Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Alicia Wolf Chief, Box Elder Basketball
Following her sister has been fun: Box Elder's Alicia Wolf Chief carries on the the family legacy for Bears basketball
Last updated 1/8/2015 at 2pm
Not many people get to play high school basketball at the varsity level. Even fewer get to spend part of their varsity career playing with their sister. Box Elder's Alicia Wolf Chief got to do both.
Wolf Chief, who has played varsity basketball for the Box Elder Bears girls basketball since her sophomore season, was lucky enough to spend one season playing alongside her sister Aricka Wolf Chief.
While Aricka Wolf Chief was a very good player, after she graduated in 2013, her younger sister Alicia has become a key player for the Bears, leading them to an 11-11 record last season. The Bears finished fourth in the 9C standings and lost the consolation game at the 9C tournament last February. Eventually, Alicia was named Northern C All-Conference.
In addition to playing basketball for the Bears, Wolf Chief is also a member of the volleyball team. She also runs the 100 and 200-meter dash and does the long jump for the Box Elder track team.
But even though she is a three-sport athlete, Wolf Chief's love has always been basketball. And now in her senior season, she and the Bears are determined to finish in the top three at districts, which would get them to the Northern C Divisional tournament for the first time since 2011.
So far the Bears have gotten off to a bit of a slow start, dropping four of their first six games and two of their first three in district play including a 34-30 loss to Chinook last Saturday night in Box Elder. But as anyone knows when it comes to high school basketball, the important thing is playing your best come tournament time, when it matters most.
After Wolf Chief and the Bears dropped a hard-fought game against Chinook, the Havre Daily News caught up with her for five questions.
HDN: What was it like getting to play with your sister?
Wolf Chief: "It was fun and challenging. I was kind of competitive with her but I really enjoyed it and I learned a lot."
HDN: What did you take away from watching her play that you applied to your own game?
Wolf Chief: "Defense. I learned how to play defense. She played defense really hard and I love the way she played it."
HDN: What is your favorite sport to play and why?
Wolf Chief: "Basketball is my favorite sport. I like it because it's competitive. I like playing defense."
HDN: What was the most memorable moment of your basketball career?
Wolf Chief: "Playing the (Rocky Boy) Morning Stars. It's a rivalry game and it's a really good game and this year was my last year playing in it."
HDN: What are you going to miss the most about playing after you graduate?
Wolf Chief: "I'm going to missing being a team captain and helping my teammates get better more than anything."