A big crowd of parents and fans welcomed Petersburg High School’s girls and boys basketball teams at Petersburg airport Sunday afternoon. The girls team won the state 2A championship beating Bristol Bay 43-34 Saturday, for Petersburg first state championship for girls basketball.

Lady Viking senior Kylie Wallace talked about the games shortly before riding in a noise parade through town. “They were really aggressive,” Wallace said. “We’re not used to playing teams that can run as fast as us or rebound as hard as we do, so it was a good matchup, but it was really good for us. It was probably the most challenging games we’ve played all year but we’ve worked hard all season for that moment and we achieved it, it was awesome.”
“Yeah I think all the seniors we’ve been playing together since we were in kindergarten and parks and rec basketball,” Wallace said. “It’s been an awesome experience to get here together.

“I wouldn’t have it end any other way, that was an awesome experience, with all these girls,” said fellow senior Adanna Kvernvik, adding “It’s a great group this year.”

The Vikings came up short in their bid to bring home a third state championship for the boys program, losing to Unalaska 49-39 in the championship game.