Basketball Break Recap

Nadire Zhuta
Staff Writer

Boys Basketball 
Kings were crowned champions in the 2019 Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic for the third time in the last four seasons. The Kings cruised past Craig 64-29 in the first round. In the semi-finals Kayhi trailed Monroe 61-60 with 11 seconds left, Kayhi freshman Joeban Lorenzo hit two clutch free throws to send the Kings to the championship game. The Kings then defeated West Anchorage 60-58 to claim their second consecutive Clarke Cochrane championship victory. 

Days later Monroe got revenge at their tournament and beat Kayhi 84-78, the Kings also fell to Grace Christian 57-52 then beat Valdez 63-54 to finish 3rd in the McKinley Bank Holiday Classic in Fairbanks. 

Girls Basketball 
The Lady Kings finished 2nd in the CCCC. The Lady Kings beat Eagle River 49-34 in the first round and then defeated South Anchorage 43-37 in the semi-finals to head to the championship. The Lady Kings fell to Esperanza (CA) in the championship game 54-32. 

The Lady Kings finished 2nd in the McKinley Bank Holiday Classic in Fairbanks. They dropped their first game of the tournament to Monroe 44-39. They then beat Grace Christian 43-22 the second night and beat Valdez the third night 50-40.

CCCC All-Tournament Team 

James Nordlund 
Chris Lee (CCCC Free Throw Champion)
Kristian Pihl (CCCC 3-Point Champion)
Madison Rose
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Jenae Rhoads 

McKinley Bank Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team
Kristian Pihl
Chris Lee
Jenae Rhoads
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