Ryan Fagerstrom scored seven of his 11 points in the fourth quarter to help the Juneau-Douglas High School boys junior varsity basketball team hold off a late rally by the Petersburg JV on Saturday, as the Crimson Bears claimed a 56-54 victory and a sweep of their two-game series in Petersburg.
Andrew Capacci scored 13 points and Scott Lesh added 12 points for the Crimson Bears JV team. Juneau led 42-37 entering the fourth quarter, but the Crimson Bears missed seven free throws in the final period.
Stuart Meeks scored 15 points and Cody Peterson added 12 to lead the Vikings JV.
On Friday, Lesh scored 18 points - with four 3-pointers - and Luke Miller added 10 as the Juneau JV team claimed a 55-43 victory.
Meeks led the Vikings JV team with 10 points and Peterson added eight.
In C team action, the Crimson Bears picked up another two-game series sweep as they won Friday's game 70-43 and took Saturday's contest 56-39.
On Friday, Ryan Beason scored 16 points and Carlo Ebron added 12 to lead the Juneau C team. Chris Buschman scored 14 points and David Mazzela added nine to lead Petersburg.
In Saturday's game, Clae Baker scored all 11 of his points in the first half and Ebron added nine points to lead the Crimson Bears, who were in Petersburg while the varsity played in Anchorage.
Justin Falter scored 10 points to lead the Vikings and was the only Petersburg player with more than five points.
Sitka boys finish eighth in East T-Bird Classic
The Sitka Wolves went 0-3 in the East T-Bird Classic, closing out the tournament with a 52-42 loss to the Chugiak Mustangs on Saturday at East Anchorage High School. On Friday, Sitka lost 57-54 to the Colony Knights. In Thursday's opening round, the host East Anchorage Thunderbirds beat the Wolves 65-43.
In Saturday's game, Sitka (3-10 overall, 0-0 Region V-Class 4A) trailed by 21 in the third quarter and rallied within eight points before falling short against Chugiak. Cade Dickey scored 16 points to lead the Mustangs, while T.J. Bradley added nine. Tyler McCarty scored six of his team-high 11 points in the fourth quarter to lead Sitka, while Carrington Gorman scored all seven of his points in the final period.
Sitka had a chance to take Colony into overtime on Friday, but fell short as Andrew Broschat's 3-point shot missed in the final seconds. Broschat scored 19 points to lead Sitka, while George Wathen (formerly known as George Howard) and E.B. Crow both scored 11 for the Wolves. Rhett Magner scored 18 points to lead Colony, while Justin Schwartzbauer added 17.
The Wolves opened the tournament with a loss to East on Thursday, despite a game-high 27 points from Broschat. Kylan Robinson scored 15 points to lead East, while Derek Laws added 12 and former Angoon resident Jordan Jamestown had nine points. Ozelle Jamestown, Jordan's older brother, didn't play because of an injury. Matt Burrows scored all seven of his points in the fourth quarter for Sitka, while Carrington Gorman chipped in six points, all in the third.
Metlakatla boys sweep Craig
Chris Bryant and Beau Hayward teamed up to lead the Metlakatla boys basketball team to a two-game Region V-Class 3A series sweep over the Craig Panthers last weekend in Metlakatla. The Chiefs won 80-71 on Friday and 79-62 on Saturday.
Bryant and Hayward scored 23 points each to lead the Chiefs (11-1 overall, 6-0 region) on Friday, while Bryan Hayward scored 11 for Metlakatla. Eric Hamilton scored a game-high 33 points to lead Craig (4-9 overall, 2-2 region), which also picked up 15 points from Alexei Gamble and 10 from Louis Isaacs.
On Saturday, Bryant scored 24 points and Beau Hayward added 14 for Metlakatla. Shane Martinez added nine points for the Chiefs, who used an 18-0 run over the first and second quarters to take control of the game. Hamilton led Craig with 23 points and Gamble added 12 for the Panthers.
Petersburg varsity boys go 3-0 in Cordova
The Petersburg varsity boys won all three of their games on their way to claiming the title at a tournament in Cordova last week.
On Thursday, Sam Jensen scored 18 points and Kyle Skinner chipped in 15 as the Vikings (6-3 overall, 3-3 Region V-Class 3A) beat the Nome Nanooks 52-41. Travis Weiss scored a game-high 21 points for Nome.
Skinner scored 14 points and Jeb Phillips added 12 as Petersburg beat Cook Inlet Academy 62-39 on Friday. Adam Cooper scored 22 points for the Eagles.
On Saturday, Skinner scored 22 points as the Vikings beat the host Cordova Wolverines 63-40. Jon Randrup netted 11 points for Petersburg, and Phillips added 10. Kellen Hawley scored 11 to lead Cordova.
Mount Edgecumbe boys sweep Wrangell
Max Shellabarger scored all 20 of his points in the second half - and 17 in the fourth quarter - to lead the Mount Edgecumbe boys basketball team to a 62-32 victory over the Wrangell Wolves on Friday at Mount Edgecumbe in Sitka. On Saturday, the Braves completed the sweep of the two-game Region V-Class 3A series with a 94-53 victory as Josh Thomas scored 22 points.
In Friday's game, things were still close through three quarters, as the Braves led just 32-25 entering the fourth quarter. But the Braves (10-1 overall, 5-1 region) outscored Wrangell 30-7 to close out the game. George Beans added 11 points and Matt Mercier scored 10 for Mount Edgecumbe, while Harry Churchill scored nine points to lead Wrangell.
On Saturday, five Braves reached double figures, with Thomas, who didn't play Friday, leading the way. Mercier added 21 points, Jory Peterson had 15, Beans scored 13 and Shellabarger added 11 for Mount Edgecumbe. Gregg Wilson and Dwight Yancey scored 18 points each to lead the Wolves.
Angoon boys sweep Yakutat
Bailey Johnson scored 24 points on Friday to lead the Angoon boys basketball team to a 72-62 victory over the Yakutat Eagles in Yakutat. In Saturday's game, Johnson and Loren Sands each scored 21 points as the Eagles won 72-68 for a sweep of the two-game Region V-Class 2A series.
In Friday's game, Sands scored 19 points and Stephen Johnson added 17 for Angoon. Kyle Diereck scored 25 points to lead Yakutat, while Jack Klushkan added 13.
On Saturday, Bailey Johnson and Sands both scored 21 points to lead Angoon, while Stephen Johnson added 20 points. Klushkan scored 13 points to lead Yakutat, while Adam Johnson added 12, and Sam Ferguson and Alin Vale chipped in 10 apiece.
Skagway, Thorne Bay boys split
Ryan and Donny Gray each scored 17 points to lead the Thorne Bay Wolverines to a 51-49 double-overtime victory over the visiting Skagway Panthers last Thursday.
In a second game Thursday, the Panthers rebounded with a 39-33 win over the Wolverines for a split of the Region V-Class 2A series.
Garrett Henry scored 22 points for Skagway in the first game, and Thomas Knorr added 11. In the second game, Knorr led Skagway with 16 points while Henry chipped in 11. Donny Gray had 10 points for Thorne Bay in the second game, while Ryan Gray netted eight.
Hydaburg sweeps Skagway boys
The defending Class 2A state champion Hydaburg Warriors rolled past visiting Skagway in a pair of games last weekend. Hydaburg is now 3-2 overall, 2-0 in Region V-Class 2A play.
Curtis Demmert scored 30 points and George Peratrovich chipped in 13 as the Warriors beat the Panthers 78-24 on Friday. Thomas Knorr scored 21 for Skagway (3-7 overall, 3-5 Region V-Class 2A).
On Saturday, Peratrovich scored 27 in an 89-14 Hydaburg win. Knorr scored seven points for Skagway.
Skagway boys get forfeit wins over Klawock
The Skagway and Klawock boys games were canceled since Klawock only has six players on its team right now, and the Chieftains were still getting in required practices. Skagway picked up two forfeit wins. Klawock expects to open its season this weekend against Hoonah.
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.
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