By Rich Winter
After earning an opening round victory over Umonhon Nation at the 2015 Lakota Nation tournament, the Warriors of St. Francis dropped consecutive games to Little Wound, Lower Brule and Crow Creek to finish 8th in this year’s tournament.
Warrior junior Shane Witt scored 94 points in the four-day tournament.
Game 1: St. Francis 71 Umonhon Nation 59
St. Francis junior Shane Witt ripped the civic center nets for 31 points, including making 7-8 3-pointers as the St. Francis Warriors upended, Umonhon Nation, 71-59 in opening round action from the 2015 Lakota Nation Invitational.
Buzz Jordan added 15, and Thane Witt 11 as the Warriors withstood a big run from the Chiefs before turning it on late to advance to Thursday’s semifinals.
SFIS 39 32 - 71
UNHS 31 28 - 59
Scoring: Chase Boltz 2, Shane Witt 31, Thane Witt 11, Jordan Rattling Leaf 4, Buzz Jordan 15, Daniel Eagle Road 8
Rebounds: Thane Witt 9, Jordan 4
Steals: Shane Witt (3)
Game 2: Little Wound 82 St. Francis 50
A cold shooting St. Francis squad fell behind, 41-16, against Little Wound and never recovered, dropping an 82-50 decision in the semi-finals at Lakota Nation.
Warrior junior Shane Witt dropped in 20 points but was the only St. Francis player to reach double-figures.
Scoring summary: Chase Boltz 1, Shane Witt 20, Thane Witt 5, Brendan Bad Hand 2, Narcisse Quick Bear 2, Mahpiya Horse Looking 7, Jordan Rattling Leaf 3, Thomas Molina
Rebounds: Thane Witt 8, Robert Jordan 4
Game 3: Lower Brule 64 St. Francis 63:
After falling behind early a late run from St. Francis came up just short as Lower Brule held on for a 64-63 win over St. Francis in consolation action Friday from Lakota Nation.
Shane and Thane Witt each scored 22 points and Buzz Jordan added 12 as the Warriors dropped into the 7th and 8th place game.
SFIS 25 38 - 63
LBHS 33 31 - 64
Scoring: Shane Witt 22, Thane Witt 22, Mahpiya Horse Looking 4, Buzz Jordan 12, Daniel Eagle Road 3
Rebounds: Shane Witt 8, Thane Witt 7
Steals: Buzz Jordan Mahpiya Horse Looking (3 apiece)
Game 4: Crow Creek 58 St. Francis 50
St. Francis ran into a Crow Creek team in Saturday’s consolation round at LNI and dropped a 57-50 decision as Devin Grant led the Chieftains to the win.
Shane Witt continued his torrid LNI play, scratching out 21 as the Warriors fell to 2-4 on the season with a 1-3 performance at LNI.
Crow Creek 39 19 - 58
St. Francis 25 25 - 50
Scoring: Shane Witt 21, Mahpiya Horse Hooking 10, Buzz Jordan 7, Daniel Eagle Road 3
Rebounds: Buzz Jordan (9), Thane Witt (5)
Steals: Horse Looking, both Witt brothers (3 apiece)
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