Ryan Hamilton scored 10 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter as the Craig Panthers pulled away from the Petersburg Vikings to claim a 68-49 victory on Saturday, giving the Panthers a sweep of their two-game Region V-Class 3A boys basketball series in Craig over the weekend. On Friday, Craig claimed a 62-52 victory.
In Saturday's game, Craig led 48-41 entering the fourth quarter but Hamilton went on his scoring spree to break the game open.
Raymond Douville scored 15 points to lead four Craig players in double-figure scoring. Fred Hamilton joined Ryan Hamilton with 13 apiece, while Jordan Savage scored 11 points and Ryan Savage added eight.
Aaron Severson scored 10 points to lead Petersburg, while Danny Montgomery scored eight points.
On Friday, Craig took command of the game early and then held off a late rally by Petersburg that closed the gap. The Panthers led 24-13 after the first quarter and 38-16 at halftime. It was 51-28 Craig after the third quarter, but the Vikings outscored the Panthers 24-11 in the fourth.
Douville scored 18 points to lead Craig, while Ryan Savage added 14 and Josh Coleman had seven.
Joe Moran led Petersburg with 12 points, while Kyle Skinner added 11 and the duo of Severson and Montgomery chipped in eight points each.
Petersburg girls sweep Craig
Heather Douville scored 30 points for the Craig Panthers, but it wasn't enough to hold off a balanced Petersburg Vikings offense as Petersburg claimed a 66-49 victory Friday in Petersburg. On Saturday, the Vikings won 71-29 to earn a sweep of the two-game Region V-Class 3A girls basketball series.
In Friday's game, Britni Birchell scored 11 of her team-high 19 points in the fourth quarter to lead Petersburg. Karna Williams added 16 points for the Vikings and Brandy Cole chipped in eight.
Douville's 30 led Craig, which also picked up nine points from Jerian Kampnich.
Petersburg took an 18-10 lead in the first quarter and had double-figure leads the rest of the game.
On Saturday, Cole was the only Viking to hit double-figure scoring, finishing with 12 points as all 12 Petersburg players scored at least two points. Krista Birchell and Britni Birchell both added eight points.
Vanessa James hit four second-half 3-pointers to lead Craig, while Douville added 11 points with only one field goal in the game.
The Vikings took a 16-4 lead after the first quarter and it was 36-8 at halftime and 54-21 after the third quarter.
Mount Edgecumbe girls sweep Metlakatla
Ella Morris, Prema Warren and Melanie Beans combined to scored 34 points as the Mount Edgecumbe girls claimed a 58-38 victory over the Metlakatla Misschiefs last Friday at Mount Edgecumbe in Sitka. On Saturday, Warren scored 29 points by herself as the Braves won 72-48 to complete the two-game Region V-Class 3A series sweep.
In Friday's game, Morris scored 14 points, while Warren and Beans added 10 each and Bernadine Keyes scored nine for Mount Edgecumbe. Kristy Didrickson led Metakatla with 15 points and Latonya Galles added 12.
On Saturday, Warren posted a season-high 29 points, while Beans had 12 points, Morris 11 and Meredith Akaran nine to lead the Braves. Didrickson led the Misschiefs with 19 poins and Galles had 17.
Mount Edgecumbe, which is undefeated in region action, is off this weekend, then heads to Barrow to defend its Barrow Invitational title on Feb. 15-17 against Barrow, North Pole and Eielson.
Wrangell boys sweep Haines
Woody Woodworth scored 18 points to lead five Wrangell players in double-figure scoring last Wednesday as the undefeated Wrangell boys claimed a 90-51 victory over the Haines Glacier Bears. On Thursday, the Wolves completed the two-game Region V-Class 3A series sweep with a 56-42 victory in Wrangell.
In Wednesday's game, Woodworth had 18 points, the duo of Brad Angerman and Brent Stokes added 16 each, Cooper Seimears chipped in 14 and David Wilson had 10 for the Wolves. Tyrell Horton scored 12 points to lead Haines, while the trio of Tim Kaloostian, Matt Blood and Chad Stigen added 10 points apiece.
In Thursday's game, which was never close, Angerman was the only Wrangell player to score in double figures, finishing with 12 points while Stokes and Woodworth added eight apiece. Kaloostian scored nine points and Horton added eight for Haines.
Yakutat girls go 5-0 on road trip
The Yakutat Eagles swept a pair of girls two-game Region V-Class 2A series from Klawock and Hydaburg and added a non-conference victory over the Ketchikan junior varsity team to go 5-0 on a road trip to the southern end of the Southeast Panhandle.
Yakutat opened the road trip with a 42-14 victory over Hydaburg last Tuesday, with the game delayed a day as the Eagles were stranded by ferry problems. Samantha Johnson scored 12 points and Stephanie Johnson added nine for Yakutat, while Destiny Bell scored nine points to lead Hydaburg.
On Wednesday, Yakutat beat Hydaburg 64-17 as Sheena Brantely scored 18 points, Samantha Johnson had 12 and the pair of Stephanie Johnson and Breana Sharp added nine each for the Eagles. Bell led the Warriors with nine points.
On Thursday, Yakutat held off a late rally by Klawock to claim a 39-35 victory. Brantely scored 18 points to lead Yakutat, while Natalie Wangerin scored 17 to lead Klawock.
On Friday, Brantely scored 14 points and Samantha Johnson added 10 as Yakutat beat Klawock 38-19. Amber Demmert led the Chieftains with 12 points.
On Saturday, the Eagles claimed a 43-30 victory over the Ketchikan JV as Samantha Johnson scored 14 points, Stephanie Johnson added 12 and Brantely scored 10. Raquelle Pahang scored 10 points to lead the Ketchikan JV, who led 24-21 entering the fourth quarter.
Yakutat boys post 4-2 mark on road trip
The Yakutat boys split a two-game Region V-Class 4A series with Hydaburg in a battle between the top teams in the region, split a two-game series with Klawock and then swept a series with Thorne Bay to go 4-2 on a six-game road trip to the southern end of the Southeast Panhandle. The road trip was hampered by ferry problems, meaning some of the games early in the week were postponed which meant the schedule was compressed later in the trip.
The scores weren't available from the Hydaburg series, which featured games that ended about midnight, and Klawock edged Yakutat 64-61 on Wednesday. Yakutat beat Klawock on Thursday, but no score was available. Then Yakutat swept two games in Thorne Bay, winning 99-33 on Friday and 111-15 on Saturday.
In the loss to Klawock, Shawn Kato-Yates scored 23 points, David Ryno added 13 and Travis Macasaet chipped in 12 for the Chieftains, who trailed by one point, 46-45, entering the fourth quarter. Derek James scored 19 points and Martin Sensmeier added 14 to lead Yakutat.
In Friday's victory over Thorne Bay, all 10 Yakutat players scored and five finished with double figures, led by 15 points each from Jacob Endicott and Skye Endicott, 13 apiece from Baily Johnson and Derek James and 11 points from Russell Ramey. Jason Carpenter scored 14 points and Donald Gray had eight to lead Thorne Bay.
On Saturday, six Eagles scored in double figures as Yakutat grabbed a 25-2 lead after the first quarter and led 56-6 at halftime.
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