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Kamaka Hepa's shot, from behind the Arctic Circle

PORTLAND, Oregon — In a well-used high school gym in mid-February, boys on the top-ranked Jefferson High School basketball team, rattled by pressure, hung their heads in frustration. They were on their heels against the Cleveland High School Warriors.

Kamaka Hepa, Jefferson's 6-foot-9 power forward from Utqiagvik, kept his cool and urged his teammates to stay calm. And in the fourth quarter, Kamaka's fellow Demos (short for the Democrats) hit their groove.


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