Greenville Timberwolves defend their Championship at 2018 Junior All Native

The Nisg̱a’a Nation was well represented in the 2018 Junior All Native Basketball Tournament in North Vancouver this week.  But it was the Greenville Timberwolves from the Nisg̱a’a Village of Lax̱g̱alts’ap that battled to the end to take home their second championship in the Under 17 Girls Division!

“The girls were hungry!”, said Timberwolves Coach Marietta McKay who began coaching the girls in the Under 12 division. 

The Timberwolves went undefeated in their first three games and lost their fourth game by 10 points against Hesquiaht Storm.  They then battled back in the semi-final to come out on top against Kaien Island Thunder of Prince Rupert to take them to the finals. 

The Timberwolves came out strong in the first half re-match game against Hesquiaht in the Friday afternoon final and maintained a comfortable lead, despite Hesquiaht’s strong efforts to come back in the second half. 

The Timberwolves sealed the deal and defended their championship with a 66-57 final score.

Jewel Leeson and Hailey Moore earned All Stars, Robyn Moore came out the tournament’s Best Defensive Player and Kristy Innes was tournament High Scorer and Most Valuable Player. 

Congratulations Greenville Timberwolves!

Gitmidiik Storm of Gitlax̱t’aamiks walked away with 3rd Place in the competitive Under 17 Boys Division with Charles Leeson, Jr. and Quinton Nisyok earning All Stars.

In the Under 13 Girls Division Braelyn Moore and Nikki Davis earned All Stars and Erin Moore of Lax̱g̱alts’ap.  In the Under 13 Boys Division Caleb Stephens earned an All Star, Brock Watts, Most Sportsmanlike Player and Joe Robinson, Most Inspirational Player. 

Congratulations to all Nisg̱a’a youth players, coaches, managers, parents and fans!


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