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Kings, Lady Kings canceled for Friday night: Basketball games against Colony, Mt. Edgecumbe still scheduled for Saturday
Ketchikan High School senior Chris Lee (11) celebrates with junior Josh Gentry (13) during a game against Craig High School during the Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic tournament on Dec. 27, 2019. The Kings will host Colony High School on Saturday. Staff photo by Dustin Safranek

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Both the Ketchikan High School boys’ and girls’ basketball games have been canceled for Friday night due to inclement weather.

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District had already canceled school on Friday, with the anticipation of heavy snow fall. Calling off both varsity basketball games happened later Thursday evening.

The Lady Kings are hosting the Mt. Edgecumbe High School Lady Braves at Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium this weekend. The Kings are hosting the Colony High School Knights.

The Lady Braves and Knights already made the trip to Ketchikan, as the two teams were slated for a weekend series against the First City.

Saturday’s games still are on schedule.

The Lady Kings are slated to square off against Mt. Edgecumbe at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Kings will host Colony at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday.

The Mt. Edgecumbe Lady Braves (2-1) won their first two games of the season, beating both Grace Christian and Seward high schools in December. They lost 79-65 to Barrow High School on Dec. 21.

In their three games this season, the Lady Braves have averaged 51.3 points per game, and allowed 48.3 points per game.

Colony (3-0) is undefeated in the early going. The Knights swept their three games during the Doc Larson Roundball Classic in December at Wasilla High School.

They averaged 65 points per game, while allowing 53 points per game during the tournament. They defeated East Anchorage and Bartlett high schools, as well as Doherty High School from Colorado.

Saturday’s games will be both Mt. Edgecumbe’s and Colony’s first contests in the new year.

Likewise, Saturday night will be both the Lady Kings’ and Kings’ first home games of the new decade. Both Ketchikan teams competed at the Mt. McKinley Bank Holiday Classic at Monroe High School last weekend.

The Lady Kings (6-2) finished the tournament in second place, going 2-1 in their three games in Fairbanks.

The Kings (4-2) finished the round-robin tournament in third place, after going 1-2 in their three games.