Junior Warriors

Final Game: Kitamaat 76 – Prince Rupert 63

MVP: Daniel Metz

All Stars

Prince Rupert: Adrian Robinson, Glenn Blandov Jr.

Kitimaat: Derrin Metz, Quentin Nyce

North Shore: Graylon Martin, Desmond Pack

Vancouver: Jaime Ross, William Edwards

Skidegate: Matt Gladstone Cole Edinger¬

Senior Division

Division Winner: Hydaburg Haida

Final Game: Haida 92 – Ahousaht 92

MVP: Devon Edenshow

All Stars

Ahousaht: Waylon Swan, Devon Robinson

Hydaburg: George Peratovich, Vinnie Edenshaw

Massett: Chris Campbell, Tyler York

NorthShore: Nate Kirk

Skidegate: Duane Alsop

Masters Division

Division Winner: Bella Bella Heiltsuk Nation

Final Game: Bella Bella 71 - Prince Rupert 63

MVP- Bella Bella’s Mitch Martin

Prince Rupert Coast: Will Sheppard, Jimmy Andreff

Bella Bella: Cliff Starr, Mike Reid

Gitwinksihlkw: George Robinson, Kevin Nisyok

Masset: Willis Parnell, David Hill

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