RAIDERS

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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Unalaska’s boys’ basketball team suffered its first loss last week.

After starting the season 10-0, the Raiders finally fell to Delta Junction, 65-76.

It was the boys’ only defeat on their four-game road trip, which they finished with two victories against Glenallen (57-45, 61-54).

The girls' team also went 3-1 on the trip.

They posted two close wins, beating Delta Junction 43-37 in overtime and Glenallen 46-45. They dropped their final game in Glenallen, 27-30.

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The Unalaska Raiders started their road trip strong with two victories in Tok.

The boys’ basketball team beat the Wolverines 61-54 on Wednesday, extending their undefeated streak to 10-0 this season.

Meanwhile, the girls’ squad posted a decisive win. They beat Tok 55-26.

The Raiders take the court again on Thursday in Delta Junction. The girls play first at 5:30 p.m., followed by the boys at 7 p.m.

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