Gianni Hayward reaches up for a block against Jozaiah Dela Cruz

Metlakatla's Gianni Hayward (13) reaches up for a block against Schoenbar Middle School's Jozaiah Dela Cruz (10) during the Schoenbar Shootout on Friday at Schoenbar gymnasium. Staff photo by Dustin Safranek

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Schoenbar Middle School was able to squeeze 28 basketball games into three days during its tournament last week.

Middle school squads from Metlakatla, Klawock and Sitka joined the First City’s boys’ and girls’ teams for the Schoenbar Shootout, which tipped off on Nov. 11 and ran through Nov. 13.

Typically done in a tournament style, with champions decided on both the boys’ and girls’ sides, and between A and B squads, this year’s Schoenbar Shootout was done with a round-robin schedule — allowing each team to get as many games in before ferrying or flying back home.

Games were scheduled every hour, with a running clock, and there were short intermissions between halves. The Schoenbar Knightlites dance team performed several times throughout the three-day event.

The following are some game recaps from Nov. 12 and Nov. 13. Game summaries from other games played on Nov. 12, as well as Nov. 11, were in the Daily News’ Nov. 13-14 weekend edition.

Friday, Nov. 12

Sitka A Boys 54, Schoenbar A Boys 25

Both Schoenbar and Sitka had a pair of double-digit scorers on Nov. 12, but unfortunately for the Knights, Sitka’s Shane T. was too much to handle, and Blatchey Middle School won 54-25.

Shane T. led all scorers with 25 points — all of which came from inside the arc. He hit 12 baskets and a free throw, and had 17 points before the break.

Sitka led 29-7 at the half.

Schoenbar’s Sean Caskey and Jozaiah Dela Cruz were responsible for all seven of the Knights’ points before the break, and combined to score 23 of Schoenbar’s 25 points.

Caskey finished the game with 12 points, and Dela Cruz had 11 in the contest. Dela Cruz was money from beyond the arc, draining three threes in the game.

Scoring Line

Sitka: Shane T. 25; Brett R. 11; Mason M. 4; Kai H. 4; Trey J. 4; Josh M. 2; Evan G. 2; Nate W. 2.

Schoenbar: Sean Caskey 12; Jozaiah Dela Cruz 11; Jesse Albecker 2.

Friday, Nov. 12

Schoenbar B Girls 44, Klawock Girls 0

The game on Nov. 12 between the Schoenbar girls’ B team and Klawock’s girls’ squad was a tough matchup for Klawock’s group of girls, as Schoenbar won 44-0.

Schoenbar led 16-0 at the half, and tacked on 28 more after the break.

It seemed from the get-go that the court acted as though it was slanted, as all seven members of Schoenbar’s team scored, and no matter how many times Klawock took a shot, the ball didn’t bounce the team’s way.

Schoenbar’s Brianna Gilson led the team with 12 points.

Scoring Line

Schoenbar: Brianna Gilson 12; Kari Klinger 8; Addisen Zink 6; Izabella Agoney 6; Grace Sanders 4; Braidyn Young 4; Lilly Pader 4.

Friday, Nov. 12

Schoenbar A Boys 47, Metlakatla Boys 25

Before the first half was over, all seven members of Schoenbar’s boys’ A team had scored, and by the time the first-half buzzer sounded, the Knights led Metlakatla 27-16.

Schoenbar kept rolling in the second half, and eventually won 47-25.

The Knights hit five 3-pointers, including three in the first half. Julian Paule, Edward Dela Cruz and Jesse Albecker all drained threes in the contest.

Metlakatla was able to show its range, as well, as the Braves hit four 3-pointers in the game.

Metlakatla’s Carter Milton hit a pair of threes, and both George Peratrovich and Gianni Hayward knocked in 3-pointers, as well.

Milton led all scorers with 13 points. Jozaiah Dela Cruz led Schoenbar with 10 points.

Scoring Line

Schoenbar: Jozaiah Dela Cruz 10; Julian Paule 8; Jesse Albecker 7; Cash Larson 6; Edward Dela Cruz 6; Zyrus Manabat 6; Sean Caskey 4.

Metlakatla: Carter Milton 13; George Peratrovich 5; Gianni Hayward 3; Xavier Olsen 2; Roger M. 2.

Friday, Nov. 12

Metlakatla Girls 26, Schoenbar A Girls 17

Metlakatla’s Ma’Karii Martinez led the way for the Lady Braves during the midday matchup against Schoenbar on Nov. 12.

Martinez led all scorers with 10 points, knocking down buckets in both halves. She scored six points before the break, and Metlakatla led 15-9 at the half.

Kali MacManus led Schoenbar with six points, scoring four after the break. Kylie Brendible tallied five points, draining a pair of baskets after the half, as well.

Scoring Line

Metlakatla: Ma’Karii Martinez 10; Daycee King 6; Brynn Hayward 6; Mia Winter 2; Elizabeth Anderson 1; Saadhia Buffalo 1.

Schoenbar: Kali MacManus 6; Kylie Brendible 5; Lovell Yeltatzie 4; Grace Sanders 2.

Other Scores from

Friday, Nov. 12

Sitka A Boys 70,

Metlakatla Boys 17

Metlakatla Girls 22,

Sitka A Girls 20

Sitka B Boys 47,

Klawock Boys 16

Sitka B Girls 24,

Klawock Girls 10

Saturday, Nov. 13

Sitka A Boys 63,

Schoenbar A Boys 29

Sitka’s Shane T. was hard to stop during Saturday’s matchup.

Shane T. hit nine shots, and drained both of his free throws, to finish the game with 20 points. He tallied 14 points before the break.

Sitka led 38-16 at the half, eventually winning 63-29.

Fifteen of Schoenbar’s 29 points came from behind the arc, as the Knights hit five 3-pointers.

Schoenbar’s Julian Paule hit a pair of threes, finishing the game with six points.

Jozaiah Dela Cruz, Zyrus Manabat and Edward Dela Cruz also hit 3-pointers. Jozaiah Dela Cruz led the Knights with nine points.

Scoring Line

Sitka: Shane T. 20; Kai H. 17; Trey J. 12; Mason M. 11; Nate W. 5; Brett R. 4.

Schoenbar: Jozaiah Dela Cruz 9; Julian Paule 6; Zyrus Manabat 5; Jesse Albecker 4; Edward Dela Cruz 3; Sean Caskey 2.

Saturday, Nov. 13

Schoenbar B Boys 41,

Klawock Boys 27

After one half, Klawock led the Schoenbar boys’ B squad 20-17. But Schoenbar hit the gas pedal after the break, outscoring Klawock 24-7 in the second half, and the Knights rolled to a 41-27 win.

Klawock’s Connor Bagby led all scorers with 17 points, and was money before the break, tallying 14 points. But Schoenbar held Bagby to just three points after the half, and Klawock’s offense struggled to gain any traction.

On the flipside, all seven members of Schoenbar’s team scored. The Knights’ Dylan Noble and Brian Burns both scored eight points, leading the team. They each scored six of in the second half, combining to tally half of the Knights’ points in the frame.

Schoenbar’s TJ Alahan scored five points in the second half, knocking down a 3-pointer, and finished the game with seven points.

Scoring Line

Schoenbar: Dylan Noble 8; Brian Burns 8; TJ Alahan 7; Paxton Swaim 6; Easton Paulson 5; Ace Asper 5; Bruce Johnstone 2.

Klawock: Connor Bagby 17; Aiden Goheen 4; Raymond Fairbanks 4; Tristin Ryno 2.

Saturday, Nov. 13

Schoenbar A Boys 48, Metlakatla Boys 18

Schoenbar’s Jesse Albecker didn’t start the game against Metlakatla, but he certainly made his presence known, leading all scorers with 14 points.

Albecker chimed in with six points off the bench in the first half, as the Knights led 13-6 at the break. But he started finding his rhythm after the intermission, scoring 11 points in the second half.

All seven of Schoenbar’s players scored in the second half, as the Knights went on to win 48-18.

Metlakatla’s Xavier Olsen scored all seven of his points in the second half. The Braves’ Carter Milton also finished the game with seven points, knocking in four in the first half, and three more after the break.

Scoring Line

Schoenbar: Jesse Albecker 14; Jozaiah Dela Cruz 8; Zyrus Manabat 7; Cash Larson 6; Julian Paule 6; Edward Dela Cruz 4; Sean Caskey 3.

Metlakatla: Carter Milton 7; Xavier Olsen 7; Gianni Hayward 2; Roger McKeehan 2.

Saturday, Nov. 13

Sitka A Girls 26, Schoenbar A Girls 21

Both Schoenbar and Sitka scored 17 points in a half. But unfortunately, for Schoenbar, an early deficit was too much to overcome, as Sitka jumped out to an early 17-4 lead in the first half.

Kylie Brendible was the lone scorer for Schoenbar in the frame, hitting a bucket and two free throws. She finished the game with a team-high nine points.

Schoenbar’s Braidyn Young scored eight points, knocking in all of hers in the second half. Schoenbar outscored Sitka 17-9 after the intermission.

Along with Brendible and Young, Schoenbar’s Brianna Gilson and Grace Sanders also scored after the break.

Sitka’s Allyson led all scorers with 10 points.

Scoring Line

Sitka: Allyson 10; Emery 6; Gracelynn 5; Penelope 4.

Schoenbar: Kylie Brendible 9; Braidyn Young 8; Brianna Gilson 2; Grace Sanders 2.

Saturday, Nov. 13

Schoenbar B Girls 31, Sitka B Girls 8

Schoenbar carried a 19-2 lead over Sitka at the half, and never looked back, as the hometown team won 31-8.

Schoenbar’s Lilly Pader led all scorers with 10 points. She did most of her damage in the second half, knocking in six after the break.

Schoenbar’s Brianna Gilson finished the game with eight points, scoring six before the intermission.

Everyone on Schoenbar’s roster scored. In addition to Pader and Gilson, Izabella Agoney, Addisen Zink, Kari Klinger, Braidyn Young and Grace Sanders also hit baskets.

Scoring Line

Schoenbar: Lilly Pader 10; Brianna Gilson 8; Izabella Agoney 4; Addisen Zink 3; Kari Klinger 2; Braidyn Young 2; Grace Sanders 2.

Sitka: Vada 4; Olivia 2; Lorelei 2.

Saturday, Nov. 13

Schoenbar B Girls 55, Klawock Girls 2

Klawock was unable to gain any traction against Schoenbar on Nov. 13, as Schoenbar won 55-2. A pair of free throws in the second half was all Klawock could get to fall its way during the matchup.

All the luck seemed to be on Schoenbar’s side, as it led 29-0 at the break. And it seemed as though Brianna Gilson couldn’t miss, as she scored 32 points in the contest.

Scoring Line

Schoenbar: Brianna Gilson 32; Lilly Pader 7; Grace Sanders 6; Addisen Zink 6; Izabella Agoney 4.

Klawock: Myleigh 1; Kira 1.

Saturday, Nov. 13

Metlakatla Girls 22, Schoenbar A Girls 14

Both Schoenbar and Metlakatla scored six points apiece in the second half of Saturday’s matchup, and the difference came in the first half, as Metlakatla outscored Schoenbar 16-8.

Six different players from Metlakatla scored in the contest — and all did so in the first half. Ma’Karii Martinez led her team with six points. She knocked down a bucket in the first half, and drained two more shots in the second half.

Metlakatla’s Brynn Hayward, Daycee King and Saadhia Buffalo all scored four points apiece in the contest. Mia Hunter and Morgan Hayward also scored in the game.

Schoenbar’s Braidyn Young led her team with four points, hitting a bucket in each half.

Scoring Line

Metlakatla: Ma’Karii Martinez 6; Brynn Hayward 4; Daycee King 4; Saadhia Buffalo 4; Mia Hunter 2; Morgan Hayward 2.

Schoenbar: Braidyn Young 4; Lovell Yeltatzie 3; Kylie Brendible 2; Izabella Agoney 2; Lilly Pader 2; Grace Sanders 1.

Other scores from Saturday, Nov. 13

Metlakatla Girls 33, Sitka A Girls 22

Sitka A Boys 64, Metlakatla Boys 6

Sitka B Girls 16, Klawock Girls 8

Sitka B Boys 54, Klawock Boys 12

Notes: All names and game stats are courtesy of the Schoenbar Shootout official scorebook. Some players were listed without last names.