Skagway Girls Earn Runner-Up Bid to State

    Skagway Panthers sophomore Ava Myers (3) shoots past the arc as senior Tatum Sager (35) looks on. The Panthers earned the No. 2 Southeast seed to the state tournament. Klawock is the No. 1 seed. (Klas Stolpe/KINY)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Skagway Panthers girls basketball team won the Region V 1A Girls Basketball Tournament second place game Saturday at Thunder Mountain High School, defeating the Kake Thunderbirds 42-36 to earn the Southeast Conference second seed to the ASAA March Madness Alaska 1A/2A Girls Basketball State Tournament, March 16-19, at Anchorage’s Alaska Airlines Center.

      The Klawock Chieftains girls won the Region V Championship, and No. 1 Southeast Conference state seed, on Friday, defeating Kake 52-36.

      Skagway won a Saturday 11:15 a.m. elimination game over the Angoon Eagles 39-34 to reach the 7:30 p.m. runner-up game against Kake.


    7:30 p.m. Runner-Up Game - Skagway 42, Kake 36

    Skagway Panthers -  7 / 16 / 27 / 42

    Kake Thunderbirds -  7 / 14 / 26 / 36

    Panthers - Tatum Sager 18, Kenadie Cox 7, Ava Myers 6, Lennon Jennings 6, Zoe Whitehead 5.

    Skagway 12-23 free throw line, Kake 5-11.

    Thunderbirds - Alexis Copsey 11, Mamie Crookes 10, Jasmine Aceveda 6, Dionna Jackson 5, Paige Ross 2, Honey Kadake 2.

      11:15 a.m. Elimination Game - Skagway 39, Angoon 34

    Skagway Panthers - 5 / 10 / 26 / 39

    Angoon Eagles     - 12 / 14 / 28 / 34

    Panthers - Ava Meyers 15, Tatum Sager 11, Athena Smith 8, Lennon Jennings 5.

    Skagway 4-7 free throw line, Angoon 2-6.

    Eagles - Cheyenne Kookesh 18, Zara Frayer 10, Tatum Johnson 6.


    Wednesday - Angoon 37, Skagway 32.

    Thursday - Klawock 45, Angoon 15; Kake 52, Hoonah 32.

    Friday - Skagway 45, Hoonah 36 (eliminated); Klawock 52, Kake 36 (Kake first loss) Klawock Region V Champs and No. 1 Southeast seed at state.

    Saturday - Skagway 39, Angoon 34 (eliminated); Skagway 42, Kake 36 (eliminated). Skagway Region V 2nd place to state.


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