Jesse LeBeau leads Ketchikan boys to Sitka sweep

Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Senior Jesse LeBeau scored 30 points and senior Casey Bass added 20 in their final high school home game as the Ketchikan boys beat visiting Sitka 83-64 on Saturday to complete a sweep of their Southeast Conference-Class 4A series.

Tyler Richardson, another Kayhi senior, scored 19 points as the Kings beat the Wolves 76-37 in Friday's opener.

Ketchikan (15-6 overall, 6-2 SE) finished the regular season tied with Juneau-Douglas in the conference standings, but the Juneau boys claimed the top seed in the region tournament on a head-to-head scoring differential tiebreaker. Kayhi will face Sitka again on Thursday in the Class 4A tourney opening game.

The Southeast-Class 3A/4A Tournament runs Wednesday through Saturday at the JDHS main gym.

LeBeau hit four 3-pointers in Saturday's win as Kayhi led 35-28 at halftime. Richardson added 18 points for Ketchikan. Andrew Broschat scored 27 points for Sitka - including 13-for-15 free-throw shooting - and Manfred Bekeris added 13.

On Friday, Kayhi led 34-20 at halftime as LeBeau scored 18 points - including four 3-pointers - and Thomas Montgomery added 10 for the Kings. Broschat scored 13 points for the Wolves (8-13 overall, 0-8 SE).

Ketchikan girls sweep Sitka

Stacia Miller scored 16 points to lead the Ketchikan girls to a 56-47 win over host Sitka on Saturday for a sweep of their Southeast-Class 4A series.

Tory Edwardson scored 12 points in Friday's opener as the Kings beat the Wolves 51-45.

Raquelle Pahang added 13 points and Laura West scored 10 on Saturday for Kayhi (17-6 overall, 3-5 SE). The Kings will play the Wolves again on Thursday to open the Southeast-Class 4A tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School. Juneau holds the top seed and a first-round bye.

Natalia Potrzuski scored 12 points and Dianne Chong added nine for Sitka (12-8 overall, 1-7 SE).

Kate Geldaker added 10 points on Friday for Ketchikan, which led 39-29 after three quarters before Sitka narrowed the gap. Potrzuski scored 15 points and K.J. Lorenzo had seven for the Wolves.

Petersburg, Craig girls split

Jill May scored 19 points - including 8-for-8 free-throw shooting in the fourth quarter - as the Craig girls beat visiting Petersburg 46-34 on Saturday to salvage a split of their Southeast-Class 3A series.

Emily Moran scored 14 points and Gillian Severson added 12 for Petersburg in Friday's opener as the Vikings beat the Panthers 56-43.

Emily Haydu added eight points on Saturday for Craig (6-10 overall, 6-8 SE), which led throughout the game. Hannah Meucci scored 11 points to lead Petersburg (16-6 overall, 12-4 SE).

On Friday, Petersburg built a 35-17 lead at halftime. Callie Bell added eight points for the Vikings. May scored 16 points and Brianne Goheen scored 13 for Craig.

Petersburg, Craig boys split

Eric Hamilton scored 26 points - including 12 in the fourth quarter - as the Craig boys rallied to beat host Petersburg 70-66 on Friday to open their Southeast-Class 3A series.

On Saturday, four Petersburg players scored in double figures as the Vikings beat the Panthers 61-54 for a series split.

Hamilton shot 8-for-9 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter Friday for Craig (13-8 overall, 9-5 SE). The Panthers were ahead 40-27 at halftime, then fell behind 53-51 entering the fourth quarter before rebounding for the win. Mike Demmert added 16 points, Alexei Gamble had 12 and Nick Jones scored 10 for Craig.

Sam Jensen scored 25 points, while Matt Short and Stuart Meeks added nine apiece for Petersburg (14-8 overall, 9-7 SE).

Jensen scored 13 points on Saturday as a balanced Viking offensive attack overcame a fourth-quarter deficit. The game was tied 28-all at halftime, and Petersburg trailed 39-36 entering the final period before rallying. Short added 12 points, Aaron Phillips scored 11 and Meeks chipped in 10 points for the Vikings.

Hamilton scored a game-high 22 points, Demmert added 15 and Gamble scored 11 points for Craig.

Craig boys sweep Wrangell

Eric Hamilton scored 22 points to lead the Craig boys to a 62-55 win over visiting Wrangell on March 9 for a sweep of their Southeast-Class 3A series.

On March 8, Hamilton scored 20 points in the Panthers' 63-49 win over the Wolves.

Nick Jones added 12 points and Alexei Gamble had 10 on March 9 as Craig (13-8 overall, 9-5 SE) stayed just ahead of Wrangell the entire game. The Panthers' lead was just two - 44-42 - entering the final period.

Dwight Yancey scored 18 points, Nic Howell added 14 and Chris Haggard scored 11 for Wrangell (8-9 overall, 7-9 SE).

Jones scored 15 points and Phillip Pierce added 11 for Craig on March 8 as the Panthers led 21-2 after the first quarter. Yancey scored 17 points and Gordon McCloskey added 10 for Wrangell.

Wrangell girls sweep Craig

Laurie Brown scored 23 points, and Tessa Appleman added 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Wrangell girls beat visiting Craig 55-35 on March 9 for a sweep of their Southeast-Class 3A series.

Brown scored 18 points and Appleman had 17 in the March 8 opener as the Wolves beat the Panthers 48-37. With the wins, Wrangell clinched first place in the conference's Southern Division.

Wrangell (9-7 overall and SE) celebrated senior night on March 9 and Sarah Helgeson, the Wolves' only senior, had four points and 10 rebounds. Brown was a perfect 10-for-10 from the free-throw line in the game. Jill May scored 11 points to lead Craig (6-10 overall, 6-8 SE).

Helgeson had six points and 15 rebounds on March 8 as Wrangell trailed 24-15 at halftime, but rallied to tie the game at 30-all entering the fourth quarter. May scored 18 points and Brianne Goheen added 10 for Craig.

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