Hoonah girls are perfect at Icy Strait Tournament

Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Six players scored at least eight points for the Hoonah High School girls basketball team as the Class 2A Braves closed out the Icy Strait Tournament with a 68-14 victory over the Class 2A Chevak Comets on Saturday in Hoonah.

Kristi Skaflestad scored 17 points to lead the Braves, who finished the tournament with a perfect 2-0 record. Amber Lampe added 12 points, while Amy Wright and Cassandra Peters scored nine points each and Jessica Skaflestad and Candy Keown chipped in eight apiece.

Roberta Agimuk scored seven points to lead Chevak, which is located on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in Southwest Alaska.

On Friday, Wright scored 11 points and Kristi Skaflestad added 10 as Hoonah edged Class 1A Akiachak 44-40. Peters and Lampe added eight points each for the Braves.

Katherine George scored 18 points to lead Akiachak, another school from the Y-K Delta.

Akiachak rallied to beat the Class 2A Kake Thunderbirds 45-40 in Saturday's other girls game. Akiachak trailed 32-30 entering the fourth quarter, but outscored the T-Birds 15-8 in the final period.

Katherine George scored 16 points to lead Akiachak, while Erin George had 14 points.

Stacey Earnest scored 14 points to lead Kake, while Megan Gregory added 10 points.

On Friday, Kake cruised to a 53-37 win over Chevak behind 14 points from Earnest and 13 from LaKrista Ekis.

Barbara Ulroan scored 15 points for the Comets.

After the tournament ended, the Hoonah girls swept a pair of Region V-Class 2A games from Kake on Sunday and Monday. The Braves won 46-31 on Sunday and 45-33 on Monday.

In Monday's game, Hoonah held Kake scoreless in the third quarter and cruised to victory. Lampe scored 15 points to lead the Braves (6-0 overall, 4-0 region), while Peters and Augustina Hinchman added seven points each. Ekis scored 11 points and Falen Mills added nine for Kake (4-6 overall, 3-5 region).

On Sunday, Lampe scored 12 points and Jessica Skaflestad added 11 for Hoonah. Ekis scored 12 points and Earnest added nine for the Thunderbirds.

The Braves host the Hydaburg Warriors for a pair of region games today and Thursday.

Ketchikan girls finish third at Lady Lynx Shootout

Tory Edwardson scored 22 points on Saturday to lead the Ketchikan High School girls basketball team to a 50-39 victory over the Service Cougars in the third-fifth place game of the Lady Lynx Shootout at Anchorage's Dimond High School.

The host Lynx claimed the tournament championship with a 52-49 overtime victory over the defending Class 4A state champion Chugiak Mustangs.

In Ketchikan's victory over Service, Destiny Bell added 16 points for the Kings (10-3 overall, 1-1 in Region V-Class 4A). Sarah Jones scored 15 points to lead the Cougars in a losing cause.

In Friday's semifinals, Bell scored 12 points to lead Ketchikan but it wasn't enough to keep Chugiak from claiming a 45-26 victory. Kristen Doughty scored 14 points to lead the Mustangs. Dimond beat Service 67-40 in the other semifinal.

Ketchikan opened the tournament with a 56-48 victory over the Bartlett Golden Bears on Thursday. Edwardson scored 21 points to lead the Kings, while Raquelle Pahang added 17 points and Bell scored nine. Meghan Hunsaker scored 16 points and Nikki Moss added 11 to lead Bartlett.

Petersburg girls sweep Craig

The Petersburg High School girls basketball team used its inside-outside combo of Britni Birchell and Kayleigh Short to sweep a two-game Region V-Class 3A series with the Craig Panthers this weekend in Petersburg. The Petersburg duo combined for 31 points as the Vikings claimed a 48-28 victory on Saturday and the pair had 33 points as the Vikings won 53-40 on Friday.

In Saturday's game, Short - the outside part of the combo - scored 20 points and 6-foot-1 center Birchell added 11 for Petersburg (13-1 overall, 9-1 region). Stacia Miller scored nine points and Emily Haydu added eight for Craig (3-10 overall, 1-7 region).

On Friday, Birchell scored 18 points and Short added 15 to lead the Vikings. Vanessa James scored 23 points to lead the Panthers.

Mount Edgecumbe girls sweep Haines

Ellie Jackson led the Mount Edgecumbe High School girls basketball team in scoring both games as the Braves beat the Haines Glacier Bears 71-41 on Saturday and 73-36 on Sunday for a Region V-Class 3A sweep.

Jackson scored 26 points in Saturday's game, while Ivanca Jones led Haines with 22 points.

In Sunday's game - played that day due to ferry schedules - Jackson scored 18 points to lead the Braves (8-3 overall, 6-2 region). Kim Ferrin netted 15 points for the Glacier Bears (2-10 overall, 0-8 region).

Metlakatla girls sweep Wrangell

The Metlakatla High School girls basketball team claimed a midweek two-game Region V-Class 3A sweep over the Wrangell Wolves in Metlakatla, claiming a 42-33 victory on Thursday and a 37-31 victory on Friday. On Saturday, the Wolves knocked off the Ketchikan JV team 51-46 in a non-conference game on their way home.

In Thursday's game, Kristy Didrickson scored 16 points and Aleasha Hayward added 14 to lead the Misschiefs (9-4 overall, 8-2 region). Laurie Brown scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Wrangell (5-8 overall, 4-8 region), while Laura McCay added 10 points and six boards.

On Friday, Jodi Boyd scored 12 points to lead Metlakatla, which also had 10 points each from Didrickson and Hayward. McCay scored nine points on 3-for-17 shooting to lead Wrangell while Marla Mathis added seven points and Brown had four points and 16 rebounds.

On Saturday, McCay scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Wolves and Brown scored 10 points. The trio of Jamie Edwardson, Heather Gatti and Karin Voetberg scored eight points each to lead the Ketchikan JV.

Klawock girls sweep Angoon

Kaleigh Ryno's free throws sealed the deal as the Klawock High School girls basketball team edged the host Angoon Eagles 36-34 on Friday night in Angoon. On Thursday, the Chieftains completed the sweep of the two-game Region V-Class 2A series with a 43-37 victory.

In Friday's game, Ryno and Sharon Webb scored 11 points each for Klawock (2-6 overall, 2-6 region), while Alisa Meece added eight points. Teresa Dyson scored 10 points and Jessica Williams added nine for Angoon (3-7 overall, 3-7 region).

On Thursday, Meece scored 14 points to lead the Chieftains, while Williams and Webb added eight each and Ryno had six. Dyson scored 17 points to lead the Eagles and Chenara Kookesh added 10.

Angoon girls sweep Hydaburg

Sophie George scored 15 points with three 3-pointers to lead the Angoon High School girls basketball team to a 65-2 victory over the Hydaburg Warriors on Saturday. In Monday's rematch, the Eagles completed the two-game Region V-Class 2A sweep with a 37-17 victory in Angoon.

In Saturday's game, Jessica Williams added 14 points and Teresa Dyson scored 12 for Angoon (3-7 overall, 3-7 region). Marcie Grant scored the only two points of the game for Hydaburg (0-4 overall, 0-4 region).

On Monday, Dyson scored 18 points to lead the Eagles, who had no other players with more than four points. Grant led the Warriors with nine points and Karmen Edenshaw added six.

Kake girls sweep Klawock

Stacey Earnest joined up with a different teammate each night to lead the Kake High School girls basketball team to a sweep of a two-game Region V-Class 2A series with the Klawock Chieftains in Kake early last week. The Thunderbirds won 39-35 last Tuesday and 42-41 on Wednesday.

In Wednesday's game, Earnest scored six of her 10 points in the fourth quarter as Kake (4-6 overall, 3-5 region) rallied from a 36-30 deficit entering the fourth quarter. LaKrista Ekis added 10 points and Tessa Cavanaugh scored eight for the T-Birds. Alisa Meece scored 12 points, Sharon Webb added 11 and Janelle Macasaet chipped in 10 for Klawock (2-6 overall, 2-6 region).

On Tuesday, Earnest and Falen Mills each scored 12 points to lead Kake, while Ekis added 11. Kaleigh Ryno scored 19 points to lead Klawock

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