Freshman Brent Stokes scored eight of his game-high 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the undefeated Wrangell Wolves to a 68-60 victory over the Craig Panthers in Saturday's championship game of the First City Prep Shootout boys basketball tournament at Ketchikan High School.
Wrangell jumped out to early leads of 19-11 at the end of the first quarter and 35-26 at halftime, but Craig closed to within one point, 46-45, entering the fourth quarter. The Wolves hit 10 of 13 free throws in the fourth quarter to clinch the victory.
Besides Stokes' 22 points, Wrangell also picked up 19 points from Brad Angerman and 11 from Cole Appleman. Raymond Douville scored 21 points to lead Craig, while Ryan Savage added 17 points and Fred Hamilton scored 10.
In Saturday's other games, the host Ketchikan Kings edged the Mount Edgecumbe Braves 60-57 in the third-fifth place game, Prince Rupert beat North Pole 62-53 in the fourth-sixth place game and the Hydaburg Warriors topped the Ketchikan junior varsity 68-48 in the seventh-eighth place game.
Jesse Richardson scored 17 points, including the game-clinching 3-pointer, to lead Ketchikan to third place, with Tyler Richardson adding 14 points. Peter Anderson led Mount Edgecumbe with 22 points and Chris Boskofsky added 16.
In the fourth-place game, Paul Bondoc scored 22 points to lead Prince Rupert while Jason Hemphill had 24 to lead North Pole. In the seventh-place game, Vinny Edenshaw scored 25 points and Darren Edenshaw added 20 for Hydaburg, while Nate Norton scored 20 points all in the second half for the Ketchikan JV.
Wrangell advanced to the championship game with an 85-64 victory over Mount Edgecumbe in one of Friday's semifinals, while Class 3A Craig upset Class 4A Ketchikan 74-61 in the other semifinal.
Angerman scored 34 points, Stokes had 16 and Mike Villarma added 12 points for Wrangell, while Mount Edgecumbe was led by Boskofsky's 22 points, 15 from Matt Mercier and 14 from Anderson. In the other semifinal, Craig trailed 54-48 entering the fourth quarter but held Ketchikan scoreless for the first five minutes of the period. Douville led Craig with 27 points, Hamilton added 21 and Savage scored 12, while Ketchikan was led by Jesse Richardson's 31 points and 11 from Russell Miller.
In Friday's consolation games, Prince Rupert beat Hydaburg 72-66 and North Pole beat the Ketchikan junior varsity 69-46. In Thursday's opening-round games, Wrangell crushed Prince Rupert 92-40, Mount Edgecumbe beat Hydaburg 75-48, Craig topped North Pole 63-47 and the Ketchikan varsity had a first-round bye.
Ketchikan girls win Dimond tourney, Sitka finishes last in eight-team field
Anne Elliott scored 23 points and Ashley Hayward added 11 as the Ketchikan High School girls basketball team rallied from a two-point halftime deficit to beat the host Dimond Lynx 48-36 in Saturday's championship game of the Lady Lynx Prep Shootout at Anchorage's Dimond High School.
Also on Saturday, Sidney Wyman scored 15 points but it wasn't enough as the Sitka Wolves finished the tournament winless with a 49-33 loss to the Palmer Moose in the seventh-eighth place game. In other games, Bartlett beat North Pole 60-47 to take third place and Nikiski topped Grace Christian school 45-35 to grab fourth place.
On Friday, Ketchikan advanced to the championship game with a 53-48 victory over Bartlett while Dimond reached the title game with a 65-35 victory over North Pole. Hayward had 16 points and Elliott scored 12 points to lead Ketchikan, while Darcell Williams added 10 for the Kings.
In consolation action Friday, Sitka dropped a 49-37 decision to Grace Christian School and Nikiski beat Palmer 43-31. Wyman led Sitka with 12 points and eight rebounds, while Kim Uddipa added 11 points.
In Thursday's opening-round games, Ketchikan beat Palmer 48-42, Bartlett edged Nikiski 45-43 in overtime, North Pole beat Sitka 42-36 and Dimond beat Grace Christian School (no score available). In Ketchikan's victory, Williams scored 12 points and Elliott added 11 to lead the Kings. Wyman scored 17 points in Sitka's loss.
In a non-tournament game Wednesday in Houston, Ketchikan claimed a 47-34 victory over the Houston Hawks as Jodi Jakubek scored 14 points and Jonnae Ostrom added 10.
Metlakatla boys, girls sweep Haines
The Metlakatla High School boys and girls basketball teams claimed a pair of victories each over the Haines Glacier Bears in the only Region V-Class 3A games played last week.
The Metlakatla boys beat Haines 94-44 on Friday and 79-47 on Saturday in Haines, while the Misschiefs girls beat the Glacier Bears 55-44 on Friday and 48-30 on Saturday in Metlakatla. No individual scoring leaders were available.
The Metlakatla boys also played an Alaska School Activities Association endowment fund game against the Skagway Panthers on Thursday, claiming an 86-61 victory in a game that won't count in the official standings. The ASAA endowment fund games were recently instituted to try and raise money for ASAA to help bring teams to state tournaments.
In Thursday's game, Chevy Hayward scored 26 points to lead the Chiefs, while Apollo Marsden added 19, Beau Hayward had 14 and Chris Bryant scored 12. Jerod Moore scored 16 points to lead Skagway, while Kyle Ellis had 11 points and Tyson Ames 10.
Klawock boys sweep Hoonah
Shawn Kato-Yates scored 25 points as the Klawock Chieftains claimed a 72-41 victory over the Hoonah Braves on Saturday, helping the Chieftains sweep a Region V-Class 2A boys basketball series in Hoonah. On Friday, Klawock won 66-60.
In Saturday's game, David Ryno tossed in 19 points for Klawock, while Jarret Brown led Hoonah with 18 points. Travis Macasaet scored 19 points and Curtis Demmert added 11 to lead Klawock on Friday, with Brown leading Hoonah with 26 points, Kenny Bartlett scoring 13 and Brian Mills adding 10.
Hoonah girls sweep Klawock
Branda Skaflestad scored 12 points Saturday to lead the Hoonah girls over Klawock 50-30, giving the Braves a sweep of a two-game Region V-Class 2A series in Hoonah. On Friday, Hoonah won 45-24.
In Saturday's game, Natalie Wangerin and Kaleigh Ryno both scored 11 points to lead Klawock. On Friday, Stacie Skaflestad and Katie Lee both scored 11 points to lead Hoonah, while Wangerin had 16 to lead Klawock.
Kake, Yakutat girls split
Stephanie Johnson scored 12 points Saturday as the Yakutat girls claimed a 47-33 victory over Kake, earning a split of their two-game Region V-Class 2A series in Yakutat. On Friday, Kake beat Yakutat 49-43.
In Saturday's game, Sheena Brantley scored 11 points and Samantha Johnson added 10 for Yakutat, while Danielle Knudsen scored 23 points for Kake. On Friday, Knudsen scored 34 points to lead the Thunderbirds, including all 12 of her team's fourth-quarter points, while Stephanie Johnson led the Eagles with 16 points.
Yakutat boys sweep Kake
Skye Endicott and Jared James both scored 17 points Saturday to lead the Yakutat boys to a 76-51 victory over Kake, giving the Eagles a sweep of their two-game Region V-Class 2A series in Yakutat. On Friday, Yakutat beat Kake 66-48 as Derek James scored 28 points.
In Saturday's game, Martin Sensmeier scored 13 points and Derek James added 12 for Yakutat, while Kyle Anderson scored 23 points to lead Kake. On Friday, Sensmeier scored 13 points and Jake Endicott added 11 for the Eagles while Anderson led the Thunderbirds with 21 points and Cyrus Mills had 11.
Skagway, Kake boys split
Kyle Ellis scored 24 points as the Skagway boys claimed a 69-58 victory over Kake on Feb. 5 in Skagway. On Feb. 6, Kake had four players score at least 14 points as it edged Skagway 69-68 to earn a split of the two-game Region V-Class 2A series.
In last Tuesday's game, Jerod Moore had 14 points for Skagway and Aaron Neitzer added 10. Kyle Anderson scored 14 to lead Kake, while Malik Karam-oko had 13 points and Shane Padgett scored 10. Last Wednesday, Anderson, Cyrus Mills and Padgett each had 15 points and Karam-oko added 14 to lead Kake. Ellis scored 18 points to lead Skagway, with 17 points from Tyson Ames and 10 from Moore.
Kake girls sweep Skagway
In two games, Danielle Knudsen scored 70 points to lead the Kake girls to a pair of victories over Skagway, giving the Thunderbirds a sweep of their Region V-Class 2A series. Knudsen scored 30 points on Feb. 6 as Kake won 67-39 and she scored 40 on Feb. 5 as Kake claimed an 80-61 victory.
In last Wednesday's game, Crystal Shaquonie scored 14 points for Kake while Savannah Ames led Skagway with 22 points. Last Tuesday, LaKrista Ekis scored 15 points and RosaAnn Jackson added 13 for Kake, while Ames had 23 points and Ashley Law 12 to lead Skagway.
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