Despite playing without senior center Tyler Richardson, who is out four to seven weeks with a broken right hand, the host Ketchikan boys beat Prince Rupert and Metlakatla in a weekend round-robin series.
Jesse LeBeau scored 15 points as the Kings beat the Rainmakers of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, 74-58 on Thursday, and LeBeau and Casey Bass each scored 22 points as Class 4A Kayhi defeated Class 3A Metlakatla 93-54 on Saturday.
The Ketchikan girls also beat Prince Rupert and Metlakatla last week to remain undefeated.
Richardson broke his hand earlier this month, but the Ketchikan boys rallied in his absence to take a 38-24 halftime lead on Thursday. The Kings sealed the victory with a 10-0 run that put them ahead 62-44 midway through the fourth quarter. Beau Poppen scored 13 points off the bench for Ketchikan, while Prince Rupert's Connor Agnew led all scorers with 24 points.
On Saturday, Kayhi (7-3 overall) outscored Metlakatla 30-16 in the second quarter en route to a 54-30 halftime lead. Derek Clark added 17 points for the Kings, while Layte Hudson led the Chiefs (1-4 overall) with 25 points.
On Friday, Agnew scored 22 points as Prince Rupert beat Metlakatla 58-51. The Chiefs led 40-35 entering the fourth quarter, but could not hold the advantage. Hudson scored 18 points to lead Metlakatla.
The Ketchikan girls improved their season record to a perfect 7-0 with weekend round-robin wins, also over visiting Prince Rupert and Metlakatla.
Tory Edwardson scored 12 points as Kayhi beat the Prince Rupert Rainmakers 55-23 on Thursday, and Edwardson scored 19 points on Saturday as the Class 4A Kings trounced the Class 3A Metlakatla MissChiefs 69-27.
Ketchikan outscored Prince Rupert 26-7 in the third quarter of Thursday's game. Katie Geldaker added 10 points for the Kings, while Lauren Movold scored eight points to lead the Rainmakers.
Stacia Miller chipped in 12 points and K.C. Greenup added 10 as Kayhi took a 33-9 halftime lead over Metlakatla on Saturday. Kristy Didrickson scored 10 points to lead the MissChiefs (1-3 overall).
On Friday, Didrickson scored 13 points and Hannah Henderson added 10 as Metlakatla beat Prince Rupert 36-28. The MissChiefs trailed 20-18 at halftime, but had a 12-5 edge in the third quarter.
Haines, Craig boys split
David Berry scored 30 points - including 23 in the second half - to lead the Haines boys to a 61-58 win over visiting Craig on Saturday and a split of their Southeast Conference-Class 3A series. The Glacier Bears overcame a game-high 31 points from the Panthers' Eric Hamilton.
Hamilton scored a game-high 24 points as Craig won Friday's opener over Haines 61-56.
Haines trailed 28-26 at halftime on Saturday, then took a 43-41 lead entering the final period as Berry took control of the game. The Haines senior added 16 rebounds in the Glacier Bears' victory.
"He just got the feeling that he was going to hit (his shots), and we went to him," Haines coach Dave Lougee said of Berry. "He played a remarkable game."
Nathan Narum added 10 points for Haines (2-2 overall, 2-2 conference), while Bryan Combs scored eight points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out 13 assists for the Glacier Bears on Saturday.
Mike Demmert and Nick Jones backed up Hamilton with eight points apiece for Craig (3-4 overall, 1-1 conference).
On Friday, Demmert scored nine points and Phillip Pierce added eight for Craig in the Panthers' win. Berry led Haines with 23 points, Narum scored 18 and James Blilie added 10. The Craig bench helped the Panthers win by outscoring the Haines bench 16-0.
In junior varsity action, Craig swept Haines with a 66-32 win on Friday and a 53-37 win on Saturday. Charles Deffenbaugh scored 22 points and Spencer Beckman added 16 for Craig on Friday, while Christian Lende led Haines with 12 points. On Saturday, Kelvin Vaughn scored 14 points to lead Craig and Wayne Stickler scored 11 points to lead Haines.
Haines, Craig girls split
Four Craig players reached double-figure scoring, led by Brianne Goheen's 16 points, as the Panthers edged the visiting Haines Glacier Bears 66-57 on Saturday to salvage a split of their Southeast-Class 3A series.
Haines' Kim Ferrin scored 20 points to lead the Glacier Bears to a 60-40 win over Craig in Friday's opener.
On Saturday, Liz Thomsen and Jill May chipped in 14 points apiece for Craig (1-3 overall, 1-1 conference), while Aimee Castle added 12 for the Panthers in a game that was tied at 44-all entering the fourth quarter. Goheen scored 11 of her 16 points in the final period - including 6-for-6 free-throw shooting - to put Craig ahead.
Ferrin scored a game-high 23 points for Haines (1-3 overall, 1-3 overall), and Ivanca Jones added 18 points, including four 3-pointers.
Haines jumped out to a 37-20 lead on Friday, as Drew Fossman scored 15 points and Jones chipped in 11 to back up Ferrin in the victory.
May scored 23 points to lead Craig.
In junior varsity action, Craig beat Haines 42-22 on Friday and 32-29 on Saturday. Craig's Nicole Moots scored a series-high 11 points on Friday.
Petersburg, Wrangell boys split
Trevor McCay came off the bench to score 22 points, including four 3-pointers, as the Petersburg boys knocked off Wrangell 57-51 on Saturday in Wrangell, earning a split of their two-game Southeast-Class 3A series. On Friday, Wrangell won 56-43.
Stuart Meeks was the only other Viking to score in double figures on Saturday, finishing with 11 points as Petersburg (4-1 overall, 1-1 conference) adjusted to the loss of senior Jeb Phillips to a broken thumb earlier in the week. Phillips is sidelined for several weeks and didn't play in either game. Dwight Yancey scored 26 points - 20 in the second half - to lead the Wolves (3-2 overall, 2-2 conference), while Gordon McCloskey added 13.
In Friday's game, Yancey scored 15 points while Chris Haggard and Spencer Stavee added 10 apiece for Wrangell. Meeks led Petersburg with 14 points and Sam Jensen added 12.
Petersburg girls sweep Wrangell
Callie Bell hit four 3-pointers and scored 19 points on Saturday as she led the Petersburg girls to a 42-21 victory over Wrangell and a sweep of their two-game Southeast-Class 3A series in Wrangell. On Friday, the Vikings won 37-25.
In Saturday's game, Emily Moran added eight points for Petersburg (5-0 overall, 2-0 conference). Tessa Appleman scored 11 points and Laurie Brown added eight for the Wolves (2-2 overall, 2-2 conference).
On Friday, Bell scored 10 points and Hannah Meucci added eight to lead the Vikings. Appleman scored nine points and Brown added eight to lead Wrangell.
Yakutat boys, girls beat Sitka JV
The Yakutat boys and girls made the most of a ferry layover in Sitka, beating the host Wolves junior varsity squads on Jan. 6.
Yakutat beat the Sitka JV 67-59 in the boys matchup, while the Eagle girls edged the Wolves JV 39-32. Class 2A Yakutat played the Class 4A Sitka JV squads on a layover after games at Kake.
In the boys matchup, Ben Dunbar scored 23 points, Same Ferguson added 15 and Kyle Dierick scored 12 as Yakutat (4-1 overall, 3-1 conference) took a 37-21 lead at halftime. Dunbar and Ferguson each drained three 3-pointers.
Sitka was led by a game-high 25 points from Bryn Calhoun, and 23 points from Kory Hansen.
In the girls game, Jacquoi James scored 11 points and Heidi Esbenshade added 10 for the Eagles (5-0 overall, 4-0 conference), who led 14-13 at halftime before going on an 18-3 run in the third quarter. K.J. Lorenzo scored 10 points to lead the Sitka JV.
The Yakutat squads were scheduled to play a pair of games at Angoon last weekend, but Angoon (0-2 overall, 0-2 conference for both boys and girls) was forced to forfeit the Southeast-Class 2A games because it did not have enough eligible players.
The Ketchikan Daily News contributed to this report. The Juneau Empire's weekly Southeast Hoops Roundup feature is compiled by Charles Bingham and Andrew Krueger from results sent to the Empire by school athletic directors and team coaches. Scoresheets and/or game highlights should be faxed to 1-907-586-3028 (attention sports) or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Monday so this feature and region standings can be compiled. For more information, call the Empire sports desk at 1-907-586-3740.
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