Petersburg High School hosted several teams from across Southeast Alaska last weekend for its junior varsity basketball tournament.

The tournament began on a high note for the Lady Vikings. On Friday, they beat Juneau 23-to-17. The following morning, they lost to Juneau: 28-to-14. Ketchikan’s Lady Kings won the next two games: 24-to-14, then 28-to-11.

The Viking boys also started strong on their first day. Last Thursday, they played the Sitka C-Team in what was the Vikings’ only game with a full team. Petersburg beat Sitka 39-to-33, which Coach Rick Brock remembers as the “highlight of the tournament.”

The Haines Glacier Bears weren’t able to attend at all. So for the rest of the weekend, each team split in two — enabling players to participate in multiple contests per day.  

On Friday, the Ketchikan Kings beat the Petersburg white team 53-to-23. The Sitka Wolves won against the Petersburg blue team 25-to-18. In a split-team match, the white team beat the blues 27-to-24. 

Saturday, the Kings beat Petersburg Blue 40-to-23 and the Wolves beat Petersburg White 37-to-17. But this time around, Petersburg Blue won 37-to-17 against Petersburg White. 

Petersburg’s varsity basketball teams will travel to Metlakatla on Friday, February 10th to play their third conference game of the season. KFSK broadcast those scores and news of the Vikings’ performance early next week.