Thunder Mountain storms past West Valley

A second-half run propelled the Thunder Mountain High School boys basketball team to a 59-50 nonconference win over West Valley on Wednesday night.

Thunder Mountain junior Brady Carandang scored 15 points, senior Puna Toutaiolepo and junior Kamron Falls had 12 points apiece and Bryson Echiverri finished with 10 points in the win at West Valley High.

Carandang and Toutaiolepo combined to make six of the Falcons’ 10 3-pointers. Both upperclassmen had a hand in an 18-5 third-quarter run that quickly erased a seven-point halftime deficit. Echiverri, Falls and Branden Jenkins were also involved in the third-quarter spurt that put Thunder Mountain ahead 43-37 entering the fourth quarter.

Terrell Peter had 16 points and Ty Thomas added 11 points for the Wolfpack, who led 32-25 at halftime.

Thunder Mountain (5-2, 0-0 Southeast) begins play in the 2019 Mt. McKinley Bank Holiday Classic on Thursday, with games scheduled against Monroe Catholic (8 p.m. Thursday), Colony (4:40 p.m. Friday) and Lathrop (1:35 p.m. Saturday).


• Contact sports reporter Nolin Ainsworth at 523-2272 or nainsworth@juneauempire.com. Follow Empire Sports on Twitter at @akempiresports.


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