Native American heritage celebrated with AIA basketball showcase
Great passion. Great crowds. Run-and-gun basketball.
That is what the Arizona Interscholastic Association sees every time it watches tournaments where Indian reservation teams are playing.
But it's not ending after the Page girls and the Winslow boys lofted the gold ball to celebrate their respective 3A state championships on Monday at Gila River Arena in Glendale, where 6,182 fans, mostly from the Navajo reservation, came to watch.
The AIA on March 10 at Arizona State's Wells Fargo Arena is bringing in teams from various Arizona tribes to be part of the first Native American Basketball... read more