The Winner Wild started their tournament season with a first place finish at the Pierre tournament on Jan. 14.
In the first game, Winner defeated Sturgis 24-17. Kelsey Sachtjen scored 10 points followed by Ellie Brozik with 7, Kelbi Meiners, 3 and Emma Jorgensen and Hattie Hespe with 2 each
In the second game, Winner defeated Rapid City Lightning 21-20. Hespe scored 8 points, Sachtjen, 7, Brozik, 4 and Meiners, 2.
In the championship, Winner defeated Lower Brule 27-26. Brozik led the way with 13 points followed by Sachtjen, 9; Hespe, 5. Brozik made two big free throws in the last minute.
The coach said all the girls contributed to the first place finish. “They showed a lot of determination and kept fighting to pull off the victory.”