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Yakutat faced off against Haines for the last game of Sunday night. The game stayed close throughout the first quarter, however, Haines slowly managed to pull ahead from the second quarter on and maintained the lead for an 85-64 finish. Haines coach Stuart Dewitt said patience and rebounding were the two secrets to success for his team on Sunday night.
“Patience and rebounding, I think we rebounded well throughout the game and that made a big difference,” Dewitt said. “We’re going to have to guard the 3-point line against Hydaburg. We need to slow their guards down, they’ve got really good guards, so it’s definitely something to keep in mind moving forward.”
For Yakutat, Arthur Adams had 27 points and Stephen Adams had 11. For Haines, K. Santo Franks led his team in scores for a total of 14 points.
Next Haines will play Hydaburg at 7:30 p.m. on Monday and Yakutat will play against Angoon at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
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