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Haines girls notch first region win of season to open tourney

Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2003

KETCHIKAN - The Haines High School girls basketball team spent a day and a half on a state ferry to get to the region tourney, then continued cruising to win its first region game of the year.

The Glacier Bears rallied from five points down at halftime to knock off the Metlakatla Misschiefs, 55-46, on Wednesday in the opening game of the Region V-Class 3A tournament at Ketchikan High School. The big win came under trying circumstances.

"We had been on the ferry for 36 hours and walked off an hour and a half before the game," Haines coach Ray Chapin said. "We didn't have a great deal of time to think. We just went out and played."

Haines (3-15 overall, 1-14 region) jumped out to an 11-5 lead after one quarter of play, but the Misschiefs (7-13, 4-9) stormed back with 17 points in the second period to take a 22-17 lead at the half.

A 3-pointer by Haines' Drew Fossman opened scoring in the second half and drew the Glacier Bears within two. Keely Falcon tied the game at 34 with a basket midway through the third period, and the lead see-sawed until the middle of the fourth, when Haines started to pull away.

In the final period, Fossman scored eight points and Ivanca Jones hit a pair of 3-pointers to allow Haines to clinch the victory. The Glacier Bears played a slow, stalling offense toward the end that prevented the Misschiefs from rallying.

Falcon led Haines with 18 points, while Fossman chipped in 16 points and Jones added 11. Danann Blandov scored 10 points to lead Metlakatla, and Latonya Galles added nine.

Chapin said one of his seniors aided the team's cause with a great defensive performance.

"Lori Sele defends the post so well," he said. "We needed to do a good job of defending 24 (Galles), and she stepped up to the challenge."

In addition to their travel travails, the Glacier Bears had to deal with a large and very loud contingent of Metlakatla fans, who filled nearly half of the seats and drowned out the small group of Haines fans.

"We just tried to tune it out," Fossman said.

"It felt good to slam it in their face," Falcon said of winning on the hostile court.

The Glacier Bears' victory sets up a tough test today as they face top-ranked Petersburg.

"It's a big win, and we're going to enjoy it, but we still want to play Petersburg really well," Chapin said. "We want to go as far as we can."

The Misschiefs will face Wrangell in a losers' bracket game on Friday.

Mount Edgecumbe 41, Wrangell 19

The Braves walked over the Wolves in an ugly game that saw Wrangell score just five points in the second half.

Neither team played well, with poor shooting and lots of turnovers, but Mount Edgecumbe took better advantage of its scoring chances to pull away in the second half.

"Sometimes you've got to win the ugly ones," Mount Edgecumbe coach Rich Calkins said. "But it's a lot better to win the ugly ones than lose the ugly ones."

The game was 16-14 in the Braves favor at the half. Wrangell scored just two points in the first quarter but scored 12 in the second. But the Wolves managed just two points in the third quarter and three in the fourth as the Braves pulled away for the win.

Ellie Jackson led Mount Edgecumbe with a game-high 12 points, while Ella Morris added 10. Laura McCay scored 10 points for Wrangell, providing her team with its only points in the first and third quarters.

Calkins said he is confident his team will come out stronger when it faces Craig today and the Braves try to shut down the Panthers' scoring threats of Jerian Kampnich and Heather Douville.

"We've got our bad game out of the way," he said.

Wrangell falls into a losers' bracket match against Metlakatla on Friday.

Andrew Krueger can be reached at akrueger@juneauempire.com.

GLACIER BEARS 55, MISSCHIEFS 46

Wednesday's Region V-Class 3A girls tournament first-round game from Ketchikan

HAINES (55) - Zdravca Jones 1 2-4 5, Lilly Ward 0 0-1 0, Ivanca Jones 4 1-2 11, Lori Sele 2 1-4 5, Kendra Jones 0 0-0 0, Drew Fossman 6 3-6 16, Keely Falcon 6 6-10 18. Totals: 19 13-27 55.

METLAKATLA (46) - Christine Brendible 3 0-0 6, Kandi McGilton 2 1-1 5, Jodi Boyd 4 0-0 8, Danann Blandov 5 0-0 10, Amber Dundas 1 0-0 3, Latonya Galles 4 1-1 9, Chelsea Chalmers 1 0-0 2, Heather Martinez 1 1-2 3. Totals: 21 3-4 46.

HAINES 11 6 17 21 - 55

METLAKATLA 5 17 12 12 - 46

3-point goals - Haines 4 (I. Jones 2, Z. Jones 1, Fossman 1), Metlakatla 1 (Dundas 1). Fouled out - Haines 0, Metlakatla (Blandov). Technical fouls - None. Total fouls - Haines 11, Metlakatla 23.

BRAVES 41, WOLVES 19

Wednesday's Region V-Class 3A girls tournament first-round game from Ketchikan

WRANGELL (19) - Laurie Brown 0 0-0 0, Dena Kautz 0 0-2 0, Tasha Peterman 0 0-1 0, Kristy Brown 0 0-0 0, Michelle Michener 2 0-1 4, Sarah Helgeson 0 1-2 1, Laura McCay 4 2-3 10, Alesha Cooper 0 0-0 0, Rachel Goodwin 1 0-0 2, Tessa Appleman 0 0-0 0, Carly Seimars 1 0-0 2. Totals: 8 3-9 19.

MOUNT EDGECUMBE (41) - Elisa Bergman 0 0-2 0, Galsy Ashenfelter 1 2-2 4, Jolene Chikigak 0 0-0 0, Alexis Moore 1 2-2 4, Meredith Akaran 0 0-0 0, Ella Morris 4 2-3 10, Desiree Merculief 1 1-2 3, Ellie Jackson 5 2-2 12, Jessica Hunt 0 0-1 0, Bunky Keyes 1 0-2 2, Grace Stickman 1 1-4 4, Trisha Madros 1 0-0 2. Totals: 15 10-20 41.

WRANGELL 2 12 2 3 - 19

MOUNT EDGECUMBE 10 6 13 12 - 41

3-point goals - Wrangell 0, Mount Edgecumbe 1 (Stickman 1). Fouled out - Wrangell 1 (McCay), Mount Edgecumbe 0. Technical fouls - None. Total fouls - Wrangell 19, Mount Edgecumbe 18.



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