Sitka stymied by Thunder Mountain girls for third time

Falcons 2-1 at Coastal Holiday Shootout

Sitka stymied by Thunder Mountain girls for third time

The Thunder Mountain girls basketball team defeated Sitka for the third time in a week while playing in the Coastal Holiday Shootout on Friday at Sitka High.

After sweeping a two-game series with the Lady Wolves last weekend, the Falcons returned to Sitka for the tournament that orginally was supposed to include Delta Junction. The Husky girls, however, dropped out after one of their flights was put on hold due to mechanical issues, giving the Falcons an opportunity to take their place.

Senior Nina Fenumiai scored a game-high 14 points in the 44-38 win over Sitka. Sophomore Neal Garcia added 10 and junior Charlee Lewis had seven.

The victory came after a 60-50 loss to Craig that snapped a four-game win streak. All five TMHS starters fouled out of the game and the Panthers shot 36 of 48 from the free-throw line.

Thunder Mountain opened the tournament on Thursday with a 57-41 win over the Mt. Edgecumbe Lady Braves. Junior Charlee Lewis led all scorers with 16 points and Taz Hauck had 12 points. Mt. Edgecumbe’s Kayla Kasheverof scored 11 points and Ashlyn Strom had nine points in the losing effort.

Thunder Mountain, now 5-1, plays in the Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic next weekend in Ketchikan.

More in Home

Disney Williams (right) orders coffee from Lorelai Bingham from the Flying Squirrel coffee stand at Juneau International Airport on Thursday. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
New coffee stand at airport stirs up heated dispute about having proper authorization to operate

Fans of Flying Squirrel Espresso praise location, hours; officials say FAA violations could be costly.

Nano Brooks and Emily Mesch file for candidacy on Friday at the City and Borough of Juneau Municipal Clerk’s office in City Hall. (Jasz Garrett / Juneau Empire)
City and Borough of Juneau regular municipal election candidate filing period opens

So far, most vie for Assembly District 2 seat — mayor, Board of Education, and District 1 also open.

Killah Priest performs at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center in December 2019. (Photo courtesy of Lance Mitchell)
Killah Priest sets new record with Alaskan artists on ‘Killah Borealis’

Wu-Tang Clan rapper seeks to lift Alaskan voices and culture in his return performance to Juneau

Juneau Board of Education President Deedie Sorensen (left) and Vice President Emil Mackey, holding his son Emil Mackey IV, listen to discussion about next year’s budget for the school district during a meeting March 14 at Juneau-Douglas High School: Kalé. Recall votes for both board members were certified this week for the Oct. 1 municipal election ballot. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire file photo)
Petitions to recall two Juneau school board leaders get enough signatures for Oct. 1 election ballot

President Deedie Sorensen, Vice President Emil Mackey targeted due to school district’s budget crisis.

Commercial fishing boats are lined up at the dock at Seward’s harbor on June 22. Federal grants totaling a bit over $5 million have been awarded to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute to help Alaskans sell more fish to more diverse groups of consumers. (Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)
Federal grants to state agency aim to expand markets for Alaska seafood

More than $5M to help ASMI comes after Gov. Dunleavy vetoed $10M for agency.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds up the omnibus crime bill, House Bill 66, after signing it at a ceremony Thursday at the Department of Public Safety’s aircraft hangar at Lake Hood in Anchorage. At his side are Sandy Snodgrass, whose 22-year-old son died in 2021 from a fentanyl overdose, and Angela Harris, who was stabbed in 2022 by a mentally disturbed man at the public library in Anchorage and injured so badly that she now uses a wheelchair. Snodgrass and Harris advocated for provisions in the bill.Behind them are legislators, law enforcement officers and others. (Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)
Goals for new Alaska crime law range from harsher penalties for drug dealers to reducing recidivism

Some celebrate major progress on state’s thorniest crime issues while others criticize the methods.

A near-capacity crowd fills the main ballroom at Centennial Hall during the final night of the Alaska Folk Festival on April 14. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire file photo)
Michael Franti concert nixed at Centennial Hall, moved to JDHS due to staging issues

Technical and staffing plans of concert producers not feasible, JAHC executive director says.

A hiker explores the Tongass National Forest. (U.S. Forest Service photo)
The Forest Service just took an inventory of the Tongass, wants suggestions about what to protect

Two-month comment period on draft map part of major revision of forest’s land management plan.

Most Read