Kake girls beat Tok at 2A tournament

Posted: Friday, March 28, 2003

After a disappointing loss on Thursday to open the Class 2A state tournament, the Kake girls rebounded with a 49-39 win over Tok on Friday morning in a consolation-bracket game at Anchorage's Service High School.

Danielle Knudsen led the way for the Thunderbirds with a game-high 25 points, while Lakrista Ekis chipped in nine points and Stacy Earnest added seven.

Tok was led by 11 points from Cassie Lamphear and 10 from Missy Smith.

Kake (19-3) took a 12-7 lead after one quarter of play, but Tok (19-8) narrowed the lead to two, 23-21, at the half. The Thunderbirds rebuilt the lead to five after three quarters and kept up their offense in the fourth to defeat the Wolverines.

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Kake will play Matanuska Christian in the fourth-sixth place game at 8 a.m. Saturday. Matanuska Christian, of Palmer, beat Angoon, 59-50, in overtime Friday morning to eliminate Angoon from state play.

Angoon battled back from a six-point deficit entering the fourth quarter, and tied the game at 50 when Jessica Williams made a lay-in with 1 minute, 18 seconds to play.

After neither team scored in the remainder of regulation, the game went to overtime - where Matanuska Christian outscored Angoon 9-0 for the win.

Carmen Estrada scored 21 points to lead Angoon (14-10), while Rosanna Williams added 10 points and Teresa Dyson netted eight.

Aimee Doerr scored 21 points to lead Matanuska Christian, and Heather Richardson chipped in 15 points and Jubilee Brost added 11.

Other games scheduled Friday include the Skagway boys against Tok in a consolation bracket match at 1 p.m., and the Hydaburg boys against Bristol Bay in a winners' bracket game at 7:05 p.m.

• For complete boxscores and updated results, look on the Alaska March Madness Web site at www.webalaska.net/asaa/




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