Dyllan Borer/Staff Writer
Girls JV Basketball
The Lady Kings JV will play Klawock Varsity tonight Wednesday at 7 p.m and tomorrow at 7 again. This will be their first set of home games for the season.
The Lady Kings usually face Klawock every year. It’s a change of pace to the Lady Kings playing a varsity team that moves at a faster pace.
Gilson is excited to play them because it is a competitive level from the regular JV teams.
“We always need to get better competition so I’m glad we get this opportunity. It is hard to get better when we don’t have great competition so this is a great step for us as a team,” said Gilson.
ACDC will compete in the state tournament this weekend virtually starting tomorrow Thursday after school.
The basketball games this weekend are still scheduled to happen as of Wednesday at noon. The Kings will host Juneau Douglas this Friday and Saturday after having the last three weeks canceled due to the covid cases rising in Ketchikan.
Juneau Douglas is undefeated so far with their record consisting of 12-0. Juneau has two star seniors the Kings will have to shut down.
Senior Captain Tyler Slick said defense will play a key role in the outcome of the game.
“We know what we need to do on defense to stop their scorers and just need to all be on the same page,” said Slick.
Senior Captain Joshua Gentry will get his first minutes of the season this weekend, due to a foot injury before meeting the kings he was not able to play the first two weeks. He was finally healed up two weeks ago but never got to play due to cancelations.
Gentry is excited and can’t wait to get out on the court with his teammates, he said.
“I know we are all ready and looking forward to the tough competition against JD,” said Gentry.
Lady Kings Basketball
Tyler Slick/Staff Writer
The Lady Kings (5-1) will play at home against the Lady Bears (0-2).
Two weeks ago the Lady Kings handed the Lady Bears both of their losses with close games by a combined 11 points.
Junior Captain Shaelyn Mendoza said she is nervous about losing at home but is confident the team will pull through for more wins.
“It makes me kind of nervous because it really sucks if you lose to your rivals on your home court, but I think we will pull through,” said Mendoza.
Last weekend against Sitka was very different with the Lady Wolves playing a zone defence, but with the Lady Bears playing a man defence Mendoza is confident in getting easy buckets with new set plays.
“We have some new plays that we will probably run that we could not against Sitka’s zone that should help us run up the score,” said Mendoza.
2:00 p.m. – Boys JV
3:45 p.m.- Girls JV
5:30 p.m.- Boys Varsity
7:15 p.m.- Girls Varsity
2:00 p.m. – Girls JV
3:45 p.m.- Boys JV
5:30 p.m.- Girls Varsity
7:15 p.m.- Boys Varsity