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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Kamiakin girls' basketball team is undefeated this season, in large part to a pair of sisters. Most people cannot even correctly pronounce their names.

"So I've gotten Kadiga, Tahijah," Khadidja Toure said.

"I've gotten Serah, Sierra," Sira Toure said.

You might mistake their names, but you cannot mistake their talent. The sisters are a big reason why the Kamiakin Braves are undefeated this season.

"When I do this then you need to cut this way. Or if you're rolling this way I need to cut this way. So like we hope to just transfer this to the game and just read off each other so it makes each others job easier," Khadidja said.

The Toure sisters have come a long way to get to the Tri-Cities, or at least their parents have. Their dad is from the Ivory Coast in Africa, and their mom is from Mali. So how on earth did they end up in the Tri-Cities?

"They I think met at some college convention because they're so nerdy like that. And then he moved back up here and they both found jobs as teachers," Khadidja said of her parents, both teachers in the Tri-Cities.

Even though they have both grown up in America, their African culture is still a big part of the sisters' lives. 

"All cultures have their plusses and minuses, advantages and disadvantages. So we try to give them the best of both worlds as much as we can," said Aissata Toure, Khadidja and Sira's mother.

The journey is not done for Khadidja. In the fall, she is committed to play basketball for Oregon State.

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