It’s a whole new season, as 2A Interior Conference playoffs are set to begin March 10 at Tok. Everyone starts out with a fresh 0-0 won loss record in the three-day double-elimination shootout, with the top two finishers advancing to the State 2A tournament in Anchorage on March 17-19.
Cordova’s Lady Wolverines continue to improve, battling back from a 37-14 loss to visiting Conference rival SuValley on Feb. 23, to make it close in the rematch the next evening.
For decades, Valdez and Cordova were big 3A basketball rivals. With CHS now classified in 2A, it appears the Wolverines have found a replacement for the Buccaneers in the 2A SuValley Rams.
Midway through a week-long trip for conference basketball action, the Cordova Lady Wolverines picked up a pair of wins. On Feb.16, they topped Tok 37-23. The next day, they defeated Effie Kokrine in Fairbanks 43-27.
Following the Valdez Elks tournament on Feb. 10-12, the Cordova Wolverines hit the road for a six-game seven-day road trip to all the Interior Conference schools except SuValley.
Three days into an arduous 11-day road trip, the Cordova High girls and boys basketball teams are already garnering kudos for their school spirit and camaraderie.
It was an uphill battle for Cordova’s Lady Wolverines at the Valdez Elks Tournament, as they faced larger 3A schools in all three games.
The Cordova Wolverines picked up a big win at the Valdez Elks Tournament, topping 4A North Pole 39-35 in second-round action on Friday, Feb. 11.
Basketball referee Jerry Bendsak of Cordova recalls the game he couldn't blow the whistle once: “And my mouth starts to dry up. I start to get cotton mouth. The game is getting ready to start."
The Cordova High School basketball schedule has been revised considerably, following a stay of extracurricular activities due to rising COVID-19 case counts.