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Courtesy Charles Pulliam

Unalaska's basketball teams are headed to the state tournament. The boys (12-3) won their region this weekend after knocking off top-seed Point Hope 75-73. 

Coach Riley Spetz calls the victory “miraculous” as his team was trailing by 10 in the fourth quarter.

“The stars kind of aligned in more ways than one. You could say they had a couple kids foul out. We had some kids hit big shots. The ball seemed to bounce our way for two minutes at the end of the game," Spetz said. "The kids were pretty resilient and I'm real proud of them for that.”  

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Postseason high school basketball kicks off this week, with the No. 2 Unalaska Raiders playing their first games of the regional tournament Thursday.

The boys' team (10-3) will take on the winner of a match-up between No. 3 Unalakleet and No. 5  Selawik.

With those teams joining the Great Alaska Basketball Conference -- and with Point Hope ranked No. 1 -- Coach Riley Spetz said the competition will be tough.

"It's going to be a competitive region," said Spetz. "We've just got to go out every day and every minute and try to win every possession."

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The Unalaska Raiders swept their opponents at the PenAir Invitational this weekend and both basketball teams were crowned tournament champions.

On Thursday – not long after landing in Dillingham – the boys’ squad (10-3) took on their host.

After a close first period, Unalaska exploded for 17 points in the second quarter and went on to win the game 58-31. Dallas Lane and Trevor Wilson combined for 40 points.

The next day, the boys blew out New Stuyahok 55-12 and then routed Dillingham in a rematch, 74-45.

Berett Wilber / KUCB

Unalaska’s basketball teams are in Dillingham for their final games of the regular season. The PenAir 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.

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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.