Point Hope held off Kake 54-47 in the opening round of the Alaska School Activities Association Class 2A State Girls Basketball Tournament on Tuesday at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.
Tammy Burgess poured in 20 points and pulled down five rebounds to lead the Harpooners. Carrie Ann Kowunna had 12 points in the win.
For Kake, Taneal Alsup and Nicole Wooton scored 13 points each. Alsup also had five rebounds and four assists.
Paulette Aceveda tallied 10 points, Charley Johnson had five points, and Jovanne Friday scored four points, had six rebounds and dished out four assists for the Lady Thunderbirds.
Kake trailed 33-22 at halftime and 40-35 after three quarters.
Kake will play Northway at 11:20 a.m. today in the consolation round.
CLASS 2A BOYS
Point Hope 74, Hoonah 55
Hoonah trailed 25-24 at halftime but couldn't withstand a big second half by Point Hope in the Class 2A State Basketball Tournament quarterfinals on Tuesday at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.
Point Hope shot 69.6 percent from the floor during the second half, outscoring Hoonah 49-31.
The Harpooners had two players with 20 or more points as Amos Lane had 23 points and 11 assists while Teddy Axel Frankson posted 20 points on 10 of 13 shooting. Point Hope shot 56 percent from floor and made eight of 16 3-point shots.
For Hoonah, Brandin Hill had 12 points and three assists while Tomas Norris posted 10 points and made three steals.
Also for the Braves, Greggory Wright had 10 points and five assists, Charles Carteeti scored nine points and pulled down seven rebounds, and Kristian Geise scored nine points. Wilbur Lindoff added five points in defeat.
Hoonah will take on Tri-Valley at 8 a.m. today in the consolation round.
Editor's note: The girls first-round game between Yakutat and Cook Inlet Academy did not finish in time to meet the Empire's deadline. Results will be posted online at www.juneauempire.com.