Vikings place fifth at state 2A tournament


March 23, 2023

Photo courtesy of Jaime Cabral

The Vikings celebrate receiving the all-academic award at the 2A state tournament held at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage last week. Back row, from left: Head Coach Rick Brock, Hunter Conn, Evan Ware, Devon Guthrie, Kyle Biggers, Jack Engell, Andrew Cole, Owen Anderson, and Assistant Coach Mik Potrzuski. Front row, from left: Rik Cumps, Noah Pawuk, Aiden Knudsen, Elijah Whitacre, and Kieran Cabral.

The Petersburg High School boys basketball team closed out its season at the ASAA State Championships last weekend in Anchorage, finishing fifth in the 2A tournament.

"My first thought is that we 100% absolutely belonged there," Head Coach Rick Brock said.

"I was real happy we went, glad just because they worked so hard and it's an honor and a privilege to go up there and I'm so happy we got the at-large bid and then played well up there."

The Vikings earned their spot with a 58-55 win in the first round against Hooper Bay.

The game was originally scheduled for 3:15 p.m. but was bumped up t...

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