With a younger-than-average team, the Nikolaevsk girls managed to win their first round game Monday at the Class 2A girls state championships, but did not make it any further, as they lost to Tikigaq 57-26 on Tuesday at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.
The Brown Bears face the Fresno Monsters in a pivotal series at the Soldotna Sports Center on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Bears and Monsters are tied for the final playoff spot out of the West Division.
In the 1st round of the Class 4A state tourney, the Kenai boys will be looking to avenge a loss earlier this season to Dimond. The Kards would love to pull off an upset of the Lynx in the 1st round, just like Kenai did in 2008.