By Rich Winter
A year after winning the Lakota Nation tournament, Bob Boyd’s Lady Falcons nearly made it back to back championships, coming up just short against Little Wound, 62-50 in Saturday’s title tilt.
Boyd’s team made quick work of Tiospa Zina in the first round but had to fight to get by a steady St. Francis team in Thursday’s quarterfinals.
In Friday’s semi-finals, Stevie Lone Dog carried Todd County into the finals with an 18 points, 20 rebound effort that turned back Pine Ridge, 43-41.
Todd County seniors, Raven Patton and Stevie Lone Dog were named to the All-Tournament Team.
Little Wound 62 Todd County 50
TCHS 21 29 - 50
LWHS 23 39 - 62
Scoring: Raven Patton 19, Stevie Lone Dog 17, Doris White Hat 7, Raven Cournoyer 7
Rebounding: Lone Dog 14, Patton 9, Shanelle Lone Dog 2, Cournoyer 2
Todd County 43 Pine Ridge 41
Stevie Lone Dog posted a monster, double-double, scoring 18 points and grabbing 20 rebounds as the Lady Falcons earned a 43-41 semi-final win over Pine Ridge at the 2015 Lakota Nation tournament.
Raven Patton added nine points and 10 rebounds as a rugged Todd County defense clamped down on Pine Ridge star, Shaylenne Richard, holding the Thorpes star to six points.
TCHS 15 28 - 43
PRHS 17 24 - 41
Doris White Hat 5, Raven Cournoyer 7, Patton 9, Lone Dog 18, Selena Marshall 2, Sidney Guerue 2
Rebounds: Lone Dog 20, Patton 10
Todd County 55 St. Francis 48
Todd County senior, Raven Patton, helped her Lady Falcon squad slip by a determined St. Francis squad, 55-48, in Thursday’s quarterfinal action from LNI.
Patton’s all court game was never more evident as she contributed 15 points, 12 rebounds (6 offensive), three assists, one block and two steals.
TCHS 24 31 - 55
SFIS 20 28 - 48
Todd County scoring:
Doris White Hat 6, Raven Cournoyer 15, Raven Patton 15, Lacee Halligan 5, Stevie Lone Dog 12, Sidney Guerue 2
Rebounds: Patton 12, Lone Dog 9
TCHS 77 Tiospa Zina 36
Todd County opened the 2015 Lakota Nation tournament with an impressive, 77-36 win over Tiospa Zina.
Seniors Raven Patton and Stevie Lone Dog helped the Lady Falcons fly by Tiospa Zina by combining for 46 points and 23 rebounds.
Todd County erupted for a 59 point first half before cruising home for the easy victory.
TCHS 59 18 - 77
TZHS 21 15 - 36
Scoring: Doris White Hat 9, Raven Cournoyer 2, Love Hill 2, Raven Patton 27, Lacee Halligan 3, Stevie Lone Dog 19, Selena Marshall 6, Alanis Murray 2, Sidney Guerue 3, Gabby Iron Heart 4
Rebounds: Patton 12, Lone Dog 11
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