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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Nearly two weeks removed from the Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic, the Ketchikan High School boys and girls basketball teams will jump start their second semester this weekend in home and away series.
The Lady Kings will host Mt. Edgecumbe High School on Friday and Saturday. And in rival regional action, the boys’ team will travel to Juneau-Douglas High School for Friday and Saturday contests.
The Kings won the Christmas Classic Tournament, and currently sit atop the Region V with a 5-1 record. Their lone loss was a 57-53 season-opening weekend game against Wasilla High School (2-3) on Dec. 15.
But since then, Kayhi has won four straight, averaging 67.8 points per game. And it has kept opponents to 51.8 points per game.
Juneau-Douglas (4-3) also has won four straight. After dropping its first three games during a tournament in Las Vegas. in December, the Crimson Bears have rattled off four wins by an average of 10.8 points per game, although that includes a 69-45 win over Lathrop High School (0-4).
The Crimson Bears sit at the bottom of the region, with Thunder Mountain High School (3-0) in the middle.
Juneau-Douglas will visit Ketchikan on Feb. 1 and 2.
On the girls’, side Kayhi (2-4) won third place at the Christmas Classic after defeating Thunder Mountain — a team that’s in front of them in the Region V standings — with a 43-33 victory on Dec. 29.
After an 0-3 start to the season at the Doc Larson Roundball Classic in Wasilla, the Lady Kings have turned the page, going 2-1 in familiar territory on their home court. And this weekend against the 3A Mt. Edgecumbe squad might continue the stretch.
At an even .500, the Lady Braves (2-2) have bounced between wins and losses. And they lost their last contest 57-41 against Thunder Mountain on Dec. 20.
The varsity squads will tip off at 7:15 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.