Gavin Salazar and Jenna Miller
The Lady Kings (5-3) basketball team will be hosting Juneau-Douglas (3-4) in their first conference games of the year tonight, and tomorrow night.
Last season, the Lady Kings’ lost their first four games against the Bears, won the next three out of four, the last two being in the regional championship on the Bears’ home court.
Senior Captain Brittany Slick is hoping to continue their success against Juneau-Douglas and to set the tone in the region for the remainder of the season.
“Honestly it’s kind of nerve racking and there’s a lot of pressure not only on me and Hannah but on the whole team since we do have a reputation. All that you’re worried about is winning and it is scary but I am confident in our team and our abilities to be able to pull out another region title,” said Slick. “This weekend is important because we will learn how they play and learn how to beat them in the future.”
Junior Payton Simmons is looking forward to seeing how the team performs and is also looking to the tone for the remainder of the season.
“These are our first conference games of the season so we are very excited,” said Simmons. “This is a big rivalry game for us so it will be a very fun series to play in. We’ve been preparing all week for this.”
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