Josh Rhoads guards Garret Bryant

Ketchikan High School’s Josh Rhoads, right, guards Juneau-Douglas High School’s Garret Bryant (11) on Feb. 7, 2020 at Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium. Staff photo by Dustin Safranek

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — It was a clean sweep for the Ketchikan High School basketball programs on Thursday, as both the Kings’ and Lady Kings’ junior varsity and varsity squads took care of business against Thunder Mountain and Juneau-Douglas high schools in the capital city, respectively.

The Kings’ varsity team cruised to a 61-33 victory over the Thunder Mountain Falcons, shortly after the JV squad won 70-41.

Likewise, across town at Juneau-Douglas High School, the Lady Kings varsity team beat the Lady Crimson Bears 38-32, and the JV Lady Kings won 37-33.

Here are game recaps:

Kings 61, Falcons 33

Just like the JV Kings’ game, the varsity Kings hit the gas pedal, offensively, when they held a 23-17 lead in the second quarter over their counterpart from Thunder Mountain on Thursday.

Kayhi outscored Thunder Mountain 38-16 the rest of the way, and rolled to a 61-33 victory over the Falcons.

The Kings’ Clayton Olstad had the hot hand right out of the gate. He hit six 3-pointers in the first half, including back-to-back threes to extend Kayhi’s lead to 29-17 just before the break. And the Kings kept the offensive outburst going in the second half.

The Kings’ JJ Parker closed out the game by scoring Kayhi’s final seven points. The 5’6” sophomore guard drove through the lane on back-to-back drives, and hit a 3-pointer to put the Kings past the 60-point plateau.

Scoring Line

Kayhi: Clayton Olstad 23; Josh Rhoads 8; JJ Parker 7; Kylar Charles 6; Zach Hanchey 5; Tyler Slick 5; Jared Rhoads 4; Joeben Lorenzo 3.

Thunder Mountain: Meki Toutaoilepo 8; Wallace Adams 8; Thomas Baxter 6; Malaki Soukski 6; Isaiah Nelson 2; Oliver Mendoza 2; Matthew Johns 1.

*Game stats courtesy of the official scorebook.

Lady Kings 38,

Lady Crimson Bears 32

About 24 hours removed from beating the Lady Crimson Bears 37-32 on Wednesday, the Lady Kings nearly repeated the same score on Thursday night.

Ultimately, the Lady Kings did one point better, winning 38-32 on Thursday. Kayhi led after every quarter, but had to battle for every point on the board.

Down 20-16, midway through the third frame, Kayhi freshman Bree Johnson hit her first of three 3-pointers, cutting the deficit to just one, 20-19.

A few moments later, junior Paige Boehlert hit a pair of free throws, giving Kayhi a 21-20 lead, and the Lady Kings never looked back.

Kayhi junior Jenae Rhoads led the Lady Kings with a dozen points for the second straight night.

Scoring Line

Kayhi: Jenae Rhoads 12; Bree Johnson 9; Paige Boehlert 6; Shaelyn Mendoza 4; Gabby Mas 4; Lindsay Byron 3.

Juneau-Douglas: Trinity Jackson 9; Kiana Potter 7; Skylar Tuckwood 4; Jenae Pusich 4; Rebekah Grube 3; Mila Hargrave 3; Ashley Laudert 2.

*Game stats courtesy of the official scorebook.

JV Kings 70, JV Falcons 41

For a few moments, the boys’ JV game on Thursday at Thunder Mountian High School was close — the JV Kings had a six-point lead, 23-17.

But in the second half of the second quarter, the JV Kings offense exploded, finishing the first half on a 20-6 run, and Kayhi carried a 43-23 lead into the break.

Kayhi continued to find the basket in the second half, and cruised to a 70-41 victory over the JV Falcons. The JV Kings also beat the JV Falcons 59-52 on Wednesday.

JV Scoring Line

Kayhi: Andrew Kleinschmidt 17; Archie Dundas 13; Pehja Hudson 10; RC Lorenzo 8; Jared Rhoads 8; Jack Zink 7; Brayden Gentry 5; Kyan Scudero 2.

Thunder Mountain: Sam Lockhart 13; Levi Traxler 11; MJ Tupou 6; Matt Hartstock 4; Kaden Eppers 3; Reece Kugelman 2; Noah Chambers 1; Sam Sika 1.

*Game stats courtesy of the official scorebook.

JV Lady Kings 37,

JV Lady Crimson Bears 33

All knotted at 33 apiece, and with four minutes left in the game, Kayhi’s Hayley Gilson ripped the ball from Juneau-Douglas’ hands and scored a breakaway layup, giving the JV Lady Kings a 35-33 lead on Thursday at Juneau-Douglas High School.

Kayhi’s Rachelle Biggs extended the lead with a shot of her own, a couple minutes later, 37-33. And that proved to be the final.

The JV Lady Kings’ defense stayed strong in the final few minutes of the game, holding Juneau-Douglas to just six points in the fourth quarter — and zero in the final minutes of the frame.

JV Scoring Line

Kayhi: Hayley Gilson 14; Ira Magno 9; Hya Bondoc 5; Rachelle Biggs 5; Chelsea Johnson 2; Tracilee Denny 2.

Juneau-Douglas: Mariah Schauwecker 12; Carlynn Casperson 5; Sophia Pugh 4; Kiyara Miller 3; Gracie Stickler 3; Larissa Dybdahl 2; Mila Hargrave 2; Izzy Waters 2.

*Game stats courtesy of the official scorebook.

Upcoming Schedule

The Kings and Lady Kings will now pass each other on the roadway in Juneau, as the two squads will flip opponents in the capital city.

The Lady Kings will square off against the Thunder Mountain Lady Falcons on Friday and Saturday.

Likewise, the Kings will face the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears on Friday and Saturday.

Game times for each game are scheduled for 5 p.m. (junior varsity) and 7 p.m. (varsity).

Thunder Mountain will livestream the girls’ games on its TMHS Activities Facebook page.

Juneau-Douglas will livestream the boys’ games on its JDHS Activities Facebook page.