SE roundup: Wolves topple Glacier Bears

Yakutat boys and girls lose their first games

Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Wrangell stayed undefeated Saturday with a 62-44 win over Haines on Saturday in Class 3A girls basketball.

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The Wolves (8-0) dominated the boards as three players recorded 10 or more rebounds.

Jessica Blunt posted 13 points and 15 rebounds, Courtney McCay had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Dawson Fairbanks added two points, 12 boards and four steals.

Michelle Villarma scored a game-high 17 points for Wrangell with four steals while Britany Lindley scored six points, Devyn Moody added four points and Katie Ludwigsen chipped in six points.

Christine Hansen led the Glacier Bears with 16 points and Sam Clay added 11 points with three 3-pointers.

Stoli Lende scored eight points, Teslyn Visscher had four points, Fran Daly added three and Brianna Phillips scored two points in defeat.

CLASS 3A GIRLS

Wrangell 63, Haines 23

Wrangell held Haines to eight points in the second half in Friday's victory.

Michelle Villarma led the Wolves with 20 points and five steals.

Courtney McCay had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Britany Lindley contributed 10 points and nine boards and Dawson Fairbanks scored four points and pulled down a team-high 13 rebounds in the win.

Devyn Moody scored six points, Jessica Blunt added three points and Asia White connected on a two-point shot for Wrangell.

Haines was led in scoring by Christine Hansen, who tallied 13 points.

Teslyn Visscher had seven points, Sam Clay chipped in two points and Stoli Lende hit a free throw in the win.\

CLASS 2A GIRLS

Juneau-Douglas JV 47, Kake 31

Kristen Dierick knocked down four 3-pointers and scored 13 points to lead Juneau-Douglas (14-1) to its biggest win of the three-game series in Kake on Saturday.

Darb Brown and Emily Johnson racked up eight points each, Kailyn Sanders and Annette Highley added six each while Amy Bergman, Jessica Pons-Hardy and Glen Hoskinson chipped in two points each.

Nicole Wooten's 11 points led Kake.

Taneal Alsup scored eight points, Shaunte Sternod added five points, Lynette Aceveda tallied four points, Shannon James chipped in two points and Sharissa Jackson added a free throw in defeat.

The JDHS JV hosts Ketchikan on Feb. 16-17.

Juneau-Douglas JV 48, Kake 36

Juneau-Douglas battled back from a 20-17 halftime deficit to top host Kake on Friday.

Kailyn Sanders scored 13 points to lead JDHS and was 6 for 6 from the free throw line.

Kristen Dierick scored 12 points, Annette Highley and Shawnee Good chipped in six points each and Amy Bergman scored five points in the win.

Darby Brown, Jessica Pons-Hardy and Wendy Calderwood added two points each for JDHS.

Paulette Aceveda led the Thunderbirds with 14 points, including four 3-pointers.

Nicole Wooten chipped in eight points for Kake while Taneal Alsup added seven points.

Juneau-Douglas JV 31, Kake 28

The Crimson Bears lead by as much as 15 points and held off a second-half run by Kake to win Thursday.

The Thunderbirds outscored JDHS 14-6 in the fourth quarter.

Kailyn Sanders led the bears with a game-high 16 points while Amy Bergman posted five points and Emily Johnson and Shawnee Good chipped in four points each.

Kake's Shaunte Sternod scored a team-high 13 points. Taneal Alsup had nine points, Nicole Wooten contributed four points and Shannon James added two in the defeat.

Yakutat 56, Galena 38

Katrina Fraker and Rose Fraker scored 18 points each as Yakutat topped Galena on Saturday in the Cordova Tournament.

Esther Esbenshade had nine points, Sharnel Vale scored six points, Justyne Wheeler added three points and Carrie Melton chipped in two points for the Eagles.

Rose Fraker and Esbenshade were named to the All-Tournament team.

Cordova 53, Yakutat 43

Host Cordova handed Yakutat its second loss in a row Friday.

Rose Fraker scored 19 points with five 3-pointers to lead the Eagles.

Heidi Esbenshade had 12 points and Esther Esbenshade contributed seven points in defeat.

Barrow 47, Yakutat 42

Yakutat nearly pulled an upset of Class 3A Barrow on Thursday at the Cordova Tournament.

The Whalers outscored the Eagles 30-14 in the second and third quarters to win the game.

Rose Fraker led Yakutat with 13 points while Esther Esbenshade added seven points and Katrina Fraker scored six points. Heidi Esbenshade contributed five points in defeat.

CLASS 2A BOYS

Yakutat 88, Galena 72

Yakutat ended the Cordova Tournament on a high note by beating Galena in a Saturday shootout.

Kyle Dierick poured in 23 points and Jack Klushkan added 19 in the win. Both players earned spots on the All-Tournament team.

Carl Bogren scored 18 points, Jay Sin added 13 points and Clinton Ivers contributed seven points in the win.

Cordova 58, Yakutat 42

Mike Merritt's 18 points helped host Cordova hand Yakutat its second loss in as many days Friday.

Kyle Dierick led Yakutat with 17 points and Jack Klushkan had 14 points in defeat.

Keith Ivers, Jay Sin and Stephen Adams chipped in three points each and Shea Jackson scored two for the defending Class 2A state champs.

Barrow 65, Yakutat 51

Class 3A Barrow handed Yakutat its first loss this season in the Cordova Tournament on Thursday.

The Eagles' Kyle Dierick scored 25 points, but none in the fourth quarter, to lead his team.

Jack Klushkan had eight points, Stephen Adams scored six points and Jay Sin added five points in defeat. Also for Yakutat, Shea Jackson tallied three points while Keith Ivers and Carl Bogren scored two each.

CLASS 4A GIRLS

South Anchorage 40, Sitka 23

Kelly Gamblin scored 19 points to lead South Anchorage past Sitka on Saturday.

Kelsea Johnson led Sitka with eight points. Fusi Pultau added seven points, Michaela Coleman tallied five points, Brandi Albee scored two points and Caitlan Parrent hit a free throw in defeat.

South Anchorage 49, Sitka 33

South Anchorage toppled Sitka on Friday behind Kelly Gamblin's 19 points.

Caitlan Parrent scored 11 points to lead Sitka.

Justine Chapman and Michaela Coleman scored five points each, Kathy Medinger and Kelsea Johnson added four each while Leisha Trani and Lindsey DelMoral posted two each in the loss.



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