Hoonah boys end season on high-powered note

Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Devin Moritz poured in 32 points - including six 3-pointers - as the Hoonah boys powered past visiting Thorne Bay 93-77 on Thursday in the first game of a Region V-Class 2A series.

Dustin Bowen scored 24 as the Braves won 83-67 in Friday's game to complete a sweep of the Wolverines in both teams' final regular-season games.

After stumbling a bit the previous few weeks, the Braves (11-8 overall, 8-6 region) will go into this weekend's Region V-Class 2A Tournament in Ketchikan on a winning note.

In Thursday's game, Hoonah led 44-38 at halftime befor making a 24-10 run in the third quarter to shake Thorne Bay (5-17 overall, 1-13 region). Bowen added 22 points and D.J. Lindstrom scored 15 for the Braves.

Donny Gray scored a game-high 36 points, including four 3-pointers, for the Wolverines, while Ryan Gray and Josh Christy added 13 apiece.

On Friday, five Braves reached double-figure scoring as Hoonah cruised to a 52-27 halftime lead. In addition to Bowen's 24 points, Josh Dybdahl added 18, Moritz scored 14, Brion Mills added 12 and Matthew Brown netted 10 points for the Braves.

Donny Gray scored 21 points, Christy added 18 and Ryan Gray chipped in 15 for the Wolverines.

The region tournament begins this Thursday in Ketchikan. More details about the tourney will run later this week in the Empire.

Angoon boys sweep Thorne Bay

Loren Sands scored 19 points to lead a quintet of double-digit scorers for host Angoon as the Eagles beat Thorne Bay 82-64 on March 9 to complete a sweep of the Region V-Class 2A series.

Angoon beat Thorne Bay 86-54 on March 8.

In the March 9 game, Stuart Jack added 16 points, Bailey Johnson scored 15, Chris Kookesh scored 11 points and J.P. Silva netted 10 as the Eagles (12-7 overall, 9-5 region) built on a 36-26 halftime lead.

Donny Gray scored 23 points and Ryan Gray added 21 for the Wolverines.

On March 8, Bailey Johnson scored 23 points, Sands scored 18 and Silva and Stephen Johnson added 16 apiece in Angoon's win. The Eagles led 33-7 after the first quarter and 74-27 after three periods. The Wolverines doubled their point total in the fourth.

Donny Gray scored 17 points and Ryan Gray scored 16 for Thorne Bay.

Skagway girls sweep Kake

Despite scoring just seven points in the second half, the host Skagway girls held off a strong Kake rally to win 36-31 on Thursday and claim a sweep of the Region V-Class 2A series.

On Wednesday, March 10, the Panthers played strong throughout and cruised to a 50-27 win over the Thunderbirds. The wins gave Skagway (14-3 overall, 11-1 region) the top seed in the region tournament.

Savannah Ames scored 18 points - including four 3-pointers, and all in the first half - as Skagway hung on for the win on Thursday. Candi Ketterman added 10 points as Skagway took a 34-18 lead after three quarters but was outscored 13-2 in the final period.

LaKrista Ekis scored 10 points and Stacy Earnest added eight for Kake (6-8 overall, 5-7 region).

On March 10, Ames scored 19 points, Ketterman added nine and Crystal Ketterman chipped in seven as the Panthers led 41-12 after three quarters. Ekis scored 17 points - including five 3-pointers - and Megan Gregory added five for the Thunderbirds.

Skagway boys sweep Kake

Thomas Knorr averaged 26 points a game as the Skagway boys swept visiting Kake last Wednesday and Thursday in a Region V-Class 2A series.

Knorr scored 24 points in Skagway's 60-37 win on Wednesday, March 10, and he netted 28 points as the Panthers won 63-38 on Thursday. Skagway improved to 5-14 overall, 5-9 region; Kake's record stands at 9-10 overall, 7-7 region.

In Wednesday's game, Hank Burnham added 13 points, Garrett Henry scored 12 and Trevor Cochran scored 11 for Skagway, which led 24-21 at halftime before outscoring Kake 36-16 in the second half.

Tracy Jackson scored 18 points to lead Kake.

On Thursday, the Panthers led 42-25 after three quarters as Henry chipped in 21 points for Skagway. Jackson and Trevor Morris scored 10 points apiece for Kake.

Klawock girls sweep Hydaburg

Hydaburg boys sweep Klawock

The Klawock girls and Hydaburg boys were the victors both nights in a home-and-home Region V-Class 2A series between the two communities on Friday and Saturday.

The only game details available were from Friday night's girls game, which saw the Chieftains beat the Warriors 45-23. Alisa Meece scored 15 points and Kaleigh Ryno added 10 for Klawock (4-8 overall and region). Karmen Edenshaw scored seven points to lead the Warriors (0-12 overall and region).

The Hydaburg boys improved to 13-3 overall, 12-0 region, and they will be the top seed in the region tournament later this week. Klawock fell to 5-9 overall and region.

• The Juneau Empire's weekly Southeast Hoops Roundup feature is compiled by Charles Bingham and Andrew Krueger from results sent to the Empire by school athletic directors and team coaches. Scoresheets and/or game highlights should be faxed to 1-907-586-3028 (attention sports) or e-mailed to sports@juneauempire.com by noon on Monday so this feature and region standings can be compiled. Region standings are on the Scoreboard on Page B2.



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