03/20/14 - 11:18pm
They don’t call it March Madness just to draw in the crowds.
Thursday’s first-round state tournament matchup between the Soldotna and West girls at the Sullivan Arena only added to the intrigue and drama that basketball fans this time of year drool over.
Soldotna took West to overtime, but came up short in a 58-55 loss, sending the Stars to the consolation side of the girls Class 4A bracket.
Fu’a Malaetia hit the game-winning 3-pointer with five seconds left in overtime to send the Eagles off to a semifinal matchup with Colony on Friday.