Kings Lose Regions but go to State

Staff Writer/Dyllan Borer

The Kings lost the Regions V championship game to Juneau 87-68. 

Sophomore Clayton Olstad led the Kings with 24 points, with seven 3-pointers four of them being from the third quarter. 

Olstad said he knew it was time to turn up the heat, we had to change something in order to win because we couldn keep doing what we were doing and expect to win. 

We finally started competing at the end but it was definitely too late for that,” said Olstad. 

The Kings had a tough time shutting down Juneau Douglas’s Cooper Kriegmont, he scored 42 points on Saturday night. 

Sophomore JJ parker said we just weren’t prepared, we didn’t play how we were supposed to. 

“Everyone in the stands and myself could feel how little energy we had, literally felt like we wanted JD to lose instead of us competing and wanting to win,” said Parker. 

As a team we try to play against the game and not worry about who is and who isn’t watching, but still having a crowd can bring so much momentum after a bucket and we just didn’t have that this year.

Juneau Douglas heard word that they would not be able to compete in the state tournament hours before the Sunday selections. Making it so Kayhi the runner-up, was able to take their place and go to the state tournament. 

Senior Captain Tyler Slick thought he had played his last basketball game of his career. 

Slick said he’s very thankful for another opportunity to play with his team again. 

“I’m glad to put on my jersey a couple more times,” said Slick.

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