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Wrangell junior Riley Blatchley, 12, covers Haines senior Hudson Sage on Wednesday, during the schools’ 2A bracket game for the Region V 4A Tournament at Ketchikan High School. Staff photo by Dustin Safranek

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Wrangell High School boys basketball team defeated Haines High School by a final score of 68-48 on Wednesday night at the Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium in the first round of the Region V (2A) basketball tournament.

What started as a close and evenly matched game turned into a one-sided result in favor of the Wolves.

Haines trailed Wrangell in the early stages of the matchup, but briefly got within striking distance of their 2A opponents, before the wheels completely fell off for the Glacier Bears later in the evening.

Wrangell built on its lead even more in the second half, while controlling and limiting  Haines on the defensive end of the ball en route to a 20-point margin of victory.

Wrangell’s victory gives the Wolves a day off to watch the tournament before their next game, scheduled for Friday afternoon against either the Metlakatla High School Chiefs or the Petersburg High School

Metlakatla and Petersburg will face each other at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday.

Scoring line

Wrangell: Riley Blatchey 25, Tyman Teat 23, Caleb Groshong 8, Trevor Miller 6, Brian Schwartz 4, Jacob Hammer 2.

Haines: Dylan Swinton 24, Carson Crager 7, Mark Davis 5, Hudson Sage 4, Kirby Faverty 3, Cade Clay 3, Wesley Verhamme 2.