The Yakutat girls basketball team solidified its hold on the top spot in the Region V-Class 2A standings with a two-game sweep over second-place Kake this weekend. The Eagles, who have yet to lose in region play, beat Kake 50-40 on Friday, then claimed a 60-46 victory on Saturday to complete the sweep in Yakutat.
In Friday's game, Jasmine James scored nine of her team-high 16 points in the first quarter as Yakutat jumped out to a 20-8 first-quarter lead. Even though Yakutat only scored one point in the second quarter the Eagles still held a 21-15 halftime lead. Stephanie Johnson and Samantha Johnson both scored nine points for Yakutat, while Rebecca Widdows had eight points.
Danielle Knudsen scored 19 points to lead Kake, and Robin Knudsen added 16 points and Cassandra Martin had nine for the Thunderbirds on Friday.
On Saturday, Widdows scored 21 points to lead Yakutat, which outscored Kake 40-29 in the second half. James scored 18 points, all in the second half, for the Eagles and Samantha Johnson chipped in 13.
Robin Knudsen led Kake with 23 points and Danielle Knudsen scored 19 points.
Kake boys sweep Yakutat
Bradley Williams hit three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter as the Kake boys basketball team came from three points behind in the final period to claim a 60-57 victory over Yakutat Saturday in Yakutat. The victory, combined with a 66-51 decision on Friday, gave Kake a sweep of the two-game series.
The Thunderbirds trailed 43-40 entering the fourth quarter Saturday, but Williams' hot streak helped Kake take the lead. Anthony Dolan scored 19 points to lead the Thunderbirds, while Josh Hawk had 18 points and Williams scored 13.
Jake Endicott and Martin Sensmeier both scored 16 points to lead Yakutat, while Robin Brantley added 12 points for the Eagles.
On Friday, Dolan scored 10 of his gamehigh 26 points in the first quarter and had 18 points by halftime to lead Kake. Hawk added 12 points for the T-Birds, while Kevin Martin scored 10.
Sensmeier scored 17 points to lead Yakutat, with Brantley chipping in 10.
Skagway boys sweep Klawock
Mitchell Snyder scored 33 points Friday to lead the Skagway boys basketball team to a 64-44 victory over the Klawock Chieftains Friday in Klawock. On Saturday, the Panthers completed the sweep of the two-game series with a 48-40 victory.
Ray Hosford and Orion Caposey added nine points each for the Panthers on Friday. Darren Clark led Klawock with 13 points, while Lawrence Armour and Dallas Kato both scored nine.
On Saturday, Snyder scored 19 points and Hosford added 11 to lead Skagway, while Thomas Cochrane chipped in eight. Armour scored 10 points to lead Klawock, while Shawn Kato-Yates added nine points and Clark scored seven.
Klawock girls sweep Skagway
Jessica Peters scored 29 points Saturday as the defending Class 2A state champion Klawock girls basketball team claimed a 45-31 victory over Skagway. On Friday, Klawock won 51-36 for a sweep of the two-game series in Klawock.
In Saturday's game, Peters came within two points of matching the Panthers by herself. Rachel Smith was Klawock's next-highest scorer with six points. Kristin Ray scored 11 points and Kristina Knorr added eight to lead Skagway.
On Friday, Smith scored 21 points to lead Klawock and Peters scored 18 for the Chieftains, who only had five players suited up this weekend. Knorr scored 20 points to lead the Panthers, while Ray added 10 for Skagway.
Wrangell boys sweep Craig
Cody Angerman scored 83 points over the weekend to lead the Wrangell boys basketball team to a two-game sweep over the Craig Panthers in Region V-Class 3A action in Wrangell. Angerman scored 42 points on Friday to lead the Wolves to a 96-73 victory, and added 41 points on Saturday as Wrangell won 108-61.
In Friday's game, Craig took a one-point lead in the first quarter before Wrangell took command of the game. Graham Gablehouse scored 15 points and Jason Clark added 10 for the Wolves. The Panthers were led by 30 points from Craig Carter, while Raymond Douville scored 14 points and Greg Westfall added 10.
On Saturday, Wrangell jumped out to a 34-20 lead at the end of the first quarter and cruised. Brad Angerman added 24 points for the Wolves, while Clark scored 16 and Levi LaLonde chipped in 11. Carter scored 15 points to lead Craig, with Sean Mitchell scoring 12, Thomas Mills 11 and Westfall 10.
Haines, Metlakatla boys split
The Metlakatla boys basketball team made seven of nine free throws in overtime Friday as the Chiefs held on to claim a 68-64 victory over the Haines Glacier Bears in Haines. On Saturday, Haines gained a split of the two-game series with a 79-62 victory.
In Friday's game, Metlakatla led 46-41 entering the fourth quarter only to see Haines rally and send the game into overtime. Apollo Marsden scored 17 points to lead Metlakatla, while Chevy Hayward and Anthony Gogert both scored 16 points and Amos Hudson added 11 for the Chiefs. Ben Egolf scored 14 points to lead Haines, while Ryan Josephson added 13 and Tyler Healy scored 12 for the Glacier Bears.
On Saturday, Metlakatla jumped out to an 18-7 lead before Haines subbed in Wes Hoffman and Jeremiah Long who led a rally that saw the scored tied 20-20 at the end of the first quarter. Haines made it 40-24 by halftime, then in the third quarter Kevin Thompson hit five 3-pointers in a four-minute span as the Glacier Bears led by 23 points entering the final period.
Healy scored 17 points to lead Haines, while Thompson had 16 points and Egolf added 15. Hayward scored 17 points to lead Metlakatla, while John Mackie had 16 points and Hudson scored 12.
Mount Edgecumbe girls sweep Petersburg
Halane Isidore scored 17 points and Melanie Beans added 14 as the Mount Edgecumbe girls claimed a 44-25 victory over the Petersburg Vikings Saturday in Petersburg. Amber Beardslee scored eight points to lead Petersburg, which lost 46-40 in Friday's game.
On Friday, Adrienne Taalak scored 18 points, including 13 points in the fourth quarter as Mount Edgecumbe broke open a tie game for the victory. Sara Squartsoff added 13 and Isidore chipped in 11 for the Braves. Beardslee scored 15 points to lead Petersburg, which had no other scorer with more than six points.
Haines, Metlakatla girls split
Jamie Katzeek and Lisa Sele both scored 17 points and Sarah Lende added 10 as the Haines girls basketball team claimed a 52-36 victory over the Metlakatla Miss Chiefs Saturday in Metlakatla. LaTonya Galles scored 14 points to lead the Miss Chiefs.
The Haines victory followed a 59-46 victory by Metlakatla on Friday, giving the two teams a split of their weekend series. Ashley Hayward scored 22 points and Trudy Horne added 16 to lead Metlakatla. Lisa Sele scored 16 points and Lori Sele added 10 to lead Haines.
Mount Edgecumbe boys sweep Petersburg
Eric Alstrom scored 22 points and Sheldon Dock added 16 as the Mount Edgecumbe boys basketball team claimed a 65-47 victory over the Petersburg Vikings Saturday in Sitka. Scott Rhoden scored 17 points and Nate Creel added 12 to lead Petersburg.
On Friday, Alstrom scored 19 of his gamehigh 23 points in the second half and Dock added 13 points, including seven of eight free throws in the fourth quarter, as Mount Edgecumbe rallied from two points behind for a 52-44 victory. Rhoden scored 21 points and Creel added 11 for Petersburg, which led 32-30 entering the fourth quarter.
Craig girls sweep Wrangell
The Craig girls basketball team, which had only won one game all season until two weekends ago, claimed a pair of victories over Wrangell Friday and Saturday for a four-game winning streak. No scores were available from the two games.
Angoon girls sweep Sitka JV
The Angoon girls basketball team claimed two victories over the Sitka junior varsity team Friday and Saturday, but no scores were available from the non-conference games.