Sitka boys split against Colony

Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2002

When the Sitka Wolves hosted the Colony Knights for a non-conference boys high school basketball game on Monday, Sitka's Karel Uddipa was held scoreless as the Wolves dropped a 56-51 decision.

But Uddipa responded in a big way for Tuesday's rematch, scoring 27 points to lead the Wolves to a 64-59 victory over the Knights.

Uddipa hit 10 field goals, including two 3-pointers, and was 5-for-6 from the free-throw line as the Wolves rallied from a 32-29 halftime deficit. In Monday's game, Uddipa played all four quarters but didn't score a point.

Colin Kambak added 12 points for the Wolves, while Cody Campbell chipped in 10.

Clay Hotchkiss scored 16 points with five 3-pointers to lead Colony, which lost two non-conference games to the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears on Friday and Saturday. Joe Reza added 14 points for the Knights.

In Monday's game, Landon Swank scored 21 points and Justin Coffman added 11 as the Knights rallied from a 40-34 deficit entering the fourth quarter. Colony outscored Sitka 22-11 in the fourth quarter.

Campbell led Sitka with 15 points, while Karl Stedman and Mitch Hawk both scored 11 and Kambak added 10. Sitka trailed 28-25 at halftime, but the Wolves' defense held Colony to just six points in the third quarter as Sitka took a six-point lead entering the final period.

Sitka, a Class 4A team, entered the two-game Colony series coming off an 83-59 loss to Class 3A crosstown rival Mount Edgecumbe on Feb. 12.

In last Tuesday's game, James Paukan had by-far his season best for the Braves with 37 points. Paukan hadn't scored in double-figures more than once or twice this year, and never more than 20 points. But last Tuesday Paukan hit seven 3-pointers in his big game.

Chris Boskofsky added 26 points for Mount Edgecumbe, which took a 21-10 lead at the end of the first quarter and was never seriously threatened the rest of the way.

Mitch Hawk scored 13 points to lead Sitka, while Stedman had 10 points and Kambak scored nine. Uddipa didn't play for Sitka that night.

Ketchikan girls sweep Sitka

Ashley Hayward scored 15 points to lead the Ketchikan High School girls basketball team to a 59-24 victory over the Sitka Wolves on Friday, then scored 13 points on Saturday as the Kings completed the two-game series sweep at Ketchikan with a 60-31 victory.

Even though both teams are Region V-Class 4A members, the series did not count in the region standings. Sitka athletic director Lyle Sparrowgrove said the games were scheduled because both teams had openings on their schedule and the games are in addition to the four region games they'll play this season.

In Friday's game, Anne Elliott and Jonnae Ostrom both chipped in nine points for Ketchikan, while Darcel Williams added eight points. The Kings 30-12 at halftime and 52-19 at the end of the third quarter.

Sidney Wyman led Sitka with 11 points, while Mindy Jacoby had five points.

In Saturday's game, Hayward and Elliott both scored 13 points to lead Ketchikan, while Jodi Jakubek and Deanna Hallman added eight each. Kandi McGilton scored eight points to lead Sitka, with Jacoby adding seven.

Wrangell, Craig boys split

Raymond Douville led four Craig players in double-figure scoring on Friday as the Panthers handed the previously undefeated Wrangell Wolves their first loss of the season, 65-58 in Craig. On Saturday, Wrangell rebounded to claim a 51-48 victory and a split of their Region V-Class 3A series.

In Friday's game, Ryan Hamilton added 15 points for Craig, while Ryan Jones scored 14 points and Fred Hamilton chipped in 11.

Freshman guard Brent Stokes scored 19 points to lead Wrangell, while Brad Angerman scored 17 points and Cole Appleman added 15 points on five 3-pointers. Wrangell led 29-26 at halftime, but fell behind 48-39 entering the fourth quarter and couldn't catch up.

On Saturday, Angerman scored 14 points to lead Wrangell. Stokes added 13 points and Appleman had 10. Douville scored 14 points to lead Craig and Fred Hamilton added nine.

Wrangell jumped out to a 22-9 lead at the end of the first quarter, but Craig closed the gap to 32-25 at halftime and 46-45 at the end of the third quarter. Wrangell only scored five points in the fourth quarter, but the Wolves' defense held the Panthers to just three points in the period to actually increase their lead.

Craig girls sweep Wrangell

Heather Douville scored 21 points on Friday as the Craig girls beat Wrangell 42-35, then led the Panthers to a 47-44 victory on Saturday with 20 points, giving Craig a sweep of the two-game Region V-Class 3A series in Wrangell.

In Friday's game, Vanessa James added 13 points for Craig. Alesha Cooper scored 11 points and Laura McCay added 10 for Wrangell.

On Saturday, James scored 16 points for Craig while McCay led Wrangell with 18 points. Wrangell led 30-28 entering the fourth quarter, but the Panthers rallied for the victory.

Mount Edgecumbe girls winless in Barrow

The Mount Edgecumbe girls basketball team lost all three games in this year's Barrow Invitational, finishing last after winning the tournament title the previous two years. The Braves, who were missing starting guard Melanie Beans for the weekend, lost 30-28 to Eielson on Thursday, lost 57-56 to North Pole on Friday and 46-36 to tourney champion Barrow on Saturday. Mount Edgecumbe did win the tourney's sportsmanship award.

On Thursday, Prema Warren scored 11 points and Ella Morris added nine for Mount Edgecumbe. Janay DeLoach scored 10 points and Elena Harris added eight points for Eielson.

On Friday, Morris scored 20 points for Mount Edgecumbe, while Warren and Meredith Akuran had 12 points each. Sharde Burkhead scored 30 points and Stephanie Dahlke had 16 points for North Pole, which trailed 47-42 entering the fourth quarter.

On Saturday, Warren led the Braves with 11 points. Kristina Contrades hit six 3-pointers for 18 points to lead Barrow, while Martina Leavitt added 10.

Haines, Petersburg girls split

Keely Falcon scored 15 points as the Haines girls upset Petersburg 47-43 on Friday night. On Saturday, the Vikings rebounded to claim a 38-19 victory to earn a split of the two-game Region V-Class 3A series in Haines.

In Friday's game, Haines held Petersburg to just four points in the first quarter, then held on as the Vikings chipped away at the lead. Drew Fossman added 10 points and Lori Sele scored eight points for the Glacier Bears, who won for just the second time in region action this season. Petersburg was led by the trio of Karna Williams, Tessa Bergmann and Brittni Birchell with eight points each.

On Saturday, Petersburg took a 26-6 lead at halftime and never looked back. Williams scored 16 points to lead the Vikings, while Autumn Streuli and Birchell both added seven. Sele led Haines with seven points.

Petersburg sweeps Haines

Kyle Skinner scored 22 points last Wednesday as the Petersburg boys beat winless Haines 94-38. On Thursday, Petersburg won 54-32 as the VIkings completed the sweep of the two-game Region V-Class 3A series in Petersburg.

Last Wednesday, Aaron Severson chipped in 11 points for Petersburg and Coty Bell had nine as all 13 Vikings scored in the game. Matt Blood scored 10 points to lead Haines.

On Thursday, Zac Carter was the only Petersburg player to reach double-figure scoring with 10 points, while Joey Boggs added nine. Blood scored 12 points to lead Haines.

Yakutat boys take second in Galena

The Yakutat boys basketball team reached Saturday's championship game in the Galena Invitational, but fell short of the title as the Eagles dropped a 75-63 decision to the defending Class 2A state champion Point Hope-Tikigaq Harpooners. In Friday's semifinals, Yakutat beat Class 1A Noatak 57-48, and in Thursday's first round the Eagles beat host Galena 72-63.

In Saturday's game, Otheimiel Oomittuk scored 20 points, Harry Koonuk added 18, L. Johnson scored 11 and Henry Nashookpuk chipped in 10 points for Point Hope. Jake Endicott scored 17 points to lead Yakutat, which lost to Point Hope for the second time this year, while Martin Sensmeier added 14 points and the duo of Anthony Schmidt and Derek James had 10 each.

On Friday, James scored 17 points and Skye Endicott added 13 to lead Yakutat. Kevin Luther and J.R. Ashby both scored 11 points to lead Noatak, while Adam Adams added 10.

On Thursday, Jake Endicott and Schmidt both scored 21 points to lead the Eagles. Kyle Malamute scored 29 points to pace Galena.

Yakutat girls finish fourth in Galena

The Yakutat girls held on as Tok rallied in the fourth quarter, claiming a 49-46 victory in the fourth-sixth place game Saturday in the Galena Invitational. Yakutat lost its opener 46-42 to Aniak on Thursday, but rebounded to claim a 55-39 victory over McGrath on Friday. Point Hope-Tikigaq claimed the tournament championship with a 75-45 victory over Aniak on Saturday.

In Saturday's victory over Tok, Sheena Brantley scored 13 points and Samantha Johnson added 11 to lead Yakutat. Katrina Albert led the Wolverines with 20 points and Niisha Sanford added 11. Yakutat led 38-28 entering the fourth quarter, but Tok rallied to close the margin to three points at the end.

On Friday, Brantley led Yakutat with 14 points, with Johnson adding 11 and Jacquoi James chipping in 10 points for the Eagles. Roberta Strick scored 14 points and Tommi Parker added 10 for McGrath.

In Thursday's opener, Michelle Robinett and Falina Morris both scored 19 points to lead Class 1A Aniak, with Morris hitting five 3-pointers. Stephanie Johnson scored eight points to lead Yakutat, while the trio of Brantley, Samantha Johnson and Breana Sharp adding seven each. Yakutat trailed 38-29 entering the fourth quarter, but the Eagles' rally fell four points short.

Hydaburg boys sweep Angoon

Led by 65 points over the weekend by Darren Edenshaw, the Hydaburg boys swept a two-game Region V-Class 2A series in Angoon. Edenshaw had 31 points as the Warriors claimed an 80-67 victory on Friday, then had 34 points as Hydaburg won 69-54 on Saturday.

In Friday's game, Vinny Edenshaw had 29 points and David Edenshaw chipped in 12 for Hydaburg. Collin Riley scored 20 points to lead Angoon, while Stephan Johnson had 17 points, Loren Sands scored 13 and Stuart Jack added 11.

On Saturday, Vinny Edenshaw scored 14 points and David Edenshaw had 12 for the Warriors. Johnson led the Eagles with 19 points and J.P. Silva added 12.

Angoon girls sweep Hydaburg

Amber Jamestown scored 25 points Friday as the Angoon girls beat Hydaburg 60-24. On Saturday, Jamestown led the Eagles with 16 points as Angoon won 53-32 to complete the sweep of the two-game Region V-Class 2A series in Angoon.

In Friday's game, Carmen Estrada scored 21 points for Angoon while Destiny Bell led Hydaburg with 10 points.

On Saturday, Tiffany George scored 16 for the Eagles and Katherine Howard had eight points. Bell led Hydaburg with 15 points and Stephanie Booth scored 11.

Kake, Klawock boys split

David Ryno scored 30 points last Thursday as the Klawock boys claimed a 66-54 victory over Kake. On Friday, Shane Padgett had 30 points as Kake won 95-70 to earn a split of the two-game Region V-Class 2A series in Kake. In girls action, Kake swept Klawock with a 58-47 victory on Thursday and a 62-28 decision on Friday. No individual scoring details were available for the girls games.

In Thursday's boys game, Shawn Kato-Yates had 12 points and Jared Williams scored 10 points for Klawock. Kyle Anderson led Kake with 15 points and Cyrus Mills had 14 points.

On Friday, Malik Karam-oko scored 20 points, Mills had 16 and Anderson added 14 for Kake, which trailed 36-33 at halftime. Ryno led Klawock with 21 points, while Travis Macasaet had 18 points and Kato-Yates scored 14.

The Juneau Empire's Southeast Hoops Roundup is a weekly feature that rounds up the region's high school basketball results and usually runs on Wednesdays. Coaches should fax all of their boxscores to 1-907-586-3028 by Monday afternoon so standings can be updated each week, and they can also e-mail the information to (please no text attachments).

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