Warriors end regular season with three wins in Sitka

by Tommy Wells

The Bethel Regional High School Warriors will head into the upcoming Western Conference tournament just they way they had wanted – with plenty of momentum.

The Warriors closed out their regular season this past weekend with an impressive outing in Sitka. Bethel reeled off three wins i
n as many days in Southeastern Alaska and will head into this weekend’s conference tournament as the No. 1 seed.

Bethel kicked off its trip to Sitka on March 1 with an 56-46 victory over the Wolves, a state qualifier a season ago. The following night, the Warriors pounded out a 57-40 victory over the Mt. Edgecumbe Braves.

On Saturday, BRHS closed out its three-game road trip with a thrilling 74-71 win over Sitka.

Bethel finished the regular season with a 15-7 record.

The Lady Warriors didn’t enjoy the same level of success on their trip south. The BRHS girls went 0-3, including a 50-29 loss to Sitka on Saturday.

The Bethel girls led off the trip with a 44-35 loss to Sitka on March 1. They suffered a 49-36 loss to Mt. Edgecumbe the following night.

The Lady Warriors finished the year at 8-13 and will enter the conference tournament as the No. 4 seed.

The 2017 Western Conference tournament will be held March 9-11 at Dimond High School in Anchorage. The top two finishers at the tournament will advance to the Class 3A state tournament.