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Schoenbar Middle School eighth grader Taylor Jackson (4) is guarded by Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School’s Gwen Nizich, right, on Friday during the Lady Knights’ 51-10 win at Schoenbar gymnasium. Jackson finished with a game-high 13 points. Staff photo by Dustin Safranek


KETCHIKAN (KDN) — It was another full day of basketball at Schoenbar Middle School on Friday, as the Schoenbar Shootout had 16 games scheduled within 12 hours.

From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., the Schoenbar gymnasium was full of action. And the Gateway Recreation Center hosted four more games throughout Friday morning to help keep the ball rolling.

Teams from Schoenbar, as well as Craig, Klawock, Metlakatla, Sitka and Juneau, competed in two games apiece.

Ketchikan High School will host Saturday’s competitions, in both Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium and the Craig Family Auxiliary Gymnasium.

Tournament time

The Schoenbar Shootout will bracket off into a double-elimination tournament on Saturday at Kayhi. Games will get underway at 8 a.m.

The championship games are slated to begin at 4 p.m., with the girls’ B team title leading off.

The boys’ B team championship is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

The girls’ A team championship will start at 6 p.m., and the boys’ A team title is slated for 7 p.m.

All of the championship games will be played at Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium.

Here are game recaps from Friday:

Girls Basketball

Schoenbar (A team) 51,

Dzantik’i Heeni (A team) 10

The Lady Knights’ Taylor Jackson, Bree Johnson and Molly Sivertsen all finished their game against Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School in double figures on Friday night.

The trio accounted for 37 of Schoenbar’s 51 points, as the Lady Knights rolled to a 51-10 win over Juneau.

Jackson finished the contest with a game-high 13 points. Johnson and Sivertsen finished with 12 apiece.

The Lady Knights’ Sophie Agoney, Shyla Abajian and Vienna Pahang all scored four points for Schoenbar.

Juneau’s Cambry Lockhart led the way for Dzantik’i Heeni, scoring half of her team’s tallies.

Schoenbar (B team) 35,

Dzantik’i Heeni

(B team) 10

Gwen Nizich scored all 10 of Dzantik’i Heeni’s points on Friday. But the offense wasn’t enough to keep pace with the Lady Knights, as Schoenbar won 35-10.

Schoenbar’s Shyla Abajian led the Lady Knights with eight points, and Carol Frey was right behind her with seven, as eight different Lady Knights lit up the scoreboard.

Schoenbar’s Lilli Goodwin knocked in six points and Nisa Trotter scored four. Both Katie Shull and Mya Milner tallied three points. And Azriah McGarrigan and Tasha Llanos scored two points apiece.

Metlakatla 34, Sitka 14

After one half, Metlakatla carried just a seven-point lead over Sitka, 19-12. But after the break, Metlakatla turned its slim margin into a 34-14 win.

Metlakatla’s Randi Schleusner and Bree Chavez both scored double-digits. Schleusner knocked in 14 and Chavez had 10.

Metlakatla’s Ryley Booth scored eight points, and Kennedy Cook scored two.

Klawock 22, Craig 11

Klawock carried a 9-2 lead into the intermission, and ended up doubling Craig 22-11 by the end of the game on Friday.

Klawock’s Kayla Marvin led her team with 14 points. She scored in every way, hitting a 3-pointer and went 3-for-6 from the free throw line.

McKinley Holien tallied four points for Klawock, and Brooke Edenshaw and Lea Armour both scored two points.

Metlakatla 62, Schoenbar (A team) 31

Metlakatla carried a 35-15 lead over the Lady Knights after one half. And it continued to keep its foot on the gas pedal in the second frame, as Metlakatla won 62-31 on Friday.

Kennedy Booth led the way for Metlakatla, scoring 12 of her 18 points in the first frame. She went 4-for-6 from the free throw line in the game.

Randi Schleusner and Bree Chavez also hit double figures, finishing with 14 points apiece.

Ryley Booth also hit a pair of 3-pointers in the victory.

On Schoenbar’s side, Molly Sivertsen finished in double-digits with 10 points.

The Lady Knights’ Sophie Agoney knocked in six points, as did Taylor Jackson.

Alyanna Dela Cruz finished with three points, and Bree Johnson, Shyla Abajian and Johanna Werth all scored two points apiece.

Boys Basketball

Schoenbar (A team) 58,

Dzantik’i Heeni (A team) 15

It was raining threes at Schoenbar on Friday, as the Knights hit seven shots from beyond the arc in their 58-15 win over Juneau.

Dzantik’i Heeni chimed in with a 3-pointer of its own in the contest. But Schoenbar’s offensive fire power was too much for Juneau to keep up with, as the Knights rode the long ball to victory.

Schoenbar’s Andrew Kleinschmidt finished with 18 points, including a pair of threes.

Marcus Stockhausen drained four 3-pointers, to finish the game with a dozen points. And Leonaj Thomas finished the game with 11 points.

Jared Rhoads had seven points in the Knights’ victory. And RC Lorenzo finished six points, including hitting a 3-pointer. And both Jonathan Scoblic and Taryn Perez had two points.

Dzantik’i Heeni (B team) 34,

Schoenbar (B team) 26

Juneau carried a slim 14-12 lead over Schoenbar at the half, and continued to roll along after the break, tacking on 20 more points. And Dzantik’i Heeni won 34-26 on Friday.

The Knights’ Juan Coronel led Schoenbar with nine points, including a pair of threes. He went 3-for-4 from the free throw line.

Schoenbar’s Kyler Secrest led Schoenbar with eight points, and Jace Booth had six tallies. All of Jonathan Scoblic’s tallies came from the free throw line, as he went 3-for-10.

Sitka 51, Metlakatla 23

Sitka carried a 21-19 lead over Metlakatla at the half. But after the break Sitka exploded for 30 points, as it won 51-23.

Sitka hit a pair of 3-pointers along the way, and went 2-for9 from the free throw line.

Metlakatla also hit a pair of threes — both in the first half. And the squad went 1-for-3 from the free throw line.

Craig 35, Klawock 24

After one half, Klawock had a 12-9 lead over Craig. But Craig flipped the script after the break and won 35-24.

Craig hit 14 buckets, and shot 3-for-12 from the free throw line.

Klawock drained three 3-pointers in the second half, but was unable to edge back ahead. It shot 3-for-6 from the free throw line.

Schoenbar (A team) 49, Metlakatla 16

Metlakatla hit a pair of 3-pointers against Schoenbar on Friday. But it wasn’t enough to overcome the Knights’ offense, as Schoenbar won 49-16.

Schoenbar drained three 3-pointers, including two from Marcus Stockhausen, en route to the win. Andrew Kleinschmidt also hit a three, and finished the game with 16 points.

Schoenbar (B team) 49, Klawock 33

Juan Coronel lit up the scoreboard for Schoenbar on Friday, as he finished with 21 of the Knights’ 49 points. And Schoenbar beat Klawock 49-33.

Coronel hit a trio of threes, and went 2-for-2 from the free throw line. As a team, the Knights were 4-for-6 from the line.

Schoenbar’s Taryn Perez also hit double figures, scoring 14 points. Quinn Hudson had four points, as did Jace Booth. And Jonathan Scoblic, Kyler Secrest and Killian Connolly all finished with two points apiece.

Klawock’s Marley Kness led his team with 14 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Nolin Charles also hit a 3-pointer.

Klawock’s Ricardo Sanchez finished the game with six points, and Connor Bagley had four points.

Both Aiden Goheen and Raymond Fairbanks had two points apiece.

Here are other final scores from Friday:

Craig’s boys’ team defeated Juneau 40-27. But Juneau’s girls’ team beat Craig 19-15.

Dzantik’i Heeni’s boys’ A team defeated Sitka 37-35. But Sitka’s girls’ team beat Juneau’s A team 24-21.

Schoenbar’s girls’ B team beat Klawock 26-13.

*Names and stats courtesy of the official scorebook.