Coleville girls win Lions tourney title |

Coleville girls win Lions tourney title

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The Coleville High girls basketball team has played three games and all have been decided by two points or less, including an overtime win in the Antelope Valley Lions Club Invitational championship game last weekend.

Coleville (2-1 overall) captured its own tournament title with a 48-47 win over Big Pine (Calif.) on Friday and a 35-33 overtime triumph against Lee Vining on Saturday at Jackie Giorgi Gymnasium.

The Wolves absorbed their first loss of the season Tuesday by a 35-33 score against Mammoth in Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

Pawahnee Minder scored 36 points in two games to earn Most Valuable Player honors for the annual Coleville tournament, which dates to 1982. Camille Childs was also selected to the all-tournament team. Both are sophomores.

The 5-foot-7 Minder had 14 points, four assists and four steals, while Childs added six points, 11 rebounds and four assists in the overtime win over Lee Vining in a matchup between Mono County rivals. Suzi Castellon also scored six points for the Wolves, while Amber Little (the team’s only senior) and Destiny Reese added four each.

On Friday, Minder had 22 points, five assists and nine rebounds as the Wolves beat Big Pine. Coleville outscored the Warriors 13-10 in the fourth quarter.

Childs had a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Freshman Karla Gutierrez had seven points, including a 3-pointer, and Little grabbed nine rebounds. Angel Armbruster contributed five assists, six rebounds and four steals.

Minder scored 12 points at Mammoth on Tuesday, however, the host-Huskies shot 12-for-14 from the free throw line.

Coleville has five returnees from a team that went 13-10 overall and finished one game away from qualifying for the playoffs last season.