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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Schoenbar Middle School Knights went to work against Blatchley and Floyd Dryden middle schools on Nov. 22-23, as the three schools met for a two-day tournament in Sitka.
Both Sitka's and Juneau's A and B squads battled the Knights several times over the course of the weekend. In total, Schoenbar played nine games.
The Knights took a break over the Thanksgiving holiday. Schoenbar will ramp its season back up for one final weekend on Dec. 6-7 in Juneau.
Here are the Knights' game recaps from the Sitka tournament:
Boys A teams
Sitka 30, Schoenbar 23
The Knights carried a 14-8 lead over Sitka at the break. But Blatchley got a boost after the intermission, and outscored Schoenbar 22-9 in the second half.
Sitka hit 3-of-5 free throws in the frame, and drained a 3-pointer, to help bump itself ahead of the Knights.
Meanwhile, Schoenbar connected on 5-of-10 freebies, and was unable to hit a shot from beyond the arc.
Jared Rhoads led the Knights with eight points. He split those evenly between the two halves. RC Lorenzo and Andrew Kleinschmidt each scored five points.
Schoenbar's Bubba Williams tallied three points, and Taryn Perez had two points.
Juneau 57, Schoenbar 34
Despite four first-half threes by the Knights, Juneau jumped out on top 29-20 at the break. And Floyd Dryden continued to roll along in the second frame, winning 57-34.
Schoenbar's Andrew Kleinschmidt hit a pair of threes, and finished the game with 13 points.
RC Lorenzo and Ricky Colbert also hit 3-pointers in the first half.
The Knights' Jared Rhoads also hit double figures, finishing the game with 10 points. He scored eight of those in the first frame.
Schoenbar's Bubba Williams also scored two points.
Sitka 41, Schoenbar 38
Fifteen of the Knights' 23 points in the first half came from behind the arc, as Schoenbar hit five threes in the frame.
The Knights carried a 23-14 lead over Sitka at the break, but Blatchley battled back, scoring 27 points after the intermission. And Sitka won 41-38.
RC Lorenzo, Marcus Stockhausen and Andrew Kleinschmidt hit a pair of three apiece.
Both Lorenzo and Kleinschmidt finished in double figures, finishing with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Juneau 55, Schoenbar 33
Floyd Dryden started the game with the hot hand, and never let its foot off the gas pedal, as Juneau beat Schoenbar 55-33.
Juneau hit 16 shots in the first half, and was a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line, carrying a 38-16 lead at the break.
And that 22-point difference remained until the final buzzer.
Jared Rhoads led the Knights with 13 points. Andrew Kleinschmidt also scored nine points.
Boys B teams
Schoenbar 56, Sitka 26
After scoring 25 points in the first, Schoenbar continued to pour it on against Sitka in the second half, and roll to a 54-26 win over Blatchley.
The Knights' Jace Booth and Taryn Perez both hit a dozen points. Kyler Secrest and Ricky Colbert knocked in 10 points apeice.
Schoenbar 32, Sitka 31
Consistency was key for the Knights, as they finished ahead of Sitka 32-31.
Schoenbar split its 32 tallies evenly, scoring 16 in each half.
And despite carrying a 17-16 lead at the break, Blatchley was unable to match that in the second frame.
Taryn Perez led the Knights with eight points. Jace Booth and Juan Coronel both scored seven points.
Schoenbar 24, Sitka 6
Juan Coronel and Jace Booth both scored six points, as the Knights beat Sitka 24-6.
Six different Knights scored in the contest.
Jonathan Scoblic and Kyler Secrest knocked in four points apiece.
Schoenbar's Oscar Pickrell and Quinn Hudson had two points.
Schoenbar 31, Sitka 17
Schoenbar scored 17 points in the first half, and tacked on 14 more after the break, to cruise to a 31-17 win over Sitka.
Five different Knights scored, including Ricky Colbert, Jace Booth, Taryn Perez, Kyler Secrest and Juan Coronel.
Juneau 34, Schoenbar 33
All knotted up at 14 apiece at the break, Schoenbar and Juneau fought to the finish. But ultimately, it was Floyd Dryden that ended up on top 34-33.
Ricky Colbert, Jace Booth, Taryn Perez, Kyler Secrest, Juan Coronel and Jonathan Scoblic all scored for the Knights.
*Names and stats courtesy of the official scorebook.