Three Region championships ago, Emmie Smith and Payton Simmons were freshmen on JV, Ashley Huffine was enrolled at Klawock High School, and Nora Agoney wasn’t even playing basketball.
This Saturday will be their final game at the Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium.
“It’s bittersweet, we’re getting close to the end,” said Smith. “I’m very grateful for everything that has happened and the memories that I have made.”
Head coach Kelly Smith has coached the girls throughout each of their Kayhi basketball careers.
“These girls have worked hard in practice and in games. They represent well on the road and in the community,” said Smith. “Those traits carry on a strong Lady King tradition. I am proud of them for helping to keep those things alive in our program.”
The Lady Kings (8-10) will look to extend their 20-game win streak against Thunder Mountain. Kayhi has already beat the Falcons four times this season. Varsity will play at 7:15 in the Clarke Cochrane Gym.
On Friday night, the Lady Kings will be holding their annual “Pink Night” to promote breast cancer awareness. When Kayhi takes the court they will be wearing their all pink uniforms.
“It’s something great we do every year” said senior Emmie Smith. “It is a really fun game and it is a good feeling seeing all the people who come out to support our team and a good cause.”
There will be pink long sleeve and T-shirts for sale during the game, or they can be bought from any Lady Kings player.
All proceeds go to the First City Council on Cancer.
Before Friday nights game, the Kayhi Pep Band seniors will be recognized as well.
On Saturday night when Kayhi takes on the Falcons again, Kayhi Dance and Cheer teams will all be wearing 1 Billion Rising Revolution shirts to support the movement.
The 1 Billion Rising Revolution is a movement that was started in 2012 to end violence against women. The event is held in February each year.
Prior to the game on Saturday, the Lady Kings seniors will be recognized.
Lady King seniors:
Pep Band seniors:
John Luke Calderon
Tarrant Sasser contributed