Garvey strikes late to lead Juneau JV girls over Hoonah

Posted: Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Lexi Garvey hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:36 to play as the Class 4A Juneau junior varsity girls overcame a fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Class 2A Hoonah 40-33 on Tuesday at Juneau-Douglas High School.

The Crimson Bears beat the Braves 41-28 on Monday and swept the non-conference series.

With Juneau trailing 29-26 and just over three minutes left in Tuesday's game, Garvey scored a basket to bring the Crimson Bears to within one. Juneau stole Hoonah's inbound attempt and passed the ball for about 30 seconds before Garvey sank her key 3, giving the Bears a 31-29 edge.

Hoonah stayed within two points - 33-31 - on a bucket by Cassandra Peters with 1:52 to play, but the Crimson Bears pulled away down the stretch.

Garvey finished with 15 points for Juneau, including three 3-pointers. Erin Thompson added 10 points and Andrea Doerflinger scored six for the Crimson Bears.

Amber Lampe led Hoonah with a game-high 16 points, while Peters finished with eight for the Braves (11-5 overall, 8-3 Region V-Class 2A).

On Monday, Juneau held Hoonah scoreless in the second quarter en route to a 13-7 halftime edge, and the Crimson Bears cruised to the win.

Kayla Janelle led a balanced Bear offense with seven points, while Garvey, Doerflinger and Veronica Leitz scored six apiece for Juneau.

Kristi Skaflestad led Hoonah with 10 points, Peters added nine and Lampe scored eight points for the Braves.

The Juneau girls will host the Ketchikan Kings this weekend to close out the Region V-Class 4A regular season.

Game times for the varsity squads are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the JDHS main gym. The junior varsity teams play at 6:15 p.m., and the C teams take the court at 4:15 p.m. each night.

Petersburg girls sweep Mount Edgecumbe

Britni Birchell scored 34 points and grabbed 18 rebounds last weekend as the host Petersburg Viking girls - ranked first in the state in the latest Class 3A poll - swept two games from Region V rival Mount Edgecumbe.

Birchell had 22 points and nine rebounds as the Vikings beat the Braves 45-31 on Friday, and she followed up with 12 points and nine rebounds in Petersburg's 53-36 win on Saturday.

Petersburg improved to 19-1 overall, 15-1 Region V-Class 3A. Mount Edgecumbe fell to 11-7 overall, 8-4 region.

On Friday, Petersburg built a 16-2 lead after one quarter and never looked back. Kayleigh Short added eight points for the Vikings, and Katrina Berg chipped in six points and eight rebounds. Ellie Jackson led Mount Edgecumbe with 10 points.

The Vikings used a 13-2 second-quarter run to pull away on Saturday. Short scored 16 points for Petersburg, Lynsey Richards added nine and Berg posted seven points and 13 rebounds. Bunky Keyes led the Braves with 19 points.

Craig girls sweep Wrangell

Vanessa James scored 21 points on Saturday as the Craig girls beat visiting Wrangell 41-26 to complete a sweep of the Region V-Class 3A series.

James scored a game-high 22 in Craig's 39-23 win on Friday. Craig is now 8-12 overall, 5-7 region.

Brook Williams and Tessa Appleman scored six points apiece for Wrangell (5-12 overall, 4-12 region) on Friday, while Williams, Laurie Brown and Marlo Mathis scored five points each to lead the Wolves on Saturday.

Skagway girls go 1-2 at Tok tourney

Savannah Ames scored 25 points as the Skagway girls beat Galena 56-48 on Thursday to open the Tok Round-Robin Tournament, but the Panthers dropped their next two games in the tourney featuring several of the state's top Class 2A teams.

Skagway - tied with Galena for second in the latest Class 2A state rankings - fell to sixth-ranked Tok 51-40 on Friday, and let a fourth-quarter lead slip away on Saturday in a 32-27 loss to top-ranked and undefeated Ninilchik.

In Thursday's win, Candi Ketterman chipped in 14 points for the Panthers (10-3 overall, 7-1 Region V-Class 2A). Anna Evans and Mandi Carlo scored 14 apiece for Galena.

On Friday, Ketterman scored 17 points and Ames added 10 in a losing cause. Sarah Hanson and Jackie Morgan led Tok with 14 points each.

In Saturday's game, Skagway led 14-12 at halftime and was ahead 19-16 entering the fourth quarter, but the defending state champion Wolverines went on a 16-8 run to close the game. Ames scored 14 points to lead Skagway, while Amanda Matson and Amanda Peterson scored nine points apiece for Ninilchik.

Hoonah girls sweep Angoon

In a series that saw both teams playing short-handed, the Hoonah girls dominated host Angoon en route to a Region V-Class 2A sweep on Feb. 24 and 25.

Amber Lampe and Candy Keown scored 13 points apiece as the Braves beat the Eagles 40-14 on Feb. 24, and Keown led the way with 14 points in Hoonah's 48-15 win on Feb. 15.

On Feb. 24, Hoonah led 22-3 at the half and never looked back. Cassandra Peters chipped in 10 points for Hoonah. Chenera Kookesh led Angoon (3-9 overall and region) with six points.

Lampe netted 11 points and Peters added eight in the Braves' victory on Feb. 25. Kookesh scored six points for Angoon.

Yakutat girls sweep Klawock

Hannah Esbenshade scored 23 points the first night and 24 points on the second as the Yakutat girls swept a Region V-Class 2A series from host Klawock on Feb. 23 and 24.

The Eagles, tied with Skagway atop the region standings, beat the Chieftains 48-30 on Feb. 23 and 58-26 on Feb. 24.

Both games started slow before Yakutat pulled away. On Feb. 23, Yakutat led 20-12 at the half, but Esbenshade scored nine points in the third quarter as the Eagles (13-4 overall, 9-1 region) increased their lead with a 14-8 run. Jacquoi James added eight points for Yakutat, while Sharon Webb led Klawock (2-8 overall and region) with 10 points.

On Feb. 24, Esbenshade scored 11 points in the second quarter to help Yakutat to a 30-13 halftime advantage. James added 18 points for the Eagles. Alisa Meece netted 14 points to lead the Chieftains, while Kaleigh Ryno added nine points.

Yakutat girls sweep Hydaburg

Jacquoi James led the Yakutat girls in scoring each night as the Eagles swept a Region V-Class 2A series from the host Hydaburg Warriors.

James scored 14 points as Yakutat won 46-21 on Wednesday, and she added 15 points as the Eagles beat the Warriors 47-12 on Thursday.

Marcie Grant led Hydaburg (0-10 overall and region) with 15 points on Wednesday, and she and Gwen Peratrovich each scored five points for the Warriors on Thursday.

Yakutat girls split with Kayhi JV

Yakutat's Jacquoi James scored 20 points and Hannah Esbenshade added 14 as the Class 2A Yakutat girls beat the Class 4A Ketchikan junior varsity 45-27 on Friday in Ketchikan.

The Kings rebounded to beat the Eagles 41-35 on Saturday.

Crystal Reno led Kayhi with 12 points on Friday and eight on Saturday. James scored 15 points for Yakutat in Saturday's losing cause.

• 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 by noon on Monday so this feature and region standings can be compiled.

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