03/26/16 - 10:47pm
It had been 25 years since the Homer Mariners had a girls basketball team appear in a state championship game, and a semifinal win Friday changed that.
As for the state crown itself, well, that’ll have to wait another year.
The Homer girls fell 49-26 to the Barrow Whalers in a matchup of the top two seeds in the Class 3A girls state final Saturday at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage.
Eight hundred seventeen miles separate the two very different communities, a distance that was analogous of the Whalers’ advantage on the glass. Barrow outrebounded Homer 41-27.