TMHS Falcons Girls host Ketchikan Tonight & Saturday

    TMHS seniors Grace Sikes (15) and Sydney Strong (13) defend a shot against JDHS this season. Sikes, Strong and classmates Olissa Oliver, Jo Pasion and Jorda Basiliso will be honored Saturday. (Klas Stolpe / KINY)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Thunder Mountain High School girls basketball team welcomes the Ketchikan Lady Kings into the Thunderdome tonight and Saturday.

      Saturday will be the final home games for seniors Olissa Oliver, Sydney Strong, Grace Sikes, Jo Pasion and Jorda Basiliso.

      “Seniors are important to passing on tradition and having role models within the program,” TMHS coach Andy Lee said. “They make every trip easier and every game better.”

      Game times tonight include C-team action beginning at 4 p.m., JV play at 5:30 p.m. and the Varsity Falcons at 7 p.m. Saturday game times are C-team 3 p.m., JV 4:30 p.m. and Varsity Falcons at 6 p.m. Varsity games will be broadcast live on

      Olissa Oliver is a four year player for the Falcons.

      “An amazing teammate and leader,” Lee said. “She suffered a serious knee injury but came back.”

      Strong is a team captain and four-year varsity letter winner.

      “She has been an all-tournament selection three times this year,” Lee said. “She is an everyday MVP.”

      Grace Sikes ia a team captain, four-year team member and three-time varsity letter earner.

      “She improves everyday,” Lee said. “She is our Swiss army knife.”

      Jo Pasion is a four-year team member earning her first varsity letter.

      “She has this incredible hustle and drive,” Lee noted.

      Jorda Basiliso is a four-year player in the program.

      “She is the heart and soul of the JV program,” Lee said. “A coaches player and a great teammate. Every team needs a Jorda.”

      The TMHS senior players will be honored before Saturday’s varsity game.

      The TMHS girls are 7-12 overall and 0-4 in the Southeast Conference. The Kayhi girls are 18-2 OA and 6-0 SEC. The Juneau-Douglas High School: Kalé girls are 14-6 OA, 2-4 SEC.

      Note: The Crimson Bears boys will be playing at Ketchikan tonight and Saturday and broadcast live on 107.9 The Hawk at 7:15 p.m. both nights.


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