Swinomish basketball alumni recognized at halftime ceremony of Jan. 3 game


January 11, 2023

Bill Reynolds

HONORED AT HALFTIME – La Conner High School basketball alumni from the Swinomish were saluted during a halftime ceremony on Jan. 3.

The ending of La Conner High School's home girls' basketball game with Neah Bay last Tuesday is one fans would just as soon forget.

But what happened at halftime will remain a fond memory for years to come.

Several decades of Swinomish Indian Tribal Community members who played basketball at La Conner were honored during intermission of the much-anticipated non-league matchup, which the Lady Reds won on Amber Swan's no-look, over-the-head shot in the paint off an inbounds pass as the final buzzer sounded.

Swan led the victors, who trailed much of the game, with 19 points.

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