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Kings face Falcons twice today

The top-seeded Kayhi boys and girls basketball teams will be taking on Thunder Mountain today. The girls tip-off at 1:15 and the boys will follow. The Lady Falcons pulled away from Juneau for a 61-42 win while the boys beat Juneau won 86-74. Kayhi girls went 4-0 against Thunder Mountain, the boys, 3-1.

In other action:
Girls: Petersburg    69
Sitka             60

Boys: Petersburg   49
Mt. Edgecumbe     65

Kings both earn top seeds

Senior Alex Pihl drives past a Juneau defender in Kayhi's 56-51 win Saturday.
Senior Alex Pihl drives past a Juneau defender in Kayhi’s 56-51 win Saturday. JADE HODNE

Staff Reports

The Kayhi boys basketball team completed a weekend sweep of Juneau Douglas with a 56-51 win on Senior Night to earn the top seed at the Region V Tournament.
The boys won 46-44 Friday.
The Lady Kings took care of business as well, but needed double-overtime to put away Thunder Mountain 59-54 on the road Friday night. The girls finished with a perfect 8-0 conference record.

Seeds on the line as Kayhi battles Bears

By Leif Svenson
Staff Writer

The Lady Kings faced off against Juneau last night getting a big 60-30 win to get back on track from last weekends loss. Junior Eliah Anderson and sophomore AJ Dela Cruz both lead the way for Kayhi with 19 and 11 points respectively.
They will face off again tonight in Juneau.
Tonight and tomorrow night the boys will be facing the Bears too at the Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium at 7 pm. If Kayhi sweeps this weekend they will have a southeast record of 6-2 and a guaranteed 1st seed at regions. The games should be tough for Kayhi though, as they split games last time they met with a 72-59 win and a 61-47 loss in January. 

Girls split with Mt. Edgecumbe

Senior Felicia Ruaro and the Lady Kings wore pink uniforms in Friday night's Pink Game to promote cancer awareness.
Senior Felicia Ruaro and the Lady Kings wore pink uniforms in Friday night’s Pink Game to promote cancer awareness.                                                                                                        JADE HODNE

By Leif Svenson
Staff Writer

The Lady Kings were victorious on Pink Night 47-38 but were unsuccessful on Senior Night losing 53-48 this weekend against the Lady Braves.
Pink Night wasn’t pretty, but Ketchikan earned a win in an ugly turnover-filled game. Junior Eliah Anderson led Kayhi in their victory scoring six of her team-high 18 points in the first quarter.
Mt. Edgecumbe was led by senior Taryln White’s 25 points.
Senior Night had a similar storyline but this time Kayhi couldn’t pull out a win. Anderson was benched for most of the second half after scoring all of her 17 points in the first half. The Lady Kings were down in the second quarter but went on a 9-0 run to go up 34-29 at the half. Kayhi wasn’t able to keep the lead and the Lady Braves came away with the 5-point win.

Sonja Christensen, Felicia Rauro, and Tabitha Gordanier were honored during Senior Night for playing in their last season home games.

Boys sweep Braves

Junior Nathan Bonck scores a layup in a win over Mt. Edgecumbe.
Junior Nathan Bonck scores a layup in a win over Mt. Edgecumbe.                             JADE HODNE

By Jake Stout
Sports Editor

The Kayhi boy’s basketball team swept the Mt. Edgecumbe Braves over the weekend.
On Saturday, the Kings (13-9) led by 26 entering the 4th quarter on their way to a 58-45 win.
Mt. Edgecumbe managed to stay closer on Friday, but the Kings prevailed 57-50.

Kayhi hoops host Mt. Edgecombe

Kayhi boys and girls will be in action this weekend.
Kayhi boys and girls will be in action this weekend.                                                              JADE HODNE

Leif Svenson
Staff Writer

Both Kayhi boys and girls will be in action this weekend against Mt. Edgecombe. The Lady Kings will have the main event Friday night at 8 pm (JV at 6 pm) in the Pink Night for Breast Cancer Awareness. The Lady Kings have been selling Pink Night shirts and will tip-off the game with a traditional pink ball.
The boy’s JV will be playing Mt. Edgecombe at 2 pm, varsity at 4 pm in the Clarke Cochrane gym.
Saturday is Senior Night for the Lady Kings. Varsity tip-off is at 7:30 pm and JV at 3 pm.
The boy’s JV game will start at 1 pm and the varsity boy’s game will begin at 5 pm.