Kayhi boys, girls still lead region in polls

Posted: Thursday, January 27, 2005

The Ketchikan and Juneau-Douglas boys basketball teams may have split their two-game series last weekend, but there is a clear Southeast favorite in the season's second Alaska Sportswriters High School Basketball Polls, released today.

Kayhi (8-4) jumped from sixth to fifth among Class 4A boys teams, increasing its point total from 10 to 25. Meanwhile, the Juneau boys (4-5) moved up from seventh to a tie for sixth, but dropped from eight to six points. West Anchorage (11-2) remains atop the Class 4A boys poll.

In the Class 4A girls poll, Ketchikan remains ahead of Juneau, though both teams fell in points. Juneau (5-4) and Ketchikan (10-1) were idle last weekend, but the Crimson Bears host the Kings this weekend.

The Kayhi girls fell from third (23 points) to a tie for fourth (17 points), while Juneau fell from sixth (eight points) to eighth (five points). Chugiak (11-0) is still in the lead.

Heritage Christian (8-1, 62 points) leads the Class 3A boys poll, with Petersburg fifth (7-2, 19) and Mount Edgecumbe sixth (5-2, 12) to represent Southeast.

Monroe Catholic (5-0, 52) tops the Class 3A girls poll, trailed by second-place and undefeated Petersburg (7-0, 44). Unbeaten Mount Edgecumbe (6-0) is the only other Southeast team in the poll, standing in sixth with 18 points.

Undefeated Hoonah (7-0) is second in the Class 2A boys poll with 49 points, trailing Cook Inlet Academy (7-0, 60). Other Southeast teams receiving votes are Yakutat in fourth (7-5, 20) and Skagway in a tie for seventh (0-7, three).

The undefeated Skagway girls are the top Southeast team in the Class 2A girls poll. The Panthers (7-0) are third with 29 points, trailing five-time defending state champion Ninilchik (9-1, 57) and Bristol Bay (8-1, 56). Yakutat (8-4) is fifth with 15 points, while Hoonah (5-2) is sixth with 11.

Complete poll results can be found on the Local Sports Page.

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