ACS girls win their sixth straight state title and first in the Class 4A division

ACS wins sixth straight state tittle
ACS wins sixth straight state tittle(Austin Sjong)
Published: Mar. 27, 2022 at 5:31 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Anchorage Christian Schools Lions dominated the Wasilla Warriors 71-42 to secure their first girls state title in the Class 4A division and their sixth straight, counting their Class 3A wins dating back to 2017. The Lions were bumped up from 3A to 4A for this season.

ACS was led by the Gatorade Player of the Year, junior Sayvia Sellers, in scoring with 22 points, but it was her passing that really made a difference, racking up nine assists.

“What’s unique about her and that I really like is that she loves to pass the ball, she loves to distribute to her teammates and it gets her going to see one of her teammates knock down a shot.” ACS Head Coach Chad Dyson said. “She is a very unselfish player and we are fortunate to have her.”

It took much more than just Sellers to win the game. With the pair of 6-foot tall sisters Layla and Bella Hays patrolling the paint for the Warriors, the ball had to keep moving. Senior Sarah Sorrells helped put the game out of reach with her hot shooting from the outside, hitting four of her seven shots from the 3-point line and scoring 15 points.

“It was fun for everyone, everyone had a great game and it was the last game for the Seniors, so I’m glad they played good, and that was nice,” Sellers said.

This is the first 4A title for ACS, but it doesn’t look like their reign of supremacy is going to come to an end any time soon with the Gatorade Player of the Year coming back next year and other great young talent coming down the pipeline. Anchorage Christian Schools is looking to rack up the accolades and continue their dominance of girls basketball in the state of Alaska.

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