Pine Ridge team breaks 30-year drought at LNI
RAPID CITY— Despite being out-rebounded and out-converted at the line, Little Wound used the oldest strategy in the books; they outshot Todd County 65% to 34% from the field, defeating the defending champs 62-50, to win their first girls Lakota Nation Invitational title since 1984.
“It’s been a long road for us,” Lady Mustangs Coach Lyle LeBeau, Jr. said after the victory. “But this year they came in here knowing they could play with teams.”
What makes the victory most rewarding for LeBeau?—“The smile on their faces, the tears of joy, that’s it right there.”