West Coast’s Wild Women earn 6th in BC All-Native tourney

The West Coast’s Wild Women basketball team journeyed 991.6 kilometres to Prince Rupert to compete in BC’s largest All Native Basketball Tournament (February 9-15, 2014).

The Wild Women were the new team on the block and faced a grueling schedule.

Nevertheless, we suited up, battled through each game, and showed how un-tame and relentless our game can be.

On Monday we beat Vancouver 59-46 and then lost to our relatives the Nanaimo Spirits 61-51.

On Tuesday we beat Hazelton 65-57. On Wednesday we played our 2 final games with another win against Vancouver 67-60 and then a loss to Kitamaat 69-66.

Despite the challenging tournament draw the Wild Women placed 6th out of 14 women’s teams. In each game we played our hearts out and represented the West Coast community with pride and respect.

Our months of training, fundraising, blood, sweat and tears paid off.

Thank you to everyone who supported our team.

With your support we were able to play, put food in our bellies, fuel in our vehicles, take beatings, hustle, laugh, cry, shout till we lost our voices and hold our head high after our wins and losses.

Tleko Tleko to our Coach Tyson Touchie for leading us through each battle. Thank you to our support crew Pauline Charlie, Cathy Williams, Matt Jack Sr & Jr., Gary Tom and Thomas Sam.

Tleko Tleko to all our fans who cheered us on from home as we felt the love, support and positive energy.

Tleko Tleko to the following sponsors: Shelter Restaurant, Schooner Restaurant, Ocean Outfitters, Studio One, Pina, Storm Light Outfitters, Storm Surf Shop, Long Beach Surf Shop, Wild Side Grill, Duffin Cove Resort, Tofino Brewing Co., Tofino Pharmacy, Tofino Co-op, Chocolate Tofino, Ucluelet First Nation, People’s Drug Mart (Ucluelet), Cermac, Melody Charlie Photography, Eagle Aerie Gallery, Petro Canada (Ucluelet), Peninsula Restaurant, Wya Surf Shop, Wya Welcome Centre, Wya Resort.

We are extremely grateful and look forward to doing it all over again next year!