(Photo by Renee Esparza)

Amaktoolik led all players with 17 points at Friday’s (03-24-16) game against Hutchison. (Photo by Renee Esparza)

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Julie Amaktoolik and Sasha Saccheus, players Mt. Edgecumbe High School girl’s basketball team, talk about their 3rd place finish at the 3A State Basketball Championships, their statewide fan base, and their hometowns of Anchorage and Elim.

Amaktoolik led all players with 17 points. The third-place finish came after Mt. Edgecumbe beat Valdez, 37-32, in the quarterfinals Thursday(03-24-16) and then lost to Homer, 40-29, in Friday’s (03-25-16) semifinal round.