Boys' Basketball Starts Season With Wins Over King Cove

Jan 8, 2019

Credit Christina Roes / KUCB

Unalaska’s boys’ basketball team (2-0) started the season with two wins over the visiting King Cove T-Jacks.

On Thursday, The T-Jacks led the Raiders by one after the first quarter, but Unalaska slowly pulled away winning the contest 81-62. The Raiders were led in scoring by John Esnardo who scored seven threes in the first half, finishing the night with 25 points.

Credit Christina Roes / KUCB

On Friday, King Cove was plagued by foul trouble. By the end of the final period, the T-Jacks had only four players left on the floor. Unalaska picked up the second win 72-61.

The girls’ (0-2) dropped both their games in King Cove. On Thursday, the Rookies' Elaina Mack outscored the entire Raiders team; she had 50 points. Kayla Villamor led Unalaska with a career high 24 points. King Cove cruised to a comfortable 74-49 victory.

On Friday, the Raiders limited Mack to 20 points. With four minutes to go, Unalaska was trailing the Rookies by 8 but was unable to pull any closer. King Cove picked up the win 50-34.

Both of Unalaska’s basketball teams will travel to the Delta Dean Cummings tournament in Delta Junction Jan. 17-19.