The Ketchikan High School boys basketball team took second place in its own First City Prep Shootout on Saturday, dropping a 57-32 decision to the Soldotna Stars in the championship game at Ketchikan High School's Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium.
In other final-round scores Saturday, the Grace Christian Grizzlies edged the Craig Panthers 83-79 in the third-fifth place game; the Wrangell Wolves knocked off Prince Rupert, British Columbia, 61-47 in the fourth-sixth place game; and Caledonia of Terrace, British Columbia, knocked off the Haines Glacier Bears 80-31 in the seventh-eighth place game.
Nick Christensen of Soldotna was selected the tournament's most valuable player, while Craig Carter of Craig won the tourney's 3-point shooting contest and the Craig Panthers won the team sportsmanship award. Southeast players named to the all-tourney team included Jesse Richardson and Brandon Nicholas of Ketchikan, Carter and Ray Douville of Craig, and Brad Angerman of Wrangell.
In Saturday's championship game, Soldotna outscored Ketchikan 24-6 in the fourth quarter as the Stars broke open what had been a close, defense-oriented game. Sean Kelley scored 17 points to lead Soldotna, with Christensen adding 15 points and Aaron Hughes 10. Kenny Terpsma was Ketchikan's only double-figure scorer, with 11 points, and T.J. Milner added eight for the Kings.
In the third-fifth place game, Justin Libby scored 22 points to lead Grace Christian over Craig. Hans Tulip and Tyler Gates both scored 14 points for Grace, with Ryan Meyer adding 14. Douville scored 24 points to lead Craig, while Carter added 16, Jordan Savage had 14 and Ryan Savage chipped in 11 for the Panthers.
In the fourth-sixth place game, Angerman scored 26 points to lead Wrangell over Prince Rupert. Cole Appleman added 14 points and Tony Marriott scored 11 for the Wolves. Ryan Leask led Prince Rupert with 17 points and Evan Ludwick scored 13.
In the seventh-eighth place game, Robert Haugland scored 20 points to lead Caledonia over Haines. Wes Hoffman scored nine points to lead Haines.
On Friday, Christensen scored 16 points and Kelley made seven free throws down the stretch as Soldotna edged Craig 79-77 in one semifinal, winning despite 34 points by Douville and 19 from Carter. Nicholas scored 20 points and Terpsma added 16 as Ketchikan knocked off Grace Christian School 60-49 in the other semifinal. In the consolation bracket, Marriott scored 19 points as Wrangell beat Haines 76-60, with Nik Hura scoring 28 points to lead the Glacier Bears, and Prince Rupert topped Caledonia 56-37 behind 18 points from Brandon Sampson.
In Thursday's first-round games; Soldotna edged Caledonia 54-50 as Christensen scored 13 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter; Craig beat Prince Rupert 81-61 behind 21 points from Douville; Grace Christian knocked off Wrangell 60-54 even though the Wolves picked up 18 points apiece from Marriott, Angerman and Appleman; and Jesse Richardson scored 19 points as Ketchikan beat Haines 63-47, despite 20 points from Hura.
Sitka boys split with Service
Colin Kambak sank the game-winner with two seconds left Friday as the Sitka boys basketball team edged the Service Cougars 47-45 at Sitka High School. On Saturday, Service edged Sitka 47-44 to even the two-game non-conference series.
In Friday's game, Brett Haavig led Sitka with 13 points while Jason Mooney added 12 and Brian Friske scored 10 for the Wolves. Michael Auelua scored 17 points to lead Service and Jimmy Wheeler added 11.
On Saturday, Auelua scored 13 points to lead the Coougars and Wheeler added nine points. Kambak scored 19 points to lead Sitka, which trailed 40-30 entering the fourth quarter.
Metlakatla boys sweep Haines
Amos Hudson scored 27 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists last Tuesday as the Metlakatla boys basketball team claimed a 66-56 victory over the Haines Glacier Bears in Metlakatla. On Wednesday, the Chiefs completed the sweep of the two-game Region V-Class 3A series with an 84-58 victory.
On Tuesday, Chris Boyd added 13 points for Metlakatla, which led 58-34 entering the fourth quarter. Wes Hoffman scored 22 points to lead Haines and Jimmy Lampkins added eight points.
In Wednesday's game, Metlakatla picked up 13 points apiece from Apollo Marsden and Chevy Hayward, while Hudson and Chris Bryant both scored 12 for the Chiefs. Hoffman led the Glacier Bears with 13 points, Lampkins added 12 and Matt Boyd scored 11.
Haines girls split with Metlakatla
Lisa Sele scored 18 points Friday as the Haines girls basketball team claimed a 48-37 victory over the Metlakatla Miss Chiefs in Haines. But Saturday, Metlakatla earned a split of the two-game Region V-3A series with a 55-36 victory.
In Friday's game, Lori Sele added 14 points for Haines and Penny Fossman scored 10. Ashley Hayward scored 10 points to lead Metlakatla.
On Saturday, Ashley Hayward led Metlakatla with 18 points and Aleasha Hayward scored 11. Lori Sele led Haines with 15 points and Lisa Sele added 10.
Juneau JV girls beat Metlakatla
Jessica Hahnlen scored 13 points Thursday as the Juneau-Douglas junior varsity girls basketball team claimed a 38-24 victory over the Metlakatla varsity team. Ashley Hayward scored eight points to lead the Miss Chiefs.
Mount Edgecumbe boys sweep Petersburg
Eric Alstrom scored 14 points o iday to lead the Mount Edgecumbe boys basketball team to a 52-51 victory over the Petersburg Vikings in Sitka. On Saturday, Alstrom again scored 14 points as Mount Edgecumbe claimed a 39-35 victory to earn a sweep of the two-game Region V-3A series.
In Friday's game, Peter Anderson and Chris Boskofsky both scored 10 points for the Braves. Nick Boggs scored 19 points to lead Petersburg and Danny Montgomery added 11.
On Saturday, Boskofsky added nine points for Mount Edgecumbe. Eric Corl scored 11 points to lead Petersburg and Montgomery added eight.
Mount Edgecumbe girls sweep Petersburg
Adrienne Taalak scored 16 points and Melanie Beans added 15 on Saturday as the Mount Edgecumbe girls edged Petersburg 40-37 at Petersburg. In a rare Sunday game, played because weather delayed Mount Edgecumbe's travel, the Braves beat Petersburg 45-35 to complete the sweep of the two-game Region V-3A series.
Taalak led Mount Edgecumbe with 14 points on Sunday, Beans added 12 and Pauline Tutiakoff scored 11 for the Braves. Karna Williams and Tyna McCay scored eight points each to lead the Vikings Sunday. On Saturday, Amber Beardslee scored 12 points to lead Petersburg.
Angoon, Skagway boys split
Freshman guard Ozelle Jamestown scored 27 points Tuesday as the Angoon boys basketball team knocked off the top-ranked Skagway Panthers 70-63, earning a split of a two-game Region V-Class 2A series at Angoon. On Monday, Skagway edged the defending Class 2A state champion Eagles 76-74 as Mitchell Snyder scored 24 points.
In Monday's game, Thomas Cochran and Ray Hosford both scored 14 points for Skagway. Jamestown scored 27 points to lead Angoon, while freshman Stephen Johnson added 19 points and junior Clayton Edwin scored 18.
On Tuesday, Edwin added 21 points for the Eagles and Johnson had 10 to go along with Jamestown's 27 points. Snyder scored 16 points to lead Skagway, Hosford added 14 and Tyson Ames scored 10 points.
Angoon girls sweep Skagway
Amber Jamestown scored 28 points Tuesday as the Angoon girls beat Skagway 72-59 in Angoon. On Monday, Jamestown led a balanced Angoon attack with 15 points as the Eagles won 67-57 and claimed a sweep of their two-game Region V-2A series.
In Tuesday's game, Marcie Kookesh and Angela Kearns both scored 13 points for Angoon and Melinda Joseph chipped in 12. Kristina Knorr scored 34 points to lead Skagway and Ashley Law added 12.
On Monday, Kearns added 14 points for Angoon, Joseph scored 13, and the duo of Kookesh and Carmen Estrada both scored 10 points. Knorr led Skagway with 25 points and Law added 17.
Skagway, Kake boys split
In a battle between the top two Class 2A teams in the state poll, both undefeated entering the weekend, Mitchell Snyder scored 36 points to lead the top-ranked Skagway Panthers to a 59-58 victory over No. 2 Kake Friday in Kake. On Saturday, Anthony Dolan led Kake to a 59-45 victory as the Thunderbirds earned a split of their Region V-Class 2A series.
In Saturday's game, Matt Appel added 14 points for Kake, which trailed by 10 points at the end of the first quarter, while Malik Karam-oko and Kyle Anderson both scored seven points and Mike James grabbed 14 rebounds. Thomas Cochran scored 16 points to lead Skagway, while Snyder added 15 points before fouling out and Ray Hosford had eight.
On Friday, the lead changed three times over the game's final minute and Kake missed out on a chance to win when Jesse Reese's shot rimmed out at the buzzer. Snyder dominated Skagway's scoring, with Stan Bush adding eight points. Reese scored 24 points to lead Kake, which was missing Dolan for the game, while Anderson and Rob Mills both scored 11 points and Appel added 10.
Kake girls sweep Skagway
The Knudsen sisters - Robin and Danielle - combined to lead the Kake girls basketball team to a sweep of a two-game Region V-2A series with the Skagway Panthers Friday and Saturday in Kake. The Knudsens combined for 32 points Friday as Kake won 67-40 and the Knudsens had 27 points Saturday as the Thunderbirds claimed a 63-38 victory.
In Saturday's game, Robin Knudsen scored 15 points and Danielle Knudsen added 12 to lead the T-Birds. Kristina Knorr led Skagway with 24 points.
On Friday, Danielle Knudsen scored 17 points and Robin Knudsen added 15 for Kake. Knorr again led Skagway, this time with 22 points.
Angoon boys sweep Yakutat
The defending Class 2A state champion Angoon boys basketball team needed double-overtime on Saturday to claim a 75-67 victory over fifth-ranked Yakutat, giving Angoon a sweep of their two-game Region V-2A series in Angoon. On Friday, Angoon claimed a 75-65 victory over Yakutat in the battle between two teams that both use the nickname Eagles.
In Saturday's double-overtime game, Ozelle Jamestown scored 25 points, Stephen Johnson added 17 and Clayton Edwin added 11 for Angoon. Derek James and Martin Sensmeier both scored 22 points to lead Yakutat, while Skye Endicott added 11.
On Friday, Jamestown scored 30 points and Edwin added 21 to lead Angoon. Skye Endicott led Yakutat with 26 points, while the trio of Dustin Endicott, James and Sensmeier each added 11 points.
Angoon, Yakutat girls split
Sam Johnson scored 24 points and Steph Johnson added 13 Saturday as the Yakutat girls basketball team claimed a 57-47 victory over Angoon on Saturday, earning a split of their two-game Region V-2A series in Angoon. On Friday, Angela Kearns made her debut for Angoon with a team-high 10 points as Angoon won 32-29.
In Saturday's game, Melinda Joseph scored 16 points to lead Angoon and Marcie Kookesh added 10 points. On Friday, Steph Johnson led Yakutat with 12 points.
Kake boys sweep Yakutat
In a battle in Kake between teams both ranked in the state's Class 2A poll, the No. 2 Kake boys claimed a two-game Region V-2A series sweep over No. 5 Yakutat with a 51-46 victory on Wednesday and a 56-46 victory Tuesday.
In Wednesday's game, Anthony Dolan scored 11 points to lead Kake, while Jesse Reese added 10 points and Rob Mills had nine. Skye Endicott scored 21 points to lead Yakutat and Derek James added 11.
On Tuesday, Dolan scored 25 points to lead Kake, with Reese adding eight. Endicott scored 16 points to lead Yakutat, James added 14 and Martin Sensmeier scored 10.
Kake girls sweep Yakutat
In a rematch of last year's Region V-Class 2A girls championship game, the Kake girls basketball team claimed a two-game Region V-2A series sweep over the Yakutat Eagles in Kake. The Thunderbirds, who lost to Yakutat last year, won 36-31 last Tuesday and 50-48 on Wednesday.
In Wednesday's game, Danielle Knudsen scored 23 points and Robin Knudsen added eight to lead Kake. Sam Johnson scored 19 points to lead Yakutat and Stephanie Johnson added 10.
On Tuesday, Robin Knudsen scored 12 points to lead Kake and Cassandra Martin added 10. Stephanie Johnson scored 11 points to lead Yakutat.
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