The Mount Edgecumbe girls basketball team claimed the championship of the Barrow Whaler Invitational on Saturday, posting a perfect 3-0 record to win the round-robin tournament for the second straight year.
The Braves edged tournament runner-up Barrow 46-43 on Thursday, beat third-place Wrangell 49-41 on Friday and then beat the last-place Lathrop junior varsity 46-29 on Saturday to clinch the title. Barrow went 2-1 on the tournament, with a 53-35 victory over the Lathrop JV on Friday and a 50-47 victory over Wrangell on Saturday. Wrangell beat the Lathrop JV 61-36 in Thursday's tournament opener.
Adrienne Taalak, Prema Warren, Melanie Beans and Halane Isidore all made the all-tournament team from Mount Edgecumbe. Lizzy Romane and Jennifer Davies made the team from Wrangell. Lauren Danner, Bernadette Suvlu and Heather Dingman made the team from Barrow. Mount Edgecumbe won the team 3-point shooting contest, Barrow won the free-throw shooting contest and Lathrop JV won the sportsmanship award.
``It was a very evenly matched tournament, very competitive,'' Mount Edgecumbe girls coach Paul Johnson said, adding that the first game against Barrow was a ``very close game.''
In Thursday's Mount Edgecumbe-Barrow game, Taalak, who comes from the nearby village of Nuiqsut, scored 24 points to lead Mount Edgecumbe. Isidore and Beans both added seven points for the Braves. Suvlu scored 10 points to lead Barrow, with Danner adding nine points and Qinugan Edwardsen scoring eight.
In Thursday's other game, Romane scored 25 points and Davies added 14 points to lead Wrangell. Four players scored six points each to lead the Lathrop JV.
On Friday, Beans scored 15 points to lead Mount Edgecumbe over Wrangell. Isidore added 14 points and Taalak scored 13 for the Braves. Davies led Wrangell with 13 points, while Romane added 10 for the Wolves.
In Friday's other game, Dingman scored 14 points and Bernadette Fischer added 12 to lead Barrow. Sheena McNabb led the Lathrop JV with 15 points.
Warren and Taalak both scored 12 points to lead Mount Edgecumbe over the Lathrop JV team. Morgan Bosch scored 14 points to lead the Malemutes.
And in the final game of the tournament, Mount Edgecumbe girls win Barrow Invitational Danner scored 13 points and Dingman added 11 as Barrow came from behind to beat Wrangell. Romane scored 18 points to lead the Wolves and Camilla Owens added eight.
Wrangell boys second in Barrow
The host Barrow Whalers claimed the boys championship in the Barrow Invitational for the second year in a row Saturday, with Wrangell taking second place, Service third and Mount Edgecumbe fourth.
Barrow posted a perfect 3-0 record in the round-robin tournament, beating Mount Edgecumbe 59-35 in Thursday's opening round, Wrangell 64-57 on Friday and Service 47-44 in Saturday's finale. Wrangell went 2-1 in the tournament after it edged Service 62-60 on Thursday and beat Mount Edgecumbe 71-33 on Saturday. Service beat Mount Edgecumbe 61-53 on Friday to finish at 1-2, while Mount Edgecumbe was 0-3 for the tourney.
Mount Edgecumbe's Sheldon Dock and Eric Alstrom made the all-tournament team. Wrangell had Cody Angerman and Graham Gablehouse make all-tourney; while Service had Jason Orien and Michael Auelua; and Barrow had Ben Hopson III, Qaiyaan Harcharek, Ben Bradley and Travis Packer on the team. Mount Edgecumbe won the sportsmanship award and Barrow won both the freethrow and the 3-point shooting contest.
On Thursday, Gablehouse scored seven of his 18 points in the fourth quarter as Wrangell came back from a two-point deficit to open the final period in its victory over Service. Angerman had 15 points and Appleman added 13 for the Wolves. Orien scored 17 points to lead the Cougars, while Brandon Barter had 11 points and Auelua added 10.
In Thursday's other game, Harcharek scored 13 points as Barrow beat Mount Edgecumbe. Dock and Alstrom both scored 11 points to lead the Braves.
Marvel Douglas and Auelua both scored 12 points and Orien added 11 as Service beat Mount Edgecumbe on Friday. Dock scored 18 points and Alstrom added 14 to lead the Braves.
In Friday's other game, Ben Hopson III scored nine of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter as Barrow came from behind to beat Wrangell. Packer added 15 points, while Eben Brower and Bradley both tossed in 11 for the Whalers. Angerman scored 18 points to lead Wrangell, while Appleman added 15, Jason Clark had 12 and Gablehouse scored 11 points for the Wolves.
On Saturday, Angerman scored 19 points to lead Wrangell over Mount Edgecumbe, while Appleman had 17 points and Brad Angerman scored 15. Alstrom scored 14 points to lead the Braves.
Barrow clinched the title on Saturday as Harcharek scored 14 points and Hopson added 13 to lead the Whalers. Auelua scored 18 points to lead Service, with 10 of those in the fourth quarter as Service made a late run that almost threw the tournament into a three-way tie-breaker for the team title.
Yakutat girls beat Klawock
Jasmine Jones scored 20 points and Stephanie Johnson added 15 as the Yakutat girls basketball team claimed a 43-37 victory over the Class 2A defending state champion Klawock Chieftains Tuesday night at Klawock.
Jessica Peters scored 20 points to lead Klawock, while Rachel Smith added eight points.
Klawock boys beat Yakutat
Darrin Clark scored 23 points and grabbed 16 rebounds Tuesday to lead the Klawock Chieftains to a 51-41 victory over Yakutat. Ryan Wangerin added eight points for Klawock.
Robin Brantley scored 17 points to lead Yakutat and Martin Sensmeier chipped in seven.
Mount Edgecumbe girls beat Sitka
Adrienne Taalak scored 16 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out six assists Tuesday as the Class 3A Mount Edgecumbe girls claimed a 44-38 non-conference victory over the Class 4A Sitka Wolves at Mount Edgecumbe High School in Sitka.
Halane Isidore added eight points for the Braves, who led at one point by 14 points against the much taller Wolves, and the trio of Melanie Beans, Geneva Head and Andrea Aiken scored six points each for Mount Edgecumbe.
Breanne Erickson scored 12 points to lead Sitka, while Kerri Curtiss added 11 points and Christine Grun chipped in eight for the Wolves.
Sitka boys beat Mount Edgecumbe
Dustin McLeod scored 16 points and Casey Campbell added 15 as the Sitka Wolves used a balanced attack to claimed an 80-73 non-conference boys basketball victory over Class 3A Mount Edgecumbe.
Brett Haavig and Mike Schneeberger both scored nine points and Charles Van Otten had eight points as all 11 Sitka players to see action Tuesday scored at least two points.
Eric Alstrom scored 32 points and Sheldon Dock added 22 to lead Mount Edgecumbe, which trailed by 6-10 points most of the game.
Angoon boys claim Icy Straits
The Angoon boys basketball team posted a perfect 3-0 record to win the 2000 Icy Straits Invitational Tournament held Thursday through Saturday in Hoonah.
Angoon claimed a 74-57 victory over the Sitka junior varsity in Saturday's title game. The Hoonah boys took second place with a 2-1 record, clinching the spot with a 77-37 victory over Thorne Bay, which posted an 0-3 record. The Hoonah JV beat the Mount Edgecumbe JV 82-78 in Saturday's other game to also finish at 2-1. No individual scoring totals were available from any of the tournament games.
On Friday, the Sitka JV edged Hoonah 74-71, Angoon beat the Hoonah JV 71-38 and the Mount Edgecumbe JV claimed an 86-52 victory over Thorne Bay. On Thursday, Angoon beat the Sitka JV 67-50, Hoonah beat the Mount Edgecumbe JV 55-49 and the Hoonah JV edged Thorne Bay 58-57.
Mount Edgecumbe JV girls win Icy Straits title
The Mount Edgecumbe junior varsity girls basketball team claimed the title of the Icy Straits Invitational on Saturday night with a 32-25 victory over the Sitka JV in Hoonah.
The host Hoonah girls took third place with a 41-31 victory over Angoon on Saturday. On Friday, the Mount Edgecumbe JV beat Hoonah 47-15 and the Sitka JV edged Angoon 32-31. No individual scoring totals were available for the games.
Skagway, Yakutat boys split
Mitchell Snyder scored 29 points to lead the Skagway Panthers to a 69-54 victory over the Yakutat Eagles Thursday in Class 2A boys basketball action in Yakutat. On Friday, Yakutat edged Skagway 61-59 to gain a split of the two-game series.
In Thursday's game, Ray Hosford added 14 points for Skagway and Tyson Ames chipped in eight points. Yakutat was led by Robin Brantley with 25 points, while Derek James and Anthony Schmidt both chipped in seven points.
On Friday, Jake Endicott scored 17 points to lead Yakutat to a comeback victory. Brantley scored all 13 of his points in the second half, while Skye Endicott added 10 points and Martin Sensmeier scored nine. Snyder scored 23 points to lead Skagway and Hosford added 12.
Yakutat girls sweep Skagway
Sheena Nelson scored 14 points Friday and Jasmine James added 12 as the Yakutat girls basketball team claimed a 61-19 victory over Skagway in Class 2A action at Yakutat. On Thursday, Yakutat won 66-42, giving the Eagles a sweep of the two-game series.
Rebecca Widdows added nine points for Yakutat in Friday's game, which saw every Yakutat player score. Kristina Knorr scored seven points to lead Skagway and Kristin Ray added six points.
On Thursday, James scored 22 points to lead Yakutat, as Johnson added 13 points and Widdows chipped in 10. Ray scored 26 points and Knorr added nine to lead Skagway.