Hoover stops Thunder Mountain in title game

Michael Wiesneth sank four of his five attempts from 3-point range Saturday to lead Hoover, Ala., to the championship of the Alaska Airlines Classic, ending Thunder Mountain's impressive run through the tournament.

Hoover thumped Thunder Mountain 70-45 in the title game at West.

Wiesneth's 14 points led a balanced attack for the Alabama team, which was on fire from long-range, hitting 10 of 18 from 3-point range. Thunder Mountain hit 2 of 7 from 3-point range.

Brannan Defore added 13 points and a team-high six rebounds for Hoover.

Sam Jahn's 19 points and Matt Seymour's 16 led Thunder Mountain, which chalked up victories over defending state champion Dimond and Northwood of Shreveport, La., on its run to the championship game.

In other games, Service got the best of Dimond, West edged Eagle River and Sagemont of Florida stopped Northwood.


Service 76, Dimond 55

Leading by as many as 28 points and shooting better than 56 percent, Service beat Dimond for the second time this week to claim fourth place, 76-55.

The Cougars romped behind another big game from Adam Klie, who hit 10 of 13 field goals to lead all scorers with 24 points while adding seven rebounds, six assists and three steals. Amu Aukusitino buried three 3-pointers in a 13-point, six-rebound performance.

Damon Cikanek led Dimond scorers with 12 points, and Isaiah Pili hit all three of his shots from beyond the arc to finish with 10 points.


West 59, Eagle River 58

Christian Nidoy's 17 points led West past Eagle River 59-58, with Joe Riley contributing 16 points and nine rebounds. Theo Oghide dominated the boards with a game-high 15 rebounds for the Eagles.

West led by as many as 16 points, but barely held off an Eagle River team led by Hunter Hill's 24 points and eight rebounds. Shaquin Rhoades made 10 of 14 free throws to finish with 14 points for the Wolves.


Sagemont 67, Northwood 30

Sagemont of Florida finished with a dominating win, holding Northwood of Louisiana to less than 10 points in each quarter.

Egor Koulechov led a trio of double-digit scorers for Sagemont, scoring a game-high 21 points to go with six steals. Joe Kirby and Jordan Cooper each notched 12 points for the Lions.

Martavious Washington scored 11 to lead Northwood shooters. Angelo Robert sparked the defense with six steals.


Klawock sweeps titles

The Klawock boys and girls basketball teams both picked up wins over Cordova on Saturday to finish undefeated in the Mount St. Elias Classic in Yakutat.

The boys blew past Cordova 57-29 and the girls stopped the Wolverines 40-27. Both Klawock teams finished the three-day, round-robin tournament with 3-0 records.

For the Klawock boys, Tyrus Morgan racked up 22 points, Matt Peters added 13 and Sam Rew scored 10. Dylan Cheshier topped Cordova eight points.

Tonya Busse paced the Klawock girls with 21 points, and Sara Hamberger scored seven for Cordova.

In other tournament action, Kalen Klushkan dropped in 14 points to lead the Yakutat boys past Cook Inlet Academy 42-35.  Timmy Smithwick scored 12 for CIA. In the girls game, CIA clubbed Yakutat 31-16 behind Nicole Moffis' 11 points.


Boys — Kalen Klushkan, Yakutat; Mylon Weems, CIA; Dylan Chushier, Cordova; Jacob Werner, Cordova; Sam Rew, Klawock. MVP — Tyrus Morgan, Klawock

Girls — Kasia Adams, Yakutat; Cassie WIlliams, Klawock; Sara Hamberger, Cordova; Mallory Merritt, Cordova; Nicole Moffis, CIA. MVP — Tonya Busse, Klawock

Skills competition winners


3-point shooting — Kalani Russell, Yakutat. Free throw shooting  — Caleb Lyons, CIA. Hot shot — Kalen Klushkan, Yakutat - 13 pts


3-point shooting — Darlene Bunts, CIA. Free throw shooting —Megan Bauder, CIA. Hot shot —Madison Orth, CIA





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