The Kake High School boys basketball team got its revenge on the Angoon Eagles on Saturday as the Thunderbirds claimed an 84-78 overtime victory in the third-fifth place game of the Class 2A state tournament at Anchorage's Service High School.
The Kake girls also claimed third place as the Thunderbirds beat the Northway Warriors 62-43 on Saturday. The Angoon girls were eliminated by Unalakleet on Friday.
In the boys championship game on Saturday night, the Point Hope-Tikigaq Harpooners claimed a 41-33 victory over the Bristol Bay Angels. In the girls championship, the Ninilchik Wolverines won their second straight title and fourth in six years as they claimed a 48-36 victory over Point Hope.
Kake, which won the regular-season Region V-Class 2A championship, was upset by third-seeded Angoon in the region tournament's title game last weekend in Juneau. Kake also lost to Angoon in both the region and state tournament championship games last year.
The Thunderbirds and Eagles played through a see-saw game that had Kake grabbing a seven-point lead at the end of the first quarter before Angoon closed the margin to two points at the end of the half. In the third quarter, Kake pushed the lead back out to seven points, only to have the Eagles tie the score 73-73 at the end of regulation. Kake outscored Angoon 11-5 in the extra period for the victory.
Anthony Dolan scored 29 points, grabbed nine rebounds, dished out five assists and made three steals to lead the T-Birds. Matt Appel added 15 points, nine rebounds and four steals for Kake, while Rob Mills had 10 points and five assists, Jesse Reese scored eight points and Mike James had 13 rebounds for the Thunderbirds. Dolan was Kake's lone all-tournament selection.
Clayton Edwin scored 27 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Angoon, which won last year's championsip game. Stephen Johnson added 13 points, Travis Woodbury scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and Ozelle Jamestown scored eight points, ripped down seven rebounds and added five assists for the Eagles. Jamestown earned all-tournament honors for Angoon.
In Kake's girls game, the Thunderbirds only led by two points at halftime but went on a 21-10 run in the third quarter to pull away from the Warriors.
Danielle Knudsen scored 24 points, grabed 12 rebounds, dished out four assists, blocked two shots and had four steals for the T-Birds. Robin Knudsen added 11 points, nine rebounds and six assists for Kake, while Cassandra Martin scored 12 points for the Thunderbirds.
Chandice Cronk scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Northway, while April Frank added eight points and seven rebounds.
The two Knudsen sisters made the all-tournament team for Kake, while Amber Jamestown was Angoon's lone representative on the squad.