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Lady Braves take Region V Basketball title

The 3A girls championship has been settled today. The Mt. Edgecumbe Lady Braves defeated defending champions Sitka 49 to 42. The Lady Wolves stayed within striking distance the entire game — closing to within 3 points with a minute to play — but could not shut down the Mt. Edgecumbe offense, which has been strong all season.

Boys basketball update:

The Mt. Edgecumbe Braves and the Sitka Wolves are vying for the Region V basketball title in a game getting underway about now (5:15 PM Fri Mar 7).

View the live stream.

The Braves defeated Petersburg this morning, to eliminate the Vikings. Daily Sitka Sentinel sports editor Tom Hesse is in Juneau covering the tournament.

He says that the Braves held nothing back against Petersburg, even though they knew they’d be up against a strong Sitka team this evening.

“Sitka has played fewer games in this tournament. Mt. Edgecumbe will be playing their fourth game in three days. And they really only rotate six players. Every once in a while they’ll throw in a seventh player. But for the most part these guys see a lot of minutes, in a short amount of time. It will be interesting to see how they come out tonight against a Sitka team that’s deep, experienced, long, and rested. So, it’s going to be an interesting matchup to see how they respond to that exhaustion.”

Again, the Sitka Wolves and Mt. Edgecumbe Braves are playing now in Juneau at the Region V Basketball tournament. You can find the link to the live stream of the game on our website kcaw.org.

If Sitka wins tonight’s contest, the Wolves will have the regional title and travel to Anchorage for the state tournament next week. If Mt. Edgecumbe wins tonight, these two teams will meet again tomorrow to determine the regional champion.

The 3A girls championship was settled earlier this afternoon. The Mt. Edgecumbe Lady Braves defeated Sitka 49 to 42. The Lady Wolves stayed within striking distance the entire game — closing to within 3 points with a minute to play — but could not shut down the Mt. Edgecumbe offense, which has been strong all season.

The state tournament begins March 15 at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.

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