The Sitka Lady Wolves dropped the first game of the Region V Basketball Tournament in Ketchikan on Tuesday (3-3-15), but they still have a chance to advance.
The Sitka girls lost to the Petersburg Lady Vikings, 40 – 49. Petersburg will go on to play the Mt. Edgecumbe Lady Braves in round 2 this afternoon at 4:45 PM.
The loser of that game will play Sitka Thursday morning at 8 AM. If Sitka wins at that time, the Lady Wolves will advance to the final round.
The Region V Basketball tournament is a double-elimination format. As a result, if the Lady Wolves meet an undefeated opponent in the final round, they’ll have to beat that team twice in order to claim the championship.
The Petersburg boys are in the same boat. They lost to the Mt. Edgecumbe Braves yesterday, 49 – 65. Mt. Edgecumbe will meet the Sitka boys at 6:15 this evening. The Wolves received a first-round bye in the tourney.