No. 2 seed Kake bests Yakutat
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Willow Jackson put her Kake Lady Thunderbird teammates on her back on Wednesday. And the Thunderbirds flew to victory over the Yakutat Lady Eagles, 64-34.
Jackson was the only player to score in every quarter, finishing with 31 tallies. The senior captain scored every way possible, knocking down 13 shots from the field, including two threes, and went 3-for-6 from the free throw line.
Kake freshman Mamie Crookes joined Jackson in double figures, finishing with 12 tallies. She hit six shots, all inside the arc.
After Kake carried a 28-11 lead at the break, Yakutat found its groove in the second half, posting 23 points between the third and fourth quarters.
Eagles’ senior Jessica Holcomb scored half of her 12 points in the third quarter. And Yakutat senior Juliet Hoadley knocked down the second of her two threes in the final frame, as she finished with 10 points.
But Kake’s offense was too consistent, as they scored 20 points in the third quarter and tacked on another 16 in the fourth.
Kake: Willow Jackson 31; Mamie Crookes 12; Courtney James 6; Bree Travica 5; Alexis Copsey 4; Jade Beer 4; Dionna Jackson 2.
Yakutat: Jessica Holcomb 12; Juliet Hoadley 10; Jacquelyn Holcomb 7; Abigail Pavlik 3; Aryn Holcomb 2.
Skagway knocks Thorne Bay
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Right out of the gate, the Skagway Lady Panthers and Thorne Bay Lady Wolverines went back and forth point-for-point. The two teams were knotted at eight apiece after eight minutes. But then slowly but surely, the Panthers began to pull away, eventually winning 47-26.
Skagway’s Eliza Myers hit the first of her two 3-pointers in the second quarter, and that helped the Panthers to a 20-13 lead at the half. Myers led all scorers with 13 points.
Thorne Bay scored nine points in the third quarter — the Wolverines’ biggest offensive push.
Thorne Bay eighth grader Kalista Schwab knocked down five of those points, including the Wolverines’ only 3-pointer of the game in the frame. Schwab led the Wolverines with 11 points.
Myers hit her second 3-pointer of the game in the third quarter, and Skagway’s Ava Myers also knocked down a three in the fourth quarter. The duo combined for 24 of the Panthers’ 47 tallies, as Ava Myers finished with 11.
Skagway’s Tatum Sager nearly hit double figures, as well, finishing the game with nine points.
Thorne Bay: Kalista Schwab 11, Abigail Hills 6, Nikah Huestis 5, Kaylee Scamahorn 2, Addie Gunkel 2.
Skagway: Eliza Myers 13, Ava Myers 11, Tatum Sager 9, Jessica Whitehead 6, Iraida Hisman 4, Peyton Rodig 4.
Angoon advances past Hoonah
KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Angoon Lady Eagles soared to an early lead and didn’t look back during their first-round, 48-32 win over the Hoonah Lady Braves on Wednesday in the Region V 1A girls bracket tournament in Ketchikan.
Angoon freshman Cheyenne Kookesh scored seven points and Zara Feyer chipped in four points as the Lady Eagles held Hoonah scoreless and exited the first quarter with an 11-0 lead.
The Lady Braves found the basket in the second period, paced by three 2-point buckets from freshman Olivia Morrison. Angoon stayed steady, however, adding 13 points to maintain a 24-11 margin at halftime.
In the third quarter, Hoonah gamely closed the gap. Sophomore Hallie Wilson counted four baskets as the Lady Braves outscored Angoon 13-8 in the third period.
The Lady Eagles quickly regained their momentum in the fourth quarter with the shooting of junior Samara Kookesh. Kookesh scored 11 points in the frame, and concluded the contest with a game-high 18 points in Angoon’a win.
With Wednesday’s win, the fourth-seed Lady Eagles will face the first-seed Klawock Lady Chieftains at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium. Hoonah moves to the consolation round, and will play next at 4:15 p.m. Friday.
Angoon: Samara Kookesh 18, Cheyenne Kookesh 15, Zara Feyer 9, Starr George 5, Makaley Johnson 1.
Hoonah: Hallie Wilson 13, Olivia Morrison 11, Leah Moss 5, Liyah Jewell 2, Alona Howland 1.