Metlakatla and Hydaburg squared off in early B bracket action during the 64th Annual Gold Medal Tournament with a matchup against Angoon as a reward for the winner.
Hydaburg showed they were ready to play as they used a huge second half to take down Metlakatla 102-88 on Sunday.
The game was competitive early as Metlakatla was able to get up and down the floor with Hydaburg in the first half, but Hydaburg ended the first half on an 11-4 run and carried that momentum into the second half.
Point guard Vinny Edenshaw caught fire from the field for Hydaburg on his way to 31 points on the evening. Guards Darren and Devin Edenshaw helped out in a big way with 20 and 17 points, respectively. George Peratrovich also contributed 17 points.
The four players combined for 85 points and proved to be too much firepower for Metlakatla to handle.
"We all didn't have great games. My cousin Vinny played good, but overall we can get better," said Devin Edenshaw. "We got a little lead and their shots weren't falling - it was a pretty good game overall."
He also said there were some things the team needed to improve upon to continue to advance in the tournament.
"We just need to make our shots. My outside shots weren't going and we missed a lot of easy, wide-open shots," Devin Edenshaw said. "If we can make those it'll be a different game, even though it was a 20-point game."
Hydaburg's lead continued to balloon in the second half as Vinny Edenshaw scored 20 of his 31 points after the half. Metlakatla never got closer than eight points during that stretch.
Willie Hayward scored 23 points for Metlakatla before fouling out with eight minutes remaining in the game. Bryan Hayward was second-leading scorer with 18 points for Metlakatla.
Hydaburg will face Angoon today at 3:30 for the chance to continue in the winner's bracket, which would also mean an extra day off in the meantime.
Angoon Rolls over Kake 96-54 in B Bracket
Jordan Jamestown's 26 points and Curtis Lane's 19 combined to help sink Kake in Sunday morning's B bracket game, 96-54.
Angoon raced out to a 15-5 lead, anchored by Jamestown's electrifying playmaking ability, scoring nine of his team's first 15 points.
Zac Mills, who led Kake with 11 point, tried to ignite his team's offense by getting to the line for an old fashioned 3-point play and cutting the deficit to six, but Lane answered back with a lay-up and a deep triple, pushing the lead up to11.
Kake finally started to heat up from the field, cutting the deficit to within three, late in the half off a Shane Padgett mid-range jumper. But a flurry of 3-pointers from Jamestown and Lane helped Angoon head into the break with a 50-36 advantage.
Jametown finished with 20 first-half points to lead all scorers.
Angoon built on its lead in the second half, receiving productive minutes from its entire bench, which helped frustrate the struggling Kake offense, limiting it to just 18 second-half points.
Ozelle Jamestown recorded a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Levi Johnson contributed seven points off the bench for Angoon. Padgett added 10 points, and Brandon Jackson tacked on nine in defeat.
Huna ANB wins at buzzer
Huna ANB rallied from a seven-point deficit with eight minutes to go, but Leslie Isaacs buried a game-winning 3-pointer from the corner with eight seconds left as Klawock won a 102-100 thriller in Sunday's B Bracket opening-round matchup.
ANB had one last change to tie or take the lead, but Klawock's Ryan Peters stole the ball and killed the final seconds.
Klawock ran out to a 10-4 lead and led most of the first half until Huna ANB put together a 16-4 run to take a 38-31 lead after a 3-pointer from Lucas Johnson.
Klawock scored seven straight to tie the game at 38-all, but Huna ANB answered with a free throw and an old-fashioned 3-point play by Travis Dybdahl with 2:57 to go in the half. The teams traded scores the rest of the half, with Dybdahl getting a lay-up for Klawock just before the buzzer to cut the deficit to 49-46 at the break.
After a re-start to the second half because of confusion over which goal was whose, there were five lead changes and one tie in the first three and a half minutes.
Peters stuck a triple from the corner for a 53-51 lead, but Dybdahl answered with a 3pointer from the wing for a 54-53 Huna ANB lead. After a stickback by Anthony Lindoff for Hoonah, Klawock went on a 10-0 run to take command, punctuated by a lay-in by Raymond Duuville for a 63-56 lead.
Dybdahl led all scorers with 46 points in the losing effort, while Duuville had 31 and Peters 25 for Klawock.
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