Lady Kings strive for Six

IMG_0282Cody Kemble
Staff Writer

The quest for a sixth consecutive Region V Title begins for the Kayhi girls basketball team on Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. with the annual Meet the Kings.
The Lady Kings finished last year with a 16-9 record and a fifth consecutive region championship. They qualified for the state tournament as the No. 7 seed, but lost to No.2 East, as well as Anchorage and Chugiak.
Senior Payton Simmons is one of the three returning starters. The Lady Kings are looking to find two new starters to replace graduating seniors.
“We’re a young team,” Simmons said. “We’re going to have to work hard, but we’ll be fine. I’m super excited to start playing with this group.”
The Lady Kings will need to fill the defensive and leadership voids left by Hannah Maxwell and the offensive void by Brittany Slick.
“I think that we will be able to spread the ball around and score with everyone,” Simmons said. “We’re going to have to step it up on defense too.”
This season the varsity team will feature three seniors, four juniors, three sophomores, and three freshmen. Seven of the 13 players are returning varsity letter winners.
“This season will be fun,” Simmons said. “It’s my last year, so I’m going to leave it all out of the floor.”

Varsity

Sr. Ashley Huffine
Sr. Payton Simmons
Sr. Emmie Smith
Jr. Madi Rose
Jr. Lianne Seludo
Jr. Shaye Skillings
Jr. Nadire Zhuta
So. Dyllan Borer
So. Rachel Knight
So. Charlie King
Fr. Janae Rhoads
Fr. Chelsea Johnson
Fr. Shay Mendoza

 

2018-2019 Lady Kings Varsity Schedule

12/08 Meet the Kings
12/20-22 @Colony/ Wasilla
12/27-29 CCCC
@1/11-12 Mt. Edgecumbe
1/18-19 Juneau Douglas
1/24-26 @ Thunder Mountain
2/01-02 @ Mt. Edgecumbe
2/08-09 @ Dimond Tournament
2/15-16  Thunder Mountain
2/22-23 @ Juneau Douglas
3/05-09 Region V Tournament @ Sitka
3/22-24 State Tournament @ Anchorage

Game Times

C 4:00 p.m.
JV 5:30 p.m.
V 7:15 p.m.

 

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