The Sitka High School girls basketball team dropped a pair of non-conference games to the Service Cougars last weekend in Sitka, extending the Wolves' losing streak to seven games after opening the season with a 7-0 record.
The Wolves had their chance to win on Friday, but a pair of technicals and the resulting ejection of head coach Rich Krupa cost Sitka in a close 54-47 loss. Sitka had been tied with Service late in the game, before the technicals were called.
On Saturday, with Krupa serving a one-game suspension for the ejection and his wife Karen Krupa running the team, the Wolves lost 42-31. Karen Krupa is an assistant coach for the Wolves (7-7 overall) and was the team's head coach two years ago.
Rich Krupa said both of his technicals came during timeouts. He called for a timeout with 3:29 left in the game and, when the referee blew the whistle, Krupa said he made the comment, "Oh, so the whistle does work," which drew the first tech. Then, with Service shooting two free throws with 1:36 left, Krupa tried to get a timeout called before the second free throw to ice the shooter but couldn't get the attention of the referee until after the shot was made. Krupa said he was called for the second technical for stepping outside the coach's box when he tried to find out why he hadn't been able to get the timeout called.
Marcie Alzheimer scored 14 points to lead Service in Friday's game, with Katie Gilbert adding 13 points and Susan Dang nine. Sid Wyman led Sitka with 17 points and the duo of Breanne Erickson and Jennie Phillips scored 10 points apiece.
On Saturday, Alzheimer scored 22 points and Dang added nine to lead Service, which trailed 24-21 at halftime and 29-27 entering the fourth quarter. Erickson led Sitka with 15 points and Wyman added seven.
Sitka boys split two games
The Sitka boys basketball team split a pair of home non-conference games over the weekend, beating Class 3A Metlakatla 70-64 on Thursday then losing to Class 4A Bartlett 58-52 on Friday.
On Thursday, Jason Mooney scored 10 of hit team-high 16 points in the fourth quarter as the Wolves pulled away from Metlakatla after trailing by one point entering the final period. Brian Friske added 15 points for Sitka and Mike Schneeberger had 11. Chevy Hayward scored all 22 of his points in the second half for Metlakatla, while Amos Hudson added 15 for the Chiefs and Apollo Marsden scored 12.
After trailing Bartlett by 20 on Friday, Sitka made a late run to make the game close at the end. Cedrick Walker scored 15 points to lead the Golden Bears, with Zack Bowman and Andrew Smith each adding 13 points. Brian Friske scored 15 points to lead Sitka, which also had 11 from Schneeberger and nine from Greg Blankenship.
Mount Edgecumbe girls win two
The Mount Edgecumbe girls basketball team stayed undefeated in Region V-Class 3A action by winning a pair of games from the Metlakatla Misschiefs last weekend in Metlakatla. Mount Edgecumbe won 43-30 on Friday and 55-47 on Saturday.
On Friday, Prema Warren scored 11 points to lead the Braves and Melanie Beans added 10 and Adrienne Taalak had nine. Trudy Horne scored 13 points to lead Metlakatla and Ashley Hayward had eight.
On Saturday, Taalak scored 21 points to lead Mount Edgecumbe, which also picked up 12 from Warren and 10 from Beans. Hayward led the Misschiefs with 21 points and Horne added eight.
Wrangell boys sweep Haines
The Wrangell boys basketball team claimed a pair of victories in Haines over the weekend, beating the host Glacier Bears 75-51 on Saturday and 72-36 on Monday in a two-game Region V-Class 3A series extended by the ferry schedule.
In Saturday's game, Brad Angerman led the Wolves with 28 points and the duo of Tony Marriott and Cole Appleman added 14 each. Wes Hoffman scored 20 points to lead Haines and Nik Hura added 14.
On Monday, Angerman scored 30 points, Marriott had 17 and Appleman added 13 for Wrangell. Hoffman led Haines with nine points and Luke Land had eight.
Wrangell, Haines girls split
Kaelene Wilson scored 12 of her game-high 27 points in the fourth quarter to lead the home-team Wrangell girls basketball team to a come-from-behind 38-37 victory over Haines last Wednesday. On Thursday, the Glacier Bears were able to hold onto their fourth-quarter lead as they earned a split of the two-game Region V-Class 3A series with a 37-20 victory.
In Wednesday's game, Wrangell trailed 29-23 entering the fourth quarter. Besides the performance from Wilson, the Wolves picked up six points from Laura McCay and five from Alesha Cooper. Lisa Sele scored 19 points to lead Haines and Lori Sele added 10.
On Thursday, Lori Sele scored 19 points for Haines to nearly match the entire Wrangell team. Lisa Sele and Keeley Falcon both added eight points for the Glacier Bears, who held Wilson to just four points. McCay led Wrangell with five points.
Klawock boys win three
The Klawock boys basketball team claimed a pair of Region V-Class 2A victories over Thorne Bay on Friday (54-48) and Saturday (75-40) to go with a non-conference victory over the Craig junior varsity on Wednesday (55-51).
Shawn Yates scored 20 points on Saturday to lead the Chieftains, who also picked up 15 points from Dave Ryng, 12 from Curtis Demmert, 11 from Jared Williams and 10 points P.J. Bush. Sam Sawyer scored 19 points to lead Thorne Bay.
On Friday, Yates scored 21 points to lead Klawock and Ryng added eight. Jason Blair scored 18 to lead Thorne Bay and Sawyer added 16.
Ryng scored 15 points on Wednesday to lead Klawock over the Craig JV. Demmert added 11 and Bush scored 10 for the Chieftains. Louis Isaacs scored 15 points to lead the Panthers, with Ryan Hamilton chipping in 13 and Michael Hoffman 10.
Juneau JV boys, girls sweep Hoonah
The Juneau-Douglas High boys and girls junior varsity teams each won two games Friday and Saturday in Hoonah.
The Juneau JV boys beat Hoonah 70-53 on Saturday and 40-26 on Friday. The Crimson Bears girls JV team topped the Braves 51-33 on Saturday and 31-18 on Friday. Both of Friday's games had shortened quarters because the ferry was late and the school's wanted to get the games in before Hoonah's curfew.
In Saturday's boys game, Craig Kitka scored 19 points to lead the Juneau JV, Mike Foster added 18 and Bryan Hamey scored 16. Donald Dybdahl scored 14 points to lead Hoonah, which also had 13 points from Kevin Skeek, 12 from Ryan Neal and 11 from Jarret Brown.
In Friday's boys game, Hamey scored 12 points to lead Juneau's JV and Sterling Henderson added nine points. Brown led Hoonah with 10 points.
Jessica Hahnlen scored 19 points to lead the Juneau JV girls on Saturday, with Katie Staton adding 12 and Alida Bus 11 for the Crimson Bears. Angie Wright scored seven points to lead Hoonah.
On Friday, Hahnlen scored 10 points and Staton had eight to lead the Juneau JV girls. Alice Lee scored five points to lead Hoonah.
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