03/20/14 - 11:16pm
The Nikiski girls hoops team fell short on the first day of the Class 3A state tournament at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, losing to Mt. Edgecumbe 49-39.
The loss drops the Bulldogs into the 3A consolation bracket with an 8 a.m. Friday matchup with Valdez.
“Our girls played really hard and really fought, but when the other team’s shooting the ball that well, it’s hard to catch up,” said Nikiski coach Scott Anderson.
Junior Rachel Thompson came up big for the Bulldogs with 21 points, while senior Alyssa Darch added eight points and took down seven rebounds.