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Unalaska’s boys’ basketball team suffered its first loss last week.

After starting the season 10-0, the Raiders finally fell to Delta Junction, 65-76.

It was the boys’ only defeat on their four-game road trip, which they finished with two victories against Glenallen (57-45, 61-54).

The girls' team also went 3-1 on the trip.

They posted two close wins, beating Delta Junction 43-37 in overtime and Glenallen 46-45. They dropped their final game in Glenallen, 27-30.

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The Unalaska Raiders started their road trip strong with two victories in Tok.

The boys’ basketball team beat the Wolverines 61-54 on Wednesday, extending their undefeated streak to 10-0 this season.

Meanwhile, the girls’ squad posted a decisive win. They beat Tok 55-26.

The Raiders take the court again on Thursday in Delta Junction. The girls play first at 5:30 p.m., followed by the boys at 7 p.m.

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Unalaska’s boys’ basketball team extended its winning streak this weekend, claiming the Ravn Alaska championship in overtime.

The Raiders beat Bethel 54-51 to earn first place in the tournament, in which they also trounced Houston (67-42) and Kotzebue (75-47).

The boys’ squad remains undefeated this season.

Meanwhile, the girls’ team finished the tournament 1-2, dropping games against Galena (46-55) and Kotzebue (32-71) while picking up a win against Houston (56-35).

Sophomore Alexis Magalong said the Raiders are still pushing for the top prize.

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The Unalaska boys’ basketball team (6-0) has extended their undefeated streak to six games. This weekend they downed the visiting Petersburg Vikings twice.

On Friday night, the team scored 64 points to Petersburg’s 38 – including double digit contributions by senior John Voung. Saturday’s game was a lower scoring affair with the Raiders winning decisively 48-27.

On the girls’ side, the Raiders split the weekend with the Vikings. On Friday night, Unalaska narrowly pulled off the win 26-24.

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The Unalaska basketball teams play their first home games of the 2017-2018 season this week.

Kent Russell has been coaching the boys' team for 6 years. KUCB sat down with him to discuss last season and what to expect from the program this year.

You can catch the boys' first home game Friday at 6:30 p.m. against defending 2A state champions Petersburg.

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