For the fourth year in a row, the Oak Creek Intermediate School Raiders won the Mountain Area Girl’s Basketball Tournament held at Yosemite High School on Feb. 12.
Each of the four participating teams played a minimum of two games in the double elimination tournament.
The Raiders opened the tournament with a 35-10 win over Rivergold. In the semifinal round, OCI played the Wasuma Wildcats, winning 19-16.
The Wildcats played in the championship game after beating Spring Valley. In the championship game against Wasuma, the Raiders won 20-19 for the tournament championship.
Wasuma placed second, Spring Valley third, and North Fork Elementary fourth.
The Raiders team, coached by Erik Peterson, consisted of eighth graders Brook Negley, Sandra Driscoll, Saige Jackson, and Jessica Wheeler, seventh graders Britney Allen, Jenna Kurz, Lauren Bernardi, and Kayla Peterson, and sixth graders Ashley Hagen and Emma West.
The top scorer for the tournament was Britney Allen with a total of 24 points.
Emma Fries - OCI Correspondent