The Shiprock girls basketball team claimed the Lady Scorps Invitational tournament title with a 58-55 win over Mead, Colo.

It was the second time in three days the Lady Chiefs (9-1) defeated the Lady Mavericks.

"They caught up with our pace, and it was a very competitive game," said Shiprock head coach Larenson Henderson. "We glad we pulled out the win, and I liked getting in this tight-game situation."

Shiprock was originally scheduled to play Farmington on Saturday but the coaches all agreed to change the schedule to allow for more competitive games.

Taylor Henderson led the Lady Chiefs with 21 points. Shania Harry added 15 points.

Harry and Ashley John were named to the all-tournament team.

Geovonia Harry was named the tournament MVP.

"She's our secret weapon off the bench," said Larenson Henderson. "No one expects her to make shots, but she can really shoot the ball."

The Lady Chiefs will be off for the rest of 2012 and take the court next at Aztec's Rumble in the Jungle tournament.

Bayfield, Colo. 50, Farmington 45

The Lady Scorps closed out their invitational with a close loss Saturday to the Lady Wolverines.

"We had our opportunites, but we just weren't able to capitalize," said FHS head coach Mike Switch.

Meeya Yazzie lead the Lady Scorps (1-7) with 15 points.

Shayna Carlowe and Tishena Yazzie added nine points apiece.

Carlowe and Marisa Kakos were named to the all-tournament team for FHS.

The Lady Scorps will continue their season on Thursday at St.


Michael's Tournament against Taos in Santa Fe.

Switch said his team is looking forward to having a few days off for the Christmas holiday.

"We've been going every hard every weekend since the season started, so it will be nice for them to have a few days off to get rested," he said.

Boys Basketball

Bernalillo 76, Kirtland Central 61

The Broncos were unable to slow down the Spartan offense as they lost Saturday night in Bernalillo.

Brandon Saiz scored 33 points for the Spartans in the win.

"We just didn't play good defense," said Kirtland head coach John Zecca. "They had two quick guards that we knew about, but our help side defense was bad, and we didn't move our feet."

Christian Mackey led the Broncos (6-7) with 22 points and 14 rebounds.

Kirtland will be off until Jan. 7 when the team plays in the Gallup tournament.

"We get a decent break for Christmas," Zecca said. "We're not injured, but we've played a lot of games. Our season is half over. It will be nice to get a break and get some practice time."