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Schoenbar Shootout finishes home schedule
The Lady Knights’ Sophie Agoney is guarded by Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School’s Guen Nizich on Friday during a 51-10 win at Schoenbar gymnasium. Agoney, an eighth grader, helped lead the Lady Knights to the championship game of the Schoenbar Shootout. Staff photo by Dustin Safranek

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The third day of the Schoenbar Shootout capped off with four championship games at Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium on Saturday.

Six teams from around Southeast made the trek to Ketchikan High School, after a pair of days of competition at Scheonbar Middle School and the Gateway Recreation Center.

Boys and girls teams from Schoenbar, as well as middle schools from Craig, Klawock, Metlakatla, Sitka and Juneau, vied for the top spot.

The Knights and Lady Knights won the B team brackets.

Schoenbar’s boys’ B team snuck by Craig 30-28 in the title contest.

The Lady Knights’ B team beat Klawock 14-7 in the championship game.

Schoenbar’s A teams fell in their respective championship games.

Metlakatla won the A tournament, after the Lady Braves from Charles R. Leask Middle School beat the Lady Knights 42-18.

And Sitka beat Schoenbar 33-25 in the boys’ A tournament.

Overall, 40 games were played over three days, from Thursday to Saturday. The shootout closes Schoenbar’s home portion of its schedule.

Schoenbar will have this weekend off, before traveling to Sitka for its tournament on Nov. 22-23.

The Knight and Lady Knights will travel to Juneau on Dec. 6-7.

Here are A-team championship game recaps:

Boys A team Championship

Sitka 33, Schoenbar 25

It was just a one-point game at halftime between Sitka and Schoenbar on Saturday, as Sitka carried a 16-15 lead. But the Knights were unable to bounce ahead after the break, and Sitka won the A-team championship 33-25.

Nearly one-third of Schoenbar’s points came from the free throw line, as the Knights were 8-for-13 in the game. Schoenbar’s Marcus Stockhausen was 3-for-4 from the line in the first half, and Andrew Kleinschmidt was 1-for-3.

Kleinschmidt also hit a 3-pointer and drained a short basket in the first frame. He scored six of his team-leading 10 points in the first half.

The Knights’ Leonaj Thomas hit four buckets, finishing the game with eight points. And Jace Booth scored two.

Sitka hit two 3-pointers in the first half, and continued that trend in the second, as it drained another three. And the trio of 3-pointers was enough to keep Sitka ahead.

Sitka finished the game going 4-for-7 from the free throw line.

The Knights’ Stockhausen hit two more free throws in the second half, finishing the game with five points. But Schoenbar’s fire power wasn’t enough to keep pace.

Girls A team Championship

Metlakatla 42, Schoenbar 18

Points were plentiful for Metlakatla on Saturday.

After defeating Dzantik’I Heeni Middle School, from Juneau, 44-14 in the tournament’s opening round, the Lady Braves from Charles R. Leask Middle School picked up where they left off against Schoenbar’s Lady Knights in the A-team championship. And Metlakatla won the title 42-18.

Metlakatla carried a 25-6 lead at the break. The Lady Braves’ Kennedy Cook scored nine of her game-high 19 points before the intermission. She was one of five Lady Braves to score in the first half.

Metlakatla’s Bree Chavez tallied six of her eight points in the frame. Ryley Booth and Randi Schleusner both knocked in four points, and Kendall Booth hit a bucket to help the Lady Braves carry their 19-point lead into the half.

Metlakatla did all of its scoring from inside the arc. As a team, the Lady Braves were 2-for-4 from the line. Athena Booth helped in that category, as she was 1-for-2 in the second half. Cook also hit 1-for-2 from the line in the first half.

On the flipside, the Lady Knights were unable to get much to fall in their favor. As a team, they were 0-for-9 from the free throw line, with eight of those opportunities coming in the first half.

The Lady Knights’ Alyanna Dela Cruz, Sophie Agoney and Molly Sivertsen hit baskets for Schoenbar before the break. Sivertsen finished the game with a team-high eight points.

Schoenbar’s Vienna Pahang knocked in four points after the break, and Bree Johnson scored two.

 Here are the tournament scores:

Girls A team Tournament


1st — Metlakatla

2nd — Schoenbar

3rd — Sitka

4th — Juneau




Third Place



Opening Rounds






Boys A team Tournament


1st — Sitka

2nd — Schoenbar

3rd — Juneau

4th — Metlakatla


Schoenbar — 25

Sitka — 33

Third Place

Metlakatla — 35

Juneau — 59

Opening Rounds

Schoenbar — 53

Metlakatla — 22


Juneau — 17

Sitka — 41

Girls B team Tournament


1st — Schoenbar

2nd — Klawock

3rd — Craig

4th — Juneau


Schoenbar — 14

Klawock — 7

Third Place

Craig — 13

Juneau — 9

Opening Round

Schoenbar — 28

Craig — 5


Juneau — 14

Klawock — 29

Boys B team Tournament


1st — Schoenbar

2nd — Craig

3rd — Klawock

4th — Juneau


Craig — 28

Schoenbar — 30

Third Place

Klawock — 47

Juneau — 43

Opening Rounds

Craig — 31

Klawock — 26


Juneau — 29

Ketchikan — 44

*Names and stats courtesy of

the official scorebook.