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Berett Wilber / KUCB

Unalaska’s basketball teams are in Dillingham for their final games of the regular season. The Ravn Invitational marks the first time this year that the Raiders will face off against a 2A team in their region.

Girls’ Coach Casey Clausius is looking forward to the matchup.

Berett Wilber / KUCB

The Unalaska Raiders basketball teams picked up four wins on Saturday sweeping the visiting Tok Wolverines.

While the games were originally scheduled to be split over Friday and Saturday, a mechanical cancellation by PenAir condensed the games to a day of double-headers.

In the boys (7-3) first matchup, Unalaska came away with a 51-32 victory with scoring contributions from 10 players.

The evening game was a closer affair. The Raiders posted a 52-34 win with Trevor Wilson recording 32 points – almost singlehandedly outscoring Tok.

Genee Shaishnikoff

Unalaska’s final home basketball games of the season are this weekend. The Raiders will host 2A foe Tok on Friday and Saturday nights.

Coach Riley Spetz says the boys’ team (5-3) last played Tok in the 2018 state tournament, winning 44-41. But the Wolverines are returning several key players.

Christina Roes / KUCB

Both the Unalaska Raiders finished the Seward Invitational ranked second, picking up two wins and a loss each.

The girls (3-7) are on a two-game win streak, after starting the tournament with a loss (51-45) to the Hutchison Hawks. In their game Friday, the Raiders routed the Ben Eielson Ravens 58-21. On Saturday, the team needed an extra period to put away Seward 39-33.

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Unalaska's basketball teams leave Wednesday for the Seward Invitational, where they'll play Hutchison, Eielson, and Seward.

Coming off two tough loses to King Cove, Coach Casey Clausius said he wants the girls' team (1-6) to continue to work hard.

"Our main focus is getting ready for regions, and our region has changed with six teams," he said. "We're looking at trying to compete to get back to state. So I told the girls: 'Don't be focused on our record right now. Be worrying about battling. Be worried about working hard and trying to improve yourself.'"

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