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Warriors debut with new team

Jan 7, 2016 By Randy Tucker Staff Writer

The new Fort Washakie/Arapahoe Charter boys basketball team played St. Stephen's

The fledgling combined team of the Fort Washakie and Arapahoe Charter boys took the floor for the first time at Arapahoe on Wednesday afternoon against the St. Stephen's junior varsity.

Originally intended as a single game, the contest ended up split into a pair of two-quarter games after one of the five starters fouled out.

In the opening half, St. Stephen's blew out the Warriors 55-17 after building a 19-0 lead in the first period before taking a 55-17 win at the half.

In the second game, the Warriors played with much more poise and edged the Eagles 36-33.

In the opening minutes of the game, St. Stephen's ran away in a flurry of fast break action paced by Vinny Brown and Three Star Friday.

The Warriors finally scored with 3:01 left in the opening quarter on a Tony Monroe follow shot, but the Eagles continued to quickly score on nearly every possession.

Xavier Hubbard hit a pair of 3-pointers and five lay ups in the second to continue the fast-paced action.

As the second quarter drew to a close, Monroe picked up his fifth foul.

St. Stephen's head coach Ricky Blackburn asked officials if he could continue to play with five fouls, but rules prevent that and with a 38-point deficit, the prospect of playing four-on-five didn't appeal to anyone.

After a quick meeting among school officials and coaches, the scoreboard was cleared, the first game was declared a forfeit, and the second game began in what would have been the third and fourth periods.

In an entertaining reversal of the first half, the Warriors doubled up the Eagles 24-12 in the first period behind a flurry of points from Anthony Buffalomeat and Monroe.

Buffalomeat led all scorers with 13 points, while Monroe had 10.

Warrior head coach Dee Harrison had just five boys for the game, but has one more player eligible when he completes a few more practices.

"It's going to get better," said Harrison.

Arapahoe/Fort Washakie was scheduled to play Dubois on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Fort Washakie.

ARAPAHOE/FORT WASHAKIE 4 13 - 17

ST. STEPHEN'S 27 28 - 55

ARAP/FW - Jared Noseep 1 0-0 2, Jerell Stewart 0-2 0, Anthony Buffalomeat 2 (1) 0-2 7, Tony Monroe 2 0-0 4. Totals 5 (1) 4-7 17

St. Stephen's - Three Star Friday 4 0-0 8, Roberto Hernandez 1 0-0 2, Windy Boy Yellowplume 1 0-0 2, Julian Hubbard 2 0-0 4, Vinny Brown 5 0-2 10, Kale Ferris 1 0-0 2, Timothy Two Hearts 1 00- 2, Isaiah Divers 1 1-2 3, Xavier Hubbard 7 (2) 0-0 20, Hista Soldier Wolf 1 0-0 2. Totals 24 (2) 1-8 55

ARAPAHOE/FORT WASHAKIE 22 14 -36

ST. STEPHEN'S 12 21 - 33

ARAP/FW - Jared Noseep 2 0-1 4, Tristan Willow 2 0-4 4, Jerell Stewart 1 0-0 2, Anthony Buffalomeat 3 (2) 1-8 13, Tony Monroe 6 0-0 12. Totals 14 (2) 2-8 36

St. Stephen's - Three Star Friday 2 0-0 4, Windy Boy Yellowplume (1) 1-2 4, Vinny Brown 2 (2) 0-0 10, Kale Ferris 2 0-1 4, Isaiah Divers (1) 0-0 3,Dustin Big Medicine 1-2 1, Thomas Moss 1 0- 2. Totals 8 (5) 2-5 33

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Tristan Willow (11) set to shoot from the baseline for the Arapahoe/Fort Washakie Warriors as St. Stephen's defender Windyboy Yellow Plume (5) defended. Photo by Randy Tucker

Tristan Willow (11) set to shoot from the baseline for the Arapahoe/Fort Washakie Warriors as St. Stephen's defender Windyboy Yellow Plume (5) defended. Photo by Randy Tucker


Tristan Willow (11) set to shoot from the baseline for the Arapahoe/Fort Washakie Warriors as St. Stephen's defender Windyboy Yellow Plume (5) defended. Photo by Randy Tucker

Tristan Willow (11) set to shoot from the baseline for the Arapahoe/Fort Washakie Warriors as St. Stephen's defender Windyboy Yellow Plume (5) defended. Photo by Randy Tucker

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