Klawock Girls, Wrangell Girls, Metlakatla Boys Reach State Finals

    The Klawock Lady Chieftains - shown against Kake in the Region V championship - will play for the state championship against Newhalen, Saturday, at Anchorage's Alaska Airlines Center. (Klas Stolpe/KINY)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Southeast Alaska will be well represented in the championship games of the March Madness Alaska 2022 ASAA/First National Bank Alaska 1A/2A Basketball State Championships on Saturday at Anchorage’s Alaska Airlines Center with the 1A Klawock High School girls, 2A Wrangell girls, and 2A Metlakatla boys playing for titles.

      The No.1 seed Wrangell Lady Wolves defeated the No.4 Glennallen Panthers 33-25 in a Friday 2A girls semifinal.

      Wrangell faces No.2 Tikigaq for the championship on Saturday.

      Wrangell led 13-8 after eight minutes, 17-14 at the half, and 21-19 after three quarters.

      Kiara Harrison and Kendra Meissner had 11 points apiece for the Lady Wolves. Jamie Early added seven, Liana Carney and Kayla Meissner two apiece. Harrison had eight rebounds and Early six. K. Meissner had two steals. Harrison and Early had two assists apiece.

      Wrangell did not shoot a free throw in the game, Glennallen hit 1-2. The Lady Wolves had nine turnovers, the Panthers eight.

      CeAnika Palacios led the Panthers with 12 points. Cheyenne Fields added eight and Teagan Rude five.  Palacios and Kristin Ewan had six rebounds apiece.

      The No.3 Metlakatla MisChiefs fell 50-45 to the No.2 Tikigaq Harpooners in the other 2A girls semifinal.

      Tikigaq led 12-9 after eight minutes, 19-17 at the half, and the score was tied 32-32 after three quarters.

      Ryley Booth led the MisChiefs with 19 points, Bree Chavez added 10 points, Lexi Cook and Sarai Buffalo six apiece, Kennedy Cook and Ava Petatrovich two apiece. L.Cook had seven rebounds and Buffalo six. Chavez had four steals and four assists.

      Metlakatla hit 5-16 at the free throw line, Tikigaq 5-8. The MisChiefs had 19 turnovers, the Harpooners 17.

      Jennifer Nash led the Harpooners with 20 points. Virginia Teayoumeak added nine points, Ella Kowunna eight, Tatyana Nashookpuk six, Jadyn Lane four and Tahlia Lane three. Kowunna had nine rebounds and Nash five steals.

      Metlakatla and Glennallen play for third/fifth place on Saturday.

      The No.3 Klawock Lady Chieftains defeated the No.2 Lumen Christi Archangels 45-34 in a Friday 1A girls semifinal.

      Klawock will face No.1 Newhalen in the 1A championship on Saturday.

      Klawock led 12-7 after eight minutes and 20-15 at the half. Lumen Christi led 26-24 after three quarters. Klawock outscored Lumen Christi 21-8 in the final stanza.

      Kenai Holien led the Lady Chieftains with 25 points. McKinley Holien added nine points, Lea Armour and Zoey Edenshaw four apiece, and Kaiya Marvin three. K. Holien had 11 rebounds and Marvin nine. K. Holien had four steals.

      Klawock hit 17-29 at the free throw line, Lumen Christi 8-16. The Lady Chieftains had 25 turnovers, the Archangels 21.

      Amara Warren led the Archangels with 12 points. Emily Ross added 10 points, Natalie Grubba and Sabrina Warren six apiece. Leyla Tiernan had 10 rebounds. Ross had seven steals.

      In 2A boys, the No.3 Metlakatla Chiefs topped the No.2 Tikigaq Harpooners 78-73 in a Friday semifinal.

      Metlakatla will face No.1 Ninilchik in the 2A boys championship on Saturday.

      Metlakatla led 17-14 after eight minutes but Tikigaq led at the half 38-26 at the half, and 51-41 after three quarters.

      Harvey Booth led the Chiefs with 24 points. Cameron Gaube added 15 points, Shayne Anderson 14, Aaron O’Brien 10, Troy Russell five, Mason Rolando and Trinity Jackson four apiece, and Jayden Buhler two. Gaube had 10 rebounds and Jackson and O’Brien eight apiece. Anderson had four steals and both four assists.

      Metlakatla hit 9-22 at the free throw line, Tikigaq 7-14. The Chiefs had 11 turnovers, the Harpooners 15.

      Kollin Tuzroyluk led the Harpooners with 19 points. Aqquilluk Hank added 17 points, Clyde Frankson and Joelian Lane 15 apiece, and Micah Kinneeveauk seven. Tuzroyluk had 12 rebounds and seven assists.

    The No.5 Petersburg Vikings won a 2A consolation game over the No.8 Hooper Bay Warriors 61-46.

      Petersburg led 14-10 after eight minutes, 31-20 at the half, and 45-30 after three quarters.

      Jack Engell led the Vikings with 18 points. Kyle Biggers added 11 points, Hendrik Cumps and Michael Durkin 10 apiece, Lathum Johnson six, Hunter Conn four and Kieran Cabral two. Biggers and Engell had eight rebounds apiece. Cumps had four steals and Johnson five assists.

      Petersburg hit 11-28 at the free throw line, Hooper Bay 5-8. The Vikings had 17 turnovers, the Warriors 18.

      Latrell Lake led the Warriors with 14 points. Bill Tinker, Mykell Tall, Makhi Bell and Jesse Nanuk added five points each, Ciimaraq Lake and Edmond Pingayak four apiece, and Joseph Seton and Jerome Nukusuk two apiece. Nukusuk had six rebounds and L. Lake five steals.

      Petersburg plays in the fourth/sixth place game on Saturday against No.6 Unalaska.

      In 1A boys action the No.5 Klawock Chieftains lost to the No.9 Shishmaref Northern Lights 54-48.

      The loss eliminates Klawock from the state tournament. Shishmaref plays in the fourth/sixth place game on Saturday.

      Klawock opened the game on top 13-9 after eight minutes. The score was tied at 23-23 at the half and Shishmaref led 35-30 after three quarters.

      Marley Kness led the Chieftains with 29 points and pulled down an incredible 22 rebounds. Dalton Wyzykowski added 10 points, Emett Fairbanks and Martin Guthrie four apiece, and Connor Bagby one.

      Klawock hit 9-14 at the free throw line, Shishmaref 13-19. The Chieftains had 16 turnovers, the Northern Lights eight.

      Carter Kokeok led the Northern Lights with 24 points. Raymond Ningeulook and Rjay Nayokpuk added 11 points apiece, Timothy Stenek six, Frank Ningeulook and Seth Nayokpuk one apiece. Rjay Nayokpuk had 15 rebounds.

      The 1A boys championship on Saturday will feature No.1 Maudrey J. Sommer, a 66-38 winner over No.4 Scammon Bay, against No.6 Nelson Island, an 84-79 upset winner over No.1 Lumen Christi.  Scammon Bay and Lumen Christi play in the third/fifth game.

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