Wrangell boys win 3A title

Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2000

KETCHIKAN -- When he entered the Region V-Class 3A boys basketball tournament, Wrangell's Graham Gablehouse was a solid, if unspectacular center who'd give the Wolves about nine points and eight rebounds a game.

But in this weekend's region tournament at Ketchikan High School, Gablehouse has been one of the tournament's showcase players. Gablehouse scored 27 points Friday as the Wolves rolled to a 69-47 victory over the Metlakatla Chiefs in the championship game, one day after scoring 29 points in Wrangell's semifinal victory over Craig.

``I'm just on a roll, I guess,'' said Gablehouse, a junior who plans to graduate a year early.

``Graham's stepped up big time,'' Wrangell coach Ray Stokes said. ``He's rebounded well, and that gives us something we haven't had all season, an inside game.''

With Gablehouse dominating the scoring inside, and teaming up with Jason Clark to grab most of the rebounds, the Wolves were able to run out to a 22-7 lead in the first quarter. Metlakatla closed the gap a little bit just before halftime, as Wrangell had a 34-21 lead, but the Wolves took control of the game with a 14-0 run to open the second half.

``We knew about Gablehouse, because he'd hurt us when we went to Wrangell,'' Metlakatla coach Cary Calvert said. ``But it was all Wrangell. Ray Stokes does a great job having his team well prepared for the tournaments. We lost to a very good team and I can see them reaching the championship game at state. That game was unbelievable. Wrangell's defense really shut us down.''

Cody Angerman, Wrangell's point guard, scored 17 points and had several nice assists to Gablehouse in the middle. But it was his defense that drew praise from Stokes.

``Defense is the key to winning championships,'' Stokes said. ``We've been able to make a difference on their gunners. Cody did an excellent job defensively.''

Amos Hudson was the only Metlakatla player who seemed to get into the offensive flow Friday, scoring a team-high 26 points. Anthony Gogert added 13 points, but Chevy Hayward and Apollo Marsden combined for just six points one day after they each scored 22 points in the Chiefs' semifinal victory over Haines.

``We knew we could do it,'' Angerman said. ``Normally we start kind of slow, so we knew we had to be ready and get off to a good start. I think we're a lot more experienced team than we were when we went to state last year.''

In Friday's third-fourth place game, Tyler Healy scored nine of his 16 points in the third quarter as the Haines Glacier Bears broke open a close game to beat the Craig Panthers 65-55. Ben Egolf scored 17 points to lead Haines and Ray Pardee added 10. Craig Carter scored 18 points to lead the Panthers and Ray Douville added 15.

Nate Creel scored 28 points to lead the Petersburg Vikings to a 78-61 victory over the Mount Edgecumbe Braves in the fifth-sixth place game. Johnny Richmond and Nick Boggs scored 10 points for Petersburg with Scott Rhoden and Jeremy Duddles adding nine each. Ray Melovidov and Sheldon Dock both scored 11 points to lead Mount Edgecumbe, with Randy Gloko and Tyler Ivanoff adding nine each.

WOLVES 69

CHIEFS 47

Friday's Class 3A boys championship game

WRANGELL (69)

Cody Angerman 5 5-6 17, Jason Clark 3 0-0 6, Graham Gablehouse 12 3-9 27, Levi LaLonde 1 0-0 2, Colton Lee 0 0-0 0, Brian Wright 0 0-0 0, Alec Pempek 1 1-1 3, Brad Angerman 3 1-2 7, Cole Appleman 1 2-2 5, Randy Churchill 1 0-0 2, Michael Villarma 0 0-0 0, Tony Marriott 0 0-0 0. Totals: 26 12-20 69.

METLAKATLA (47)

John Mackie 1 0-0 2, Chevy Hayward 1 0-0 2, Apollo Marsden 2 0-3 4, Brian Leask 0 0-0 0, Willie Taylor 0 0-0 0, K.J. Milton 0 0-1 0, Amos Hudson 10 3-6 26, Skylar Hudson 0 0-0 0, Aaron Didon 0 0-0 0, Richard Olin 0 0-0 0, Anthony Gogert 5 0-0 13, Greg Guthri 0 0-0 0. Totals: 19 3-9 47.

WRANGELL22 12 17 18 - 69

METLAKATLA 7 14 11 15 - 47

3-point goals- Wrangell 3 (C. Angerman 2, Appleman 1), Metlakatla 5 (Gogert 3, A. Hudson 2). Fouled out- Wrangell 1 (Clark), Metlakatla 0. Technical fouls - None. Total fouls- Wrangell 15, Metlakatla 17.

GLACIER BEARS 65

PANTHERS 55

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

HAINES (65)

Nik Hura 3 0-0 6, Ryan Josephson 0 0-0 0, Pat Katzeek 2 0-4 4, Shane Harndan 0 0-0 0, Ray Pardee 3 3-6 10, Jeremiah Long 0 0-0 0, Wes Hoffman 0 0-0 0, Tyler Healy 7 2-3 16, Jim Lampkins 2 0-0 4, Kevin Thompson 3 1-2 8, Luke Land 0 0-0 0, Ben Egolf 6 4-6 17. Totals: 26 10-21 65.

CRAIG (55)

Ryan Hamilton 0 0-0 0, Thomas Mills 0 0-0 0, Greg Westfall 4 0-0 9, Tony Mackie 0 0-0 0, Jordan Savage 0 0-0 0, Sean Mitchell 1 2-2 4, Fred Hamilton 0 0-0 0, Craig Carter 6 2-5 18, Ryan Savage 1 0-0 2, Ryan Jones 0 0-0 0, Ray Douville 5 5-7 15, Mike Hoffman 3 0-0 7. Totals: 20 9-14 55.

HAINES20 7 22 16 - 65

CRAIG10 16 8 21 - 55

3-point goals - Haines 3 (Pardee 1, Thompson 1, Egolf 1), Craig 6 (Carter 4, Westfall 1, Hoffman 1). Fouled out - None. Technical fouls - None. Total fouls - Haines 16, Craig 18.

VIKINGS 78

BRAVES 61

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

PETERSBURG (78)

Nate Creel 8 8-13 28, Scott Rhoden 2 5-9 9, Johnny Richmond 4 2-2 10, Jeremy Duddles 4 0-2 9, David Fleppe 0 0-0 0, Nick Boggs 1 8-10 10, Martin Odegaard 0 2-2 2, Eric Corl 1 0-0 2, Rich Montgomery 0 1-2 1, Joe Moran 0 2-2 2, Bryson Burnette 0 5-6 5. Totals: 20 33-48 78.

MOUNT EDGECUMBE (61)

Ray Melovidov 5 1-1 11, Sheldon Dock 5 0-0 11, Einar Fleagle 1 0-0 2, Eric Alstrom 1 3-4 6, Randy Gloko 3 2-8 9, Frank Nicolai 1 0-2 3, Joel Beans 1 3-4 6, Coleman Stanford 0 0-2 0, Frank Fleagle 0 0-0 0, Tyler Ivanoff 1 6-8 9, J.J. Sevier 0 0-0 0, Derek Pitka 1 2-2 4. Totals: 19 17-3161.

PETERSBURG12 20 24 22 - 78

MOUNT EDGECUMBE14 11 11 25 - 61

3-point goals - Petersburg 5 (Creel 4, Duddles 1), Mount Edgecumbe 5 (Dock 1, Alstrom 1, Nicolai 1, Beans 1, Ivanoff 1). Fouled out - Petersburg 1 (Duddles), Mount Edgecumbe 1 (Dock). Technical fouls - Petersburg 1 (Duddles). Total fouls - Petersburg 24, Mount Edgecumbe 33.



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