Rylee Appenay gets ready to shoot against Leadore.
By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — The Sho-Ban Lady Chiefs remain undefeated after two wins at home in the past week over North Gem and Leadore.
SBLC 70, Leadore 39
The Lady Chiefs easily defeated the Leadore Mustangs December 8 at home. Harley Jackson led in scoring with 27 points (including five three point shots) and four assists. Reesha Pokibro had 17 points, 26 rebounds, six steals and four assists. Nakai Appenay had eight points; Rylee Appenay had four points, three assists and seven rebounds in the game. Clara Montoya had two points; Charlize Teton, Amelia Montoya, Mary Benally and Rylia Edmo didn’t score.
For Leadore, Danielle G. had 18 points, Paige Ramsey 17 points, Sidney T. four points; Lena B. and Bailey H. didn’t score.
Sho-Ban Coach Andrew Baldwin said Leadore was a scrappy team. “They kept coming at us but we responded well. The girls played tough and did a lot of things right.”
Baldwin said his biggest takeaway from the last two games is that it showed them two weaknesses they need to work on for the next two games (they are big games he noted) is boxing out and help side defense.
Harley Jackson heads to the hoop at the Leadore December 8 game.
SBLC 71, North Gem 27
The Sho-Ban Lady Chiefs beat the North Gem Cowboys 71 to 27 at home. Reesha Pokibro scored 30 points in the game, had 22 rebounds, 11 steals, 7 assists and 6 blocks. Harley Jackson had 15 points. Nakai Appenay added 11 points, Tia Smith-Buckskin 8 points, Rylee Appenay five points, Rylia Edmo two points; Charlize Teton, Amelia Montoya and Mary Benally didn’t score.
For North Gem, D. Barfuss and H. David each scored six points, K. Neese and K. Freeman each with 5 points, C. Thompson two points, T. Freeman, M. Mabey, C. Caba each had one points, M. Hill, J. Devine, S. O’Brien, C. Christensen, C. O’Brien and H. Shaw didn’t score.
Coach Baldwin said the defense did a fantastic job – the girls hustled and they were scrappy.
The Lady Chiefs are on the road December 14 at Grace, December 15 at Mackay and at Watersprings December 18.
Sho-Ban Chiefs Leslee Appenay, Mekalon Buckskin and Ethan Chacon battle for the
ball at Grace Lutheran December 11.
By ROSLEYNN YAZZIE
FORT HALL — Sho-Ban Chiefs Coach Tim Wilson said although the team lost to Grace Lutheran it was an improvement from the last game they played against them.
He said the team came out strong. They were down only five points at the end of the first quarter and were 13 to 18. By the second half they made a comeback and were tied up 26 to 26.
Wilson said the team kind to ran out of gas, which was apparent when they started to trail in the third quarter and into the fourth, eventually losing 52 to 39.
Coach Wilson was proud and said they played hard and it was a good game. The last game they played Grace Lutheran the Chiefs lost by 23 points.
“I didn’t think they expected us to come out and play like we did,” he said. “Great effort all the way around for our team.”
The Chiefs play Pyramid Lake for their next game on Thursday, December 13 at Sho-Ban.
Leslee Appenay had 6 points, Mekalon Buckskin had 9 points, Ta Wapaha Elk had 4 points, TJ Lama had 5 points, Kobi Yabeney had 8 points and Ethan Chacon had 7 points.
For the Grace Lutheran Royals Kieran Slack had 17 points, Joel Besel had 14 points, Nate Jimenez had 11 points, Cameron Frakes had 2 points and Kayden Cummings had 8 points.
Ta Wapaha Elk to the hoop against Grace Lutheran.
Sho-Ban Chief Quino Ramos-Yazzie shoots at the game against North Gem.
By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — The Sho-Ban Chiefs dropped two games in a row – losing to Leadore December 8 and to North Gem December 7.
SB Chiefs 13, Leadore 45
Cold shooting appeared to be a problem for the Chiefs in the loss to Leadore, as they didn’t score any points in the fourth quarter. Kobi Yabeney had three points in the game, Mekalon Buckskin, T.J. Lama, Quino Ramos-Yazzie and Ethan Chacon each had two points. Leslee Appenay scored one point. Gene Chippewa, Jamar Johnson, Ta Wapaha Elk, Tyray Jim and Zaquiri Trammel didn’t score.
Austin Beyeler was high scorer for Leadore with 18 points, RJ Foster added 8 points, Brian Villalon 7 points, Kyle Quiroz 6 points, Ryker Tomchak 5 points, Weston Mackay 2 points and Morgan Alt didn’t score.
Sho-Ban Coach Tim Wilson said they got down early but the team played hard. The deficit was too great for them to recover.
Sho-Ban Chiefs offense.
SB Chiefs 15, North Gem Cowboys 84
The Chiefs fell to the North Gem Cowboys outscored in the first quarter that continued throughout the game. Leslee Appenay led the Chiefs in scoring with 5 points, Mekalon Buckskin and Kobi Yabeney each had three points, Ta Wapaha Elk and Quino Ramos-Yazzie each scored two points, Gene Chippewa, Jamar Johnson, Ethan Chacon, TJ Lama, Tyray Jim and Zaquiri Trammel didn’t score.
For North Gem, Cooth scored 17 points, Neese and Holbrook each with 11 points, Leavitt 8 points, Labrouche and Cooper each with 7 points, Bodily 6 points, Freeman and Parker each with 5 points, Casperson 3 points.
Coach Wilson said it was difficult to recover after getting behind early but the boys played hard and never gave up. “North Gem is an experienced basketball team and it showed against us.”
Craft classes are from 7 to 9 p.m.
December 17 is ceramics downstairs Timbee Hall.
December 14: Chief Tahgee Christmas program at noon.
December 22: Santa visit at noon at Timbee Hall.
December 24: Timbee Hall closed at noon.
December 26: 4 to 5 p.m. Eight and under basketball camp; 5 to 7 p.m. 11 and under boys basketball camp.
December 27: 4 to 5 p.m. Eight and under basketball camp; 5 to 7 p.m. 11 and under girls basketball camp.
December 28 and 29: Ira Waterhouse Jr. powwow.
Boxing Practice: Mondays – Thursdays 5 to 7 p.m.
Hip Hop Dance Classes: Tuesdays & Thursdays 5 to 7 p.m.
Winter Basketball Leagues
Women’s League: 6 to 10 p.m. Monday nights.
Men’s League: 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Timbee Hall hours
Timbee Hall is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Curfew for all children under the age of 14 is 8 p.m. For more information please call 208-478-3770, 3775 or 3776.