OELRICHS – The Oelrichs High School girls basketball team kept very busy this summer with three different camps as well as a summer season, which saw them finish with a 6-14 record overall.
Lady Tigers head coach Dale Pine Jr. said he had 12 players take part in the camps and leagues this summer, including Keanna Short Bull who played in all 20 of the team's games. Other players included Memoree Eagle Louse, Shaylia Bravo, Jada Rouillard, Tlea Rouillard, Ariana Titus, Patricia Carlow, Baylie Her Many Horses, Amelia Her Many Horses, Amina Ghost Dog, Angeleigh Twiss, and Tristiana Brewer.
The camps they attended included the Black Hills State University Camp on June 2-3 where they played teams from Billings, Mont., Sundance, Lusk and Tongue River, Wyo., as well as Rapid City Christian; the South Dakota School of Mines Camp on June 8, where they played teams from Gillette, Wyo., as well as Douglas and Spearfish; and also the Chadron State College Camp on June 22-23 where they played teams from Casper Natrona and Thunder Basin, Wyo., Greeley-Valley, Colo., and also Alliance and Scottsbluff, Neb.
“The camps were basically games to give the girls experience in real game situations to help myself and the players to assess their skills and see where we improved and still need to work on,” Coach Pine said. “It also gives a chance for the girls to stay in shape while bonding more as a team so that when winter comes, we'll already be familiar with one another.”
In addition to the three camps, the girls also competed in a five-week league on Mondays in June and July versus several Black Hills area schools including Custer, Rapid City Stevens, Kadoka, St. Thomas More, Newell, Douglas and Lead-Deadwood.
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ABOVE: Coach Dale Pine Jr. (in back row, far left) poses with his team during the Chadron State College Camp. INLINE: Patricia Carlow of Oelrichs looks to pass the ball around a defender.