Sitka girls post pair of victories vs. West

Posted: Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Ten different Sitka High School girls basketball players scored as the Wolves defeated the visiting West Anchorage Eagles 46-35 last Thursday for a sweep of their midweek Class 4A non-conference series.

In the opener last Wednesday, Sitka's Kim Dodson scored 22 points and Natalia Potrzuski added 15 as the Wolves beat the Eagles 52-37.

Sitka improved its season record to 9-1 overall. The Wolves play their first Southeast Conference-Class 4A games this weekend as they host the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears (7-2 overall, 2-0 SE).

On Thursday, Dodson and Joy Ribao led Sitka with eight points apiece, while Twany Hoyt, Kirsten Padgett and Michelle Martin scored five points each for the balanced Wolves offense.

Sitka led 36-17 entering the fourth quarter and held off a West rally. Amy Eisses scored 11 points to lead the Eagles.

On Jan. 26, Sitka led 33-27 after three quarters but closed the game with a 19-10 run. Padgett and Helen Kennedy each added five points for the Wolves, who overcame a game-high 21 points from Eisses.

Mount Edgecumbe, Petersburg girls split

Jennifer Evan scored 21 points as the Mount Edgecumbe girls beat host Petersburg 50-29 on Saturday for a split of their Southeast-Class 3A series involving the top Class 3A teams in the conference.

Lynsey Richards and Emily Moran scored eight points apiece as the Vikings edged the Braves 38-35 on Friday. Petersburg and Mount Edgecumbe each were undefeated entering the series.

In Saturday's game, Skeeter Atoruk added 10 points for the Braves (7-1 overall, 5-1 SE), who led 19-5 at halftime. Gillian Severson scored nine points and Callie Bell added six for Petersburg (8-1 overall, 5-1 SE).

Bell chipped in seven points for Petersburg on Friday, as the Vikings rallied from a 22-21 halftime deficit. Ellie Jackson scored 12 points to lead Mount Edgecumbe.

Haines girls sweep Metlakatla

Ivanca Jones and Drew Fossman combined to score 68 points on the weekend as they led the Haines Glacier Bears to a sweep of their Southeast Conference-Class 3A series against the visiting Metlakatla Misschiefs. Haines won 44-27 on Saturday after winning 65-40 in Friday's opener.

In Saturday's game, Jones scored 16 points and Fossman added 14 to lead Haines (3-7 overall, 3-7 SE). Brandi Patterson scored 10 points to lead Metlakatla (1-7 overall, 0-4 SE) and Hannah Henderson added seven.

On Friday, Jones and Fossman scored 19 points each, with Fossman hitting four 3-pointers, for the Glacier Bears while Kim Ferrin added 10 points. Henderson scored 22 points to lead the Misschiefs and Lindsey Schwehm added six.

Craig, Wrangell girls split

Brianne Goheen scored 16 points - including the game-winning 3-pointer with two seconds left - as the Craig girls edged visiting Wrangell 44-43 on Friday to open their Southeast-Class 3A series.

On Saturday, Wrangell's Laurie Brown scored 15 points to lead the Wolves to a 44-38 victory over the Panthers.

Emily Haydu added 10 points in Friday's game for Craig (2-6 overall, 2-4 SE), which trailed 29-13 at halftime and 35-25 after three quarters.

Wrangell led by four points with about 17 seconds left, but missed some key free throws as Goheen hit a 2-point shot and then the game-winning 3-pointer. Goheen scored 12 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter. Tessa Appleman scored 13 points and Brown added 11 for Wrangell (5-3 overall, 5-3 SE).

Appleman scored 12 points on Saturday for the Wolves, while Goheen scored 13 points and Jill May and Liz Thomsen added eight apiece for the Panthers.

Yakutat girls sweep Klawock

Jacquoi James scored 24 points to lead the Yakutat girls to a 53-19 win over visiting Klawock on Saturday for a sweep of their Southeast-Class 2A series. On Friday, James scored 17 points as the Eagles beat the Chieftains 56-43.

James hit three 3-pointers in Saturday's games for Yakutat (10-4 overall, 8-0 SE), and she got support from Sylvia Schumacher (11 points) and Heidi Esbenshade (seven points). Sharon Webb scored eight points to lead Klawock (2-4 overall, 2-4 SE).

Esbenshade scored 14 points for the Eagles on Friday. Webb scored 14 points, Kaleigh Ryno added 12 and Marcie Grant chipped in 11 points for the Chieftains.

Klawock girls sweep Angoon

Sharon Webb scored 26 points - including four 3-pointers - as the Klawock girls beat visiting Angoon 55-31 on Jan. 25 to open their Southeast-Class 2A series. On Jan. 26, Kaleigh Ryno scored 24 points to lead Klawock to a 54-48 win over Angoon.

Ryno and Janelle Macasaet scored eight points apiece on Jan. 25 for the Chieftains (2-4 overall, 2-4 SE). Sunnie Duncan scored 12 points to lead the Eagles (4-6 overall, 2-6 SE).

On Jan. 26, Webb chipped in 14 points for Klawock. Duncan scored 20 points and Nicole Isturis added 13 - all in the second half - for Angoon.

Angoon girls sweep Hydaburg

Samantha Williams scored 22 points as the Angoon girls beat host Hydaburg 44-35 on Monday to sweep their Southeast-Class 2A series.

In Saturday's opener, Williams scored 16 points to lead the Eagles to a 37-33 victory over the Warriors.

Angoon (4-6 overall, 2-6 SE) used third-quarter runs to pull away in both games. Sunnie Duncan added 12 points for the Eagles on Monday, while Mary Cline scored 15 points to lead the Warriors (2-9 overall, 1-7 SE).

Duncan scored 13 points on Saturday for Angoon, while Sam Fawcett scored 10 points and Cline added nine for Hydaburg.

Kake, Skagway girls games postponed

Last weekend's Southeast-Class 2A series pitting Skagway against host Kake was postponed because heavy snow and wind canceled Skagway's flight. The schools were working to reschedule the series. Skagway is 7-0 overall, 4-0 SE, while Kake is 3-3 overall, 3-3 SE.



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