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2/9/2018
Lady Kings fall to Colony
Kayhi’s Payton Simmons heads to the basket while Juneau’s Cassie Dzinich guards her in the first half on Jan. 13 at the Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium. Photo by Hall Anderson


By JOE JUDD
Daily News Sports Editor

On Thursday evening, the Ketchikan High School girls basketball team lost to the Colony High School Lady Knights 49-42 at the Dimond High School Gymnasium.

Kayhi’s defeat comes in the second round of this year’s annual Dimond Lady Lynx Prep Shootout.

The game was evenly matched during the first half, with the Lady Kings going on top by a single point at halftime.

Colony slowly began to distance itself from Kayhi toward the conclusion of the third quarter, and eventually built a double-digit lead within the first minutes of the fourth.

The Lady Kings managed to cut their defecit to just five points late with 49.1 seconds remaining in the contest, but ultimately did not have enough time left on the clock to get any closer.

Kayhi junior Ashley Huffine went 8-for-8 from the foul line, and scored 19 points to lead the Lady Kings in the loss.

Despite her sharp-shooting skill from long range, all but one of Huffine’s field goals were from two-point land.

Sophomore Madison Rose came alive in the second half, scoring six of her nine total points in the final pair of quarters.

Senior Brittany Slick had a field goal made in each of the first three quarters, including one 3-pointer, for a total of seven points on the night.

Thursday’s contest was the third meeting between Kayhi and Colony this season. The Lady Knights now lead the season series 2-1.

In those three games, The Lady Kings have been outscored by a slim margin of 151-148.

Kayhi will next play at 4:30 p.m. on Friday against the loser of Thursday night’s Dimond-Barrow game.

Scoring line

Kayhi: Ashley Huffine 19, Madison Rose 9, Brittany Slick 7. Payton Simmons 5, Hannah Maxwell 2.

Colony: Kali Bull 13, Ella Smith 11, Alex Carlton 9, Tori Schwantes 6, Abby Kenley 5, Amanda Smith 4, Chloe Simpson 1.