Lady Kings (22-2, 10-0) swept the Region V tournament with wins over Thunder Mountain 58-42, and Juneau Douglas 37-27 for the championship for their third straight region title. The Kings are seeded No. 3 at the State tournament and will take on No. 6 Chugiak Thursday.
“Not only was it special winning it this year as a senior, it was winning it three times in a row and in all three places making history,” said senior Courtney Kemble. “It was special growing and bonding over the years all fighting for one goal, but Regions is only a stepping stone. We won’t stop there.”
Kayhi boys’ basketball came into the Region tournament as the No.1 seed for the boys’ 4A bracket but lost in Wednesday’s game against Juneau Douglas with a score of 64-61. On Friday, Kayhi faced Thunder Mountain and lost 71-68. Kayhi boys’ receive an at-large bid for the 4A State tournament through their WPI. The team is seated as the No. 5 seed and will play Wasilla at 8 a.m. on the first day of the tournament.