Mt. Edgecumbe victorious

Wounded Brave scores 25 points to give Mt. Edgecumbe girls second straight Class 3A title

Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2000

KETCHIKAN - Early in Friday nights Region V-Class 3A championship game, Mount Edgecumbe's Adrienne Taalak dove after a loose ball and crashed into a chair, cutting her right hand in between the second and third fingers.

Twice during the first half, Taalak was pulled off the court because her hand was dripping blood. The occasional droplets of blood were about the only thing that did stop Taalak, who nailed seven 3-pointers and scored a game-high 25 points as the Braves beat the Wrangell Wolves 56-36 to claim the region championship.

``I've never hit that many before,'' Taalak said. ``Everything (I'd dreamed of) is coming true.''

Taalak wasn't the only Mount Edgecumbe player hitting 3-pointers, as both Halane Isidore (19 points total) and Melanie Beans (five points) nailed shots from beyond the arc to lead the Braves. Mount Edgecumbe coach Paul Johnson said one of his assistant coaches figured out this year's edition of the Braves is about seven feet shorter than the team that took fourth place at state last year. So the Braves live and die with the 3-pointer.

Wrangell was able to stay close to Mount Edgecumbe through the first half, trailing 16-14 at the end of the first quarter and 27-23 at halftime as Taalak nailed five of her 3-pointers in the first half. But in the third quarter, Mount Edgecumbe pulled away as Taalak nailed two more treys to take a 38-28 lead. Taalak didn't make any more 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, but she and Isidore combined to take three charges on defense, which seemed to impress them more than the 3-pointers.

``I know, we've never taken three charges in a game before,'' Isidore said.

Still, the story of the game was Mount Edgecumbe's 3-point shooting. As one of the other Region V-Class 3A coaches said, the Braves may have lost seven feet in height this year but they added it to their shooting range.

``Oh, yeah, Adrienne. She was amazing,'' Wrangell coach Tami Meissner said. ``They (The Wolves) tried to stop her, but she kept making them. They've got a whole team of good shooters.''

``The threes, I've seen her hit a few. Up in Barrow Adrienne hit some threes to beat us,'' Wrangell's Lizzy Romane said. ``They were hitting everything. We feel no letdown. We're still happy we're going to state.''

Romane scored 15 points to lead Wrangell, while Jennifer Davies added 11.

In the third-fourth place Class 3A girls game Friday, Darcel Williams scored 24 points and Ashley Hayward added 13 as the Metlakatla Misschiefs claimed a 57-49 victory over the Craig Panthers. Maggie Haydu scored 14 points to lead Craig, while Monica Newcomb added 10.

Friday's fifth-sixth place Class 3A girls game saw just 10 shots made from the field, combined for both teams. But the Petersburg Vikings were able to claim a 36-21 victory over the Haines Glacier Bears as Amber Beardslee scored 20 points and made 14 of 18 free throws. Lisa Sele scored 10 points to lead Haines.

BRAVES 56

WOLVES 36

Friday's Class 3A girls championship game

WRANGELL (36)

Letitia Churchill 2 0-1 6, Jennifer Davies 5 1-3 11, Nicole Jamieson 0 2-2 2, Camilla Owens 0 0-2 0, Lizzy Romane 5 5-6 15, Kaelene Wilson 1 0-0 2, Alesha Cooper 0 0-0 0, Alice Miller 0 0-0 0, MacKenzie Byrd 0 0-2 0, Lindsey Garbisch 0 0-0 0, Carly Seimears 0 0-0 0, Adrienne McLaughlin 0 0-0 0. Totals: 13 8-16 36.

MOUNT EDGECUMBE (56)

Halane Isidore 6 6-7 19, Melanie Beans 2 0-0 5, Adrienne Taalak 9 0-0 25, Sara Squartsoff 0 1-2 1, Teresa Squartsoff 1 2-4 4, Prema Warren 0 0-4 0, Geneva Head 0 0-0 0, Dana Diehl 0 0-0 0, Andrea Aiken 0 0-0 0, Renee Kochuten 0 0-0 0, Moriah Sallaffie 0 0-0 0, Stephanie Lang 0 0-0 0. Totals: 19 9-17 56.

WRANGELL14 9 5 8 - 36

MOUNT EDGECUMBE16 11 11 18 - 56

3-point goals- Wrangell 2 (Churchill 2), Mount Edgecumbe 9 (Taalak 7, Isidore 1, Beans 1). Fouled out - Wrangell 1 (Wilson), Mount Edgecumbe 0. Technical fouls - None. Total fouls - Wrangell 19, Mount Edgecumbe 16.

MISSCHIEFS 57

PANTHERS 49

Friday's Class 3A girls third-fourth place game

METLAKATLA (57)

LeTausha Booth 0 0-0 0, Jackie Hill 0 0-0 0, Darcel Williams 7 9-18 24, Trudy Horne 4 0-0 8, Shauna Scudero 0 0-0 0, Shandi Abrahamson 1 0-0 2, Katrina Wellington 0 0-0 0, Ashley Hayward 5 3-6 13, LaTonya Galles 1 1-2 3, Dannan Blandov 1 0-1 2, Nicole Hill 1 3-7 5, Chelsee Chalmers 0 0-0 0. Totals: 20 16-34 57.

CRAIG (49)

Polly Hamilton 3 3-4 9, Celesly Farmer 0 0-0 0, Emily Altland 3 0-1 6, Heather Douville 1 0-0 2, Jenan Kumpnich 3 1-5 7, Maggie Haydu 7 0-0 14, Monica Newcomb 2 6-13 10, Aimee Demmert 0 0-0 0, Jessica Demmert 0 1-2 1, Amanda Kanen 0 0-0 0. Totals: 19 11-25 49.

METLAKATLA11 11 21 14 - 57

CRAIG 8 18 10 13 - 49

3-point goals - Metlakatla 1 (Williams 1), Craig 0. Fouled out - Metlakatla 2 (Hayward, Blandov), Craig 2 (Hamilton, Douville). Technical fouls - Metlakatla 0, Craig 1 (Douville). Total fouls - Metlakatla 25, Craig 25.

VIKINGS 36

GLACIER BEARS 21

Friday's Class 3A girls fifth-sixth place game

HAINES (21)

Jaime Katzeek 1 2-3 4, Chori Combs 0 0-0 0, Alison Figdor 0 0-2 0, Lisa Sele 3 4-9 10, Amy Gross 1 1-2 3, Keely Falcon 0 0-0 0, Alexa Mark 0 0-0 0, Meagan Nye 0 0-0 0, Lori Sele 1 0-2 2, Shelly Sloper 0 1-2 1, Kendra Jones 0 0-0 0, Chariss Hoffman 0 1-2 1. Totals: 6 9-22 21.

PETERSBURG (36)

Brita Lyons 0 2-6 2, Jennifer Smith 1 0-2 3, Krista Birdell 0 3-4 3, Holli O'Neil 0 0-0 0, Julie ONeil 0 1-2 1, Amber Beardslee 3 14-18 20, Selina Kuwato 0 1-2 1, Brandi Cole 0 6-10 6, Mika Hasbrouck 0 0-0 0. Totals: 4 27-44 36.

HAINES 5 7 11 3 - 21

PETERSBURG 2 9 12 13 - 36

3-point goals - Haines 0, Petersburg 1 (Birdell 1). Fouled out - Haines 2 (Li. Sele, Gross), Petersburg 0. Technical fouls - None. Total fouls - Haines 25, Petersburg 21.



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