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Wrangell tops Craig for third at 3A state

Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2001

Brad Angerman scored 34 points and grabbed 17 rebounds Saturday as the Wrangell Wolves claimed third place at the boys Class 3A state basketball tournament with a 79-66 victory over the Craig Panthers at Anchorage's Sullivan Arena.

Cole Appleman added 28 points and five rebounds for the Wolves, while Randy Churchill had 10 points in the rematch of last weekend's Region V-Class 3A championship game also won by the Wolves.

Craig Carter scored 24 points to lead the Panthers, while Ryan Savage scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Craig. Ryan Jones had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Panthers.

On Friday, Wrangell lost by a 77-49 score to eventual state champion Grace Christian School in the semifinals. Craig lost 66-51 to Anchorage Christian Schools in Friday's other semifinal. Grace beat ACS 69-52 in Saturday's championship game to earn its second straight title.

Wrangell was led in Friday's semifinal by Appleman, who scored 20 points and had four assists. Angerman had 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Tony Marriott scored eight points. Four different Wrangell players fouled out in the game.

Hans Tulip led Grace Christian with 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Justin Libby had 13 poitns and Ryan Meier 12.

In Friday's other semifinal, Craig was led by Raymond Douville's 24 points and 10 rebounds. Ryan Savage added 12 points and eight boards for the Panthers.

Adam Lewis scored 19 points to lead ACS, while Buddy Bailey scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Lions.

CLASS 3A GIRLS

Adrienne Taalak scored 21 points, grabbed seven rebounds and made four steals as the Mount Edgecumbe Braves claimed third place Saturday with a 52-38 victory over Bethel Regional High School at the girls Class 3A state tournament at Anchorage's Sullivan Arena.

Melanie Beans added 12 points and three assists for Mount Edgecumbe, while Prema Warren scored 10 points and made four steals.

Kenlynn Nicholai scored 16 points to lead Bethel.

On Friday, Mount Edgecumbe lost a heart-breaking 39-37 overtime semifinal game to eventual state champion Valdez. The Buccaneers went on to beat Eielson 36-31 in Saturday's championship game.

In Friday's semifinal, Mount Edgecumbe got off to a slow start and trailed 22-12 at halftime. But the Braves rallied to take a three-point lead entering the fourth quarter.

Taalak scored 15 points, grabbed eight rebounds and made four steals before fouling out to lead the Braves, while Pauline Tutiakoff and Warren scored seven points each.

Shannon Arts scored 12 points to lead Valdez, which won its second title in three years.

In a consolation game Friday, the Nikiski Bulldogs eliminated the Haines Glacier Bears with a 57-23 victory. Laura Berdahl scored 24 points to lead Nikiski, Sally Glaze had 14 points and Karen Rabung scored 11.

Lisa Sele scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead Haines, while Lori Sele added six points and six boards.

CLASS 4A BOYS

The Sitka Wolves were eliminated from the boys Class 4A state basketball tournament with a 73-59 loss to the Lathrop Malemutes in Friday's consolation round at Anchorage's Sullivan Arena.

Sitka lost 65-59 to eventual state champion Kodiak in Thursday's opening round, with Kodiak claiming the title on Saturday with a 55-52 victory over two-time defending state champion East Anchorage.

The Wolves were led Friday by Brian Friske's 17 points, while Greg Blankenship and Jason Mooney each scored 11 points and Mike Schneeberger had nine points and four assists for Sitka.

Norman Edwards scored 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Lathrop.

CLASS 4A GIRLS

The Ketchikan King Salmon claimed fourth place in the girls Class 4A state basketball tournament with a 49-35 victory over the Colony Knights in Saturday's fourth-sixth place game at Anchorage's Sullivan Arena.

Cassie White scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Ketchikan, while Kelly Nausid and Deanna Hallman both had 10 points and five rebounds.

Cindy Beckman scored eight points to lead Colony, while Kelly Quinn added six points and 10 rebounds.

The East Thunderbirds claimed their second straight state title with a 54-35 victory over the Lathrop Malemutes in Saturday's championship game.

In Friday's consolation round, Ketchikan eliminated the Chugiak Mustangs with a 45-39 victory. White scored 14 points and had six rebounds to lead the Kings, while Jonnae Ostrom scored 10 points. Krystal Seward led Chugiak with 14 points and Elyse Hartman had 12 points and eight rebounds.



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