Kodiak basketball fans will have very few chances to see live basketball in Kodiak this year. The boys team has three home games and the girls are home only once during the regular season. However, Kodiak will host this month’s Joe Floyd Christmas Tournament and the regional tournament in March. KMXT’s Erik Wander has more.
Kodiak High School Athletic Director Steve Rounsaville said the scheduling imbalance should pay off in the long run, allowing Kodiak to host more games in the near future. Next year, the girls’ team will have at least four home games, and the boys will host at least three.
— (Rounsaville 1 21 sec "Our hope is that … home weekend every other year.")
Boys’ head coach Amy Fogle, who coached the boys’ team from 1995 to 2003, which included a 2001 state championship, before moving to the girls’ team, said she is not discouraged by this year’s schedule. Noting that the girls’ team faces a tougher road schedule this year, Fogle said she’s looking forward to getting back to coaching the boys’ team once again.
— (Fogle 1 42 sec "I’m not too discouraged … I’m looking forward to that.")
Rounsaville said the rigorous road schedule, in which both teams play away games for much of January and February, can put a strain on the players. But he said there are some breaks built into the schedule for the teams to rest and plenty of opportunity for parents and fans to see the teams in action.
— (Rounsaville 2 40 sec "No question that it’ll be … regional tournament here.")
Girls’ head coach Brett Larson said the road-game-heavy schedule could actually play into the lady Bears’ favor, as much as he would like to see a few more home games.
— (Larson 40 sec "We have a pretty hostile … fun to watch this year.")
The Joe Floyd Christmas Tournament takes place December 18th through the 20th. Regions will be held March 5th through 7th. The boys’ basketball team hosts Wasilla on January 9th and 10th, Colony on January 23rd and 24th and Skyview on February 20th and 21st. The girls host Skyview on February 20th and 21stt in their only home game of the regular season. I’m Erik Wander.