In the afternoon's most anticipated matchup, Angoon displayed precise shooting and unmatched team speed on their way to a 111-102 victory over Hydaburg in B bracket action Monday.
With a score reminiscent of that of an NBA game, the fast pace left the crowd in a frenzy as Angoon and Hydaburg ran up and down the floor lighting up the scoreboard on both ends.
Angoon's Jordan Jamestown was unstoppable on his way to 36 points in the game, and once Angoon took a late first-half lead, they never looked back.
"That's the kind of style we want to play, and that's the style we're going to play," Jamestown said. "Running up and down, making shots, finishing at the rim - we're playing small (ball)."
Angoon hit six three-pointers in the first half alone, and that opened up the lanes for Jamestown and company to attack the rim.
"When the shots aren't falling they're going to guard inside a little tougher and clog the paint a little bit, but once we're hitting those jumpers from outside, it's pretty much just one on one down there and we're going to go in," Jamestown said.
He also said this team is going to continue to play at this pace and see if anyone can stop them.
"We're just going to play our game and hopefully that works out for us."
Mid-way through the third quarter, Angoon rattled off a 10-0 run that put them up 32-24. Hydaburg never got closer than four points the rest of the way as Jamestown took over.
After taking a 51-40 lead into halftime, Angoon picked up right where they left off, hitting threes and getting the ball into Jamestown's hands in transition. Hydaburg could not keep up as the lead ballooned to 73-50 with just more than 12 minutes remaining.
Curtis Lane caught fire in the second half, scoring 21 of his 26 points after the break for Angoon. Ozelle Jamestown finished with 15 points.
Darren Edenshaw scored 34 points from all over the court, while George Peratrovich poured in 26 points, and Vinny Edenshaw had his second consecutive big game with 21 points for Hydaburg.
Haines breaks it open
The Haines Merchants broke open a close game in the second half for a 119-105 B Bracket win over Yakutat Monday night to advance to Thursday's semifinals.
The first half saw three ties and six lead changes as neither team could take control in an up-and-down first 20 minutes.
An 8-2 Haines run pushed the Merchants out front 37-31, and their biggest lead came at 43-36 after back-to-back buckets inside by Ben Egolf.
But Ramond Douville splashed a triple, and Klawock made it a one-point, 45-44, game with 3:46 left after a 5-0 spurt.
Haines countered after Kyle Rush scored a baby hook off the dribble and Stuart DeWitt dropped a jumper of the glass to push the lead back to 5, 49-44.
Haines went up 57-51 after a 15-footer from Rush, but Klawock scored the final four points of the half after Ryan Armour scored a baseline drive after a steal by Ryan Peters, and Douville spun in the lane to break free for a pull-up jumper at the buzzer to make it a 57-55 game at the break.
After Klawock tied the game at 61-61, the Merchants went on a 9-0 run, punctuated by a steal and lay-up for Andrew Friske.
Sean Hall got a third-chance bucket to stop the run, but a Jason Shull a 3-pointer the other way for Haines biggest lead, 73-63, to that point.
A big block by Haines Egolf led to a fast-break lay-up for Tyler Healy after a lob pass from Kyle Fossman, and Haines was rolling. Fossman then scored inside on a give and go after a Klawock turnover and then made two free throws to cap an 8-0 run for an 83-65 lead.
Klawock closed with 14, 98-84 with about seven and a half minutes to go, but got no than 11 in the final minute as Haines pushed the lead back up to 22, 108-86, after a 10-2 run.
Egolf was one of five Merchants in double figures with 27. Fossman had 23 points, Friske 16, Healy 15 and DeWitt 14.
Douville led all scorers with 40 points, and Leslie Isaacs and Ryan Peters each scored 21.
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