Thorne Bay shoots past Yakutat: No. 1 seed advances in Region V tourney
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — By the time the Yakutat Eagles found their way on the board, the Thorne Bay Wolverines had already built a 22-0 lead.
The top-seeded Wolverines tacked on four more points before the end of the first quarter, and Thorne Bay cruised to a 71-21 win over Yakutat on Wednesday.
It was Yakutat’s second game of the day. The Eagles had played a long 12 hours earlier, at 8 a.m., before tipping off against the Wolverines at 8:15 p.m. Yakutat beat the Hoonah Braves 47- 30 Wednesday morning to advance in the winner’s bracket of the Region V 1A tournament.
But unfortunately for the Eagles, Thorne Bay jumped out to that 26-2 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.
The Wolverines had four different players score double digits. Thorne Bay senior Jacob Congdon led the way with 14. Sophomore Kyle Congdon knocked in 13.
Senior Brandon Ehorn scored 11, and sophomore Guillermo Luengo-Montes had 10.
As a team, Thorne Bay had 10 3-pointers. Both Ehorn and Kyle Congdon drained three apiece.
Yakutat also hit a 3-pointer, as Raymond Wooten knocked down a shot from beyond the arc. It was the Eagles’ lone long ball.
Wooten finished the game with nine points.
Thorne Bay advances in the winners bracket to play the fourth-seeded Kake Thunderbirds at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday.
Yakutat moves to consolation bracket, and is set to play Angoon at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at the Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium
Thorne Bay: Jacob Congdon 14, Kyle Congdon 13, Brandon Ehorn 11, Guillermo Luengo- Montes 10, Ben Moots 6, Joseph Vondoloski 5,
Stockton Schwab 4, Lance Alva 3, Giles Mascart 3, Payton Cottrell 2.
Yakutat: Raymond Wooten 9, George Valle IV 4, Magnus Endicott 2, Eddie Preciado 2, Matthew Grace 2, Caleb Holcomb 2.
Hydaburg takes down Angoon
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Angoon High School Eagles did what they could against the Hydaburg Warriors. But in the end there were just too many Warriors for the Eagles to keep pace with, as Hydaburg won 70-33.
Hydaburg had four different players score double figures. Trever Olsen knocked in 25 points. Adrian Diaz scored 15; Cadence Peele had 11, and Willis Washington scored 10.
The Warriors jumped out to a 22-5 lead after the first quarter, and continued to roll along.
Angoon scored a dozen in the second quarter. But Hydaburg outdid the Eagles once more, scoring 19 in frame, and carried a 41-17 lead at the break.
Angoon had a lucky trio of seven-point scorers. Seniors Justice Chase and Caleb Riley, along with junior Garrison Willis, had seven points apiece. The trio did most of its damage in that second quarter, knocking in 11 of those 12 points before the half. But they cooled off after the break.
Angoon eighth grader Kyle Johnson hit a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. But it wasn’t enough to overcome the deficit.
Hydaburg hit 10 threes in the contest. Diaz was responsible for half of those, as every shot the junior sharpshooter scored came from behind the arc.
Olsen and Washington each drained a pair of threes, and eighth grader Nathaniel Mowers also hit a 3-pointer.
Hydaburg: Trever Olsen 25, Adrian Diaz 15, Cadence Peele 11, Willis Washington 10, Herbert Nix 6, Nathaniel Mowers 3.
Angoon: Justice Chase 7, Caleb Riley 7, Garrison Willis 7, Kyle Johnson 6, Julian Duncan 4, Levi Johnson 2.
Kake posts win against Skagway
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Kake Thunderbirds secured a 41-34 victory over the Skagway Panthers on Wednesday morning.
Kake senior Bryce Knudsen set the pace of his team's scoring for the matchup, earning 23 points for the Thunderbirds by the end of the game.
Despite Knudsen's strong performance in the first quarter, with two baskets, a 3-pointer and a free throw, the Panthers entered the second quarter with a narrow 11-10 lead.
A more balanced attack from the Thunderbirds through the second quarter earned the team a five-point lead heading into halftime with 23-18.
Nevertheless, the Thunderbirds maintained their lead for the rest of the game, scoring nine points in each of the final two quarters.
Although the Panthers provided ample free throws to the Thunderbirds — 10 in the first half and eight in the second — the Thunderbirds were unable to capitalize, scoring off just six of 19 throws.
The fourth-seeded Panthers will face off against the Thorne Bay Wolverines at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday.
Yakutat opens with win over Hoonah
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Yakutat Eagles launched their Region V 1A tournament campaign with a 47-30 win over the Hoonah Braves early Wednesday morning at the Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium.
Eagles senior Patrick Baker hit a pair of 3s and a free throw to pace Yakutat to a 9-5 lead by the end of the first quarter. But it was the Braves who then lit up the scoreboard with 17 points — eight of those from four buckets by Esias Kohler — to take a 22-17 lead going into half time.
Yakutat turned the tables again in the third quarter. Baker sank another pair of 3s and three free-throws in the frame, which also saw 6 points from
Eagles’s junior Raymond Wooten and four from sophomore Eddie Preciado.
The Braves scored but 4 points in the third, sending Yakutat into the final frame with a 36-26 lead.
Baker scored two more baskets in the fourth quarter en route to a gamehigh 22 points. Wooten added a 3- pointer, and sophomore Matthew Grace got a bucket in the 47-30 win.
With the first-round victory, the eighth-seeded Yakutat went on to play the top-seeded Thorne Bay Wolverines on Wednesday evening, dropping into the consolidation with a XX to XX loss.
Yakutat will play Angoon at 9:45 a.m. Thursday in the consolation bracket matchup.
Hoonah is set to play the fifthseeded Skagway Panthers at 8 a.m. Thursday in the consolation round.
Yakutat: Patrick Baker 22, Raymond Wooten 11, Eddie Preciado 8, Magnus Endicott 4, Matthew Grace 2.
Hoonah: Esias Kohler 10, Christian Austin 8, Alejandro Contreras 4, Tyrell Cromner 2, Duane Jack 2, Ethan Ruerup 1.