Skagway girls maintain perfect season record

Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Junior Savannah Ames averaged 23 points a game as the undefeated Skagway girls posted a 4-0 record on a Prince of Wales Island road trip last week.

Ames scored 37 points last Friday as the Panthers (8-0, 6-0 Region V-Class 2A) trounced the Hydaburg Warriors 64-6, and she followed up with 22 points in Skagway's 55-14 win over Hydaburg on Saturday.

Sophomore Tiffanie Potter added 10 points for Skagway on Friday, while sophomore Audrey Neitzer chipped in 12 for the Panthers on Saturday.

Earlier in the week, Skagway cruised to a pair of easy victories over the host Klawock Chieftains.

On Wednesday, Ames scored 18 points, Potter added 10 and sophomore Michelle Harris scored eight to lead the Panthers to a 50-24 win over the Chieftains (0-2 overall, 0-2 region), who were playing their first game of the season. Junior Kaleigh Ryno scored nine points and senior Alisa Meece added eight for Klawock.

In Thursday's game, Ames scored 15 points and sophomore Candi Ketterman netted 14 to lead Skagway to a 45-15 win over Klawock. Harris added eight points for the Panthers. Meece scored eight points and Ryno chipped in seven for Klawock.

Skagway's next games are at Yakutat on Feb. 12-13.

Sitka, Ketchikan girls split

Kim Dodson scored 26 points and Natalia Potrzuski added 11 as the Sitka girls basketball team knocked off the Ketchikan Kings 63-34 on Friday to open a two-game Region V-Class 4A series in Sitka. Raquelle Pahang scored 16 points to lead Ketchikan, while Lindy Henrick added seven.

The Kings got their revenge in Saturday's rematch as Destiny Bell scored 12 points to lead Ketchikan to a 47-42 victory over the Wolves. Laura West and Katie Geldeker added eight points each for Ketchikan (6-2 overall, 1-1 region). Dodson scored 15 points and Miranda Whitson chipped in 11 for Sitka (5-7 overall, 1-1 region).

In games not reported last week, Sitka and Mount Edgecumbe split head-to-head games in the Mount Edgecumbe Tip-Off Tournament, with Mount Edgecumbe winning Friday's game 55-49 in overtime and Sitka winning Saturday's rematch 41-30. In other tournament games, Sitka beat Angoon 55-28 and Mount Edgecumbe beat Angoon 78-35.

Petersburg girls go 3-0 in Cordova

The Petersburg girls posted a perfect record last week en route to winning a tournament in Cordova.

Kayleigh Short scored 16 points and Britni Birchell added 13 as the Vikings (9-1 overall, 5-1 conference) beat Nome 42-28 on Thursday. Niaomi Brunette scored 12 points to lead the Nanooks.

Birchell scored 15 points, Short chipped in 12 and Autumn Streuli netted 10 points as Petersburg beat Cook Inlet Academy 47-27 on Friday. Melissa Moffis led the Eagles with eight points.

On Saturday, the Vikings beat the host Cordova Wolverines 48-34 behind 13 points from Short and 10 from Birchell. Lynsey Adams scored 14 for Cordova.

Metlakatla girls sweep Craig

The Metlakatla girls basketball team scored all 10 points in overtime Friday as the Misschiefs claimed the opener of a two-game Region V-Class 3A series with the Craig Panthers 68-58 in Metlakatla. In Saturday's rematch, the Misschiefs won 63-44.

In Friday's game, Aleasha Hayward scored 17 points to lead Metlakatla (5-4 overall, 4-2 region), while Kristy Didrickson and Christina Brendible added 15 each and Jodi Boyd had 14. Vanessa James scored 23 points to lead the Panthers (3-5 overall, 1-3 region), while Stacia Miller chipped in 18 points. Metlakatla led 53-39 entering the fourth quarter, but Craig went on a 19-5 run to force overtime.

On Saturday, Hayward scored 25 points - including 19 in the first half - to lead the Misschiefs, while Didrickson added 16 points and Brendible had 10. James scored 20 points to lead Craig and Jill May scored 12.

Wrangell, Mount Edgecumbe girls split

Alesha Rue scored 19 points to lead the visiting Mount Edgecumbe girls basketball team to a 55-46 Region V-Class 3A victory over the Wrangell Wolves on Friday in Wrangell. But on Saturday, Laura McCay scored 20 points to lead the Wolves over the Braves 53-45 in the rematch, splitting the two-game series.

In Friday's game, Rue was the only Mount Edgecumbe player to reach double-figure scoring, with Bernadine Keyes next with eight points. McCay scored 17 points to lead Wrangell, while Tessa Appleman added 12.

On Saturday, the Wolves picked up 15 points from Tasha Peterman (13 in the second half) and 10 points from Laurie Brown to supplement McCay's 20. Ellie Jackson scored 17 points to lead the Braves, while Rue added seven.

Yakutat girls sweep Angoon

Hannah Esbenshade scored 19 points on Friday and 18 on Saturday to lead the Yakutat girls basketball team to a sweep of its two-game Region V-Class 2A series with the Angoon Eagles in Yakutat. The Yakutat Eagles won Friday's game 43-20 and took Saturday's contest 56-39.

In Friday's game, Esbenshade was the only Yakutat player in double figures while Magen James and Jacquoi James added six each.

Teresa Dyson scored eight points to lead Angoon.

On Saturday, Jacquoi James added 10 points while Magen James and Ashton Schmidt had seven each for Yakutat.

Jessica Williams led Angoon with 14 points, and Sophie George added 10 for the Eagles.

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