SE roundup: Yakutat boys win season finale

Wrangell girls beat Metlakatla

Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Defending Class 2A boys basketball state champion Yakutat finished the regular season on a high note after routing Thorne Bay 91-50 on Thursday.

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The Eagles (17-3, 11-1 Southeast) had three players score 20 or more points in the win. Kyle Dierick racked up 25 points, Jack Klushkan scored 23 points, and Stephen Adams added 10 points in the win.

Shea Jackson tallied 11 points, Jay Sin added eight points, and Keith Ivers had four points for Yakutat.

Josh Christy led Thorne Bay with 19 points, while Jesse Grant and Casey McDougall had 10 points each. Tim Carl scored nine points, and Calvin Slayton added two in defeat.


Yakutat 93, Thorne Bay 32

Kyle Dierick poured in 24 points as Yakutat coasted past Thorne Bay on Wednesday.

Stephen Adams scored 21 points, Shea Jackson had 13 points, Jack Klushkan contributed 11 points, and Jay Sin added 10 points in the win.

Also for the Eagles, Sam Karsunky scored five points, Keith Ivers had four points, Clinton Ivers hit a 3-pointer, and Aaron Hensley chipped in two points.

Thorne Bay's Josh Christy scored a team-high 17 points in defeat. Jesse Grant had 10 points, Ivan Flores added three points and Tim Carl scored two points for Thorne Bay.


Yakutat 96, Thorne Bay 6

Yakutat had no problems with Thorn Bay on Thursday.

Sylvia Schumacher scored 21 points, Heidi Esbenshade racked up 20 points, while Esther Esbenshade and Sharnel Vale tallied 17 points each for the Eagles (16-2, 12-0).

Rose Fraker scored eight points, Katrina Fraker added six points, Cherise Ryman had four points, and Justyne Wheeler scored three points in the rout.

Janelle Peterson, Karrissa Pokovich and Brandi Goicoechea had two points each for Thorne Bay.

Yakutat 105, Thorne Bay 17

Katrina Fraker's 28 points led Yakutat past Thorne Bay on Wednesday.

Heidi Esbenshade added 17 points, Sylvia Schumacher scored 15 points, and Justyne Wheeler added 14 points. Esther Esbenshade poured in 11 points, and Sharnel Vale tallied 10 points for the Eagles.

Cherise Ryman scored six points, and Rose Fraker added four points in the win.

Karrissa Pokovich had nine points, and Janelle Peterson's eight points provided all of Thorne Bay's offense.


Wrangell 58, Metlakatla 28

Michelle Villarma posted 24 points and six steals as Wrangell upended Metlakatla on Saturday.

Courtney McCay had 20 points and eight rebounds, Dawson Fairbanks and Jessica Blunt scored four points each while Britany Lindley and Devyn Moody had three points and eight rebounds each in the win.

Brandi Patterson led Metlakatla with 11 points. Megan Gunyah scored nine points, Felicia Blandov added four points while Janelle Casperson and Amanda Hayward scored two points each in defeat.

Wrangell 58, Metlakatla 38

Courtney McCay's 21 points and 10 rebounds helped lead Wrangell past Metlakatla on Friday.

Michelle Villarma, making her return to the lineup after an ankle injury, scored 14 points while Britany Lindley added 11 points.

Also for the Wolves, Devyn Moody had four points and eight rebounds, Dawson Fairbanks contributed four points and seven boards and Asia White scored four points.

Megan Gunyah led Metlakatla with 20 points. Brandi Patterson had eight points, Amanda Hayward and Janie Henderson scored four points each and Janelle Casperson contributed two points in the loss.


Ketchikan 52, Sitka 51

Ketchikan narrowly avoided an upset Thursday against Sitka.

Crystal Reno scored 18 points, and Jamie Edwardson added 12 points for the Kings (15-5, 4-4). Laci Effenberger scored eight points, while Tara Hoffman and Crystal Blair tallied five points each in the win.

Kelsea Johnson led the Wolves (4-15, 0-6) with a game-high 23 points. Michaela Coleman scored 12 points, Justine Chapman added eight points, while Leisha Trani and Lindsay DelMoral scored four points each in defeat.

Ketchikan 73, Sitka 42

Ketchikan secured a season sweep of Sitka on Friday. No statistics were available.


West Valley 65, Sitka 52

West Valley's Andy Musgrove exploded for 35 points, including six 3-pointers, as the Wolfpack avenged an earlier loss to Sitka on Tuesday.

Bryn Calhoun and Ryan Peters scored 17 points each for the Wolves.

Sitka 56, West Valley 48

Sitka picked up its third win of the year Monday after downing West Valley.


Juneau-Douglas JV 64, Sitka JV 23

Sean Bavard's 14 points led a balanced Juneau-Douglas effort Saturday in a win over Sitka.

Eric Gross poured in 11 points, Geoff Craig scored seven points while Cody Grussendorf, Alex Fagerstrom and Brian Lauth tallied six points each.

Corey Mahar had five points, Victor Wilson hit a 3-pointer, Alex DeRocher scored three points, Philip Derbesy scored two points, and Matt Lehrbach drained a free throw in the win.

Leo Peres led Sitka with eight points. Gray Walls had four points, while James Carp, Colby McCarty, Logan Lee and Ulysses Diaz had two points each in the loss. Jeremy Espoleta, Jacob Keaveny and Daniel Erickson scored one point each for Sitka.

Juneau-Douglas C 74, Sitka C 33

Five Juneau-Douglas players scored in double figures in Saturday's C division victory.

Alex DeRocher scored 14 points, Cody Grussendorf and Dylan Baker had 11 points each, while Victor Wilson and Dominic Holloway had 10 points each in the win.

Reese Saviers tallied seven points, Tory Franzen had five points, Keath Flint scored four points, and Jake Monagle had two points for JDHS.

Logan Lee led Sitka with 10 points. James Carp had six points, Billy Allery and David Reynolds scored four points each, while Levi Shearer, Richard Carlos, Jacob Keaveny and Gray Walls had two points each.

Also for the Wolves, Daniel Peters scored one point.

Juneau-Douglas JV 70, Sitka JV 52

Sean Bavard knocked down four 3-pointers in the second quarter to lift Juneau-Douglas over Sitka on Friday.

Bavard led all scorers with 19 points. Eric Gross added 13 points, Cody Grussendorf and Nick Martin scored six points each, Alex Fagerstrom had five points, while Geoff Craig, Brian Lauth and Philip Derbesy chipped in four points each.

Also for the Crimson Bears, Corey Mahar, Victor Wilson, Matt Lehrbach and Torey Franzen contributed two points each.

Ulysses Diaz led Sitka with 14 points, while Richard Carlos scored eight points, and Gray Walls had seven points.

Daniel Erickson, Logan Lee and Matt Rule had five points each, Colby McCarty scored four points while Jeremy Espoleta and Jacob Keaveny tallied two points each in the loss.

Juneau-Douglas C 61, Sitka C 44

Dylan Baker scored 15 points and Cody Grussendorf added 11 points Friday as Juneau-Douglas defeated Sitka in C division matchup.

Alex DeRocher had 10 points, Reese Saviers scored seven points, and Victor Wilson tallied six points. Dominic Holloway, Tory Franzen and Keath Flint chipped in four points each.

For Sitka, Logan Lee contributed a game-high 19 points while Richard Carlos had eight points. David Reynolds and Wade Brevik scored four points each, Levi Shearer had two points, and Daniel Peters hit a free throw in defeat.

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