Haines girls defeat Craig

Glacier Bears doubled their roster this year

Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2005

What a difference a year has made for the Haines girls basketball team.

Last season, the Glacier Bears competed all season with just five or six players in the program. This year, Haines has twice as many players. That depth helped Haines post a 76-56 win over Craig in the first round of the Southeast-Class 3A/4A tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School.

"We've got what for us is a huge freshman class of five, two foreign exchange students, and a few seniors who hadn't played who came back," said Haines coach Ray Chapin, who last year had to scrape together an assemblage of adults and middle-school players just to scrimmage during practice.

"We can actually substitute," said senior Ivanca Jones - a veteran of last year's team - who scored 22 points to lead Haines (4-13 overall) on Wednesday.

"Ivanca's fearless - she doesn't take a possession off," Chapin said. "She is just relentless on offense and defense. She's fun to watch."

The Glacier Bears advance to play top-ranked Mount Edgecumbe (19-1 overall) at 11 a.m. today in the semifinals. The winner of that game qualifies for the state tournament.

"It's going to be tough, but if we play as a team we line up very good" against Mount Edgecumbe, Jones said.

On Wednesday, Haines took a 6-0 lead as senior Drew Fossman and Jones hit 3-pointers in the first minute. The Glacier Bears went up by 10 points - 16-6 - with 2:30 left in the first quarter, but Craig cut its deficit to three - 18-15 - at the end of the period.

Haines took a 40-27 halftime lead, and was ahead 56-41 at the end of the third quarter. Craig cut the lead to nine - 63-54 - when Emily Haydu hit a shot midway through the final period. But the Panthers were unable to come any closer.

Senior Kim Ferrin added 19 points and Fossman scored 18 for Haines. Fossman missed last season while recovering from shoulder surgery, but has returned strong this season to split guard duties with Jones.

"It's fun to watch that guard combination," Chapin said. "Ivanca and Drew are really looking for each other on the court, trying to create shots for each other."

Senior Jill May scored 18 points and Haydu, a senior, added 16 for Craig (6-11 overall). May was vocal on the court Wednesday, and has played a big role in leading the Panthers all season.

"She's incredible - she's an amazing leader," Haydu said. "When she's not on the court, our team doesn't know what to do. We're lost without her. She directs us, and gives our team confidence."

"Coach (Cary Calvert) is always telling me to be a good leader," May said. "I always work to be good for him, good for my teammates."

The Panthers will play in the consolation bracket on Friday.

Vikings 52, MissChiefs 37

Callie Bell scored 15 points as the Petersburg girls advanced to today's semifinal round with a 52-37 win over Metlakatla.

Petersburg (17-6 overall) built a 33-14 halftime advantage on Wednesday, and will next face the Wrangell girls at 3 p.m. today. The winner qualifies for the state tournament.

Sarah Aiken added nine points for Petersburg. Kristy Didrickson scored 16 points and Lindsay Schwehm added seven for Metlakatla (3-19 overall).

CLASS 3A BOYS

Wolves 58, Glacier Bears 43

Gordon McCloskey scored 17 points and Nic Howell added 13 as the Wrangell boys beat Haines 58-43 in their Class 3A region tourney first-round game.

Dwight Yancey had 10 points for the Wolves (9-9 overall), who broke away from the Glacier Bears (4-12 overall) with a strong second half.

Wrangell took a 30-26 halftime lead, with help from a 3-pointer by McCloskey with 5 seconds left in the half. Yancey scored six of his 10 points in the third quarter as the Wolves started to pull away. Wrangell advances to play top-ranked Mount Edgecumbe in a semifinal at 12:45 p.m. today; the winner qualifies for state.

Nathan Narum scored 15 points, Brian Combs added 10 and David Berry scored six points for Haines.

Vikings 56, Chiefs 42

Petersburg's Trevor McCay hit back-to-back 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to stop a Metlakatla rally and help the Vikings win 56-42 in their Class 3A region tourney first-round game.

The Vikings led 28-23 at halftime and 35-29 after three quarters, but Metlakatla cut its deficit to three - 35-32 - when Creighton Boyd hit a 3-pointer midway through the fourth. Then McCay hit his 3-point shots to put Petersburg ahead 41-32, and the Vikings maintained their lead.

Aaron Phillips scored 12 points and Sam Jensen added 11 for Petersburg (15-8 overall), which will face Craig at 4:45 p.m. today in a semifinal game. The winner qualifies for the state tournament.

Layte Hudson scored 15 points and Boyd added 10 for Metlakatla (5-18 overall).

SOUTHEAST-CLASS 3A/4A BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

CLASS 3A GIRLS

GLACIER BEARS 76, PANTHERS 56

Wednesday's first-round girls game from JDHS

HAINES (76) - Kim Ferrin 7 5-8 19, Drew Fossman 5 6-8 18, Ivanca Jones 5 9-11 22, Kelly Hansen 2 0-0 5, Breanna Bagley 0 3-4 3, Christine Hansen 2 0-0 4, Teslyn Visscher 0 0-0 0, Alix Goodman 2 0-0 5. Totals: 23 23-31 76.

CRAIG (56) - Erin Anderson 2 1-2 5, Brianne Goheen 1 0-0 2, Jill May 7 4-6 18, Emily Haydu 7 2-2 16, Jennifer Haydu 1 0-0 2, Keala Durgan 1 1-2 3, Liz Thomsen 4 2-2 10, Aimee Castle 0 0-0 0, Beccy Moots 0 0-0 0. Totals: 23 10-14 56.

HAINES 18 22 16 20 - 76

CRAIG 15 12 14 15 - 56

3-point goals - Haines 7 (Jones 3, Fossman 2, K. Hansen, Goodman), Craig 0. Fouled out - Haines 0, Craig 3 (Anderson, May, Durgan). Technical fouls - None. Total fouls - Haines 14, Craig 25.

VIKINGS 52, MISSCHIEFS 37

Wednesday's first-round girls game from JDHS

METLAKATLA (37) - Kristy Didrickson 6 4-7 16, Hannah Henderson 2 0-0 4, Amber Dundas 1 0-0 2, Lindsay Schwehm 2 3-5 7, Susan Thompson 1 0-0 2, Brandi Hayward 0 2-2 2, Ashley Benson 0 0-0 0, Brandi Patterson 0 4-12 4, Katrina Moran 0 0-0 0. Totals: 12 13-26 37.

PETERSBURG (52) - Gillian Severson 2 0-0 4, Hannah Meucci 2 1-2 5, Lynsey Richards 0 6-6 6, Brenna McMahon 2 0-1 4, Emily Moran 3 0-3 7, Callie Bell 6 1-3 15, Sarah Aiken 4 1-2 9, Lauren Susort 1 0-0 2, Chelsea Berg 0 0-0 0, Camie Pederson 0 0-0 0, Ruby McMahon 0 0-0 0, Emily Baldwin 0 0-0 0. Totals: 20 9-19 52.

METLAKATLA 7 7 7 16 - 37

PETERSBURG 15 18 11 8 - 52

3-point goals - Metlakatla 0, Petersburg 3 (Bell 2, Moran). Fouled out - Metlakatla 1 (Thompson), Petersburg 0. Technical fouls - None. Total fouls - Metlakatla 22, Petersburg 20.

CLASS 3A BOYS

WOLVES 58, GLACIER BEARS 43

Wednesday's first-round boys game from JDHS

HAINES (43) - David Berry 2 2-4 6, James Blilie 2 0-0 5, Nathan Narum 5 5-6 15, Daniel Stickler 1 0-1 3, Brian Combs 1 7-8 10, Jake Narum 1 2-2 4, James Hart 0 0-0 0, Orion Falvey 0 0-1 0, Wayne Stickler 0 0-0 0, Christian Lende 0 0-0 0. Totals: 12 16-22 43.

WRANGELL (58) - Mike Howell 3 1-4 7, Jake Mork 0 2-2 2, Gordon McCloskey 4 7-10 17, Alex Acuna 0 0-0 0, Chris Haggard 3 0-0 7, Nic Howell 3 5-8 13, Dwight Yancey 5 0-2 10, Spencer Stavee 0 0-2 0, Peter White 0 0-0 0, Kenny Wilson 0 0-0 0, Andrew Versteeg 1 0-0 2, Curty Kautz 0 0-0 0. Totals: 19 15-28 58.

HAINES 13 13 7 10 - 43

WRANGELL 15 15 12 16 - 58

3-point goals - Haines 3 (Blilie, D. Stickler, Combs), Wrangell 5 (McCloskey 2, N. Howell 2, Haggard). Fouled out - Haines 2 (D. Stickler, Combs), Wrangell 2 (N. Howell, Stavee). Technical fouls - None. Total fouls - Haines 20, Wrangell 20.

VIKINGS 56, CHIEFS 42

Wednesday's first-round boys game from JDHS

METLAKATLA (42) - Layte Hudson 5 3-4 15, Creighton Boyd 4 0-0 10, Donald Tompkins 3 1-2 7, Clifton Guthrie 2 3-5 8, Floyd Russell 0 0-0 0, Cameron Benson 0 0-0 0, Aaron Brendible 1 0-0 2, Bredley Martinez 0 0-0 0, Adam Hayward 0 0-0 0, Franklin Hayward 0 0-0 0, Ashton Hayward 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 7-11 42.

PETERSBURG (56) - Sam Jensen 4 3-4 11, Kalen Williams 1 0-0 2, Blake Buotte 1 1-2 3, Cody Peterson 0 0-0 0, Jeb Phillips 3 2-6 8, Aaron Phillips 4 4-7 12, Matt Short 4 1-2 9, Stuart Meeks 0 3-5 3, David Mazzella 0 0-0 0, Trevor McCay 2 0-0 6, Cameron Severson 0 2-4 2. Totals: 19 16-30 56.

METLAKATLA 15 8 6 13 - 42

PETERSBURG 15 13 7 21 - 56

3-point goals - Metlakatla 5 (Hudson 2, Boyd 2, Guthrie), Petersburg 2 (McCay). Fouled out - Metlakatla 1 (Russell), Petersburg 0. Technical fouls - None. Total fouls - Metlakatla 26, Petersburg 14.



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