Klawock, Wrangell Girls, Metlakatla Girls & Boys Win at State

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Klawock High School girls won for the second day in a row at the March Madness Alaska 2022 ASAA/First National Bank Alaska 1A/2A Basketball State Championships, Wednesday, at Anchorage’s Alaska Airlines Center.

      The Lady Chieftains outlasted the Tanalian Lynx 38-31 in a Thursday quarterfinal and advance to a semifinal on Friday against No.2 seed Lumen Christi, a 57-38 winner over No.10 Shaktoolik.

      Tanalian led 8-7 after eight minutes and 18-17 at the half. Klawock led 30-27 after three quarters.

      Kenai Holien led the Lady Chieftains with 19 points. McKinley Holien added eight points, Zoey Edenshaw seven, Kaiya Marvin and Lea Armour two apiece. Edenshaw and M. Holien had seven rebounds apiece. M. Holien had four assists. K. Holien had five steals.

      Klawock hit 4-4 at the free throw line, Tanalin 7-11.

      The Lynx have just five players on their roster. Ellah Wardell led the team with 23 points. Alianna Voran and Brielle Lorentzen added four points apiece. Mikiah Lorentzen had eight rebounds.

    The Skagway girls lost their second game and were eliminated from the tournament by Chaputnquak 45-40.

      Skagway led 15-13 after eight minutes and 24-21 at the half. Chaputnquak led 35-33 after three quarters.

      Ava Myers led the Panthers with 20 points. Tatum Sager added 11 points, Zoe Whitehead four, Lennon Jennings three and Kenadie Cox two. Whitehead and Sager had nine rebounds apiece. Whitehead and Jennings had four steals apiece. Sager had six assists.

      Skagway hit 1-2 at the free throw line,    The Panthers had 29 turnovers, the Shamans 24.

      Naomi Wassillie led the Shamans with 15 points. Nikki Erik added nine, Angilan Wiseman eight, Stella Abraham seven, Mackenzie Larsen four, and Albertina Tunuchuk two. Wassillie had six assists. Wiseman had 10 rebounds.

      In 1A boys action Klawock fell to Scammon Bay 70-53.

      The first loss for the Chieftains takes them out of contention for the state title but not out of the tournament.

      Scammon Bay led 16-7 after eight minutes, 31-17 at the half, and 55-31 after three quarters.

      Marley Kness led the Chieftains with 29 points. Dalton Wyzykowski added 10 points, Emett Fairbanks nine, Connor Bagby three and Aiden Goheen two. Kness had eight rebounds and Fairbanks eight. Bagby had two steals.

      Klawock hit 6-12 at the free throw line, Scammon Bay 4-8. The Chieftains had 20 turnovers, the Eagles 13.

      Carson Long led the Eagles with 24 points. Josiah Sundown added 14 points, Cassius Sundown 12, Adam Rivers 11, Stewie Sundown five, and Albert Yunak and Adrian Kopanuk two apiece. Rivers had eight rebounds. C. Sundown four assists. S. Sundown six steals.

      Klawock plays an elimination game against Shishmaref on Friday.

      The Hoonah boys fell to Alak 65-55.

      The loss eliminated the Braves from the tournament.

      Alak led 20-13 after eight minutes, 31-19 at the half, and 48-35 after three quarters.

      Tyrell Cromer led the Braves with 29 points. Alejandro Contreras added 13 points, Anthony Johnson 10, Jermaine Johnson two and Izaac Jacobson one. Cromer had nine rebounds and A. Johnson seven.. Jacobson had three steals.

      Hoonah hit 8-18 at the free throw line, Alak 4-9. The Braves had 13 turnovers, the Huskies 17.

      Paul Okpeaha led the Huskies with 20 points. Quincy Sarren added 18 points, Harry Bodfish 12, Robert Aveoganna seven, Jonathan Aveoganna five, and Paul Driggs three. Bodfish had 16 rebounds and three blocks.Sarren had six assists.

      In 2A girls action, the No.1 Wrangell Lady Wolves topped No.8 Hooper Bay 52-11.

      Wrangell began their state tournament with a 12-1 lead after eight minutes, lead 26-3 at the half, and 38-8 after three quarters.

      Kiara Harrison and Jamie Early led the Lady Wolves with 15 points apiece. Aubrey Wynne added nine points, Kendra Meissner eight, Liana Carney three and Della Churchill two. Early had 10 rebounds and Harrison nine. Adeline Andrews and Meissner had three steals apiece.

      Wrangell hit 8-12 at the free throw line, Hooper Bay 2-4. The Lady Wolves had 17 turnovers, the Warriors eight.

      Leora Smith scored eight points for the Warriors, Raeney Bell two and Nancy Lake one. Bell had five rebounds. Acsaruaq Smart had one assist. Tenisha Smith had three steals.

      Wrangell advances to a Friday semifinal against No.4 Glennallen, a 39-38 winner over No.5 Unalakleet.

    The No.3 Metlakatla MisChiefs defeated the No.6 Su-Valley Rams 31-26.

      Metlakatla led 13-6 after eight minutes, 17-11 at the half, and 23-17 after three quarters.

      Kennedy Cook led the MisChiefs with nine points. Ryley Booth added eight points, Bree Chavez and Lexi Cook five apiece, Alysia Nelson-Boyd and Chloe Guthrie two apiece. Cook and Booth had five rebounds apiece. Cook had two assists. Chavez had five steals.

      Metlakatla hit 3-10 at the free throw line, Su-Valley 3-5. The MisChiefs had 15 turnovers, the Rams 24.

      Emma Kehoe led the Rams with seven points. Myka Wilson added six points, India Roderick four, Marita Ironbear Sports three, Bethany Kehoe, Alana Barron and Cori Gossett two each. Barron had 11 rebounds. Roderick had four assists and four steals.

      Metlakatla advances to a Friday semifinal against No.2 Tikigaq, a 66-26 winner over No.7 Nenana.

      On the 2A boys side, the No.3 Metlakatla Chiefs defeated the No.6 Unalaska Raiders 63-57.

      Metlakatla led 17-8 after eight minutes, 31-18 at the half, and 49-35 after three quarters.

      Harvey Booth led the Chiefs with 25 points. Cameron Gaube added 11 points, Trinity Jackson nine, Shayne Anderson eight, Mason Rolando and Jayden Buhler five apiece. Anderson had seven rebounds. Jackson two steals.

      Metlakatla hit 8-14 at the free throw line, Unalaska 10-20. The Chiefs had 17 turnovers, the Raiders 13.

      Herwin Riodil led the Raiders with 26 points. Ceasar DeGuzman added 10 points, Stephen Nguyen seven, Sam Ahasan four, Jonathane Pereat and Gage Williams three apiece, KC Balbarino and Miguel Torres two apiece. Riodil had 12 rebounds. Nguyen had four steals.

      Metlakatla plays in a Friday semifinal against No.2 Tikigaq, a 74-38 winner over No.7 Effie Kokrine.

      The No.5 Petersburg Vikings lost to the No.4 Unalakleet Wolfpack 43-36.

      Unalakleet led 11-4 after eight minutes, and 19-18 at the half. Petersburg led 27-23 after three quarters.

      Lathum Johnson led the Vikings with 14 points. Jack Engell added 12 points, Kyle Biggers six, Hunter Conn three and Michael Durkin two. Engell had seven rebounds, Biggers six and Durkin five.

      Petersburg hit 6-9 at the free throw line, Unalakleet 8-11. The Vikings had nine turnovers, the Wolfpack nine.

      Cody Ivanoff led the Wolfpack with 20 points. Kanayaq Ivanoff added nine points, Kale Erickson six, Johnathon Katchatag four, Johnny Soderstrom and Carter Commack two apiece. Ivanoff had six rebounds and three assists.

      Petersburg plays in a Friday elimination game against No.8 Hooper Bay, a 73-34 loser to No.1 Ninilchik. Unalakleet plays in a semifinal against No.1 Ninilchik.


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