Native American Press / Ojibwe News

March 21, 2003
Red Lake WINS Quarterfinals 64-46!!
The Red Lake Warriors beat Vikings, 64 – 46 in Class 1A quarterfinals at the Hibbing Memorial Arena on Tuesday.  At the end of the 1st quarter the score was tied at 14 a piece.  The Cook County Vikings started the game with a quick 3 pointer and each team went point for point throughout the first quarter, each team playing great defense. At the half, Red Lake took a six-point lead, (28-22) and the packed arena of mostly Anishinabeg spectators cheered so loudly it was deafening.

The Red Lake Warriors brings together Anishinabeg from all over Minnesota and even Native Americans neighboring states. They bring together good feelings and pride to Indians throughout the State!

The entire tribe is behind this group of young men and we wish them all the best.  We couldn’t be any prouder of them.  They are like are sons and grandsons to the whole tribe.  It is wonderful to see them achieve their dreams.”
Red Lake Tribal Council

Over the course of the 3rd period, the Warriors out-scored the Vikings by only 2 points, but they were ahead 8 points at the end of the 3rd period. In the 4th period, Red Lake played hard and fast and out-scored the Vikings and took a lead of 20 points at one point.  In the end, the Cook County Vikings were only 10 points behind. Red Lake finished the game with an 18-point lead and spectacular play that kept the crowd on their feet.

The Red Lake Team scored as follows:  Challenge Johnson 3, Matt Graves 12, George Bailey 13, Rowdy May 11, Charles Goodwin 9, Dominic Johnson 12, and Dan Jourdain 4.  The Cook County Vikings scored as follows:  Markstrom 4, Wallerstedt 2, Tavernier 4, Futterer 10, Hudler 16, Norman 3, Smith 4, Muus 3
The Warriors head to the semi-finals on Friday, March 21, game time at 3:00 pm at the TARGET CENTER in Minneapolis.  They are playing Ellsworth who have a 28-2 season while Red Lake has a 23-8 season. The winners move onto the Championship Game on Saturday, NOON, at the Target Center. The losing team plays for 3rd place at WILLIAMS ARENA on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.

And GOOD LUCK to the Red Lake Warriors!!! 
You can DO IT!



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