Basketball

Wrangell senior Jacen Hay (23) puts up a shot while sandwiched by Petersburg senior Kyle Biggers (12) and junior Hunter Conn (30). Hay l (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Wrangell defeats Petersburg for second place in region tournament

Fifth time’s the charm for Wolves against Vikings in second-seed play-in game.

Wrangell senior Jacen Hay (23) puts up a shot while sandwiched by Petersburg senior Kyle Biggers (12) and junior Hunter Conn (30). Hay l (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
JDHS junior Sean Oliver (11) holds string from the championship net after a win against Ketchikan High School, making the Crimson Bears this year’s Region V 4A Tournament champs. Oliver finished the game with 30 points, six 3-pointers and a fourth-quarter slam dunk. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
JDHS junior Sean Oliver (11) holds string from the championship net after a win against Ketchikan High School, making the Crimson Bears this year’s Region V 4A Tournament champs. Oliver finished the game with 30 points, six 3-pointers and a fourth-quarter slam dunk. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Haines players celebrate their 45-35 win over Craig in the 2A Region V Runner Up game on Saturday at Juneau's Thunder Mountain High School. (Klas Stolpe  / For the Juneau Empire)

Haines girls earn state berth over Craig

Lady Glacier Bears defeat Lady Panthers for second Southeast seed.

Haines players celebrate their 45-35 win over Craig in the 2A Region V Runner Up game on Saturday at Juneau's Thunder Mountain High School. (Klas Stolpe  / For the Juneau Empire)
The Metlakatla Chiefs pose for a team photo after winning the Region V championship over Petersburg on Friday. (Klas Stolpe / For the Juneau Empire)

Metlakatla boys win physical region title over Petersburg

Chiefs defeat Vikings for third Region V championship in a row.

The Metlakatla Chiefs pose for a team photo after winning the Region V championship over Petersburg on Friday. (Klas Stolpe / For the Juneau Empire)
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Frantic Friday: A roundup of photos from a wild day of basketball

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A high school basketball rests on a gym floor at Thunder Mountain High School, which this week will be the site of the 2A and 4A Region V tournaments. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Update: Saturday schedule shifts

A schedule and brackets for the upcoming tournament.

A high school basketball rests on a gym floor at Thunder Mountain High School, which this week will be the site of the 2A and 4A Region V tournaments. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Metlakatla's Kennedy Cook (3) shoots against Wrangell's Aubrey Wynne (32) and Kiara Harrison (11) during the Region V tournament on Thursday. (Klas Stolpe / For the Juneau Empire)
Metlakatla's Kennedy Cook (3) shoots against Wrangell's Aubrey Wynne (32) and Kiara Harrison (11) during the Region V tournament on Thursday. (Klas Stolpe / For the Juneau Empire)
Metlakatla coach Julian Russell waves the MisChiefs Region V Championship net on Friday. (Klas Stolpe / For the Juneau Empire)

Metlakatla girls defeat Craig for Region V championship

MisChiefs play with emotion in win over Lady Panthers.

Metlakatla coach Julian Russell waves the MisChiefs Region V Championship net on Friday. (Klas Stolpe / For the Juneau Empire)
JDHS senior Orion Dybdahl rips down a board in a close contest against Ketchikan. The game took 36 minutes of gametime to resovle and ended 72-64 in Kayhi's favor. The Crimson Bears and Kings will play for the Region V 4A title at 8:15 p.m. Saturday at Thunder Mountain High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Ketchikan edges JDHS in overtime

Crimson Bears look to rebound Saturday at 8:15 p.m.

JDHS senior Orion Dybdahl rips down a board in a close contest against Ketchikan. The game took 36 minutes of gametime to resovle and ended 72-64 in Kayhi's favor. The Crimson Bears and Kings will play for the Region V 4A title at 8:15 p.m. Saturday at Thunder Mountain High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Haines senior Grace Long Godinez (2) passes around the defense of Wrangell senior Kiara Harrison (11) during an elimination game at the Region V tournament on Friday. (Klas Stolpe / For the Juneau Empire)

Haines girls run past Wrangell in overtime

Lady Glacier Bears eliminate Lady Wolves from tournament

Haines senior Grace Long Godinez (2) passes around the defense of Wrangell senior Kiara Harrison (11) during an elimination game at the Region V tournament on Friday. (Klas Stolpe / For the Juneau Empire)
Haines senior Luke Davis (2) transitions down court under pressure from Wrangell senior Jacen Hay (23) during an elimination game at the Region V tournament on Friday. (Klas Stolpe / For Juneau Empire)

Wrangell boys eliminate Haines in overtime

Wolves need extra gear to bite Glacier Bears 57-50

Haines senior Luke Davis (2) transitions down court under pressure from Wrangell senior Jacen Hay (23) during an elimination game at the Region V tournament on Friday. (Klas Stolpe / For Juneau Empire)
Ketchikan High School’s Marcus Stockhausen takes the ball in for a layup against Thunder Mountain for their final match up in this year’s 4A Region V tournament. Ketchikan advances to play JDHS Friday night for the championship game. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

TMHS ends season with loss to Ketchikan

The Kings play JDHS Friday at 8:15 p.m.

Ketchikan High School’s Marcus Stockhausen takes the ball in for a layup against Thunder Mountain for their final match up in this year’s 4A Region V tournament. Ketchikan advances to play JDHS Friday night for the championship game. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
JDHS’ Joseph Aline takes the ball down court against Ketchikan’s JJ Parker on Thursday during the Region V Tournament at Thunder Mountain High School. Aline finished the game with a total of 16 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

JDHS stays on top after win against Ketchikan

Region V Championship game on Friday at 8:15 p.m.

JDHS’ Joseph Aline takes the ball down court against Ketchikan’s JJ Parker on Thursday during the Region V Tournament at Thunder Mountain High School. Aline finished the game with a total of 16 points. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
TMHS Ashlyn Gates takes the ball in for a layup against JDHS on Thursday during their second 4A game of the Region V tournament at TMHS. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
TMHS Ashlyn Gates takes the ball in for a layup against JDHS on Thursday during their second 4A game of the Region V tournament at TMHS. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Petersburg junior Bryanna Ratliff is fouled by Haines sophomore Ari’el Godinez Long during the Region V basketball tournament on Thursday. Haines eliminated Petersburg from the tournament 38-16. (Klas Stolpe / For the Juneau Empire)

Haines girls eliminate Petersburg; Wrangell boys eliminate Craig from tournament

There will be two Wrangell-Haines games Friday morning.

Petersburg junior Bryanna Ratliff is fouled by Haines sophomore Ari’el Godinez Long during the Region V basketball tournament on Thursday. Haines eliminated Petersburg from the tournament 38-16. (Klas Stolpe / For the Juneau Empire)
Metlakatla junior Ryley Booth battles for a loose ball with Wrangell sophomore Aubrey Wynne, senior Kiara Harrison, freshman Christina Johnson (12) and sophomore Addy Andrews (21) in the Region V 2A/4A Basketball Tournament on Thursday at Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau. (Klas Stolpe / For the Juneau Empire)

Metlakatla girls nip Wrangell to earn spot in championship game

MisChiefs against Lady Wolves

Metlakatla junior Ryley Booth battles for a loose ball with Wrangell sophomore Aubrey Wynne, senior Kiara Harrison, freshman Christina Johnson (12) and sophomore Addy Andrews (21) in the Region V 2A/4A Basketball Tournament on Thursday at Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau. (Klas Stolpe / For the Juneau Empire)
Haines senior Eric Brouilette (40) blocks a shot by Metlakatla senior TJ Jackson (11) during the Region V 2A/4A Basketball Tournament on Thursday at Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau. (Klas Stolpe / For the Juneau Empire)

Metlakatla boys beat Haines to earn title game berth

Chiefs too tall for pesky Glacier Bears

Haines senior Eric Brouilette (40) blocks a shot by Metlakatla senior TJ Jackson (11) during the Region V 2A/4A Basketball Tournament on Thursday at Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau. (Klas Stolpe / For the Juneau Empire)
TMHS junior Thomas Baxter plots his next move during the Falcons’ first game of the Region V 4A Tournament at Thunder Mountain High School. Kayhi prevailed in a close game. Next up for Kayhi, are the conference-leading Crimson Bears. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
TMHS junior Thomas Baxter plots his next move during the Falcons’ first game of the Region V 4A Tournament at Thunder Mountain High School. Kayhi prevailed in a close game. Next up for Kayhi, are the conference-leading Crimson Bears. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Petersburg senior Kyle Biggers (23) draws a foul on his way to the hoop while defended by Wrangell sophomore Daniel Harrison (34) and Wrangell senior Ethan Blatchley (12). Late free-throws from Biggers, who suffered a knee injury during the game, helped secure the win for Petersburg in what ended up being a 1-point game. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Petersburg boys battle Wrangell in tournament’s 1st round

Vikings and Wolves go the distance in long-standing rivalry.

Petersburg senior Kyle Biggers (23) draws a foul on his way to the hoop while defended by Wrangell sophomore Daniel Harrison (34) and Wrangell senior Ethan Blatchley (12). Late free-throws from Biggers, who suffered a knee injury during the game, helped secure the win for Petersburg in what ended up being a 1-point game. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Craig senior Alissa Durgan (14) wills her way to the hoop while defended by Haines sophomore Ashlyn Ganey (32) and Haines senior Alison Benda (14) in the second half of a Craig win in the first round of the Region V 2A Tournament. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Craig girls slow down Haines in region tournament

Lady Panthers earn 37-31 win

Craig senior Alissa Durgan (14) wills her way to the hoop while defended by Haines sophomore Ashlyn Ganey (32) and Haines senior Alison Benda (14) in the second half of a Craig win in the first round of the Region V 2A Tournament. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)