RAPID CITY/PHOENIX – A week ago Wednesday, the RC Stevens boys high school summer league wrapped up with a single elimination tournament, Red Cloud downed Sturgis 48-38 to win the league championship. Red Cloud opened the league ending tournament by beating Custer 57-30 in the quarterfinals and got by RC Central 53-34 in the semis to earn their championship game ticket.
Red Cloud’s championship team included Dayton Pourier, Jules Ecoffey, Monty Montileaux, Adriano Rama, Josiah Cottier, Nate LeBeaux, Gabe Brooks, Nic Zuniga, Braylon Little and Wally Left Hand.
A week ago Friday, Red Cloud headed to the Native American Basketball Invitational(NABI) in Phoenix, games started Monday with Native teams from Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Florida. “NABI was a good experience for us, we were the only SD boys team here, we played decent, played some really good teams, played a few close ones we could’ve won, we went 3-4,” said Christian McGhee, Red Cloud coach, “we beat Ba’ath 23/Arizona, Zugs/Washington and We R 1/Arizona and lost to Southern Cree/Montana, N AZ Footprint/ Arizona, AZ Warriors and Omaha Warriors/ Nebraska. A really good experience for the team.”