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12/31/2017
Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic wraps up
Ketchikan High School's Brittany Slick, 4, guards Thomas Jefferson High School's Aliyah Ramil in the championship game Saturday night in the Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic. Slick was named MVP of the 30th annual tournament.


KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The 30th annual Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic concluded on Saturday night with the Anacortes Seahawks winning the boys championship title with a 66-51 win over the West Valley Wolf Pack.

A total of 24 games were played at Ketchikan High School's Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium over the course of three very crisp, cold days in the First City.

The girls championship title was won by the Thomas Jefferson High School Raiders of Auburn, Washington, which managed to hold off a furious rally by the Ketchikan High School Lady Kings for a 51-49 victory Saturday night. Kayhi senior Brittany Slick was named the tournament's most valuable player.

The Kayhi Kings showed promise as the relatively young squad took fifth place in the tournament after a 73-68 loss to West Anchorage High School on Saturday evening.

Overall, the boys bracket final results were: 1) Anacortes; 2) West Valley (Fairbanks); 3) West Anchorage; 4) Thunder Mountain; 5) Ketchikan; 6) Metlakatla; 7) Navajo Preparatory School (Farmington, New Mexico; 8) Wrangell.

The girls bracket final results were: 1) Thomas Jefferson; 2) Ketchikan; 3) West Valley; 4) University Preparatory School (Redding, California); 5) Metlakatla; 6) Navajo Prep; 7) Kenai Central; 8) Wrangell.

For detailed tournament coverage, see the Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, edition of the Ketchikan Daily News.