Sylix girls repeat as champions

The Sylix Nation girls basketball team defended their Junior All Native basketball tournament championship on Friday.

Clayton Gottfriedson

Clayton Gottfriedson

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.

For more on the Junior All Native basketball tournament, see Wednesday’s Penticton Western News or visit www.pentictonwesternnews.com for stories, photos and video.