Class 3A Girls State Tournament
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Mount Edgecumbe 33 Nikiski 40
The Mount Edgecumbe Braves and Nikiski Bulldogs each had seven players put up points and one player scoring in double figures. The only edge Nikiski had on Mount Edgecumbe was their 3-point shooting, where they had an average of 44 percent, going seven for 16. Mount Edgecumbe's Becca Carlson scored 11 points and had 4 rebounds. Another player putting up solid numbers for Mt. Edgecumbe was Hannah Thompson, who had 8 points and 8 rebounds in the contest.
Petersburg 35 Cordova 44
After a slow start in the first quarter with the score tied at 4-4, the Petersburg Vikings went on a 17-8 run, making the score 21-12. The Cordova Wolverines bounced back in the second half, scoring 32 points in the third and fourth quarters while holding Petersburg to just 14 points in the second half. Petersburg couldn't stop Leisha Anderson, who put up 24 points in the game.
Class 3A Boys State Tournament
Mount Edgecumbe 45 Cordova 59
After defeating Barrow 62-51 in second round action of the 3A state tournament, Mount Edgecumbe faced Cordova. The game was neck and neck during the first half with the score tied at 12-12 after the first quarter, and 24-25 in favor of Mount Edgecumbe at the half-way mark. The Cordova Wolverines went on an 18-7 run in the Third quarter, making the score 42-32 in favor of Cordova. Mount Edgecumbe never caught up after the third quarter. Mount Edgecumbe had strong performances from John Clark, who put up 22 points and had 9 rebounds, as well as Caleb McGraw, who had 10 points and 3 assists.
Class 4A Boys State Tournament
JDHS 68 Lathrop 54
The Crimson Bears got angry and got a win Friday in the consolation semifinal round at Sullivan Arena.
Clae Baker scored 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter to lead the charge. After Will Egolf fouled out early in the fourth quarter and Baker was whistled for a pair of charging violations, Juneau-Douglas High School picked up the intensity.
"After those two charged on me especially' I was just mad so I was like, 'Give me the ball, I'm going to the hole," Baker said. "Every time they fouled our guys, we were like, we're going to put them in."
Juneau-Douglas (22-4) trailed 48-47 midway through the fourth after Mike Miranda, Jeremy Silva and Nigel Morton all made 3-pointers to put Lathrop ahead.