Kayhi girls split pair of games vs. Wolves

Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The Ketchikan girls converted 18 of 33 free-throw attempts in the fourth quarter Saturday to post a 48-37 victory over visiting Sitka and earn a split of their Southeast Conference-Class 4A series.

On Friday, Sitka's defense forced a number of Kayhi turnovers as the Wolves won 46-32.

Ketchikan (13-4 overall) and Sitka (10-4 overall) are now both 1-3 in conference play. Juneau-Douglas (11-4, 4-0 SE), which beat Colony twice last weekend in a non-conference series, leads the Southeast standings midway through the conference season.

Saturday's Ketchikan-Sitka game featured 67 total free-throw attempts - 40 by the Kings, and 27 by the Wolves. Kayhi led 12-11 at halftime, and Sitka junior center Kim Dodson sat out the entire second half after injuring her leg late in the second quarter.

Senior K.C. Greenup led Ketchikan with 14 points - including 10 in the fourth quarter - and senior Tory Edwardson added 12 for the Kings as they rebounded from Friday's loss.

"It was more enjoyable for us tonight," Kayhi coach Bob Hammer told the Ketchikan Daily News. "I thought all the seniors really picked up their game tonight."

Dodson scored eight points before her injury to lead the Wolves.

On Friday, Sitka forced 13 Ketchikan turnovers in the first half to build a 27-16 halftime lead. Sitka's Natalia Potrzuski scored a game-high 19 points, including five 3-pointers. She scored 16 of her 19 points in the first half before Kayhi defenders focused on her.

"They were running a box and one on me, so everyone else had to score," Potrzuski said. "They did a really good job."

With the attention on Potrzuski, Dodson added 12 points for Sitka. Kate Geldaker scored eight points to lead Ketchikan.

Yakutat, Skagway girls split

Skagway senior Savannah Ames scored 27 points - including five 3-pointers - as the Panthers beat Yakutat 48-25 on Saturday to open their Southeast-Class 2A series.

On Monday, Yakutat held Ames to just three points and rebounded to claim a 38-29 win over previously undefeated Skagway for a split of the series, which matched the conference's leading teams.

Candi Ketterman added 10 points for Skagway (12-1 overall, 7-1 SE) on Saturday, as the Panthers led 20-18 at halftime but broke away with a 15-4 run in the third quarter. Jacquoi James scored nine points to lead Yakutat (12-5 overall, 9-1 SE).

James scored 13 points and Heidi Esbenshade added 10 for the Eagles on Monday, as Yakutat took control with a 14-3 run in the second quarter. Michelle Harris scored 14 points to lead Skagway.

"We played a really good first half in the first game, but we didn't give Savannah enough respect," Yakutat coach Joe Klushkan said. When she started hitting shots, "her teammates fed off of that."

On Monday, Klushkan said the Eagles gave more attention to Ames, and kept Skagway from getting comfortable shots.

"We doubled (Ames) wherever she went, and I think that was the difference right there," he said.

Hoonah girls sweep Kake

The Hoonah girls scored just 20 points on Feb. 9 - but that was enough to beat Kake and claim a sweep of their Southeast-Class 2A series.

The Braves beat the Thunderbirds 20-18 on Feb. 9, and Hoonah won the opener 39-25 on Feb. 8.

No player scored more than six points in the Feb. 9 game, which was tied 6-all at halftime. Kristi Skaflestad scored six points for Hoonah (10-2 overall, 4-2 SE), which led 14-12 entering the fourth quarter. Lynette Acevada scored six points to lead Kake (5-6 overall, 3-5 SE).

On Feb. 8, Amber Lampe scored 15 points for Hoonah as the Braves took a 20-11 halftime lead. Jessica Skaflestad chipped in 10 points for Hoonah. Acevada scored 12 points to lead the Thunderbirds.

Mount Edgecumbe girls sweep Wrangell

Jennifer Evan scored 18 points and Skeeter Atoruk added 14 as the Mount Edgecumbe girls beat visiting Wrangell 63-41 on Friday. On Saturday, the Braves defeated the Wolves 63-35 to complete a sweep of the Southeast Conference-Class 3A series.

Kimberly Rychnovsky added 12 points on Friday for conference-leading Mount Edgecumbe (12-1 overall, 7-1 SE). Tessa Appleman scored 18 points and Laurie Brown added 17 - including three 3-pointers - for Wrangell (5-5 overall and SE).

On Saturday, Carlotta Evan scored 11 points and Atoruk added 10 for the Braves. Appleman and Brown scored 10 points apiece to lead the Wolves.

Petersburg girls go 1-2 at Valdez tourney

Every Petersburg girls player scored as the Vikings defeated Cordova 40-24 on Saturday to claim seventh place at the 28th Annual Valdez Elks Basketball Tournament.

The Vikings lost their first two games - 34-29 to Kodiak on Friday, and 46-30 to eventual champion North Pole on Thursday.

Lynsey Richards scored eight points on Saturday to lead the balanced offense for Petersburg (9-3 overall), while Callie Bell and Sarah Aiken added seven apiece. Kristina Maxwell scored eight points to lead Cordova.

Bell scored 12 points for Petersburg on Friday, as the Vikings led 23-19 entering the fourth quarter but let the lead slip away to Class 4A Kodiak. Stacey Keegan led the Bears with eight points.

Class 4A North Pole jumped out to a 17-0 lead after the first quarter on Thursday, and Kelsy McIntosh led the Patriots with 16 points in the game. Bell scored 11 points to lead Petersburg.

Metlakatla girls go 1-2 at Barrow tourney

Kristy Didrickson averaged nearly 18 points a game for the Metlakatla girls as the MissChiefs went 1-2 at last weekend's Barrow Invitational.

Metlakatla (2-11 overall) lost to Houston 37-35 in Thursday's opener, beat Hutchison 42-37 on Friday and lost to host Barrow 51-43 on Saturday.

Didrickson scored 18 points against Houston on Thursday. Metlakatla led 17-11 at halftime but could not hold the lead in the final two quarters.

On Friday, Didrickson scored 24 points as Metlakatla built a large lead with a 16-7 third-quarter run, then held off a Hutchison rally.

Hannah Henderson scored 13 points and Didrickson added 11 in Saturday's loss to Barrow, one of the state's top-ranked Class 3A teams.

Klawock girls sweep Hydaburg

Kaleigh Ryno scored 24 points and Sharon Webb added 19 as the Klawock girls beat visiting Hydaburg 51-37 on Friday in the opener of their Southeast-Class 2A series.

On Saturday, Webb scored 14 points as the Chieftains completed the sweep with a 41-24 win over the Warriors.

Klawock (5-7 overall, 4-6 SE) broke open Friday's game with a 14-7 run in the third quarter. Sam Fawcett scored 14 points and Mary Cline added 10 for Hydaburg (2-11 overall, 1-9 SE).

Ryno added nine points for the Chieftains on Saturday as Klawock led 22-9 at halftime. Stasha Guthrie scored nine points and Cline added seven for the Warriors.

• The Juneau Empire's weekly Southeast Hoops Roundup feature is compiled from results sent to the Empire by school athletic directors and team coaches, along with regional media reports. Scoresheets and/or game highlights should be faxed to 1-907-586-3028 (attention sports) or e-mailed to sports@juneauempire.com by noon on Monday so this feature and region standings can be compiled. For more information, call the Empire sports desk at 1-907-586-3740.

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