FAIRBANKS-Over the weekend the Effie Kokrine Warriors hosted the Minto Lakers in basketball. This turned out to be a highly competitive contest.
Minto led 18-15 after the first quarter as Chris Baker scored 11 of his 13 points for Minto in the first. Benjamin Charlie led the Lakers with 16.
Effie put together a good 20 point second quarter to regain the lead. Josh Fisher scored 16 for Effie Kokrine. Dejour Reed closed this one out for Effie scoring a game high 25 points including 9 in the fourth quarter and the Warriors win 66-62 over Minto.
The Warriors play Tri-Valley and Su-valley before Regionals.
Lathrop split on the road in Wasilla on Saturday.
The boys team came out on top 56-44. Cole Berner and Jaden Whiteside combined for 32 points in the win.
The girls team lost to Wasilla 36-70. Cassidy Edwards had 17 and 13 for the Warriors. Karli Fitzgerald led Lathrop with 12 points.