Sacaton girls basketball team play in championship

Emma Hughes
Gila River Indian News


The Sacaton Middle School girls basketball team competed against Casa Grande Middle School in a championship game held on Tuesday evening, March 10. 


Littlefeather Renee Sundust is one of the players on the team and has enjoyed playing with her teammates and getting to know them more. “Since we made it this far, it was a good experience for all of us, we’re all excited for everything,” said Sundust.


“I’m very proud of my girls, they pushed very hard,” said Dora Juan, the girls’ basketball coach, who went on to share that the girls are disciplined in both sports and academics.


Unfortunately, the Sacaton Lady Braves fell short in the championship game against the Casa Grande Wildcats, with a final score of 15-22. In an emotional ending, the girls expressed mixed feelings but are still proud of their efforts as a team and support among each other. “We pushed through the whole thing, big crowds, friends, everything,” said Juan, “We made it to championship and I’m glad. Go lady braves!”


“This was a hard-fought game to the end! Our Sacton Lady Braves, they never gave up. It was close, the game went back and forth,” said Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis who was present at the championship game, along with Lt. Gov. Robert Stone.