KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan High School basketball programs continued their string of four road games in Sitka on Thursday.
After beating the Sitka High School Wolves 66-51 on Wednesday, the Kings won 61-43 Thursday evening.
The Lady Kings topped the Mt. Edgecumbe High School Lady Braves, 51-19 — just 24 hours after beating them 38-18 on Wednesday.
The Kings and Lady Kings will switch opponents for Friday’s and Saturday’s matchups, with the Kings going head-to-head against the Mt. Edgecumbe Braves at 7:30 p.m. The Lady Kings will play the Sitka Lady Wolves at 7 p.m. both days.
Here are Thursday’s game recaps:
Kings 61, Wolves 43
Right out of the gate, the Kings jumped out in front of the Wolves, building a 10-0 lead.
Kayhi’s JJ Parker, Josh Rhoads, Kylar Charles and Tyler Slick all hit threes in the early-going, and the Kings had an 18-10 lead after one quarter.
But just as quickly as Kayhi jumped in front, the Sitka Wolves rallied back.
Sitka went on a 8-1 run to start the second quarter, cutting Kayhi’s lead to 19-18. But that was as close as the Wolves got to the Kings, as Kayhi won 61-43.
The Kings carried a 39-28 lead into the half. Joeben Lorenzo knocked in a pair of free throws halfway through the second quarter, and the Kings finished the first half on a 20-10 run.
Kayhi’s Clayton Olstad led all scorers with 17 points, knocking in a dozen in the second quarter, including a pair of threes.
Charles and Parker also finished in double digits, scoring 10 apiece.
Sitka’s Shane Webb and Joe Harris combined for 27 of the Wolves’ 43 points.
Kayhi: Clayton Olstad 17; Kylar Charles 10; JJ Parker 10; Josh Rhoads 7; Josh Gentry 6; Tyler Slick 5; Joeben Lorenzo 2; Zach Hanchey 2; Jared Rhoads 2.
Sitka: Shane Webb 15; Joe Harris 12; Clay Pearson 7; Ryan Bartlett 4; Jason Young 2; Dylan Crenna 2.
Lady Kings 51, Lady Braves 19
Before Mt. Edgecumbe was even able to score, Kayhi had built a 14-0 lead.
Jenae Rhoads and Shaelyn Mendoza started the run, knocking in Kayhi’s first seven points.
And Bree Johnson capped it off, with a 3-pointer halfway through the first quarter, giving the Lady Kings their 14-0 lead.
Kayhi scored 20 points in the first eight minutes, and never looked back, rolling to a 51-19 win over the Lady Braves.
The Lady Kings knocked in double figures in each quarter, while Mt. Edgecumbe’s offense struggled to gain any traction.
Rhoads led all scorers with 21 points. She had 13 before the half. Mendoza also finished the game in double digits, knocking in 10.
Madison Akstrom-Beans led the Lady Braves with eight points, including a pair of 3-pointers.
Kayhi: Jenae Rhoads 21; Shaelyn Mendoza 10; Bree Johnson 8; Lindsay Byron 4; Hya Bondoc 4; Paige Boehlert 3; Gabby Mas 1.
Mt. Edgecumbe: Madison Akstrom-Beans 8; Carliese O’Brien 4; Kathy Jones 3; Shaedyn Barr 2; Twila Strom 2.
*Names and stats for both games courtesy
of the official scorebooks.
Notes: Kayhi’s JV teams also played their respective Wolves’ and Braves’ opponents on Thursday. Game recaps for those contests will be published in a forthcoming issue.