Skagway Girls Eliminate Hoonah from Region V Tournament

    Skagway's Tatum Sager scores past Hoonah's Hallie Wilson (11) during their elimination game on Friday in the Region V 1A Girls Basketball Tournament at Thunder Mountain High School. (Klas Stolpe/KINY)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Skagway Panthers girls basketball team held off Hoonah 45-36 on Friday, eliminating the Braves from the 2022 Southeast Region V 1A Basketball Championships at Thunder Mountain High School.

      Skagway took a 10-8 lead after eight minutes of action with all 10 points coming from senior Tatum Sager. Hoonah featured a balanced scoring attack with baskets from seniors Hallie Wilson, Sierra McClement and Olivia Morrison and junior Alona Howland.

      The Braves pushed out to a 23-16 lead at the half behind five points from junior Teresa Lewis, four points apiece from Morrison, A. Howland and two points from freshman Krista Howland. Skagway sophomore Ava Myers hit two buckets in the stanza and Sager notched another.

    Skagway got hot past the arc in the third quarter as Sager, senior Zoe Whitehead and eighth grader Lennon Jennings all found the net and Whitehead and Sager found multiple baskets closer in, outscoring Hoonah 17-9 in the stanza, to take a 33-32 lead with eight minutes to play.

      Hoonah managed just four points in the final stanza.

      Sager led the Panthers with 26 points. Whitehead added seven points, Jennings five, Myers four and sophomore Athena Smith three.

      Skagway hit 1-3 at the line, Hoonah 3-13.

      A. Howland led the Braves with 13 points. Morrison added eight points, Lewis five, Wilson and K. Howland four apiece, and McClement two.

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