Dzil Libei Hawks win Hopi elementary BB tournament

The boys and girls teams at Cameron’s Dzil Libei Elementary, which is one of the seven Tuba City District’s school, won both championships this year. This is first time that this school has participated in the Hopi elementary school basketball league (Photo by Shar Navajo).

The boys and girls teams at Cameron’s Dzil Libei Elementary, which is one of the seven Tuba City District’s school, won both championships this year. This is first time that this school has participated in the Hopi elementary school basketball league (Photo by Shar Navajo).

In two separate but equally tough contests - Moencopi Day School for the boys and Jeddito Public School for the girls - the Dzil Libei Hawks took the HEAL Tournament 2008. Both contests were held at Hopi High School in Keams Canyon.

Both teams played an excellent game according to Head Coach Brad Kewenvoyouma, with the parents and fans demonstrating positive community support and fair sportsmanship for their teams.

"It was awesome and exciting for our girls team because it took real team effort to win the final round. The girls deserved this championship because they worked hard throughout the whole basketball season. I am really proud of them," said Kewenvoyouma.

The boys played against Moencopi Day School winning the final championship game in a close match with a final winning score 44-42.

"The boys on both teams played really well. It was a hard fought game with Moencopi Day getting ahead early in the fouth quarter. One of our starters, Rogerson Foster, fouled out of the game. Our point guard Anthony Yug led our team by driving the ball to the basket and ending the fourth quarter with a tight win of two points," Kewenvoyouma added.

This was the first year that Cameron's Dzil Libei Hawks participated in the Hopi elementary school basketball league tournament and competition. Kewenvoyouma provided excellence guidance and nurturing to his boys and girls teams.

Final scores for the boy's team: Anthony Yug had 23 points, Sedale Bighorse contributed 10 points, Rogerson Foster added seven points and Anthony Weidmaier made 4 points.

Final scores for the girls teams: Lisa Ann Yazzie netted 11 points, LaNae Huskon had 10 points, Diedra Robbins put in two points and Francita George also contributed two points.

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