Chief boys sweep Braves in two key Region V-3A games

No. 3 Metlakatla edges No. 5 Mount Edgecumbe by three points each night

Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Shane Martinez scored eight of his game-high 21 points in a crucial third-quarter run as the Metlakatla boys rallied for a 57-54 win over visiting Mount Edgecumbe on Saturday to complete a sweep of the Region V-Class 3A series.

The Chiefs beat the Braves 77-74 on Friday to open the series, which pitted the two of the state's top Class 3A teams.

Metlakatla, ranked third in the state Class 3A poll, improved to a perfect 12-0 in region play with the sweep. The Chiefs are 17-1 overall. Mount Edgecumbe, ranked fifth, dropped to 7-3 region and 14-4 overall.

"(Mount) Edgecumbe has a really good team," Metlakatla coach Josh Muehlenkamp told the Ketchikan Daily News. "They have so many kids that can really play, they're scary. It was a good series for us and it's what we expected to see from Edgecumbe."

With Metlakatla trailing 34-27 on Saturday, Martinez sank two 3-pointers and made another basket to spur the Chiefs on a 20-11 run to take the lead. The senior point guard then sank two crucial free throws - his team's last two points - in the fourth quarter.

Beau Hayward scored 13 points, Chris Bryant added 12 and Gilmore White chipped in 11 points for the Chiefs, who had just five players score points on Saturday.

Matt Mercier led the Braves with 21 points, while Josh Thomas netted 15 and Scott Patkotak added 10 points for Mount Edgecumbe.

On Friday, Hayward scored 29 points and Bryant added 21 as Metlakatla rallied from another halftime deficit.

The Chiefs trailed 40-37 at intermission before forging a 20-14 advantage in the third quarter. Bryant hit two of his three 3-pointers during that run.

Martinez added 11 points for Metlakatla. Thomas led Mount Edgecumbe with 27 points, while Mercier chipped in 16 and Patkotak and George Beans scored 10 apiece. Mount Edgecumbe hit 13 3-pointers in the game, with Thomas nailing six of them.

In the fourth quarter, Beans and Mount Edgecumbe coach Archie Young were both hit with technical fouls and Bryant made three of the four free throw shots from the technicals.

"The first half of the second game was a lot like Friday's game, but it slowed down in the second half," Muehlenkamp said. "Hopefully, that tells us we can win a game that's played at any pace this season. We can win if the game's in the 50s or the 80s, and that's important. You never know what kind of game you'll get in the regional tournament."

Metlakatla heads to Class 4A Ketchikan on Friday to open a home-and-home non-conference series that wraps up Saturday in Metlakatla. The Chiefs wrap up their season March 5-6 against the defending Class 3A state champion Craig Panthers in Craig.

Mount Edgecumbe heads to Petersburg for games Saturday and Monday, then concludes its regular season on March 7-8 at home against the Haines Glacier Bears.

Petersburg girls sweep Haines

Kayleigh Short averaged 17 points a game as the top-ranked Class 3A Petersburg girls swept host Haines in a Region V-Class 3A series last weekend.

Short scored 16 points as the region-leading Vikings defeated the Glacier Bears 67-27 on Saturday, and she netted 18 points and dished out five assists in Petersburg's 69-26 win on Sunday.

Tessa Bergmann added 14 points and and five assists, while Katrina Berg scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Britni Birchell had eight points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots on Saturday for the Vikings (17-1 overall, 13-1 region). Ivanca Jones and Lilly Ward scored 11 apiece for Haines (2-14 overall, 0-12 region).

Britni Birchell scored a game-high 19 points for Petersburg on Sunday, and Berg added 11 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks. Jones led Haines with 15 points.

Petersburg boys sweep Haines

Jeb Phillips recorded a triple-double on Saturday, and was three assists off a quadruple double as he led the Petersburg boys to a 58-44 victory over the visiting Haines Glacier Bears. On Sunday, Phillips had a double-double as the Vikings won 65-33.

In Saturday's game, Phillips scored 22 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, made 10 steals and had seven assists for the Vikings (12-5 overall, 9-5 region). Kyle Skinner added 16 points and seven rebounds, while Chris Metadyen grabbed 13 rebounds - 10 offensive - to go with his five points. Chad Stigen and David Berry scored 11 points each to lead Haines (5-11 overall, 1-11 region).

On Sunday, Phillips had 12 points, 13 rebounds and six steals to lead Petersburg. Jon Randrup scored 14 points and had four steals, while Sam Jensen scored 13 points and Metadyen added 10 points. Skinner scored nine points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out six assists and made five steals for the Vikings. Stigen scored nine points to lead the Glacier Bears.

Mount Edgecumbe girls sweep Metlakatla

Ellie Jackson scored 22 points on Friday and 20 on Saturday as the Mount Edgecumbe girls swept visiting Metlakatla in a Region V-Class 3A matchup.

Mount Edgecumbe beat Metlakatla 58-40 on Friday, and the Braves defeated the MissChiefs 60-40 on Saturday.

In addition to Jackson's contribution, Bunky Keyes scored 19 points on Friday for Mount Edgecumbe (11-5 overall, 8-2 region). Kristy Didrickson scored 16 points to lead Metlakatla (9-8 overall, 8-4 region).

On Saturday, Keyes chipped in 13 points and Jolene Jackinsky added 12 points for the Braves, who jumped Metlakatla to take second place in the region standings. Didrickson and Sally King scored 14 points apiece to lead the MissChiefs.

Ketchikan girls sweep Metlakatla

Destiny Bell and Tori Edwardson each scored 14 points to lead Class 4A Ketchikan to a 53-33 win over visiting Class 3A Metlakatla in a non-conference game on Thursday.

Edwardson followed up with 18 points on Monday as the Kings beat the host MissChiefs 50-42 to sweep the home-and-home series.

Kristy Didrikson scored a game-high 17 points on Thursday to lead the MissChiefs, who were playing without two starters. On Monday, Didrickson scored a game-high 22 points for Metlakatla, who led 31-24 at halftime before Kayhi went on an 18-6 run in the third quarter.

Ketchikan dropped two games to Juneau-Douglas over the weekend; the Kings are now 13-6 overall, 2-4 Region V-Class 4A.

Craig girls sweep Haines

Stacia Miller scored 23 points - including six 3-pointers - as the Craig Panthers routed the host Haines Glacier Bears 62-28 on Feb. 16.

Craig completed the sweep with a win on Feb. 17, but no scoring details were available.

In the Feb. 16 game, Vanessa James added 17 points - including three 3-pointers - for the Panthers, while Andria Skaflested chipped in 12 points.

Lilly Ward scored 10 points to lead the Glacier Bears, who only had the minimum five players log minutes in the game.

Also, the Class 3A Craig boys beat the Class 2A Hydaburg Warriors in a non-conference game between defending state champions on Friday, but a scoresheet was not available.

Hoonah, Angoon boys split

Only three Angoon players scored in Saturday's game, but it was enough to win as the Eagles claimed a 52-49 win over the host Hoonah Braves and salvaged a split of their two-game non-conference series.

On Friday, Hoonah beat Angoon 58-56. Both teams compete in Region V-Class 2A, but this series was declared a non-conference series.

In Saturday's game, Angoon's Stephen Johnson scored 27 points, Bailey Johnson added 15 and Nathan Johnson chipped in 10 points to complete the scoring for the Eagles (6-7 overall, 3-5 Region V-Class 2A).

Devin Moritz led Hoonah (9-4 overall, 6-2 conference) with 17 points on Saturday, while Dustin Bowen chipped in 12 for the Braves.

In Friday's game, Bowen scored 17 points, D.J. Lindstrom netted 15 and Josh Dybdahl scored 12 points as Hoonah rallied for the win. The Braves were down 44-39 entering the fourth quarter, but outscored Angoon 19-12 in the final period.

Stephen Johnson and Bailey Johnson scored 22 points apiece for the Eagles.

• The Juneau Empire's weekly Southeast Hoops Roundup feature is compiled by Charles Bingham and Andrew Krueger from results sent to the Empire by school athletic directors and team coaches. 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. Coaches and ADs are reminded to send in their team schedules and rosters, if they haven't already done so.



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