Ken Terpsma scored 19 of his game-high 31 points in the second half as the Ketchikan High School boys basketball team held off a late rally Saturday to beat the Metlakatla Chiefs 74-69 at Metlakatla.
Terpsma scored 12 points in the third quarter, when the Kings went on a 24-12 run to take a 13-point lead entering the final quarter. But the Chiefs outscored Ketchikan 23-15 in the fourth quarter to pull back within striking distance. Ketchikan only led by one point, 35-34, at halftime.
Jesse Richardson scored 13 points for the Kings (2-0 overall, 0-0 Region V-Class 4A) and Brandon Nicholas added 11. Amos Hudson scored 27 points to lead Metlakatla (0-2 overall, 0-0 Region V-3A), while Apollo Marsden added 12 points and Chris Boyd and Chris Bryant both chipped in 10 for the Chiefs.
At Ketchikan on Friday, Terpsma scored 24 points as Ketchikan beat Metlakatla 81-56 in the season-opener for both teams. That game was tied 36-36 at halftime, but the Kings outscored Metlakatla 20-7 in the third quarter to take control.
Richardson scored 17 points for Ketchikan, while Bob Boyd added 16 points and Calin Bjur scored 10 for the Kings. Bryant scored 16 points to lead Metlakatla, with Marsden adding 12 points and Boyd and Hudson each scoring 11 for the Chiefs.
Sitka splits in Anchorage
The Sitka Wolves rebounded from a 70-53 season-opening loss to Soldotna on Monday to claim an 82-66 victory over the defending Class 3A state champion Grace Christian Grizzlies on Tuesday in the first two rounds of the Grace Christian Basketball Classic 2000.
The tournament concludes today with Sitka playing the Cook Inlet Academy boys while Soldotna plays Grace Christian in the finale.
In Tuesday's game, Jason Nunez-Mooney scored 22 points to lead the Wolves (1-1 overall, 0-0 in Region V-4A). Brian Friske added 18 points for Sitka and Mike Schneeberger scored 15. Hans Tulip scored 21 points to lead Grace Christian (1-1), while Justin Libby added 13 points and Jason Hofseth scored 10 for the Grizzlies.
On Monday, Shaun Williams scored 30 points to lead Soldotna (2-0), while Nick Christensen added 15 points and Aaron Hughes scored 12 for the Stars. Schneeberger scored 20 points to lead Sitka while Greg Blankenship added 11 for the Wolves.
Wrangell sweeps Petersburg
The Wrangell Wolves opened up their bid for a third straight Region V-Class 3A boys title with a two-game sweep over the Petersburg Vikings on Friday and Saturday in Wrangell. The Wolves won 77-44 on Friday and 65-49 on Saturday.
In Saturday's game, Cole Appleman scored 25 points to lead Wrangell (2-0 overall, 2-0 in Region V-3A), while Tony Marriott added 17 points and Brad Angerman scored 14 for the Wolves. Martin Odegaard was the only player to score in double figures for Petersburg (0-2 overall, 0-2 region), finishing with 18 points while Joe Moran added nine for the Vikings.
On Friday, Angerman scored 25 points to lead Wrangell, with Appleman adding 19 and Marriott 17 for the Wolves. Odegaard and Eric Coral both scored 12 points to lead Petersburg, with Richard Montgomery adding 10.
Craig sweeps Mount Edgecumbe
The Craig Panthers swept two games from Mount Edgecumbe Friday and Saturday at Craig. Exact scores weren't available, but Craig coach James Carle said the Panthers won by 18 on Friday and 13 points on Saturday.
Raymond Douville scored 28 points to lead Craig on Friday and on Saturday Craig Carter scored 22 points to lead the Panthers.
Sitka sweeps Anchorage openers
The Sitka Wolves opened their season with a pair of victories Monday and Tuesday in the Grace Christian Basketball Classic 2000.
The Wolves, who can clinch the tournament title with a victory over Kotzebue today, beat Grace Christian 52-45 on Monday and topped Service 44-36 on Tuesday.
In Tuesday's game, Breanne Erickson scored 20 points to lead Sitka (2-0 overall, 0-0 in Region V-4A) while Sidney Wyman added seven points. Marcie Alzheimer scored 12 points to lead Service (0-1), while Katie Gilbert scored 11 for the Cougars.
On Monday, Erickson scored 16 points and Wyman added 12 for the Wolves, who held off a late rally by Grace Christian for the victory. Robin Jones and Kara Van Kooten both scored 14 points to lead the Grizzlies (0-2).
Ketchikan, Metlakatla win tourney openers
The Ketchikan Kings and Metlakatla Miss Chiefs both won their tournament openers Monday in the Lady Kings Invitational girls basketball tournament at Ketchikan High School. The Wrangell Wolves lost their opener in the tournament.
Ketchikan claimed a 66-54 victory Riverside High School of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, on Monday, while Metlakatla edged Ocean Lakes of Virginia Beach, Va., 52-51. Wrangell dropped a 54-25 decision to Ashland, Ore., while Soldotna claimed a 59-50 victory over Montgomery High School of San Diego in the other first-round game. The tournament took Tuesday off so the visiting teams could tour Ketchikan and continues today and Thursday.
Ashley Hayward scored 26 points to lead Metlakatla (1-2 overall), while Trudy Horne added 12. Ajene Farrar scored 19 points to lead Ocean Lakes and Dee Odoms added 15.
Cassie White scored 21 points to lead Ketchikan (3-0) in its victory, with Johanna Johnson adding 17 and Amanda Kolanko scoring 11. Alissa Flynn led Riverside with 19 points and Courtney Gerwing added 17.
In Wrangell's loss, Manica Miller scored nine points and Kaelene Wilson added eight for the Wolves (0-3). Jackie Woods scored 16 points to lead Ashland and Marla Moran added 13.
Mount Edgecumbe sweeps Craig
Adrienne Taalak scored 23 points on Saturday and 16 points on Friday as the defending Region V-Class 3A Mount Edgecumbe Braves opened their season with a two-game sweep of the Craig Panthers at Craig. Mount Edgecumbe won 70-37 on Saturday and 65-33 on Friday.
Besides Taalak's 23 points, Mount Edgecumbe (2-0 overall, 2-0 in Region V-3A) picked up 12 points from Prema Warren and nine from Melanie Beans on Saturday. Meggie Haydu and Heather Douville both scored eight points to lead Craig (0-2 overall, 0-2 in region).
Friday, Taalak scored 16 points and Beans added 12 for the Braves. Haydu scored 12 poitns to lead the Panthers and Douville added 10.
Petersburg sweeps Wrangell
Amber Beardslee scored 16 points Saturday to lead the Petersburg girls to a two-game sweep over Wrangell in a two-game Region V-Class 3A series at Wrangell Friday and Saturday. Petersburg won 46-40 on Saturday and 34-26 on Friday.
Tyna McKay added 12 points for Petersburg in Saturday's game, while Brandy Cole scored 10 for the Vikings (2-0 overall, 2-0 in Region V-3A). Kaelene Wilson scored 22 points to lead Wrangell (0-2 overall, 0-2 region).
On Friday, McKay scored 11 points and Beardslee added 10 to lead Petersburg, while Lani McCay scored 11 points to lead Wrangell.
Ketchikan sweeps Metlakatla
Ketchikan claimed a 72-58 victory on Friday in Metlakatla, and won 72-42 on Saturday in Ketchikan to sweep a pair of non-league games over the weekend.
On Friday night, Jonnae Ostrom 27 points and Cassie White added 17 for Ketchikan (2-0 overall, 0-0 Region V-Class 4A). LaTonya Galles scored 23 for Metlakatla (0-2 overall, 0-0 Region V-3A) and Ashley Hayward with nine.
On Saturday, White scored 19 points, Amanda Kolanko added 11 and Kelly Nausid chipped in nine points for Ketchikan. Ashley Hayward led Metlakatla with 16 points and Aleasha Hayward scored 10.