1A boys: Klawock rolls Fort Yukon

Mike Nesper
A straightaway three-point shot by Jenny Westlake of Kiana, left, astonishes the crowd and brings the Lady Lynx to within a point of Shishmaref with seconds to go in a 1A semifinal game at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena. Shishmaref hung on to win 50-48.
Erik Hill
Ada Harvey of Unalakleet, left, is congratulated after hitting a three-point shot during first-half action against Metlakatla at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena. Unalakleet claimed a 50-43 win in 2A semifinal action.
Erik Hill
Monica Hayward of Metlakatla passes while tightly defended by Brianna Katchatag, left, and Ada Harvey of Unalakleet during first-half action at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena. Unalakleet claimed a 50-43 win in 2A semifinal action.
Erik Hill
Jonisha Wilson of Unalakleet fires a jumper against Metlakatla at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Head coach Tim Shaw encourages his Metlakatla team against Unalakleet at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Season Haugen of Unalakleet fires a three-point shot against Metlakatla at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Kailee Smith of Metlakatla shoots against Unalakleet at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Monica Hayward of Metlakatla scores against Unalakleet at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Cheyenne Nayokpuk of Shishmaref, center, is defended by Jenny Westlake, left, and Linsey Westlake Reich of Kiana during second-half action at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena. Shishmaref emerged with a hard-fought 50-48 victory in 1A semifinal action to advance to the championship game.
Erik Hill
Linsey Westlake Reich of Kiana snags a rebound and looks up court as Cheyenne Nayokpuk of Shishmaref defends at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Jessica Kuzuguk of Shishmaref drives to the hoop against Kiana at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Denise Fernandez of Shishmaref, left, is tightly defended by Martha Wells of Kiana at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Anne Walker of Kiana looks for a teammate as Shishmaref defenders defend the pass at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Denise Fernandez of Shishmaref threads a pass between Kiana defenders at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Denise Fernandez of Shishmaref, left, draws a foul from Kirsten Beecroft of Kiana as time runs down in the third quarter at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena. Shishmaref emerged with a hard-fought 50-48 victory in 1A semifinal action to advance to the championship game.
Erik Hill
Martha Wells of Kiana hits a three-point shot against Shishmaref at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Amber Barr of Kiana fires a three-point shot against Shishmaref at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Jenny Westlake of Kiana puts up a shot against Shishmaref at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Kirsten Beecroft of Kiana is consoled as she fouls out against Shishmaref at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Joyce Reed of Anchorage cheers her hometown Kiana team as the Lady Lynx battle Shishmaref in 1A action at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena. Reed played on the high school team herself.
Erik Hill
Debra Hersrud, center, and her Shishmaref teammates appear relaxed as they confer with a one-point lead over Kiana with just over two seconds to go in a 1A semifinal game at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena. Shishmaref emerged with a 50-48 win.
Erik Hill
Denise Fernandez of Shishmaref is fouled as time runs down in a 1A semifinal game against Kiana at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Shishmaref fans watch Denise Fernandez hit a free throw to give the Lady Northern Lights a 50-48 lead against Kiana in the waning seconds of a hard-fought 1A semifinal game at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena. Kiana was unable to respond, and the lead held as the final score.
Erik Hill
Head coach Susie Rilling shares a hug with some of her Shishmaref players as their 50-48 win over Kiana propels them into the 1A championship game at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Dillingham's Drew Carlos and Craig's Marie Yates battle for a rebound during Dillingham's 34-27 victory in the Girls 2A semifinal game at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Bill Roth
Newhalen's McKayla Anelon (11) embraces Ayla Rickteroff while celebrating their 48-40 victory over Buckland in the Girls 1A semifinal game at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Bill Roth
Dillingham defeated Craig 34-27 in the Girls 2A semifinal game during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Bill Roth
Dillingham defeated Craig 34-27 in the Girls 2A semifinal game during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Bill Roth
Dillingham defeated Craig 34-27 in the Girls 2A semifinal game during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Bill Roth
Dillingham defeated Craig 34-27 in the Girls 2A semifinal game during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Bill Roth
Dillingham defeated Craig 34-27 in the Girls 2A semifinal game during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Bill Roth
Dillingham defeated Craig 34-27 in the Girls 2A semifinal game during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Bill Roth
Newhalen defeated Buckland 48-40 in the Girls 2A semifinal game during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Bill Roth
Newhalen defeated Buckland 48-40 in the Girls 2A semifinal game during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Bill Roth
Newhalen defeated Buckland 48-40 in the Girls 2A semifinal game during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Bill Roth
Newhalen defeated Buckland 48-40 in the Girls 2A semifinal game during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Bill Roth
Newhalen defeated Buckland 48-40 in the Girls 2A semifinal game during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Bill Roth
Newhalen defeated Buckland 48-40 in the Girls 2A semifinal game during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Bill Roth
Newhalen defeated Buckland 48-40 in the Girls 2A semifinal game during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Bill Roth
Newhalen defeated Buckland 48-40 in the Girls 2A semifinal game during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Bill Roth
Newhalen defeated Buckland 48-40 in the Girls 2A semifinal game during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Bill Roth
Seldovia defeated Yakutat 55-47 in the Boys 1A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Seldovia defeated Yakutat 55-47 in the Boys 1A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Toksook Bay defeated Alak 79-57 in the Boys 1A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Toksook Bay defeated Alak 79-57 in the Boys 1A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Angelique Lincoln, who turns 12-years-old on Wednesday, has her face painted in the colors of Toksook Bay by her mother Vanessa Brazell prior to the March Madness Alaska boys 1A game against Alak at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014. Toksook Bay won 79-57.
Bill Roth
Craig defeated Glennallen 29-21 in the Girls 2A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Craig defeated Glennallen 29-21 in the Girls 2A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Seldovia defeated Yakutat 55-47 in the Boys 1A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Seldovia defeated Yakutat 55-47 in the Boys 1A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Seldovia defeated Yakutat 55-47 in the Boys 1A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Seldovia defeated Yakutat 55-47 in the Boys 1A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Seldovia Otters' Jon Jensen (24) battles for a rebound against Yakutat Eagles' Jon Jensen, left, and Billy Brown, right, during Seldovia's 55-47 victory in the Boys 1A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Craig defeated Glennallen 29-21 in the Girls 2A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Craig defeated Glennallen 29-21 in the Girls 2A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Craig defeated Glennallen 29-21 in the Girls 2A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Craig defeated Glennallen 29-21 in the Girls 2A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Craig defeated Glennallen 29-21 in the Girls 2A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Craig defeated Glennallen 29-21 in the Girls 2A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Craig defeated Glennallen 29-21 in the Girls 2A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Toksook Bay defeated Alak 79-57 in the Boys 1A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Toksook Bay defeated Alak 79-57 in the Boys 1A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Toksook Bay defeated Alak 79-57 in the Boys 1A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Toksook Bay defeated Alak 79-57 in the Boys 1A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Toksook Bay defeated Alak 79-57 in the Boys 1A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Toksook Bay defeated Alak 79-57 in the Boys 1A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Toksook Bay defeated Alak 79-57 in the Boys 1A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alak Huskies' Burton Nayakik (22) and Toksook Bay Islanders' Isaiah Pitka (30) battle for a rebound during Toksook Bay's 79-57 victory in the Boys 1A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Unalakleet defeated Bristol Bay 43-36 in the Girls 2A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Bristol Bay Angels' Rylie Lyon, left, and Unalakleet Wolf Pack's Season Haugen battle for control of a loose ball during Unalakleet's 43-36 victory in the Girls 2A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Unalakleet defeated Bristol Bay 43-36 in the Girls 2A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Unalakleet defeated Bristol Bay 43-36 in the Girls 2A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Unalakleet defeated Bristol Bay 43-36 in the Girls 2A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Unalakleet defeated Bristol Bay 43-36 in the Girls 2A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Unalakleet defeated Bristol Bay 43-36 in the Girls 2A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Unalakleet defeated Bristol Bay 43-36 in the Girls 2A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Unalakleet defeated Bristol Bay 43-36 in the Girls 2A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Seldovia defeated Yakutat 55-47 in the Boys 1A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Craig defeated Glennallen 29-21 in the Girls 2A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Fans cheer for the Alak Huskies during their 79-57 loss to Toksook Bay in the Boys 1A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Craig Panthers' Maggie Dinon and Glennallen Panthers Hannah Heinbaugh battle during Craig's 29-21victory in the Girls 2A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Craig defeated Glennallen 29-21 in the Girls 2A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Craig Panthers' Marie Yates and Glennallen Panthers' Hannah Heinbaugh reach for the ball during Craig's 29-21 victory in the Girls 2A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
Craig defeated Glennallen 29-21 in the Girls 2A bracket during the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament at the Sullivan Arena on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Bill Roth
A straightaway three-point shot by Jenny Westlake of Kiana, left, astonishes the crowd and brings the Lady Lynx to within a point of Shishmaref with seconds to go in a 1A semifinal game at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena. Shishmaref hung on to win 50-48.
Erik Hill
Ada Harvey of Unalakleet, left, is congratulated after hitting a three-point shot during first-half action against Metlakatla at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena. Unalakleet claimed a 50-43 win in 2A semifinal action.
Erik Hill
Monica Hayward of Metlakatla passes while tightly defended by Brianna Katchatag, left, and Ada Harvey of Unalakleet during first-half action at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena. Unalakleet claimed a 50-43 win in 2A semifinal action.
Erik Hill
Jonisha Wilson of Unalakleet fires a jumper against Metlakatla at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Head coach Tim Shaw encourages his Metlakatla team against Unalakleet at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Season Haugen of Unalakleet fires a three-point shot against Metlakatla at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Kailee Smith of Metlakatla shoots against Unalakleet at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Monica Hayward of Metlakatla scores against Unalakleet at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Cheyenne Nayokpuk of Shishmaref, center, is defended by Jenny Westlake, left, and Linsey Westlake Reich of Kiana during second-half action at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena. Shishmaref emerged with a hard-fought 50-48 victory in 1A semifinal action to advance to the championship game.
Erik Hill
Linsey Westlake Reich of Kiana snags a rebound and looks up court as Cheyenne Nayokpuk of Shishmaref defends at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Jessica Kuzuguk of Shishmaref drives to the hoop against Kiana at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Denise Fernandez of Shishmaref, left, is tightly defended by Martha Wells of Kiana at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Anne Walker of Kiana looks for a teammate as Shishmaref defenders defend the pass at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Denise Fernandez of Shishmaref threads a pass between Kiana defenders at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill
Denise Fernandez of Shishmaref, left, draws a foul from Kirsten Beecroft of Kiana as time runs down in the third quarter at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena. Shishmaref emerged with a hard-fought 50-48 victory in 1A semifinal action to advance to the championship game.
Erik Hill
Martha Wells of Kiana hits a three-point shot against Shishmaref at the March Madness Alaska state high school basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Sullivan Arena.
Erik Hill

All five starters are back for defending Class 1A state champion Klawock. That experienced showed Monday when the Chieftains rolled past Fort Yukon 65-38 to secure a spot in the semifinals against Shaktoolik.

Tuesday's other semifinal will feature Toksook Bay and Seldovia. Toksook Bay cruised 79-57 over Wainwright on Monday, while Seldovia earned a 55-47 victory over Yakutat.

Shaktoolik beat New Stuyahok 60-47 in the late game.

Klawock isn't rattled by Sullivan Arena's big stage, said senior Matthew Peters, who led all scorers with 25 points and 13 rebounds.

"We're not all star gazing," he said.

Klawock led by 16 points at halftime and put the game out of reach by the end of the third quarter, building a 50-26 advantage.

"We took any thought of winning away from them right off the bat," Peters said of Klawock's second-half start.

Tyrus Morgan put an exclamation point on Klawock's dominance with a two-handed dunk midway through the fourth quarter. Morgan racked 16 rebounds and 20 points and was the second Chieftain to record a double-double.

Franklin Carroll led all Fort Yukon players with 15 points. Jerry Carroll hauled in 16 rebounds for the Eagles, who got 10 rebounds from Aaron Solomon.

Klawock made more than 43 percent of its field goals -- more than doubling For Yukon's 20.8 shooting percentage.

Solid defense and working as one unit are key if Klawock wants a chance to defend its state title, senior Sam Rew said.

"When we play as a team, things click," he said.

But the Chieftains can't look past the semifinals, Peters said.

"We're confident, but we don't take any team for granted," he said.

Toksook Bay 79, Wainwright 57

Toksook Bay racked up 22 fourth-quarter points to stamp a decisive 79-57 win over Wainwright.

Toksook senior Matthew Pitka led all players with 23 points, 15 of which came from beyond the arc.

Pitka also hauled in 10 rebounds and was one of three Islanders with double-doubles. Isaiah Pitka (18 points, 10 rebounds) and John Chakuchin (13 points, 10 rebounds) also had double-doubles. Byron Nicholai (12 points) was Toksook Bay's fourth player in double digits.

Burton Nayakik's 22 points led Wainwright, which also got 16 points from Christian Sarren.

If the Islanders, who shot better than 40 percent from the field, want a shot at the title, they'll have to elevate their game against Seldovia in Tuesday's semifinal, Matthew Pitka said.

"We've got to step it up to another level," he said. "Play like it's our last game."

Matthew Pitka will be the lone senior in that game.

Underclassmen make up three-fourths of Toksook's roster and none of Seldovia's eight players are seniors. Despite their youth, the Islanders have state experience, finishing 1-2 last year.

A strong defensive effort is essential if Toksook Bay wants to play in Wednesday's championship, Matthew Pitka said.

"Defense wins games," he said.

Seldovia 55, Yakutat 47

Aidan Philpot pumped in 27 points to lead Seldovia past Yakutat 55-47. Calem Collier added 12 points for the Sea Otters.

Seldovia held a two-point lead going into the fourth quarter, where it outscored Yakutat 17-11.

Kalani Russell scored 16 points to pace the Eagles, who had three players in double figures. Billy Brown added 14 points and Josh James chipped in 12 for

Shaktoolik 60, New Stuyahok 47

Shaktoolik outscored New Stuyahok 17-9 in the final eight minutes to pull away with a 60-47 win.

Veron Rock led Shaktoolik with 21 points and 20 rebounds. Alex Sampson also had a double-double (13 points, 12 rebounds) for the Wolverines, who got 16 points from Everson Paniptchuk. Twenty-seven of Shaktoolik's points came off turnovers.

Darren Hanson's 20 points led New Stuyahok. Joseph Kohler added 11 points for the Eagles.

Reach Mike Nesper at mnesper@adn.com or 257-4335

 


By MIKE NESPER
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