The Sylix Nation girls basketball team defended their Junior All Native basketball tournament championship on Friday.
After beating the At’maakw girls team on Thursday by a wide margin they saw a much tougher version of the squad on Friday — still they managed to win 63-42 taking the tournament championship for the second year in a row.
Team captain Ashley McGinnis, from Oliver, led Sylix to victory with 26 points, drowning seven from three-point range. Last year’s tournament Most Valuable Player, Jade Waardenburg, finished the game with eight points and Jasmine Montgomery-Reid scored 12 points.
On the boys side, Sylix had a tough battle from the Homiss Wolves, eventually losing 66-55 after nearly tying the game several times.
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