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Both of Unalaska’s basketball teams picked up on the road victories over the weekend at the Delta Dean Cummings Tournament.

The girls recorded their first win of the season (1-4) with a comfortable 45-24 victory over North Pole. Vy Huynh scored her first varsity points, and Hailey Wilson was named to the all-tournament team.

The Raider girls then dropped two close games -- against Kotzebue, 51-46, and against Bethel, 46-40.

Christina Roes / KUCB

The Unalaska Raiders are heading north for their next basketball games.

Thursday morning both teams will face off against Kotzebue in Delta Junction.

The boys' are coming off two wins at home against King Cove. Coach Riley Spetz says this week their focus will be on rebounding.

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.

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.

Chrissy Roes / KUCB

 

The Unalaska boys' basketball team plays their first home games of the 2017-2018 season this week.

Last year, the squad made it to the state championship game ultimately falling to Metlakatla 49-45. Since then, the team graduated 11 seniors and gained a new head coach in Riley Spetz. But it also returns reigning 2A player of the year Trevor Wilson.

Spetz sat down with KUCB to talk about the team and his expectations for the season. 

You can catch live coverage of the boys' games against King Cove Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m.

Courtesy UCSD

The Unalaska girls' basketball team will play their first games of the 2017-2018 season this week.

Last year, under Coach Casey Clausius the team qualified for the state championship for the first time in decades. Clausius sat down with KUCB to recap last season and share his expectations for this year. 

 

You can catch live coverage of the girls' games against King Cove Thursday and Friday at 6 p.m.

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