The official records won't show it, but the Class 3A Craig High School boys basketball team won its season series with the Class 4A Ketchikan Kings by splitting a two-game non-conference set in Ketchikan over the weekend.
The Panthers, who beat Ketchikan in the semifinals of Ketchikan's First City Prep Shootout on Feb. 8, won the rubber game of the match with a 72-55 victory over the Kings on Saturday. Ketchikan evened the season series by edging Craig 79-74 on Friday.
But the official record won't show Craig's victory from Saturday night because it was in an Alaska School Activities Association endowment fund game, which are extra games used as fundraisers to help create a fund to help teams travel to ASAA-sponsored state tournaments. One of the stipulations of the endowment fund games is the results don't count in a team's final record. Friday's game was a regular game and does count.
In Saturday's game, Ryan Savage scored eight of his team-high 25 points in the fourth quarter as the Panthers broke open a close game. Jordan Savage scored 21 points and Raymond Douville added 16 for the Panthers, who were missing three of their main players to illness and grades.
Russell Miller scored 13 points to lead Ketchikan, while Jesse Richardson had 11.
The game was tied 27-27 at halftime and Jordan Savage scored 10 points in the third quarter to put Craig up 45-39 entering the fourth quarter. The Panthers outscored the Kings 27-16 in the final period to claim the victory.
On Friday, Ketchikan entered the series looking to gain some revenge from Craig's 74-61 upset in February.
Richardson scored 28 points to lead the Kings, while Calin Bjur added 13 points and Braden Sharp scored 10.
Douville scored 40 points for Craig to lead all scorers in the game, including 21 of the Panthers' 23 points scored in the fourth quarter as Craig chopped a 10-point, 61-51, deficit down to the final five-point margin at the end of the game. Ryan Savage added 12 points for Craig and Jordan Savage scored nine.
Mount Edgecumbe sweeps Petersburg
Peter Anderson scored 29 points on Saturday and 13 points on Friday to lead the Mount Edgecumbe boys to a pair of victories over the Petersburg Vikings in Sitka. The Braves won Saturday's game 71-51 and won 69-56 on Friday to sweep the Region V-Class 3A series.
In girls action, Mount Edgecumbe had to come from behind in the fourth quarter on both nights to claim a sweep of its series with Petersburg, winning 44-40 on Friday and 50-48 on Saturday to stay unbeaten in region play. No individual scoring details were available on the girls games.
In Saturday's boys game, Anderson hit four 3-pointers in the first quarter to help Mount Edgecumbe take an early 23-16 lead. Chris Boskofsky added two 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished with 16 points for the Braves, while Peter Jorgensen scored 10 points. Kyle Skinner scored 13 points to lead Petersburg and Danny Montgomery added nine points.
On Friday, Boskofsky and Matt Mercier both scored 19 points to lead Mount Edgecumbe, while Anderson had 13 points and Jorgenson added 11. Aaron Severson led the Vikings with 16 points, while Joey Boggs and Joe Moran both scored 12.
Wrangell boys sweep Metlakatla
The Wrangell boys had to rally in the fourth quarter to hold off an upset bid by the Metlakatla Chiefs on Saturday, finally winning 62-56 after trailing by six entering the final period. On Friday, Wrangell had an easier time as the Wolves won 70-48 for a sweep of the two-game Region V-Class 3A series in Wrangell.
In girls action, Wrangell split a pair of games with Metlakatla on Friday and Saturday and also lost twice to Craig on Wednesday and Thursday, but no scores were available.
In Saturday's boys game, Wrangell trailed 39-33 entering the fourth quarter. Brad Angerman scored all nine of his points in the fourth quarter for the Wolves, while Cole Appleman had nine of his 15 points and Brent Stokes scored eight of his team-high 19 points in the period. Michael Villarma added 10 points for Wrangell. Chris Bryant scored 11 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter to lead Metlakatla, while Chevy Hayward added 19 points for the Chiefs.
On Friday, Stokes scored 20 points to lead Wrangell, while Appleman added 17 points and Angerman chipped in 13. Hayward scored 14 points to lead Metlakatla, which also picked up 12 points from Apollo Marsden and 10 from Bryant.
Yakutat sweeps Skagway
The Yakutat boys went long in claiming a 90-53 victory over the Skagway Panthers on Friday, hitting 12 3-pointers as a team including six by Skye Endicott. On Thursday, Yakutat beat Skagway 66-35 to earn a sweep of the Region V-Class 2A series in Yakutat.
In girls action, the Eagles beat Skagway 76-39 on Friday as five Yakutat players reached double-figure scoring and Yakutat won 66-39 on Thursday for the series sweep.
In Friday's boys game, Skye Endicott scored 22 points to lead Yakutat, while Anthony Schmidt scored 11 points and the duo of Dustin Endicott and Jared James scored 10 apiece. Kyle Ellis scored 24 points to lead Skagway, with 19 of those coming in the second half, and Stan Bush and Jerod Moore each added eight.
On Thursday, Schmidt and James both scored 14 points to lead the Eagles, while Jake Endicott and Martin Sensmeier each added 10 points. Tyson Ames scored 11 points to lead the Panthers, with Bush and Ellis each adding eight.
Samantha Johnson scored 19 points to lead five Yakutat girls in double digits on Friday. Gloria Anderstrom added 16 points, Sheena Brantely had 14, Stephanie Johnson scored 13 and Jacquoi James added 12 for the Eagles. Savannah Ames scored 14 points to lead Skagway, with Desiree Boswell and Ashley Law adding eight each.
On Thursday, Sheena Nelson scored 17 points to lead Yakutat, while James had 16 points and Anderstrom added 15. Ames scored 30 points to lead Skagway, which had no other player score more than four points.
Hydaburg boys, Klawock girls sweep
The Hydaburg boys had to hold off a furious rally by the Klawock Chieftains to claim a 66-59 victory Saturday in Klawock, earning a sweep of a two-game Region V-Class 2A series. On Friday, the Warriors beat Klawock 77-69 in Hydaburg.
In girls action, Stacia Miller scored 20 points on Saturday as Klawock beat Hydaburg 55-36 in Klawock. The Chieftains beat the Warriors 50-34 Friday in Hydaburg for the series sweep.
In Saturday's boys game Hydaburg took a 24-point lead just before halftime, only to have Klawock chop the advantage to four points in the fourth quarter. But Klawock only made four of 14 free throws in the fourth quarter, to kill its chances of a victory.
George Peratrovich led Hydaburg with 20 points on Saturday, while Vinny Edenshaw scored 21 and Darren Edenshaw added 16 points. David Ryno led Klawock with 17 points, Travis Macasaet added 13, Bradley Kato scored 12 and Shawn Kato-Yates chipped in 11.
On Friday, Darren Edenshaw scored 31 points to lead Hydaburg, Pereatrovich added 20 and Vinny Edenshaw scored 10. Kato-Yates scored 28 points to lead Klawock, which led by three, 55-52, entering the fourth quarter, and Ryno added 24 points.
In Saturday's girls game, Miller scored 20 points to lead Klawock and Natalie Wangerin added 12. Destiny Bell led Hydaburg with 23 points.
On Friday, Wangerin scored 19 points to lead the Chieftains while Miller chipped in 14. Bell scored 15 points to lead Hydaburg and Stephanie Booth added 12.
Klawock boys sweep Ketchikan JV, Klawock, Ketchikan JV girls split
David Ryno scored 20 points last Thursday to lead the Klawock boys varsity team to a 64-50 victory over the Ketchikan junior varsity in Klawock. Last Wednesday, Klawock won 65-50 for the sweep of the non-conference series.
In girls action, Klawock and the Ketchikan JV split a pair of 37-34 decisions with the Chieftains winning on Wednesday and Ketchikan winning Thursday on a buzzer-beating half-court 3-pointer from Lindy Hendrick.
In Thursday's boys game, Ryno led Klawock while Bradley Kato added 14 points, Shawn Kato-Yates chipped in 13 and Dallas Kato scored 10. Nate Norton scored 16 points to lead the Ketchikan JV and Andy Kolanko added 13.
On Wednesday, Shawn Kato-Yates scored 15 points to lead the Chieftains, while Travis Macasaet added 13 and Ryno scored 10. Kolanko scored 13 points to lead the Ketchikan JV, Charles Altman added 12 points and Norton scored 11.
Stacia Miller scored 17 points and Natalie Wangerin added eight as Klawock girls won on Wednesday. Holly Filyaw scored 12 points to lead the Ketchikan JV.
On Thursday, Hendrick scored 12 points to lead the Ketchikan JV. Wangerin led Klawock with 15 points.
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