JDHS seniors Marissa Brakes and Gabi Fenumiai were selected to the 2013 Lady Lynx Prep Tournament maroon bracket all-tournament team on Saturday. Since JDHS lost their opening game in the tourney 47-37 to Lathrop they were sent to the Maroon Bracket where they beat east 53-50, beat Chugiak 52-43 and lost to West 41-29 to finish second in the MAROON BRACKET. Joining Brakes and Fenumiai on the MAROON-All Tournament Team were Chanel Bookert (West), Leya Dupriest (Palmer), Nadine Fraker (Bartlett), Taylor Murray (South), Justice English (Kenai), Shiccia Harris-Grant (West), Brandy Bookout (Chugiak), and CC Cockerham (West). MAROON-All Tournament MVP was East’s Taria Page. The Gold BRACKET, which included all the first round winners, saw Wasilla defeat Dimond 49-43 for the GOLD Championship. GOLD-All Tournament Team selections were Ruthy Hebard (Lathrop), Kaillee Skiold (Soldotna), Mary Klapperich (Colony), Hannah Wandersee (Kodiak), Marina Washburn (West Valley), Alexis Crellin (Ketchikan), Aminata Cole (Dimond), Kyla Dinkle (Wasilla), Sierra Afoa (Dimond) and Jenna Ford (Wasilla). GOLD-Touranment MVP’s were co-mvps for the first time in 13 years of tournament paly. Those honors went to Wasilla teammates Alexis Imoe and Alysha Devine. Special Individual Awards included: Nothing But Net Award (minimum of 10 shots) - Alexis Imoe (Wasilla, 27 made); Queen Of The Paint Award (rebounding champion, total number of rebound) - Lathrop’s Ruthy Hebard with 65; Top Gun Award (scoring champion, total number of points) - East’s Taria Page with 76; Long Range Shooter Award (three-point champion) - Bartlett’s Nadine Fraker with 13; Havoc Award (defense award) - Wasilla’s Alysha Devine with 18 steals; Not In My House Award (blocked shots) - Lathrop’s Ruthy Hebard with 15; and the Dish Award (most assists) - Juneau’s Marissa Brakes with 20. Ketchikan won their opening game 53-44 over Palmer to move into GOLD play (Bayley Lindgren led with 17 points, Mikayla Brown-Harrison 8 rebounds); they then lost to Dimond 59-45 (Brooke Simmons 13 PTS, Brown-Harrison 7 RB), lost to Colony 58-33 (Eliah Anderson 10 PTS, Simmons 4 RB), and lost to Soldotna 50-40 (Alexis Crellin 12 PTS, Charley Edwardson, Crellin 3 RBS).
Thunder Mountain's Josh Tupou guards Kayhi's Colton Paulsen as Falcon's Ben Jahn guards Kable Lervick as Lervick shoots in the third quarter Saturday night.