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.