The Sitka High School boys basketball team was able to close to within four points at halftime against the unbeaten and top-ranked Kodiak Bears, but the Wolves couldn't withstand a third-quarter run as the Bears went on to claim an 85-70 victory Saturday at Sitka's Mount Edgecumbe High School.
The victory gave Kodiak, which has been ranked No. 1 in the state's Class 4A poll, a perfect 22-0 record on the season and it was the final regular-season game for both teams. Sitka fell to 13-8 overall with the loss.
Phil Nisbett scored 12 of his game-high 26 points in the first quarter as Kodiak jumped out to a 26-10 lead. But Sitka closed to within 39-35 at halftime after the Wolves made a 25-13 run in the second quarter. Kodiak went on another run in the third quarter, this time a 24-10 rally that put the Bears up 63-45 entering the final quarter. Sitka outscored Kodiak 25-22 in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough to claim victory.
Nisbett led Kodiak with 26 points, while 6-foot-11 center Nick Billings added 20 points for the Bears. Tim LeDoux added 16 points for Kodiak and Geoffrey Agmata scored 10 points.
Brian Friske scored 18 points to lead Sitka, while Mike Schneeberger added 16 points, Colin Kambak had 13 points (11 in the fourth quarter) and Greg Blankenship scored 11 for the Wolves.
Mount Edgecumbe girls edge Sitka
The Class 3A Mount Edgecumbe High School girls basketball team upset Class 4A Sitka 55-50 in a non-conference game Friday at Mount Edgecumbe High School.
Adrienne Taalak scored 28 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Braves. Prema Warren added 12 points for Mount Edgecumbe, which trailed 22-19 at halftime but was tied 36-36 entering the fourth quarter.
Breanne Erickson scored 28 points to lead Sitka, while Mindy Jacoby added eight points for the Wolves.
Metlakatla, Craig boys split
Amos Hudson scored 28 points Friday as the Metlakatla boys basketball team claimed an 87-65 victory over the Craig Panthers in the first game of a Region V-Class 3A series in Metlakatla. Saturday, Craig beat the Chiefs to earn a split of the series, but no score was available.
In Friday's game, Metlakatla only led by six points, 60-54, entering the fourth quarter. But the Chiefs went on a 27-11 run to clinch the victory.
Chevy Hayward added 24 points for Metlakatla, while Willie Taylor scored 15 points and Apollo Marsden had 14 for the Chiefs. Raymond Douville and Freddy Hamilton both scored 20 points to lead the Panthers, while Craig Carter added 11 points for Craig.
Petersburg boys sweep Haines
Eric Corl led the Petersburg boys basketball team both nights in scoring as the Vikings claimed a sweep of a two-game Region V-3A series with the Haines Glacier Bears in Haines. Corl scored 16 points on Thursday night as Petersburg won 65-29 and he tossed in 21 points Friday as the Vikings won 77-55.
In Thursday's game, Petersburg picked up 12 points from Aaron Severson as the Vikings cruised to victory. Jimmy Lampkins scored 14 points to lead Haines, which was missing some key players.
On Friday, Martin Odegaard scored 14 points for Peterburg, Richard Montgomery had 12 points and Dan Montgomery added 10 for the Vikings. Wes Hoffman, who didn't play on Thursday, scored 24 points to lead Haines while Lampkins added 14 points.
Angoon boys sweep Klawock
Clayton Edwin led four Angoon Eagles in double-figure scoring Monday as the Eagles claimed a 92-72 victory over the Klawock Chieftains in Region V-Class 2A boys basketball action in Klawock. On Tuesday night, Stephen Johnson led Angoon as it completed a two-game series sweep with a 54-41 victory.
In Monday's game, Edwin scored 24 points to lead Angoon while Mike Pitka and Travis Woodbury both scored 20 points and Ozelle Jamestown had 12 for the Eagles. Shawn Kato-Yates scored 36 points with six 3-pointers to lead Klawock, which also picked up 11 points from P.J. Bush.
On Tuesday, Johnson scored 15 points to lead Angoon while Edwin and Woodbury added 11 points each. Kato-Yates led the Chieftains with 16 points and Bush added 14 for Klawock.
Kake girls sweep Hoonah
Robin and Danielle Knudsen combined for 44 points on Monday and 38 points Tuesday as they led the Kake Thunderbirds to a two-game Region V-2A girls basketball series sweep over the Hoonah Braves in Kake. The Thunderbirds won 62-51 on Monday and 56-42 on Tuesday.
In Monday's game, the Knudsens scored 22 points apiece to lead Kake. Alice Lee, Jessie Lee and Trissa Barros each scored nine points to pace Hoonah.
On Tuesday, Robin Knudsen scored 24 points and Danielle Knudsen added 14 for Kake, which also picked up 10 points from Cassandra Martin. Amy Wright scored 13 points to lead Hoonah and the duo of Barros and Branda Skaflestad added eight points each.
Kake boys sweep Hoonah
Anthony Dolan scored 54 points on Tuesday, including hitting nine 3-pointers, as the Kake Thunderbirds claimed a 99-59 victory over the Hoonah Braves in Region V-2A boys basketball action in Kake. On Monday, Dolan scored 25 points as Kake beat Hoonah 76-53.
In Tuesday's game, Dolan scored 13 points in the first half, then caught fire for 41 points in the second half including 24 points in the third quarter alone. Rob Mills added 14 points for Kake and Jesse Reese scored 10 for the T-Birds, who only led by 10 points, 35-25, at halftime. Kevin Skeek scored 20 points to lead Hoonah, while Jarret Brown added 14 points and Donald Dybdahl had 13 for the Braves.
On Monday, Kyle Anderson scored 16 points for Kake and Matt Appel added 14. Skeek led Hoonah with 18 points and Dybdahl chipped in eight.
The Juneau Empire's Southeast Hoops Roundup is a weekly feature that rounds up the region's high school basketball results and usually runs on Wednesdays. Coaches should fax all of their boxscores to 1-907-586-3028 by Monday afternoon so standings can be updated each week, and they can also e-mail the information to firstname.lastname@example.org (please no text attachments).
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