Even though the Lady Kings went 1-3 against Juneau Douglas this season, the message has been sent. In their final regular season game against the Bears, the Lady Kings got the momentum rolling before Regions, and won 36-30.
“Finally beating JD and going home with a win gives us that confidence we need going into regions,” said senior Ashley Huffine.
Kayhi dropped the first game of the series 56-38. Caitlin Pusich led the Bears with 26 points.
Twenty-four hours later, the story was different.
Junior Lianne Guevarra and freshman Shaelynn Mendoza shut down Pusich, holding her to 5 points.
“Lianne and Shaelynn took on a huge role guarding Pusich and did an amazing job,” Huffine said.
Kayhi will most likely be the second seed in the Region V Tournament, and they have now defeated both teams this season.
“I’m excited to see what we can do in Sitka next week,” said Huffine.
Lianne Guevarra 10, Madison Rose 9, Dyllan Borer 6, Ashley Huffine 6, Shaelynn Mendoza 3, Janae Rhoads 2, Nadire Zhuta 2.
Caitlin Pusich 26, Sadie Tuckwood 8, Alxyn Bohulano 8, Kiana Potter 6, Janae Pusich 2, Rebekah Grube 2, Chloe McAdams 2, Skyler Hickok 2.
Shaelynn Mendoza 11, Lianne Guevarra 8, Janae Rhoads 8, Ashley Huffine 5, Madison Rose 2, Dyllan Borer 2.
Alyxn Bohulano 13, Sadie Tuckwood 6, Caitlin Pusich 5, Janae Pusich 4, Skyer Hickok 2.