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By Ben Muir 

Boys basketball head to state after 2nd place region finish


March 15, 2018

Photo courtesy of Hall Anderson / Ketchikan Daily News

Petersburg sophomore Gunnar Payne shoots the ball over Wrangell defender Caleb Groshong during last week's region 2A basketball championship game in Ketchikan

The Petersburg boys basketball team got a bid to the state tournament after it took second place at the 2A region championship last week.

After a 5-13 regular season, Petersburg, which leaned heavily on its underclassmen and dealt with off-the-court issues all year, is going to the state tournament.

"Especially with all the tough losses that we had, which could have been disappointments," said head coach Rick Brock, "and a revolving door in a sense of who was playing on what weekend, shows a lot about the character of this team to keep their focus."

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