The Skagway High School boys basketball team fell behind by eight points in the first quarter, but roared back to claim a 92-59 victory over the Minto Lakers in the fourth-sixth place game Saturday at the Tok Invitational in Tok.
The Panthers trailed 23-15 at the end of the first quarter, but outscored Minto 77-36 the rest of the way for the victory.
Earlier in the tournament, Skagway, a Class 2A school, beat Class 3A Glennallen 76-44 on Friday and lost to its tournament opener on Thursday, 61-57 to Class 2A Matanuska Christian School. Minto is also a Class 2A school. The boys tourney title went to host Tok, which beat Matanuska Christian 71-64 in Saturday's championship game.
While the Skagway boys took fourth place with a 2-1 record, the Panther girls finished fifth with a 1-2 mark. Skagway's girls won their opener 75-23 over Class 1A Fort Yukon on Thursday, lost to Class 1A Wainwright-Alak 53-39 on Friday and fell to Class 2A Tok 65-40 in the third-fifth place game on Saturday. Glennallen rallied from behind to edge Wainwright 42-37 in the girls title game on Saturday.
In Saturday's Skagway boys victory over Minto, Stan Bush scored 26 points as five Panthers finished in double-figure scoring. Chris Shockley scored 16 points, Tyson Ames had 15, Kyle Ellis scored 13 and Jerod Moore added 11 for Skagway. Randy Charlie scored 21 points to lead Minto, with Stuart Charlie adding 20.
Individual scoring totals weren't available for Friday's boys victory over Glennallen.
In Thursday's loss to Matanuska Christian, Ellis led Skagway with 17 points and Moore added 10, with Russell Bush chipping in nine. Chris Gedicks scored 27 points to lead the Eagles, while Arlon Mongeau added 15 and Thomas Kelly had 12. Matanuska Christian jumped out to a 15-4 lead after the first quarter and held a double-digit lead until the fourth quarter, when Ellis scored 13 of his points to help the Panthers close the gap.
In Saturday's girls action, Tok used a balanced attack as Katrina Albert's 16 points led three Wolverines in double-figure scoring. Jackie Young added 13 points and Melissa Smith scored 12 for Tok, which led 36-17 at halftime and 57-26 after the third quarter. Savannah Ames scored 23 points to lead Skagway.
In Friday's semifinal, Wainwright took a 20-7 lead after the first quarter and held that margin the rest of the way. Marietta Nayakik scored 14 points to lead Wainwright, while Krystle Ahmaogak added 12 points and Lorial Matoomealook scored 10. Ames led Skagway with 18 points and Ashley Law scored 15 points.
On Thursday, Ames scored 21 points to lead the Panthers over Fort Yukon, while Desiree Boswell added 13 points and the duo of Miranda Collecchi and Law had eight apiece. Samantha Luke scored 10 points to lead Fort Yukon, which had several starters sick for the game.
Klawock girls beat Metlakatla
Stacia Miller scored nine of her game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter as the Class 2A Klawock girls basketball team claimed its first victory of the season, rallying for a 45-43 decision over Class 3A Metlakatla last Thursday in Klawock.
Klawock trailed 22-13 at halftime and 33-26 entering the fourth quarter. Natalie Wangerin added 10 points for the Chieftains and Amber Demmert scored eight.
Kristy Didrickson led Metlakatla with 14 points and Jodi Boyd added 10.
Wrangell boys sweep Petersburg
Brad Angerman scored 51 points over the weekend as the Wrangell boys swept Petersburg in a two-game Region V-Class 3A series in Wrangell. Angerman scored 21 points on Saturday as the Wolves beat the Vikings 57-47 and he had 30 points on Friday as Wrangell won 59-46.
In Saturday's game, Wrangell also picked up 19 points from Cole Appleman and 10 from Michael Villarma. Dan Montgomery scored 14 points to lead Petersburg, while Aaron Severson and Kyle Skinner both scored nine.
On Friday, Angerman was Wrangell's only double-figure scorer. Woody Woodworth added eight points for the Wolves. Montgomery scored 11 points to lead the Vikings and Joey Boggs added eight.
Petersburg girls sweep Wrangell
Karna Williams scored 14 of her 16 points in the second half as the Petersburg girls claimed a 41-35 victory over Wrangell on Saturday. On Friday, Williams had nine points as the Vikings edged Wrangell 31-27 for the sweep of the two-game Region V-Class 3A series in Wrangell.
In Saturday's game, Kayleigh Short added nine points for the Vikings. Laura McCay led Wrangell with 17 points and Adrienne McLaughlin had 10.
On Friday, Short scored eight points for Petersburg. McCay led the Wolves with nine points and Alesha Cage added eight.
Mount Edgecumbe boys sweep Haines
The Mount Edgecumbe boys basketball team swept a two-game Region V-Class 3A series from winless Haines over the weekend in Sitka, claiming a 78-50 victory on Sunday and a 61-45 victory on Saturday.
In Sunday's game, J.J. Paukan scored 15 points to lead Mount Edgecumbe, which took a 22-8 lead after the first quarter and cruised the rest of the way. Peter Jorgenson added 10 points for the Braves, who got scoring from all 12 players suited up for the game. Tyrell Horton scored 13 points and Chris Stigen had nine to lead Haines.
On Saturday, Chris Boskofsky led Mount Edgecumbe with 18 points, Paukan had 12 and George Beans added nine. Stigen led the Glacier Bears with 11 points and Horton scored eight.
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