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Lady Huskies struggle at Thunder Mountain tourney

January 18th 2:00 pm | Tommy Wells Print this article   Email this article   Create a Shortlink for this article

No one ever told the Kotzebue Lady Huskies traveling to Juneau for basketball would easy. And it certainly wasn't.

Kotzebue dropped three non-conference games last week by participating in the ThunderDome Basketball Tournament at Thunder Mountain High School. Kotzebue, Mt. Edgecumbe, North Pole and Thunder Mountain participated in the round-robin tournament.

Kotzebue, which opened the tournament on Thursday by suffering a 72-26 setback to Thunder Mountain, had a chance to earn a berth in the consolation finals in Friday. Following its loss to Mt. Edgecumbe, the KHS girls fell into a showdown with the North Pole Lady Patriots.

The Lady Huskies managed to hold their own in the first two quarters. Despite facing a much taller opponent, Kotzebue trailed just 17-13 at the end of the first half.

North Pole, however, reeled off a 34-18 run in the third and fourth quarters and claimed the win.

With the win, the Lady Patriots advanced to face Thunder Mountain in the championship game. Kotzebue slipped into a third-round game with Mt. Edgecumbe.

Mt. Edgecumbe claimed a 39-28 decision in the finale.

 

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