Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Eagle River Wolves girls outlasted the Kotzebue Huskies 31-24 in a Princess Tours Capital City Classic thriller on Tuesday at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé gymnasium.
Eagle River sophomore Brooklyn Rollman hit both ends of a one-and-one free-throw with 1:30 left in the fourth quarter to secure the win.
Kotezebue’s Destiny Hoffman had put in two buckets in the last stanza to keep the Huskies close and Siearrah Thomas hit a shot with just under two minutes left to cut the lead to 27-22.
After Rollman’s free-throws, Kotzebue’s Starr Thomas hit a pair of her own charity stripe shots with a minute left to make the score 29-24.
Eagle River’s Rollman found the rim inside for a basket to give the Wolves the 31-24 advantage.
Kotzebue missed a deep shot from beyond the arch and Rollman grabbed the rebound to secure the Wolves’ win.
The teams were tied after one quarter of action at 5-5 and Eagle River took a 10-7 lead into the break. Eagle River led 23-16 after three quarters of action.
Rollman led Eagle River with 16 points, Natalie Hopkins added five, Lydia Stone and Kaycee Chavez four apiece, and Jazzie Trotter two.
The Wolves hit 7-18 at the charity stripe, the Huskies 9-15.
Hoffman led Kotzebue with seven points, Kaila Short and Starr Thomas five apiece, Siearrah Thomas four, Lindsy Greene two and Zaina McConnell one.
Eagle River plays Juneau-Douglas on Thursday at 5 p.m., Kotzebue plays Thunder Mountain on Thursday at 1 p.m.
Above - Eagle River's Kaycee Chavez (23) scores as Kotzebue's Starr Thomas (21) defends during the Capital City Classic on Tuesday at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Klas Stolpe)