Kings look to bounce back after last week’s losses

Justin Albecker
Staff Writer

After coming off a winless weekend against Thunder Mountain (12-5, 4-1), the Kings (13-5, 3-2), are looking to bounce back this weekend against Petersburg (14-0, 10-0) and Juneau Douglas (10-7, 0-4).
Even though the Kings are facing Petersburg, the 2A state runner up, senior Jake Smith isn’t too worried about facing the so far undefeated team.
“We have always done well against Petersburg, except for one game we played three years ago,” said Smith. “We know we are going to have to bring the intensity to beat them, but we still need to save ourselves to play the Crimson Bears the next two days.”
Kayhi has won four out of the five games against Petersburg over the last three seasons, with their only loss on the season opener for the 2013-2014 season.
This weekend will mark the Kings second series with the Crimson Bears this season. Kayhi won 61-56 and 78-68 during the previous series. The Kings were able to draw 31 free-throw attempts that translated over to 22 points, while the Bears went 9 for 20 at the line.
The Kings play the Petersburg Vikings at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and Juneau-Douglas at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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