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Douville leads Craig to another state tourney berth

Posted: Friday, March 14, 2003

KETCHIKAN The Wrangell Wolves were pre-empted from the region tourney Thursday by the Ray Douville Show.

Craig's standout senior brought the crowd to its feet with a slam dunk with 40 seconds to go in the first quarter Thursday, then capped the period with a 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Panthers rolled over the Wolves, 65-49, in a Region V-Class 3A semifinal game.

The win assures Craig (19-4 overall, 11-3 region) of a state tournament berth and sends the Panthers into this afternoon's championship game against the Petersburg Vikings.

Douville and his teammates were rolling in the first quarter when the dunk opportunity presented itself.

"It was there on the fast break," Douville said.

The play threw the audience into a frenzy and put the Panthers up 16-7; Douville's buzzer-beating 3-pointer extended the lead to 12 after one period of play. Wrangell (5-16, 3-13 region) never got closer than 10 points down after that.

Douville scored a game-high 25 points and Jordan Savage added 11 for Craig. Tony Marriott led Wrangell with 17 points, while Mike Villarma chipped in 12 for the Wolves.

Craig coach James Carle said Douville had dunked in a few previous games, and said he and fellow senior Freddy Hamilton make up an irreplacable duo.

"He and Freddy I've had them since sixth grade and it's just wonderful," Carle said. "They have so much heart and desire to win. It's something you just can't teach."

While Craig put on a great offensive effort, the Panthers' defense also performed well and stymied the Wolves early on even when some of the starters picked up early fouls.

"A couple guys got in foul trouble, but the bench came in and we kept the pace," Douville said.

Carle said he expects today's championship game against Petersburg to be very close possibly coming down to free-throw shooting.

"They play excellent defense and they're fundamentally sound," Carle said of the Vikings. "I'm looking for an exciting game."

Vikings 67, Chiefs 59

It took four tries, but the Petersburg Viking seniors finally beat Metlakatla in the region tournament.

After falling to the Chiefs in their first game of the region tourney in 2000, 2001 and 2002, the Vikings pulled away from Metlakatla by hitting six of eight free throws in the final minute of play to claim a hard-fought 67-59 semifinal win in a gym that was filled with the deafening cheers of fans for both teams.

"I'm really pleased with how, in the last four minutes, we kept our composure," Petersburg coach Rick Brock said. "We haven't been in these kinds of games before and we've got a young team. I'm happy with how they handled it."

With the win, Petersburg earns a berth in the state tournament and will face Craig today for the region title.

The Vikings had four scorers in double-digits, led by Kyle Skinner's 17 points. Jon Randrup added 16, Aaron Severson chipped in 11 and Zac Carter scored 10 points for Petersburg.

Chris Bryant led Metlakatla with a game-high 22 points, while Beau Hayward added 14.

Both teams shot well from the free-throw line, with the Chiefs hitting 18 of 20 attempts and the Vikings downing 25 of 33 tries, including the crucial shots late in the game that sealed the win.

Metlakatla took a one-point lead into the halftime intermission, 31-30, when Hayward hit a 3-pointer from the left corner with two seconds left.

Petersburg regained the lead in the third quarter and held a 47-44 edge going into the final period. The Chiefs tied the game at 49 with seven minutes to play, but a three-point play by Skinner gave the Vikings the lead for good.

Metlakatla coach Josh Muehlenkamp said he was pleased with the effort of his players.

"Our defense and our hustle and our rebounding kept us in the game," he said. "We were on loose balls, diving on the floor. We were sacrificing to win; we just came up short."

The victorious Petersburg players said they were glad to finally get past Metlakatla in the tourney, especially in the raucous atmosphere in gym during the game.

"It's intense it gets your heart going," senior Danny Montgomery said.

"It was an emotional game," Skinner said.

Thursday's girls games

Braves 61, Panthers 35

Craig star Heather Douville was knocked out of the game by the recurrence of chronic foot pain, allowing a strong Mount Edgecumbe team to roll to a 61-35 win in their semifinal game Thursday.

The win gives the Braves (19-3 overall, 12-2 region) a state tourney berth and sets up a highly anticipated championship game today against the Petersburg Vikings. The two teams split their season series.

Mount Edgecumbe was led on offense by Ella Morris' 20 points; 10 of those came in the first quarter. Ellie Jackson added nine for the Braves.

In Douville's absence, Craig (13-11, 11-3) was led by Jerian Kampnich's 14 points.

Mount Edgecumbe jumped out to a 36-20 halftime lead and continued to build on it the remainder of the game. Morris said the team is peaking at just the right time.

"We're really in tournament mode," she said. "We've picked up our pace."

Braves coach Rich Calkins said the team is anxious to play Petersburg; the two teams each won a pair against each other during the regular season.

"We beat them on their floor, they beat us on our floor. We'll see what happens on a neutral floor," he said. "It's what a championship game should be like."

Craig coach Troy Thain said Douville will likely sit out today's losers' bracket game against Haines.

Vikings 49, Glacier Bears 18

With their fans slamming inflatable "thunder sticks" in a crescendo up to tipoff, the Petersburg Vikings struck the Haines Glacier Bears like a bolt of lightning on Thursday, sailing to a 49-18 win in the other 3A girls semifinal.

The win gives the Vikings a spot in the state tournament. They will face Mount Edgecumbe for the region title this afternoon.

Petersburg (20-4 overall, 13-3 region) led 12-0 after the first quarter and 22-7 at the half as they dominated Haines (3-16, 1-14), which had won its first region game of the season on Wednesday against Metlakatla in the opening round of the tournament.

Kayleigh Short led the Vikings with 17 points, and Britni Birchell added 12. Keely Falcon scored eight points to lead the Glacier Bears.

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

REGION V-CLASS 3A BOYS

PANTHERS 65, WOLVES 49

Thursday's semifinal game from Ketchikan

WRANGELL (49) - Jeremy Stolley 1 0-0 2, Gordon McClosky 1 1-4 3, Mike Villarma 5 0-0 12, Jared Gross 0 0-0 0, Mark Peterman 0 0-0 0, Greg Wilson 0 7-8 8, Mike Howell 0 0-0 0, Tony Marriott 5 6-7 17, Mitch Michener 0 0-0 0, David Wilson 0 1-2 1, Dwight Yancy 0 1-2 1, Woody Woodworth 3 0-3 6. Totals: 15 16-25 49.

CRAIG (65) Eric Hamilton 2 0-0 4, Brian Kanen 0 0-0 0, Alexei Gamble 0 0-0 0, Jordan Savage 5 1-2 11, Louis Isaacs 3 1-2 7, Freddy Hamilton III, 2 0-1 6, Scott Duncan 1 0-0 2, Gerry Gamble 3 2-2 8, Ryan Jones 0 0-0 0, Adam Johnson 1 0-0 2, Ray Douville 8 8-12 25, Nick Jones 0 0-0 0. Totals: 24 12-19 65.

WRANGELL 11 14 11 13 - 49

CRAIG 19 19 16 11 - 65

3-point goals - Wrangell 3 (Villarma 2, Marriott 1), Craig 3 (Hamilton 2, Douville 1). Fouled out - None. Technical fouls - Wrangell 0, Craig 1 (R. Jones 1). Total fouls - Wrangell 20, Craig 19.

VIKINGS 67, CHIEFS 59

Thursday's semifinal game from Ketchikan

METLAKATLA (59) Beau Hayward 4 4-4 14, Blaz Horne 1 0-0 2, Shane Martinez 4 0-0 9, Ronald Brendible 0 0-0 0, Bryan Hayward 0 0-0 0, Jarret Leask 4 1-1 9, Layte Hudson 0 0-0 0, Jared Johnson 0 1-2 1, Chris Bryant 5 12-13 22, Roy Nathan 1 0-0 2, Clifton Guthrie 0 0-0 0. Totals: 19 18-20 59.

PETERSBURG (67) - Danny Montgomery 2 2-2 8, Jon Randrup 5 4-8 16, Cody Bell 0 0-0 0, Jeb Phillips 1 3-3 6, Casey Knight 0 0-0 0, Kyle Skinner 5 5-6 17, Bryce Covington 0 0-0 0, Sam Jensen 0 0-0 0, Aaron Severson 2 7-8 11, Zac Carter 3 4-6 10. Totals: 18 25-33 67.

METLAKATLA 9 22 13 5 - 59

PETERSBURG 14 16 17 20 - 67

3-point goals - Metlakatla 3 (Beau Hayward 2, Martinez 1), Petersburg 6 (Montgomery 2, Randrup 2, Phillips 1, Skinner1). Fouled out - Leask, Bryant. Technical fouls - None. Total fouls - Metlakatla 29, Petersburg 22.

REGION V-CLASS 3A GIRLS

BRAVES 61, PANTHERS 35

Thursday's semifinal game from Ketchikan

CRAIG (35) Jerian Kampnich 5 1-1 14, Jill May 3 0-1 6, Katrina Nelson 0 0-0 0, Emily Haydu 0 0-0 0, Andria Skaflestad 4 0-0 8, Katrina Peavey 0 0-0 0, Keala Durgan 1 0-0 2, Heather Douville 0 0-0 0, Vanessa James 2 0-0 5, Beccy Moots 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 1-2 35.

MOUNT EDGECUMBE (61) - Elisa Bergman 2 0-0 4, Galsy Ashenfelter 1 1-2 3, Jolene Chikigak 0 0-0 0, Alexis Moore 3 1-1 7, Meredith Akaran 2 3-4 7, Ella Morris 9 2-2 20, Desiree Merculief 1 1-2 3, Ellie Jackson 3 3-4 9, Jessica Hunt 1 0-0 2, Bunky Keyes 1 1-6 3, Grace Stickman 1 0-0 3, Trisha Madros 0 0-0 0. Totals: 24 12-21 61.

CRAIG 5 15 13 2 - 35

MOUNT EDGECUMBE 19 17 16 9 - 61

3-point goals - Craig 4 (Kampnich 3, James 1), Mount Edgecumbe 1 (Stickman 1). Fouled out - Craig 0, Mount Edgecumbe 1 (Moore). Technical fouls - None. Total fouls - Craig 15, Mount Edgecumbe 12.

VIKINGS 49, GLACIER BEARS 18

Thursday's semifinal game from Ketchikan

HAINES (18) - Zdravca Jones 0 0-0 0, Lilly Ward 0 0-0 0, Ivanca Jones 0 0-0 0, Lori Sele 1 3-4 5, Kelly Hansen 0 0-0 0, Kendra Jones 0 0-0 0, Drew Fossman 2 0-0 5, Holly Wing 0 0-0 0, Rigel Falvey 0 0-0 0, Keely Falcon 3 2-4 8. Totals: 6 5-8 18.

PETERSBURG (49) Tessa Bergmann 0 0-1 0, Brenna McMahon 0 0-2 0, Emily Moran 0 0-0 0, Britni Birchell 6 0-2 12, Krista Birchell 0 2-4 2, Autumn Streuli 3 1-1 7, Brandy Cole 2 0-0 4, Kayleigh Short 7 3-4 17, Katrina Berg 1 1-2 3, Gillian Severson 1 0-0 2, Lynsey Richards 1 0-0 2. Totals: 21 7-16 49.

HAINES 0 7 7 4 - 18

PETERSBURG 12 10 16 11 - 49

3-point goals - Haines 1 (Fossman 1), Petersburg 0. Fouled out - Haines 0, Petersburg 1 (K. Birchell). Technical fouls - None. Total fouls - Haines 17, Petersburg 14.



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