Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Thunder Mountain High School girls basketball team lost to Ketchikan in the Region V Tournament 4A semifinals on Thursday.
The Falcons fell 41-36 to the Lady Kings, who now take on Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kale at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the championship game. Thunder Mountain and Ketchikan were down to their final loss of the double-elimination 4A tournament.
Thunder Mountain lost to Ketchikan 41-21 on Tuesday; Ketchikan lost to JDHS 49-36 on Wednesday.
TMHS junior Avery Kreischer scored eight points and Sydney Strong scored six points.
Kayhi senior Lianne Guevarra scored 11 points and Madison Rose scored eight points.
Thunder Mountain was outscored by Kayhi 8-1 in the final minutes, giving up six points to Rose.
Rose's go-ahead 3-pointer made it 36-34 with about 3:30 left. The teams traded free throws before sophomore Jenae Rhoads extended the Kayhi lead to 39-35, and Rose tacked on two more free throws to make it 41-35 with a minute to go.
TMHS scored 15 points in the third quarter, knocking down 8 of 8 free throws and tying the game at 31-31 just before the frame ended.
Neal Garcia's 3-pointer gave the Falcons a one-point lead midway through the fourth, but it was the Falcons' final field goal in the game.
Region V 2A/3A/4A Basketball Tournament
Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kale
Friday girls games
8 a.m. Craig vs. Wrangell (loser out)
11:30 a.m. Sitka vs. Mt. Edgecumbe
3 p.m. Metlakatla vs. Petersburg
6:30 p.m. JDHS vs. Ketchikan