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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Both of the boys and girls Schoenbar Middle School basketball squads traveled to Juneau this past weekend to participate in the Icebreaker Tournament.

Schoenbar was one of eight schools in the tournament. Floyd Dryden, Haines, Sitka, Metlakatla, Dzantik’i Heeni, Yakutat and Angoon middle schools also brought their A-game to the state capital.

After round-robin play on Nov. 29 and Nov. 30, both of the Knights’ A and B squads and Lady Knights’ A and B squads claimed the top-seeded spot in Saturday’s bracket. Although, the Lady Knights’ B-team still had two more round-robin games to play on Saturday before the bracket began.

Schoenbar’s boys’ and girls’ A teams won their respective tournaments. The boys won 45-37 over Sitka in their championship game; the girls won 48-13 over Sitka.

Both of the B teams fell in their respective championship games. The boys lost 39-33 against Haines; the girls lost against Haines, as well, 22-20.

Here are recaps of the Icebreaker Tournament games:

Thursday, Nov. 29

Girls-A

SMS 48, Floyd Dryden 18

Schoenbar’s Catherine Stout led all scorers with 14 points in an opening round game against Floyd Dryden. The sharpshooter knocked down eight of those 14 in the first half, to help the Lady Knights carry a 23-5 lead into the intermission. They eventually won 48-18.

Schoenbar’s Bree Johnson also hit double figures, finishing the game with 12 points. She lit up the scoreboard in the second half with nine of her dozen coming in the frame.

In addition to the duo doubling up, Schoenbar’s Anneliese Hiatt had eight points, and Delaney Ingman had six points. Hya Bondoc and Mackenzie Pahang tacked on four points apiece, giving every Lady Knight on roster tallies in their victory.

Thursday, Nov. 29

Girls-B

SMS 37, Floyd Dryden 10

Ally Ralph had the hot hand for Schoenbar during its first game against Floyd Dryden. And the Lady Knights rode her scoring spree all the way to a 37-10 win.

Ralph finished the game with 19 points, scoring 10 of those in the first half. And Schoenbar had a 22-4 lead at the break. She nearly matched that in the second half, sinking nine points, as the team tacked on 15 more in the frame en route to the win.

Schoenbar’s Sophie Agoney nearly had double figures, as well. She finished the game with eight points. Both Alyanna Dela Cruz and Taylor Jackson had four points, and Lilly Eddy tacked on two.

Thursday, Nov. 29

Boys-A

SMS 46, Floyd Dryden- 32

Schoenbar knocked down five threes in its 46-32 win over Floyd Dryden. Joeben Lorenzo had two of them, with both coming in the first half. Lorenzo scored all eight of his points in the first frame, helping the Knights to a 31-14 halftime lead.

Schoenbar’s Clayton Olstad, Archie Dundas and Albrim Zhuta also hit threes in the contest. Olstad led all scorers with 20 points, scoring every way possible.

The sharpshooter had buckets from beyond the arc and inside the paint, as well as three free throws.

Dundas finished with five points and Zhuta had six, with the remaining points for each of them coming at the free throw line.

Schoenbar’s Jameson Parker tacked on six points to help the Knights to victory.

Thursday, Nov. 29

Boys-B

SMS 56, Floyd Dryden 8

Before the first half was over, the Schoenbar Knights had two players in double figures. Leonaj Thomas had hit 12 points and Andrew Kleinschmidt had 10. The duo would lead the Knights to victory, as Schoenbar defeated Floyd Dryden 56-8.

Thomas capped off the game with 14 points, and Kleinschmidt finished one point behind him, tallying a baker’s dozen.

Schoenbar’s Jared Rhoads also had double digits, scoring 10 points before the game was over.

The Knights’ Bubba Williams, RC Lorenzo and Brayden Gentry scored six, five and four points, respectively. And Jack Zink tallied two with a shot in the second half.

Friday, Nov. 30

Girls-A

SMS 60, Dzantik’i Heeni 17

Three different Lady Knights knocked in double digits in their 60-17 win over Dzantik’i Heeni.

Delaney Ingman led all scorers with 16 points, hitting 12 of those in the first half. Lindsay Byron and Catherine Stout were right behind Ingman with 12 and 11 points, respectively, in the contest.

Bree Johnson and Mackenzie Pahang each had six points. Anneliese Hiatt scored five points and Hya Bondoc had four.

Friday, Nov. 30

Girls-A

SMS 58, Sitka 13

Schoenbar made sure to get everyone involved in its 58-13 win over Sitka on Nov. 29. And before the first half was over, all seven girls on roster had sunk a shot.

Delaney Ingman led the way with 10 points in the first frame. She would finish the game with 14, and was one of four players to hit double digits.

Lindsay Byron had 12 points in the contest. Bree Johnson and Anneliese Hiatt finished the game with 10 points apiece.

Schoenbar’s Catherine Stout finished the game with eight points. And Mackenzie Pahang and Hya Bondoc tallied two points apiece in the victory.

Friday, Nov. 30

Girls-B

SMS 41, Angoon 11

Schoenbar’s Ally Ralph and Sophie Agoney led the Lady Knights with 11 and 10 points, respectively. And the duo was responsible for 21 of Schoenbar’s 41 points, as the Lady Knights defeated Angoon 41-11 on Nov. 30.

Schoenbar’s Alyanna Dela Cruz, Taylor Jackson and Lilly Eddy each had six points. And Rosie Daniels tacked on two in the win.

Friday, Nov. 30

Girls-B

SMS 51, Haines 28

Before the first half was over, the Lady Knights already had two players in double figures, with Alyanna Dela Cruz and Ally Ralph hitting the mark.

That helped Schoenbar carry a 26-12 lead over Haines into the half. And the Lady Knights would continue to knock down shots in the second frame. Schoenbar would win 51-28.

Ralph finished the game with 16 points; Dela Cruz had 14 points in the contest. And Sophie Agoney almost joined them in the double-digit category, as she finished with nine points.

Schoenbar’s Lilly Eddy scored all eight of her points in the second half. And Taylor Jackson tacked on four points, with a basket in each frame.

Friday, Nov. 30

Girls-A

SMS 67, Metlakatla 11

All seven Lady Knights knocked down shots in their 67-11 win over Metlakatla on Nov. 30.

Schoenbar’s Catherine Stout led the way with 18 points. She hit a dozen of those in the first frame, helping her team to a 32-3 lead at the break.

The Lady Knights kept sinking shots in the second half, as they outscored Metlakatla 35-8 in the frame.

Schoenbar’s Delaney Ingman also scored double digits, hitting 14. And Bree Johnson had nine points, including the team’s only 3-pointer.

The Lady Knights’ Lindsay Byron and Mackenzie Pahang both had eight points. Anneliese Hiatt and Hya Bondoc tallied six and four points, respectively, in the win.

Friday, Nov. 30

Boys-B

SMS 33, Sitka 29

The Knights scored just enough to squeak by Sitka in their 33-29 victory on Nov. 30.

Despite Schoenbar carrying an 18-9 lead into the half, Sitka’s squad outscored Schoenbar, sinking 20 points in the second frame.

Every Knights’ player scored in the contest. Bubba Williams led the way with 10 points.

Friday, Nov. 30

Boys-B

SMS 53, Yakutat 25

Leonaj Thomas led the way for Schoenbar with 12 points in its 53-25 win over Yakatat on Nov. 30. Thomas scored eight of his 12 in the first half, as the Knights had a 32-10 lead at the half.

Schoenbar’s Arhen Seludo scored nine points and Bubba Williams had eight points. Andrew Kleinschmidt finished with seven points. And RC Lorenzo, Brayden Gentry and Jared Rhoads all had six points apiece.

Friday, Nov. 30

Boys-B

SMS 52, Haines 27

Schoenbar’s defense nearly held Haines scoreless in the second half, as the Knights kept Haines to just two points in the frame. And that showing helped Schoenbar come away with a 52-27 win on Nov. 30.

The Knights’ RC Lorenzo led all scorers with 12 points in the game. Jack Zink was next in line with eight points.

Schoenbar’s Brayden Gentry and Jared Rhoads each had seven points. And Bubba Williams, Leonaj Thomas and Andrew Kleinschmidt each had six points, respectively.

Friday, Nov. 30

Boys-A

SMS 54, Sitka 39

Schoenbar’s A squad surpassed the 50-point plateau in all three of its games on Nov. 30. And the Knights’ 54-39 win over Sitka got the ball rolling.

Joeben Lorenzo led the Knights with 14 points. Clayton Olstad and Archie Dundas each had 10 points, including three 3-pointers between the duo.

Schoenbar’s Jameson Parker was right behind them with nine points. Colby Hanchey had five points. The Knights’ Albrim Zhuta and Van McGarrigan had four and two points, respectively, in the win.

Friday, Nov. 30

Boys-A

SMS 55, Angoon 26

Archie Dundas wore No. 13 on his jersey and hit 13 points in Schoenbar’s game against Angoon, as the baker’s dozen led the Knights in their 55-26 victory.

Schoenbar’s Albrim Zhuta also tallied double figures, as he had 12 points. Zhuta knocked down a couple threes in the second half to help him hit double digits in the contest.

The Knights’ Joeben Lorenzo and Jameson Parker each had eight points. And Clayton Olstad and Van McGarrigan had six points apiece. Colby Hanchey tallied two to help give Schoenbar its second 50-plus point game on Nov. 30.

Friday, Nov. 30

Boys-A

SMS 58, Dzantik’i Heeni 39

Schoenbar’s Clayton Olstad and Albrim Zhuta each hit 15 points in the Knights’ 58-39 victory over Dzantik’i Heeni on Nov. 30. And Joeben Lorenzo joined them in the double digit category, as he finished with 12 points.

The Knights’ Colby Hanchey had six points. Archie Dundas and Jameson Parker tacked on four points apiece in the win.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Girls-B

SMS 39, Sitka 12

Schoenbar’s Sophie Agoney scored all 10 of her points in the first half against Sitka, helping the Lady Knights carry a 22-2 lead into the break. And Ally Ralph picked up with Agoney left off in the second frame.

Ralph scored six of her 10 points in the second half, as the duo combined for nearly half of the team’s points. Schoenbar won 39-12.

Schoenbar’s Taylor Jackson knocked in seven points, and Alyanna Dela Cruz scored six in the game.

The Lady Knights’ Frances Dickson also hit four points and Rosie Daniels tallied two in the contest.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Girls-B

SMS 42, Dzantik’i Heeni 8

The Lady Knights knocked in at least 20 points in each half during their game against Dzantik’i Heeni. And the end result was a 42-8 win.

Schoenbar scored 20 points in the first half and 22 in the second. Taylor Jackson led the way with 11 points.

Schoenbar’s Ally Ralph and Lilly Eddy each had eight points, and Alyanna Dela Cruz scored seven.

And the Lady Knights’ Sophie Agoney tacked on six points, with Rosie Daniels adding two.

The win gave the Lady Knights a perfect record in round-robin play in the Icebreaker Tournament.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Girls-B

SMS 44, Floyd Dryden 13

In the B squad’s tournament’s semifinal, the top seeded Lady Knights carried a 23-8 lead into the half over Floyd Dryden. And they continued to hit the basket in the second half.

Schoenbar’s Ally Ralph led the way with 14 points. She scored eight of those in the second frame. Alyanna Dela Cruz also hit double figures, tallying 10 points in contest.

The Lady Knights’ Sophie Agoney just missed joining them with double digits, as she scored nine points. She helped her cause going 3-for-4 from the free throw line.

Schoenbar’s Rosie Daniels knocked in five points and Lilly Eddy added four points. Frances Dickson tallied two points in to help the Lady Knights find their way to the championship game against Haines.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Girls-B Championship

Haines 22, SMS 20

The Lady Knights’ fourth game in one day proved to be the end of the line for Schoenbar. After taking an 8-5 lead into the half, the Lady Knights were unable to stretch their winning streak two more quarters. And Haines outscored them 17-12 in the second half en route to a 22-20 win and B-team title.

Schoenbar’s Ally Ralph led the Lady Knights with seven points. And Sophie Agoney tallied five points.

Alyanna Dela Cruz had three points, including Schoenbar’s lone point in the third quarter from the free throw line.

Taylor Jackson also had three points and Lilly Eddy tallied two.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Girls-A

SMS 44, Floyd Dryden 23

Mackenzie Pahang and Delaney Ingman led the Lady Knights with 10 points apiece in the A squad’s semifinal match against Floyd Dryden.

Pahang hit six of hers in the first half, and Ingman had eight points fall in the second half.

Only three Lady Knights scored in the second half — Ingman, Pahang and Catherine Stout — but it was enough to keep the pressure on Floyd Dryden, as Schoenbar won 44-23.

Schoenbar’s Bree Johnson knocked in eight points in the first half, and Anneliese Hiatt had six points. Lindsay Byron and Hya Bondoc each had two points. Stout finished the game with six.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Girls-A Championship

SMS 48, Sitka 13

Delaney Ingman led the way for Schoenbar with 14 points in the championship game against Sitka on Saturday. And the Lady Knights cruised to a 48-13 title win.

Schoenbar’s Lindsay Byron nearly hit double digits, as well, scoring in every quarter. She ended the game with nine points.

The Lady Knights’ Bree Johnson and Anneliese Hiatt were right behind Byron, with eight and seven points, respectively. And Hya Bondoc had five points.

Mackenzie Pahang posted three points and Catherine Stout tallied two points. Every Lady Knights’ player scored in the championship game.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Boys-B Championship

Haines 39, SMS 33

Only two points separated Haines and Schoenbar at halftime in the championship game. But by the end of the contest, Haines would extend its 24-22 lead to 39-33 and win the B-team title.

Schoenbar’s Andrew Kleinschmidt finished the game with 10 points, and Brayden Gentry tallied seven points in the game.

Gentry, Arhen Seludo and Bubba Williams all knocked down a shot from beyond the arc, but it wasn’t enough to get ahead of Haines in the title game.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Boys-B

SMS 61, Dzantik’i Heeni 25

Andrew Kleinschmidt led the Knights with 16 points against Dzantik’i Heeni. Schoenbar won the game 61-25.

Leonaj Thomas also had double figures for Schoenbar. Thomas finished the game with 10 points, and Jared Rhoads and Bubba Williams had eight points apiece in the contest.

Arhen Seludo and Brayden Gentry each had seven points, and RC Lorenzo knocked in five points.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Boys-B

SMS 52, Dzantik’i Heeni 24

Schoenbar had three players knock in double figures in its 52-24 win over Dzantik’i Heeni.

Brayden Gentry, Bubba Williams and Andrew Kleinschmidt hit 10 points apiece in the win.

Schoenbar’s Jared Rhoads, Arhen Seludo and RC Lorenzo had six points apiece. And Leonaj Thomas tallied four points in the contest.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Boys-A Championship

SMS 45, Sitka 37

Schoenbar and Sitka were evenly matched after the first quarter, knotted at 7-7. But the Knights began to pull away in the second quarter, carrying a 20-16 lead into the half. And they eventually won the Icebreaker title 45-37.

Schoenbar’s Albrim Zhuta led the way with 16 points. And Jameson Parker had 12 points, including three threes. In all, the Knights hit five 3-pointers.

Schoenbar’s Clayton Olstad was one of the Knights who hit a shot from beyond the arc. Zhuta was the other. Olstad finished the game with seven points.

The Knights’ Joeben Lorenzo had eight points and Archie Dundas tacked on two points in the title game.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Boys-A

SMS 47, Dzantik’i Heeni 30

Schoenbar carried a 25-9 lead into the half against Dzantik’i Heeni. The Knights’ Joeben Lorenzo led the way in the first frame with nine points. And the Knights eventually won 47-30.

Lorenzo finished the game with 14 points, as did Albrim Zhuta. Each of them hit a 3-pointer for Schoenbar.

The Knights’ Archie Dundas almost joined his teammates in double figures, finishing the game with nine points. And Clayton Olstad had five points. Jameson Parker and Colby Hanchey finished with three and two points, respectively.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Boys-A

SMS 50, Metlakatla 10

The Knights hit 16 shots in the first half, as all seven players posted points on the board before the first frame against Metlakatla was over. And Schoenbar continued to roll along, as everyone scored again in the second half.

The end result was a 50-10 win over Metlakatla.

Schoenbar’s Archie Dundas and Albrim Zhuta each hit 10 points. Jameson Parker and Clayton Olstad had eight points apiece.

The Knights’ Joeben Lorenzo tallied six points, and Van McGarrigan and Colby Hanchey hit four points in the win.