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For one half of play, the Rock Point girls’ basketball team had to fight through some ragged play on Friday night.

In the past, the concept of pressure had been foreign to the Gallup Bengals.

The buffed wooden floor, the leather seats and the famous tunnel in the Wise Pies (the Pit) Arena was a long way from the multi-purpose room the Red Valley/Cove boy’s basketball team spends their evenings in.

The Alamo Navajo Cougars took advantage of a seismic shift in the third place game of the small schools boys bracket at the 4th annual Striking Eagle Basketball Invitational.

The Wingate Bears withstood a barrage of late threes against the Zuni Thunderbirds in the third place game of the Purpose Bracket at the 4th annual Striking Eagle Basketball Invitational on Saturday night.

For the Shiprock Northwest Lady Falcons, the Striking Eagle Basketball Invitational was a taste of March Madness.

Winslow High School’s Trelonnie Sanders was the man of the hour as he helped lead the Bulldogs to a thrilling 55-54 victory over the Tuba City Warriors for the boy’s title in the 3A North Tournament of Champions at the Window Rock Fighting Scouts Event Center on Monday night.

Page Lady Sand Devil senior guard Ember Sloan stepped up big time in the fourth quarter of the tournament finale in the 3A North Tournament of Champions on Monday night.

A power outage that lasted for over one week on Dec. 8 has caused havoc for the Wingate girls’ basketball team.

It was a game that befitted a tournament championship.