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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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Unalaska's girls' basketball team (1-6) expected to host Sand Point over the weekend.

But when the Eagles canceled their trip Friday morning – just hours before the game – the home contests were thrown into doubt.

After some quick legwork, the Unalaska City School District found another opponent to fly out and compete.

King Cove's basketball (10-0) team thought Jan. 25 was going to be a normal Friday. Players expected to have the weekend off. But a phone call around 9 a.m. changed that.

Jalaya Doarte was at the dentist getting a filling.

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Unalaska's girls' basketball team (1-4) will play their first home games of the season this weekend.

The Raiders host Sand Point on Friday, and Coach Casey Clausius said the teams haven't competed against each other in years.

"We don't know what to expect," said Clausius. "They are 1A. They're going to shoot a lot of shots. We're going to have to play good defense and work harder than them."

The girls are coming off their first win of the season against North Pole at the Delta Dean Cummings tournament. Clausius said they're hoping to add another.

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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.

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