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The Unalaska Raiders are back in action Friday as they begin their bids for state.

Both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are entering the Southwest Conference 2A Regional Tournament as top seeds, with byes in the first round.

"We’re fairly deep," said Boys' Coach Kent Russell. "The team has pretty lofty goals."

The boys' squad went 14-1 in the regular season. But after falling to fifth place at state last year, Russell said they're looking for redemption.

Genee Shaishnikoff

The Unalaska Raiders have qualified for the regional basketball tournament after a perfect homestand this weekend.

The boys’ team crushed Cordova on Friday, 64-29, before claiming a closer victory on Saturday, 57-47.

They finished the regular season with a 14-1 record.

Meanwhile, the girls’ team posted a 10-5 record, finishing with two wins against Cordova. They beat the Wolverines 46-30 and 40-33.

The Raiders play next at the 2A regional tournament, starting March 8 in Anchorage. They’ll be fighting for berths to the state competition the following week.

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Unalaska’s boys’ basketball team suffered its first loss last week.

After starting the season 10-0, the Raiders finally fell to Delta Junction, 65-76.

It was the boys’ only defeat on their four-game road trip, which they finished with two victories against Glenallen (57-45, 61-54).

The girls' team also went 3-1 on the trip.

They posted two close wins, beating Delta Junction 43-37 in overtime and Glenallen 46-45. They dropped their final game in Glenallen, 27-30.

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The Unalaska Raiders started their road trip strong with two victories in Tok.

The boys’ basketball team beat the Wolverines 61-54 on Wednesday, extending their undefeated streak to 10-0 this season.

Meanwhile, the girls’ squad posted a decisive win. They beat Tok 55-26.

The Raiders take the court again on Thursday in Delta Junction. The girls play first at 5:30 p.m., followed by the boys at 7 p.m.

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Unalaska’s boys’ basketball team extended its winning streak this weekend, claiming the Ravn Alaska championship in overtime.

The Raiders beat Bethel 54-51 to earn first place in the tournament, in which they also trounced Houston (67-42) and Kotzebue (75-47).

The boys’ squad remains undefeated this season.

Meanwhile, the girls’ team finished the tournament 1-2, dropping games against Galena (46-55) and Kotzebue (32-71) while picking up a win against Houston (56-35).

Sophomore Alexis Magalong said the Raiders are still pushing for the top prize.

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