Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Admiralty Island’s Angoon High School Eagles bested Prince of Wales Island’s Thorne Bay Wolverines in two 1A Southeast Conference games on Sunday, 49-45 and 54-43, at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé gymnasium.
Angoon used a balanced scoring attack to counter the outside accuracy of Thorne Bay in game one.
The Eagles’ Kyle Johnson, Julian Duncan and Elijah Carle each put in four first quarter points apiece on a variety of hard drives to the hoop while Thorne Bay’s Jakob Nelson hit eight points in the stanza and Anna Congdon two.
Angoon held a 12-10 advantage starting the second quarter and again balanced out their scoring attack to take a 22-17 lead at the half.
Nelson and Davin Hamby caught fire from past the arc in the third quarter for the Wolverines but the Eagles continued to rely on their fast break, and three baskets by Sam Fredrickson, to take a 39-30 advantage into the fourth quarter.
The Wolverines were within a point in the fourth quarter and within taking the lead in the last two minutes on scores past the arc by Nelson and Dallin Mendorsa. But the Eagles’ Carle iced the game with three straight free throws for the 49-45 win.
Carle led the Eagles with 15 points. Duncan and Fredrickson added 10 points apiece, K. Johnson eight, Levi Johnson four and Justice Duncan two.
Angoon hit 5-14 at the charity stripe, Thorne Bay 6-11.
Nelson led the Wolverines with 28 points. Hamby added seven points, Mendorsa six and Congdon and Kurt Kohn two apiece.
In game two, Angoon and Thorne Bay were tied 10-10 after the first quarter.
The Eagles’ Carle and K. Johnson hit from outside for Angoon, and the Wolverines’ Nelson scored the entire side of the score clock for Thorne Bay.
Carle led a second-quarter scoring frenzy with K. Johnson, Julian Duncan and Fredrickson to take a 28-16 lead into the half.
Angoon led 41-26 after three quarters despite Thorne Bay’s Hamby netting 10 points in that stanza.
The Eagles held on for a 54-43 win over the Wolverines.
Carle led the Eagles with 20 points. K. Johnson added 15 points, Fredrickson 11, Duncan six and Ed Kookesh two.
Angoon hit 5-13 at the charity stripe, Thorne Bay 6-10.
Nelson led the Wolverines with 17 points. Hamby added 15 points, D. Mendorsa eight, Nicole Mendorsa two and Congdon one.
The 1A Region V Tournament will be held March 2-5 at Thunder Mountain High School.