The Ketchikan High School girls basketball team claimed the title in its own Lady Kings Invitational after claiming a 78-41 victory over the North Pole Patriots on Saturday at Ketchikan's Clarke Cochrane Gym.
The Kings used a balanced attack to beat the Patriots, with six players scoring at least nine points for Ketchikan in the championship game.
Darcel Williams scored 14 points to lead the Kings, while Ashley Hayward had 12 points, Deanna Hallman and Jonnae Ostrom both scored 10 points and the duo of Jodi Jakubek and Anne Elliott had nine points each.
Hayley Musgrove scored 19 points to lead North Pole, which was the only Class 4A school in the eight-team tournament, and Shande Burkhead added nine points for the Patriots.
Ketchikan reached the title game with an 88-30 victory over Wrangell in Thursday's opening round and a 63-23 victory over Craig in Friday's semifinals. North Pole beat Klawock 83-24 on Thursday and topped Metlakatla 64-26 on Friday to reach the championship.
Craig claimed third place in the tournament with a 45-31 victory over fifth-place Metlakatla. Caledonia Secondary School (of Terrace, British Columbia) finished in fourth place with a 63-34 victory over the sixth-place Ketchikan junior varsity/C team. Wrangell beat Klawock 62-36 in the seventh-place game.
The other scores from the tournament included Metlakatla over Ketchikan JV/C 29-24 and Craig beating Caledonia 50-41 on Thursday, while Ketchikan JV/C beat Klawock 37-31 and Caledonia beat Wrangell 41-33 in Friday's consolation semifinals.
The tournament's MVP was Anne Elliott of Ketchikan. The all-tourney team included Natalie Wangerin of Klawock, Adrienne McLaughlin of Wrangell, Shande Burkhead and Hayley Musgrove of North Pole, Heather Douville of Craig, Deanna Hallman of Ketchikan, Gillian Gook of Caledonia, Renee King of North Pole, Darcel Williams of Ketchikan and Danann Blandov of Metlakatla.
Klawock won the team sportsmanship award. Kristy Didrikson of Metlakatla won the free-throw shooting contest and Wangerin won the 3-point shooting contest.
The all-academic team included Emma Endicott of Wrangell; Musgrove, Genna Sipperly and Becca Russell of North Pole; Jonnae Ostrom, Sarah Keene, Jodi Jakubek and Williams of Ketchikan; and Gook, Laura Seaton and Leah Malo of Caledonia.
Ketchikan hosts Juneau-Douglas High School on Friday and Saturday in Region V-Class 4A action.
Sitka boys seventh at Alaska Prep Shootout
Karel Uddipa scored 14 points to lead four members of the Sitka High School boys basketball team in double-figure scoring Saturday as the Wolves beat the Grace Christian School Grizzlies 63-58 in the seventh-place game of the Alaska Prep Shootout at Anchorage's Dimond High School.
Besides the scoring from Uddipa, Sitka picked up 12 points from Karl Stedman and 11 points each from Colin Kambak and Cody Campbell.
Earlier in the tournament, Sitka lost its opener 61-38 to tournament host Dimond on Thursday, then lost a 75-52 decision to East Anchorage in Friday's consolation action. Kambak led Sitka in scoring for both games with 10 points against eventual champion Dimond and 21 points against East. Dimond edged Chugiak 56-55 in the championship game on Saturday.
Yakutat boys, Seldovia girls win Mount St. Elias titles
Led by tournament MVPs Martin Sensmeier and Jamie Gaegle, the Yakutat High School boys basketball team and the Seldovia-English girls, respectively, claimed the titles in Yakutat's Mount St. Elias Classic.
The Yakutat boys went 3-0 as they claimed their half of the tournament with an 86-71 victory over Angoon on Thursday, a 63-52 victory over Dillingham on Friday and a 61-52 victory over Seldovia on Saturday. In other boys games in the round-robin tournament, Dillingham beat Seldovia 54-50 on Thursday, Angoon beat Seldovia 75-70 on Friday and Dillingham beat Angoon 80-59 on Saturday.
In the girls part of the tournament, Seldovia, Yakutat and Dillingham all finished with 2-1 records but the title went to Seldovia because of the tournament's tie-breaking system. Seldovia beat Angoon 78-50 on Friday and beat Yakutat 33-29 on Saturday, but lost 61-27 to Dillingham on Thursday. In the other girls games, Yakutat edged Angoon 40-38 on Thursday, Yakutat beat Dillingham 37-27 on Friday and Dillingham beat Angoon 49-45 on Saturday.
The boys all-tournament team included Sensmeier and Jake Endicott of Yakutat, Ryan Chartier and Tom Bowden of Seldovia, and Ryan Savo and Jason Bennis of Dillingham. The girls all-tourney team included Gaegle and Amelia Dillon of Seldovia, Samantha Johnson and Stephanie Johnson of Yakutat, Amber Jamestown of Angoon and Apayo Moore of Dillingham.
Wrangell boys sweep Craig
Cole Appleman scored 51 points in two games as the Wrangell boys basketball team swept Craig 103-68 on Friday and 68-63 on Saturday in Wrangell.
Appleman had 29 points on Friday to lead the Wolves, who also picked up 18 points from Mike Villarma, 17 from Brent Stokes and 16 from Brad Angerman. Raymond Douville led Craig with 23 points, while Ryan Jones added 13 and Ryan Hamilton scored 11.
Appleman scored 22 points on Saturday for Wrangell, which trailed 37-31 at halftime. Stoke had 15 points, Angerman had 12 and Woody Woodworth scored 11 for the Wolves. Freddie Hamilton scored 32 points to lead the Panthers, who also picked up 17 points from Douville.
Mount Edgecumbe girls sweep Haines
Melanie Beans scored 17 points to lead the Mount Edgecumbe girls basketball team over the Haines Glacier Bears, 39-35, on Saturday in Haines. On Friday, Beans and Prema Warren combined for 36 points as the Braves beat Haines 56-31 to complete the sweep.
Ivanca Jones scored 14 points to lead Haines on Saturday and Keely Falcon had 12 to lead Haines in Friday's game.
Mount Edgecumbe boys sweep Haines
Chris Boskofsky scored 13 points to lead six Mount Edgecumbe boys in double-figure scoring Friday as the Braves beat Haines 77-45 in Haines. On Saturday, Peter Jorgensen scored 21 points to lead Mount Edgecumbe to a 93-47 victory over the Glacier Bears.
Hoonah boys sweep Thorne Bay
Jarrett Brown scored 12 points on Friday as the Hoonah boys claimed a 48-24 victory over Thorne Bay in Hoonah. Brown scored 17 points on Saturday as the Braves completed the sweep with a 55-29 victory over Thorne Bay.
Kake girls sweep Hydaburg
Danielle Knudsen scored 47 points over two games as the Kake girls swept a series from Hydaburg in Kake. On Friday, Knudsen had 21 points and on Saturday she scored 26. Destiny Bell led Hydaburg with 26 points on Friday and 22 on Saturday.
Hydaburg boys sweep Kake
Vinnie Edenshaw scored 17 points on Friday to lead the Hydaburg boys to a 57-48 victory over Kake in Kake, then Edenshaw scored 21 points on Saturday as the Warriors completed the sweep with a 58-54 victory over the Thunderbirds.
The Juneau Empire's Southeast Hoops Roundup is a weekly feature that rounds up the region's high school basketball results and usually runs on Wednesdays. Coaches should fax all of their boxscores to 1-907-586-3028 by Monday afternoon so standings can be updated each week, or they can e-mail the information to firstname.lastname@example.org (please no text attachments).