Basketball

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Unalaska came up five points short in their attempt to reclaim the 2A boys basketball crown. On Saturday, the team squared off against Metlakatla almost a year after their last meeting, where the Chiefs knocked the Raiders out in the semifinals. The 2017 match-up had a 7-point spread and this year was also close.

In the last four minutes of the 2A title game, Unalaska (16-2) gave up nine points and was unable to score.  The final score was 49-45 Metlakatla. Unalaska finished the season 2nd overall. Carey Boston and Trevor Wilson were named to the state all-tournament team.

Courtesy Karie Wilson

As the Unalaska Raiders seek their second state basketball championship in three years, they have the best 2A player on their side. Trevor Wilson was named first-team all-state and 2A Player of the Year by the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches.

The junior is honored, but doesn’t take full credit for the accolade.

Courtesy of Jim Wilson

The Unalaska Raiders qualified for the state basketball tournament on Friday, after winning the regional championships.

The boys' team crushed Dillingham 68-32 to earn the top seed at state. They’ll face Hooper Bay in the first round.

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The Unalaska Raiders are back in action Friday as they begin their bids for state.

Both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are entering the Southwest Conference 2A Regional Tournament as top seeds, with byes in the first round.

"We’re fairly deep," said Boys' Coach Kent Russell. "The team has pretty lofty goals."

The boys' squad went 14-1 in the regular season. But after falling to fifth place at state last year, Russell said they're looking for redemption.

Genee Shaishnikoff

The Unalaska Raiders have qualified for the regional basketball tournament after a perfect homestand this weekend.

The boys’ team crushed Cordova on Friday, 64-29, before claiming a closer victory on Saturday, 57-47.

They finished the regular season with a 14-1 record.

Meanwhile, the girls’ team posted a 10-5 record, finishing with two wins against Cordova. They beat the Wolverines 46-30 and 40-33.

The Raiders play next at the 2A regional tournament, starting March 8 in Anchorage. They’ll be fighting for berths to the state competition the following week.

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