Southeast Basketball Roundup: Yakutat girls top Hoonah

Defending Class 2A girls state champs win tournament

Posted: Monday, January 14, 2008

The Yakutat High School girls basketball team swept Hoonah on Jan. 7-8 in Class 2A Southeast Conference play.

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The Eagles, the defending state Class 2A champions, knocked off the Braves 70-29 on Jan. 8 as Justyne Wheeler scored a game-high 16 points for Yakutat.

Esther Esbenshade had 14 points, Heidi Esbenshade added 13 points, Cherise Ryman scored nine points, Rose Fraker added eight points, Katrina Fraker contributed six points and Ellen Esbenshade had four points in the win.

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For Hoonah, Gina Norris scored 11 points and Brooke Lampe had 10 points. Kristin Johanson had six points and Janelle Boyers scored two points in defeat.

On Jan. 7, Yakutat had five players score in double figures in a 78-34 victory over Hoonah.

Heidi Esbenshade had a team-high 17 points, Esther Esbenshade scored 11 points while Wheeler, Rose Fraker and Sharnel Vale had 10 points each to pace the Eagles.

Norris poured in 20 points to lead Hoonah.


Yakutat 54, Hoonah 39

Yakutat sealed a split with Hoonah on Jan. 8 behind 24 points from Shea Jackson.

The Eagles held a 24-14 halftime lead and coasted to the win.

Stephen Adams scored 15 points, Keith Ivers and Lucas Wheeler tallied four points each, Clinton Ivers and Sam Karsunky had three points each and Freddie Munoz made a free throw in the win.

Hoonah's Wilbur Lindoff scored a team-high 15 points. Also for the Braves, Thomas Norris had nine points, Kris Geise scored six points, Brandin Hill had five points and Charles Carteeti had four points.

Hoonah 42, Yakutat 24

Hoonah outscored Yakutat 27-13 in the second half to earn a Jan. 7 win.

The Eagles' Wilbur Lindoff tallied 11 points for the Braves while Thomas Norris and Brandin Hill had nine points each. Kris Geise had seven points and Charles Carteeti added six points in the win.

Yakutat's Stephan Adams scored a team-high 11 points while Shea Jackson chipped in nine points. Keith Ivers and Clinton Ivers had two points each to round out the Eagles' scoring.

St. Elias Tournament in Yakutat



Yakutat 66, Northway 33

Yakutat opened its host tournament in impressive fashion on Jan. 3.

The Eagles' Sharnel Vale had 16 points, Rose Fraker added 15 points and Katrina Fraker contributed 10 points in the win.

Northway's Katherine Albert had 11 points in defeat.

Wasilla JV 41, Lumen Christian 14

Wasilla's junior varsity outscored Lumen Christian 31-4 in the first half en route to a tournament opening win.

Ashlyn Frizzelle and Leisl Brown had eight points each for the Warriors' JV.

Elisha Corral led Lumen with six points.


Yakutat 69, Lumen Christian 20

Yakutat outscored Lumen Christian 41-1 in the first half en route to a Day 2 victory.

Sharnel Vale and Cherise Ryman had 12 points each while Heidi Esbenshade and Justyne Wheeler scored 11 points each for Yakutat. Maka Monture added five points in the win.

Elisha Corral led Lumen with 10 points.

Northway 38, Wasilla JV 25

Northway outscored Wasilla's junior varsity 24-12 in the second half to win on Day 2.

Katherine Albert led Northway with nine points while Ashlyn Frizzelle had eight points for Wasilla's JV.


Yakutat 55, Wasilla JV 17

The defending Class 2A state champs routed Wasilla's junior varsity to capture the St. Elias Tournament.

Heidi Esbenshade, Rose Fraker and Sharnel Vale had 11 points each while Ether Esbenshade had seven points in the win.

Hilary Apongalook scored five points to pace Wasilla's JV.

Northway 61, Lumen Christian 22

Northway's Kayla Hildebrand poured in a game-high 20 points to lift Northway past Lumen Christian in the final day of the tournament.

Ashley Beach had eight points in defeat.

St. Elias Tournament in Yakutat



Yakutat 56, Northway 46

Yakutat overcame an eight-point halftime deficit to topple Northway.

Shea Jackson had 14 points, Stephen Adams scored 13 points, Keith Ivers tallied 12 points and Clint Ivers had 10 points in the win.

Todd Demit and Randy Demit scored 15 points each for Northway.

Hoonah 38, Sitka JV 34

Brandin Hill scored 13 points and Charles Carteeti had 11 points as Hoonah knocked off Sitka's junior varsity.

Thomas Norris and Wilbur Lindoff had six points each for the Braves.

Sitka's David Reynolds scored a game-high 15 points.


Yakutat 45, Hoonah 37

Shea Jackson had 12 points and Stephen Adams scored 11 points as Yakutat downed Hoonah.

Keith Ivers and Lucas Wheeler scored seven points each for the Eagles.

Kris Geise led Hoonah with 15 points while Brandin Hill and Cory Hill had five points each. Wilbur Lindoff, Charles Carteeti and Thomas Norris tallied four points each for the Braves.

Sitka JV 45, Northway 44

Northway, competing with only five players, nearly upset Sitka's junior varsity on Day 2.

The Wolves' Richard Carlos had 14 points while David Reynolds scored eight points in the win.

Randy Demit had 20 points to pace Northway.


Yakutat 58, Sitka JV 54

Shea Jackson's 20 points help propel Yakutat past Sitka's junior varsity and capture the St. Elias Tournament.

Stephen Adams scored 11 points, Clint Ivers had 10 points, Keith Ivers had eight points, Sam Karsunky added five points and Lucas Wheeler scored four points for the Eagles.

Jeremy Estorta had 18 points to pace the Wolves' junior varsity.

Northway 43, Hoonah 41

Northway edged Hoonah in a tight game.

Wilbur Lindoff led the Braves with 12 points while Kris Geise had 11 points in defeat. Charles Carteeti, Thomas Norris and Brandin Hill had six points each in the loss.

Lucas Nutting had 10 points for Northway.


Haines 56, Mount Edgecumbe 53

Haines stayed perfect on the season with a victory over Mount Edgecumbe on Friday.

Kyle Fossman scored 20 points and Orion Falvey added 14 for the Glacier Bears (9-0, 2-0 SE). James Hart and Ame Cornacchione tallied nine points each while Ryan Olsen and Chandler Kemp scored two points each.

Caleb McGraw led Mount Edgecumbe with 20 points. Hugh Patkotak had 12 points, Misa Beans scored 11 points, Scott Alstrom and Claude Young netted three points each and Wayne Akootchook scored two points in defeat.

Haines 63, Mount Edgecumbe 56

Ryan Olsen's 22 points helped lift Haines to a Thursday victory over Mount Edgecumbe.

Kyle Fossman scored 15 points, James Hart had 12 points, Ame Cornacchione poured in eight points and Orion Falvey had seven points for the Glacier Bears.

The Braves' Caleb McGraw scored 13 points while Misa Beans and Claude Young had 11 points each in defeat. Josh Vo had eight points in the loss.

Petersburg 53, Wrangell 49

Petersburg (6-2, 4-0 SE) secured a sweep of Wrangell on Saturday behind 31 points from Cameron Severson.

Jon Mazzella had six points for the defending Class 3A state champs.

For Wrangell, Andrew Versteeg tallied 24 points and Kenny Wilson scored 12 points.

Petersburg 66, Wrangell 41

The Vikings received a balanced scoring attack in Friday's win over the Wolves.

Cameron Severson scored a game-high 27 points for Petersburg while Cody Smith had 13 points and Jordan Birchall contributed 10 points in the win.

Robert Perry had 13 points and Ryan Howell scored seven points for the Wolves.


Wrangell 45, Petersburg 38

Michelle Villarma scored 14 points and Jessica Ritchie had 10 points to boost Wrangell past Petersburg on Saturday.

Courtney McCay had nine points and Devyn Moody chipped in eight points for the Wolves.

For Petersburg (2-7, 1-3 SE), Ariel Norheim scored 14 points and Morgan Falter tallied 11 points.

Wrangell 42, Petersburg 33

Wrangell knocked off Petersburg on Friday as Michelle Villarma led all players with 16 points.

Britany Lindley added seven points for the Wolves.

Ariel Norheim scored seven points for the Vikings while Emily Baldwin, Ruby McMahon and Michaela Silva had six points each in defeat.

Haines 43, Mount Edgecumbe 31

Haines (7-2, 2-0 SE) swept Mount Edgecumbe on Friday as Sam Clay scored 11 points for the Glacier Bears.

Christine Hansen had nine points, Teslyn Visscher scored eight points while Fran Daily and J.J. Lende had six points each in the win.

Haines led 23-9 at the half.

Haines 54, Mount Edgecumbe 49

Sam Clay scored 13 points to lead Haines past Mount Edgecumbe on Thursday.

Fran Daily and Teslyn Visscher scored 11 points each and Christine Hansen had 10 points in the win.

• The Southeast Basketball Roundup features Class 2A and 3A games from throughout Southeast Alaska. Coaches are encouraged to call, fax or e-mail scores, stats and their record to the Juneau Empire for publication. Deadline is 8 p.m. Sunday for Monday publication. Contact sports editor Tim Nichols at 523-2228 or Coaches can also fax the Empire at 586-3028.

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