The 2nd Tribal Nations Tournament was held at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre in Prince Rupert this past weekend.
Basketball teams representing Aboriginal communities all over the northwest BC came to the city to see who had the best basketball squad this year.
In the Intermediate Division this year, it came right down to the wire, but Lax Kw’alaams managed to snag first place away from the Prince Rupert Friendship House 72 to 70.
The Most Valuable Player award for the Intermediate division went to Charlie Leeson from Lax Kw’aams. The all stars were Martin Lewis from Kitkatla, the Friendship House’s Daniel Haldane and Adrian Robinson, and Colten Wesley and Marvin Sampson from Lax Kw’alaams.
In the women’s division, first place went to Kitamaat after they defeated the Prince Rupert Rain 61 to 39. Third place went to Kincolith.
The most valuable player in the women’s division was Adelia Paul from Kitamaat. The all-stars were the Prince Rupert Rain’s Kristen Helin and Katelynn Alexander, Lisa Clifton from Kincolith and Mariah Tait from Canyon.
In the Seniors division, victory went to the Tropics after they played against the Prince Rupert Friendship House Chiefs in a game that was also very close:78 to 75. Terrace came in third place.
The seniors’ Most Valuable Player was Justin Adams of the Tropics. The Senior division all-stars were the Friendship House’s Branden Sampson, Philip Gamble from Kitkatla, Andrew Nyce from Canyon, the Tropics’ Jeremy Nyce, and Jordan Vickers from Terrace.