(2-15-16) – It was an exciting weekend of Elks Tournament basketball. The girls varsity team had a strong performance and were able to take 1st place in the tournament. On the first day of competition the Lady Bucs faced off against the Seward Seahawks. Having already beat them the previous week before the tournament; Valdez easily won the game 52-37 and advanced to the next round. The next day they played the Kotzebue Huskies. The Lady Bucs won 39-25 by playing smothering defense and only allowing the Huskies to score four points in the 4th and final quarter. On the final day of competition Valdez played the Nikiski Bulldogs for the championship. Once again, defense helped Valdez cruise to another victory. At the conclusion of the tournament VHS seniors Katy Merioles and Maddy Fleming were voted onto the All-Tournament Team, and sophomore Makenzi Mott was named the Tournament MVP.