Viking girls edge by Wolves in overtime

Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Hannah Meucci scored four of her six points in overtime as the Petersburg girls edged visiting Wrangell 38-33 on Saturday for a sweep of their Southeast Conference-Class 3A series.

Petersburg had an easier time on Friday, as Callie Bell poured in 25 points to lead the Vikings to a 50-37 win.

Wrangell led 23-22 entering the fourth quarter on Saturday, but fell behind during the period. The Wolves' Sarah Helgeson scored a basket with about 15 seconds left - her only points of the game - to tie the score at 30-all. Both teams had chances to win the game in regulation, but could not convert.

Meucci went 4-for-6 from the free-throw line in the extra session to help the Vikings pull out the win.

Chelsea Berg scored 10 points to lead Petersburg (11-3 overall, 7-1 SE), while Meucci and Lynsey Richards scored six apiece. Tessa Appleman scored 12 points and Laurie Brown added nine - all on 3-pointers - for Wrangell (5-7 overall and SE).

Bell scored 20 of her 25 points in the second half on Friday as the Vikings broke open a game they led by just two points - 19-17 - at halftime. Bell hit three 3-pointers in the game, and Emily Moran added seven points for Petersburg. Appleman scored 12 points and Brown chipped in 10 - with three 3s - for Wrangell.

Ketchikan girls trounce Canadian team

Larissa Otness and Stacia Miller scored 12 points apiece Friday as the Ketchikan girls posted an 88-25 rout of visiting Charles Hays of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

In Thursday's opener, K.C. Greenup scored 15 points as Kayhi beat the Hurricanes 96-25.

Tory Edwardson, Jamie Edwardson and Greenup each scored 11 points in Ketchikan's win on Friday. On Thursday, Tory Edwardson scored 13 points, while Kate Geldaker, Crystal Reno and Otness scored 12 apiece. Charles Hays brought just six players to Ketchikan.

The Kings (15-4 overall, 1-3 SE) host the Juneau-Douglas girls for a pair of Southeast-Class 4A games this weekend.

Yakutat girls sweep Hoonah

Heidi Esbenshade scored 17 points to lead the Yakutat girls over host Hoonah 41-18 on Feb. 17 for a sweep of their Southeast Conference-Class 2A series.

Esbenshade scored 15 points as the Eagles beat the Braves 34-27 in the Feb. 16 opener.

Sharnel Vale and Jacquoi James added six points apiece on Feb. 17 for Yakutat (14-5 overall, 11-1 SE), as the Eagles built a 32-9 lead at halftime. They did not attempt a single free-throw in the game.

Jessica Skaflestad and Cassandra Peters scored six points apiece for Hoonah (10-4 overall, 4-4 SE).

On Feb. 16, James and Rose Porter chipped in six points apiece for Yakutat in a much closer game, as the Eagles led 14-13 at halftime.

Kristi Skaflestad scored 10 points and Amber Lampe added nine for Hoonah.

Skagway girls sweep Angoon

Savannah Ames scored 17 points as the Skagway girls routed host Angoon 54-11 on Saturday for a sweep of their Southeast Conference-Class 2A series.

Ames had 15 points on Friday as the Panthers beat the short-handed Eagles 56-20.

On Saturday, Skagway (14-1 overall, 9-1 SE) took a 25-9 lead at halftime, and allowed Angoon (4-8 overall, 2-8 SE) to score just two points in the second half. The Eagles were competing with just five players, and one fouled out during the game.

Candi Ketterman added 14 points and Michelle Harris had 10 for Skagway. Sunnie Duncan scored four points to lead Angoon.

Ketterman scored 13 points and Harris added 11 on Friday as the Panthers led 24-7 at the half. Jessica Williams scored eight points and Donella Frank added six for the Eagles.

Mount Edgecumbe girls sweep Haines

Kimberly Rychnovsky scored 21 points on Friday as the Mount Edgecumbe girls beat host Haines 82-55 on Friday in the opener of their Southeast-Class 3A series.

Rychnovsky and teammate Skeeter Atoruk scored 14 apiece on Saturday as the conference-leading Braves beat the Glacier Bears 71-48 for a series sweep.

Jennifer Evan added 18 points, Atoruk scored 13 and Ellie Jackson chipped in 10 on Friday for Mount Edgecumbe (14-1 overall, 9-1 SE), which led 40-23 at halftime. Drew Fossman scored 15 points to lead Haines (3-11 overall, 3-9 SE), while Kim Ferrin added 14 points and Ivanca Jones scored 12.

On Saturday, Jackson scored 12 points and Sara Morris chipped in 10 for the Braves, who trailed 17-13 after the first quarter. Mount Edgecumbe took a 30-28 lead at the half, and outscored Haines 30-5 in the third quarter.

Fossman scored 17 points, Ferrin scored 16 and Teslyn Visscher added eight for Haines.

Metlakatla, Craig girls split

Kristy Didrickson scored the game-winning points on a 3-pointer as the Metlakatla girls edged visiting Craig 38-37 on Saturday to salvage a split of their Southeast-Class 3A series.

On Friday, Jill May scored 10 points as the Panthers beat the MissChiefs 38-33.

Didrickson scored 11 points and Hannah Henderson added 10 on Saturday for Metlakatla (3-12 overall, 1-7 SE), which trailed 26-20 after the third quarter. Brandi Patterson scored all eight of her points for the MissChiefs in their fourth-quarter run. Brianne Goheen scored 15 points - including three 3-pointers - for Craig (5-7 overall, 5-5 SE).

Emily Haydu added seven points and Erin Anderson scored six on Friday for Craig, which led 30-20 entering the fourth quarter. Didrickson scored a game-high 20 points for Metlakatla, while Henderson added nine.

• The Juneau Empire's weekly Southeast Hoops Roundup feature is compiled by Andrew Krueger 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 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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