Mount Edgecumbe boys open tourney with win, while Braves girls team also triumphs

Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2008

Caleb McGraw poured in 29 points to lead Mount Edgecumbe High School to an 80-66 victory over Metlakatla in the first round of the Class 3A Southeast Conference Tournament on Wednesday at the Juneau-Douglas High School gym.

Brian Wallace / Juneau Empire
Brian Wallace / Juneau Empire

McGraw made 12 of 14 free throws for the Braves.

Claude Young added 20 points and Misa Beans scored 17 points in the win. Scott Alstrom added eight points while Hugh Patkotak chipped in six points for Mount Edgecumbe.

For Metlakatla, Ashton Hayward led his team with 22 points. Zachary Mills added 18 points for the Chiefs while Dean Mahan scored six points.

Herbert Guthrie scored five points, Daniel Williams had four points while Jacob Charles, Stanley Patterson and Tyson Hayward chipped in two points each in defeat.

Mount Edgecumbe advances to face top-seeded Petersburg at 12:45 p.m. today while Metlakatla will take on Craig at 9:45 a.m. today.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Haines 77, Craig 67

Haines received 28 points from Kyle Fossman in a 10-point win over Craig in the first round.

Fossman made two 3-pointers and hit 13 of 17 free throws to pace the Glacier Bears.

Ame Cornacchione had 22 points and Orion Falvey scored 21 points for Haines. Ryan Olsen chipped in four points and James Hart hit a two-point shot to round out the Glacier Bears' scoring.

Craig's Matt Carpenter made seven 3-pointers en route to a 30-point performance.

Jeff Whicker had 24 points, Houston Vaughan and Daniel Coffe scored four points each, Adam Sadler had three points and Tyle Coleman scored two points in the loss.

Haines will take on Wrangell at 4:45 p.m. today while Craig will play Metlakatla at 9:45 a.m. today.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Mount Edgecumbe 58, Craig 37

Mount Edgecumbe raced to a 33-17 lead and held on for a first-round win.

Lori Ann Wallace made five 3-pointers for a total of 15 points for the Braves. Lainey Beaver scored 12 points, Sara Morris had eight points while Lillian Weber, Tricia Ivanoff and Emily Cronk had four points each.

Charlea Kewan-Bartleson had three points while Whitney Weber, Nicole Pingayak and Amy Berlin contributed two points each in the win.

Liz Thomson led Craig with 12 points. Jennifer Haydu scored seven points, Haley Armstrong and Grace Beckman had six points each while Aimee Castle, Lesli Cook and Alex Owen tallied two points each.

Mount Edgecumbe will face Wrangell at 3 p.m. today while the Panthers take on Metlakatla at 8 a.m. today.

Petersburg 45, Metlakatla 47

Petersburg outscored Metlakatla 14-5 in the third quarter to seal a first-round victory.

The Vikings had three players score in double-figures as Ruby McMahon had 14 points, Ariel Norheim scored 12 points and Morgan Falter tallied 10 points. Heidi Berg scored five points and Emily Baldwin had four points for Petersburg.

Megan Gunyah had 14 points to lead the MissChiefs. Felicia Blandov, Amanda Hayward and Brandi Patterson scored six points each, Sheena Moran had four points and Janelle Casperson hit a free throw in defeat.







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