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Lathrop wins girls CCCC title

Lathrop 40, Gig Harbor 29

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Lathrop got a game-high 19 points from Jasmine White, and the Lady Malemutes scored the last 11 points of the game to break a 29-29 fourth-quarter tie and win the girls championship over Gig Harbor (Wash.), 40-29, Sunday at the Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic.

The Tides tied the game at 29 when Taylor Talen's scoop shot bounced off the rim and trickled in. But Gig Harbor couldn't muster another bucket from there on out, as White sunk a pair of free throws to give Lathrop the lead for good.

The Lady Malemutes led 10-2 after one quarter, but their offense sputtered as White was forced to miss most of the second quarter with foul trouble. The Tides roared back to tie the game at 12, and the game went back and forth until Lathrop took over in the final three minutes.

Palmer 52, Petersburg 45

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Girls tournament MVP Taylor Blake scored a game-high 29 points — including 16 in the first half — to lead Palmer to a win in the third-place game Saturday, 52-45, over Petersburg at the Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic.

Despite the scoring outburst from Blake, the Lady Vikings hung with the Moose, primarily because of strong play by freshman Kylie Wallace. The 5-7 forward had 20 of her team-high 22 points in the second and third quarters, and hit nine shots from the floor.

Palmer led by six at the half, but Petersburg outscored the Moose 15-11 in the third quarter, and the Lady Vikings trailed by just two heading into the final period.

In the fourth, Blake hit only three of nine free throws, but also made three buckets from the floor as Palmer stretched its lead to seven.

Metlakatla 40, Craig 35

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Metlakatla got a game-high 13 points from Shaunte Hudson, and the MissChiefs hit four free throws in the final minute to win their first game of the Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic Saturday, 40-35, over Craig to finish seventh.

Craig went winless at the tournamnet, and finished eighth.

The Lady Panthers led 31-28 heading into the fourth quarter, but Hudson scored on a layup and Monica Hayward converted a three-point play to put Metlakatla ahead, 33-31.

Hayward, who finished with eight points, scored another three-point play minutes later with the game tied at 33-33 to put the Misschiefs ahead for good.

Craig's Katie Dinon hit two free throws to pull the Lady Panthers within one with 1:30 remaining, but the Lady Panthers couldn't must a basket for the rest of the game.

Trishta Brendible scored nine points for the MissChiefs, who also got points from Theresa Wellington (6 points) and Shawnee Brendible (3).

Craig got a team-high 11 points from Janita Johnson, as well as buckets from Raven Krolikowski (9 points), Katie Dinon (8), Maggie Dinon (5) and Kayla Hamme (2).