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Lady Huskies struggle at Thunder Mountain tourney

January 18th, 2013 | Tommy Wells Print this article   Email 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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