Cadence Peele and Gilles Mascart Guillermo

Hydaburg's Cadence Peele, tries to check Thorne Bay's Belgian exchange student Gilles Mascart Guillermo as he goes up for a layup in first half action Friday in the Boys Region V 1-A championship game in Ketchikan. The Wolverines beat the Warriors 80-57. Photo by Hall Anderson

Thorne Bay wins Region V 

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Kyle Congdon hit his first of four 3-pointers 12 seconds into the Region V 1A boys’ championship game on Friday, and the Thorne Bay Wolverines never looked back en route to an 80-57 title win over the Hydaburg Warriors.

Congdon hit two of the Wolverines’ five 3-pointers in the first quarter. Senior Joseph Vondoloski knocked in the other three. And Thorne Bay had a 27-11 lead after the first eight minutes.

Thorne Bay hit 10 3-pointers in the game, keeping its foot on the gas pedal, and had five players in double digits.

Seniors Stockton Schwab and Gilles Mascart led the way with 17 and 16 points, respectively.

The Congdon brothers — Kyle and Jacob — each hit 15, and Vondoloski finished the game with 12.

Hydaburg senior Trever Olsen scored 26 of the Warriors’ 57 points, and junior Cadence Peele knocked in 10. But the offensive firepower of the Wolverines was too much for Hydaburg to overcome.

Thorne Bay scored another 24 in the second quarter, carrying a 51-28 lead at the break.

The two teams were even-steven in the second half — tallying 15 apiece in the third quarter and 14 more in the fourth quarter — but the Warriors weren’t able to cut into the deficit.

The Warriors hit a trio of threes the entire game. Olsen, along with senior teammate Willis Washington and junior Adrian Diaz, drained one apiece.

Hydaburg was 10-of-18 from the free throw line. Thorne Bay hit 12-of-18 of its freebies.

Thorne Bay will enter the ASAA 1A state tournament undefeated. At 19-0, the Wolverines are bringing home their second-straight Region V 1A title. The back-to-back championships are their first since 1990.

The 1A state tournament runs from March 18-21 at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage.

Hydaburg still sits in the driver’s seat of a road to the state tournament. The loss to the Wolverines was the Warriors first loss in the double-elimination tournament, and they drop to the consolation championship slated for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

There, the Warriors will play either the Klawock Chieftains or the Kake Thunderbirds for the region’s second-place prize. The winner of that game will receive a trip to the state tournament later this month.

Klawock and Kake square off at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday.

Scoring Line

Thorne Bay: Stockton Schwab 17, Gilles Mascart 16, Kyle Congdon 15, Jacob Congdon 15, Joseph Vondoloski 12, Brandon Ehorn 3, Lance Alva 2.

Hydaburg: Trever Olsen 26, Cadence Peele 10, Herbert Nix 8, Adrian Diaz 5, Willis Washington 4, Nathaniel Mowers 2.

*Names and stats courtesy of the official scorebook.

Klawock moves past Skagway

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — It was close enough in the first quarter, but once the Klawock Chieftains got rolling, they didn’t look back.

With their 68 -30 win over the Skagway Panthers on Friday, the third-seeded Chieftains will continue on in the Region V 1A tournament consolation bracket to play the fourth-seeded Kake Thunderbirds at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday.

Friday’s first quarter was a scoring duel between Klawock’s Nevan Yockey and Kevin Isaacs, with five and six points, respectively, and Skagway’s Silas Myers and Gavin Goebel, who each had one 3-pointer and a bucket. The Chieftain’s got a late basket by Ruben Hoppe en route to a 13-10 lead going into the second quarter.

Klawock then began pulling away, led by Yockey scoring another eight of his game-total 19 points in the second half. The Klawock Junior was stellar from the free-throw line, hitting seven of eight free throws.

In the third quarter, it was the senior Isaacs lighting up the scoreboard with 10 of his game-high 21 points as Klawock rolled ahead to a 49-21 lead as the quarter concluded.

Klawock spent much of the fourth quarter behind the arc. Freshman Donald Yates drained two 3-pointers, while Isaacs, sophomore Martin Guthrie and Michael Sanderson each scored a 3-point basket. The Chieftains’ 19-point fourth quarter nearly put the team into the 70-point range for the game.

The loss concluded Skagway’s tournament and season. Goebel was the Panthers’ high scorer with 15 points in the contest. Myers had 12 points, and went seven for eight from the free-throw line.

Scoring Line

Klawock: Kevin Isaacs 21,  Nevan Yockey 19, Donald Yates 6, Gonzalo Sanchez 4, Jacob Isaacs 4, Micheal Sanderson 3, Brayde Dilts 3, Emett Fairbanks 3, Martin Guthrie 3, Ruben Hoppe 2.

Skagway: Gavin Goebel 15, Silas Myers 12, Austin Bricker 3.

*Names and stats courtesy of the official scorebook.

Kake gets boost to beat Angoon

KETCHIKAN (KDN)—Tristan Ross-Shaquanie picked the right time to hit his only basket on Friday.

The Kake Thunderbirds’ 5’8” eighth grader was left alone for a brief moment along the baseline, and nailed a long 3-pointer with two minutes left in the fourth quarter against the Angoon Eagles.

The shot, which swished through the hoop, gave the Thunderbirds a 58-54 lead in the Region V 1A consolation bracket ballgame. And it all but sealed the deal against the Eagles.

Angoon could only muster a free throw after the fact, and Kake eventually won 62-55.

The win bumps the Thunderbirds ahead in the consolation bracket. They will play the Klawock Chieftains at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday.

On the flipside, Angoon bounces out of the tournament, as the loss was the Eagles’ second in the double-elimination bracket.

Kake senior Bryce Knudsen hit the 30-point plateau, scoring in every quarter. He drained five threes — all in the first hal f— including four in the first quarter.

Knudsen had 23 points before the break.

Despite falling by seven points, the Eagles did have three players in double digits.

Angoon freshman Julian Duncan led the Eagles with 18 points. He hit three threes — all in the third quarter. Angoon hit five 3-pointers in the game.

Angoon senior Caleb Riley hit a three, as well. He finished the game with 16 points. Senior Justin Chase had 12 points.

Scoring Line

Kake: Bryce Knudsen 30, Brandon Ward 10, Ethan Kadake 5, Dakwaneek Crookes 5, Dominic Ross 5, Tristan Ross-Shaquanie 3, Sidney Austin 2, Nicholas Davis 2, Kenneth Aceveda 2.

Angoon: Julian Duncan 18, Caleb Riley 16, Justin Chase 12, Levi Johnson 8, Kyle Johnson 1.

*Names and stats courtesy of the official scorebook.