The Kings (4-4) are traveling to the O’Brady’s Invitational at South High School in Anchorage Wednesday.
After an open weekend Junior Kyle Smith said he’s ready for this week.
“Im feeling pretty confident in our team, after our games against Colony and Met I feel like we have made key improvements that should help us this week,” said Smith. “There will be some good teams and this tournament and we will need to be fundamental and do the little things right to beat them.
The Kings will take on Bartlett Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
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The Kayhi Kings defeated Metlakatla 63-51 last night. The Kings led the Cheifs from the start bringing the Kings to a (4-4) season record.
Junior Gavin Salazar said the team came out prepared to play.
“We came out with a lot of energy and played well on both sides of the ball,” said Salazar. “Everybody contributed and we were able to get a win on the road in a great environment.”
The C team boys defeated the Metlakatla junior varsity 57-29. JV fell to Metlakatla 51-47.
Freshman Tyler Slick said that the team struggled on the defensive end.
“We needed to hustle harder than we did,” said Slick. “We didn’t run as much as we should’ve, but most of our shots were falling.”
The Kings (3-4) are traveling to Metlakatla tomorrow. The Kings will take on the Cheifs tomorrow night at 7:30p.m.
Junior Kyle Smith said the team is ready to compete.
“We’re prepared, but we have to play better than our last game against them,” said Smith. “They will be better, but as long as we play hard and don’t overlook them we’ll be alright.”
C team 4:30
The boys basketball team (3-4) split with the Colony Kights (4-1) over the weekend. Saturday night the Kings won 65-53 after losing 70-55 Friday.
Junior captain Marcus Lee is satisfied with the hardwork the team performed.
“The first game we came out kinda flat and that’s kinda been the story for us these past couple of games, but the second night we came out fired up and played the way we wanted and came out with a win,” said Lee. “I think we played really well this weekend and it was a great learning experience for the team.”
The Lady Kings basketball team (5-3) beat Colony (1-1) Friday night 52-48, but lost 54-50 on Saturday.
As was the case with the last two games of the CCCC, the girls were locked in close games. Both games were tied with just over a minute remaining. The Lady Kings are 2-2 in their last four games, all of which have been decided by four or fewer points.
Senior captain Brittany Slick is proud of the way the team played this weekend.
“I think the best part is that we were able to compete with a team that had a lot more experience than us,” said Slick. “We just focused on playing hard and improving our game without worrying about the expectations and I think that it made us better as a team.”
The Kayhi Kings (1-1) will play Metlakatla in the first round of the Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic starting Dec. 28.
Junior Marcus Lee expects the Kings to win the Clarke tournament.
“I’m really excited for this year’s Clarke, last year was really fun and we won in the championship game,” said Lee. “This year we have a ton of really good teams coming, so I’m really excited and I expect us to win again.”
On the girls side, the Lady Kings (2-1) will battle Kenai.
Junior Payton Simmons said she is excited to compete in the tournament.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing our competition,” said Simmons. “These will be our first home games of the season and I’m really excited to see how they will turn out.”
Schedule and brackets:
2017 CCCC – Schedule
2017 CCCC – Boys Bracket
2017 CCCC – Girls Bracket
Four Kayhi debaters place in the top three in three events this past weekend in Sitka. Arick Mattson took first in HumorousInterpreation, Frances Barry placed second in Extemporaneous Speaking, and Piper Cooper and Chris Brown (5-1) placed third in the Public Forum Debate.
Coach David Mitchell was very pleased with the Kayhi’s performance. Kayhi debaters took 12 of the top 20 speaker points spots.
“There was nothing in the preparation or performance that was at fault,” said Mitchell. “Sometimes it is just the luck of the draw regarding the match-ups and the judging. By the third meet everyone knows what they are doing and there is less separation between the top spots.”
The next meet will be hosted by Kayhi on Jan. 19.
Public Forum Debate
3rd: Chris Brown & Piper Cooper (Won 5, lost 1)
9th: Meriel English & Brendan Roof
10th: Frances Barry & Madyson Traudt
PFD Speaker Points
3rd Piper Cooper
4th Madyson Traudt
7th Henry Clark
9th Chris Brown
10th Thomas Brooks
10th Raevyn Goodson
Arick Mattson 1st
Frances Barry 2nd
Thomas Brooks 4th
Seth Chernick 5th
Chris Brown 4th