Sister, Sister at KamiakinPosted: Updated:
KENNEWICK, Wash. -- It's not unusual to have a family pairing on a high school sports team. However, when two sets of sisters crack the starting line up, it is a recipe for a great story.
They are the sisters of Kamiakin. Kaylee and Courtney Nelson and Khadidja and Sira Toure. Kaylee and Khadidja are juniors while Courtney's a sophomore and Sira is just a freshman. It is a family feeling that's spread thoughout the entire Braves team.
"I knew we were going to be like family," said Sira. "I already knew it from the start."
"We kind of bring like this family vibe and everybody just forms as one big family," said Kaylee. "So, it's kind of like we're all sisters anyways."
"We're not clicky at all," said Khadidja. "Our whole group is just a big family and we all really like each other. So, it's fun to play on a team like that."
"You see the sisters kind of bicker at each other, but then they're off loving each other," said Kamiakin Head Coach Tammy Hutchinson.
"It gets a little out of control sometimes," said Kaylee.
"Coach has to calm us down sometimes," said Courtney.
The Nelson's have Kamiakin basketball in the blood. Their mom played for the Braves before graduating back in 1988.
"We kind of grew up playing it," said Courtney. "If you didn't play it, you weren't that cool in the family."
The Nelson's pretty much grew up playing basketball together while the Toure's are playing on the same team for the 1st time. It's been a fun experience.
The 4 sisters and the Braves hope to continue Kamiakin's strong start in league play after struggling in non-league contests.