Dyllan Borer/Staff Writer
The Kings split over the weekend with The Juneau Douglas Crimson Bears. Friday night the Kings beat the Crimson Bears in a close game in over time 78-70 then lost the following night 80-59.
On Friday night the Kings were down 59-56 with 5 seconds left in the game. Junior Josh Roads gets the ball at the three-point line with 3 seconds left, he shoots it and it goes in, making the score 59-59.
The Kings had no plan on who was going to shoot it exactly. It was whoever got the first open shot was supposed to take it, said Roads.
“I was just thinking ‘holy crap I just made that’ then they called timeout and everyone was going crazy,” said Roads. “But then it was over because it was time to play defense.”
Juneau tried to put up a shot in the last 3 seconds but didn’t make it, sending the game into overtime. The Kings scored 19 points in overtime securing the win.
Saturday night sophomore Clayton Olstad lead the Kings with 14 points.
Olstad isn’t satisfied with the outcome of the game he said.
“I know we can beat them, so now we just have to work hard these next two weeks and beat TM
(Thunder Mountain) so we can play them in the Region Championship,” said Olstad.
The Kings have a packed next two weeks. Due to Ketchikan being at high risk for a month their games got cancled for a and they will now make them up. They will go to Sitka on Tuseday till Sunday then come home and play Thunder Moutain next week.
Tyler Slick/Staff Writer
The Lady Kings (7-1) sweep the weekend against Juneau Douglas (5-7) at home.
Junior Paige Boehlert scored 11 points in Friday night’s 37-31 victory.
Shaelyn Mendoza set the tone Saturday and guided the Lady Kings to a 47-43 victory
Junior Gabby Mas said the team was apprehensive for the game with not playing for a month.
“We were nervous because they have been playing for a month and we haven’t, we were scared they would one up us,” said Mas.
Staying confident and being solid on defence helped take the game over. Had to keep up with their ‘scrappy’ playstyle and use that to get easy buckets.
“They are not a huge threat offensively and they play very scrappy which we had to overcome,” said Mas.