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Karie Wilson

An initial sentiment of exhilarating expectancy at the Alaska State Regionals Tournament was met with abrupt disappointment as the ASAA State Basketball Championship Tournament was cancelled March 11, and the Unalaska Raiders basketball teams were sent home prematurely.


Despite the untimely end to their seasons, both teams gallantly completed the regions tournament and arrived home with a few well-deserved wins under their belts.


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Over the weekend, the Unalaska girls' basketball team played their first game since teammate Alexis Magalong died earlier this month. The Raiders beat the King Cove Rookies 36-19 on Friday. 

The game started with a moment of silence to honor Magalong, as well as Trey Henning – a 2017 graduate of Unalaska's high school – who died last week.


Unalaska's girls' basketball team swept Glenallen in last weekend's homestand.

On Friday, the Raiders beat the Panthers 41-19, before claiming a 47-27 victory on Saturday.

The girls' season record improved to 7-2 after the home contests, which included a "senior night" celebration for the squad's nine seniors.

Meanwhile, the Raider boys split their homestand.

On Friday, they defeated the Panthers 50-43, before dropping Saturday's game 42-49. Their season record is now 6-5.

The Raiders' next matchups are Feb. 13-15 in Valdez.

Raiders Girls Win Rally The Regions In Overtime

Jan 6, 2020
Rally the Regions

The Unalaska Raiders won the Girls Championship game at the Rally the Regions Hardwood Classic on Saturday in four minutes of overtime.

Unalaska trailed behind Unalakleet for most of the game, until Kayla Villamor hit two free throws with 25 seconds left to give her team the first lead of the game. In the end, the Raiders beat Unalakleet 51-43.

Karie Wilson

The Unalaska Raiders volleyball team placed second at the state tournament in Anchorage.  

After an undefeated season, the Raiders lost to King Cove in their first game of the tournament over the weekend. They then beat Glen Allen, Su Valley, and King Cove in a rematch during game 12. 

The team played two games on Saturday, beating Klawock in the morning and moving on to the championship game that evening.