The Wrangell Wolves had to win a 3-point shooting contest Friday night to earn their way into Saturday’s girls championship game at the Rally the Regions Hardwood Classic, and the Wolves used that momentum to win the tournament title.
Kaylyn Easterly scored 23 points and Helen Decker had 17 to lead Wrangell past Cordova 51-41 in the title game at Dimond High. Both players were instrumental in a 22-point fourth quarter that carried the Wolves.
In the boys championship, Cordova stopped Haines 54-46 behind 13 points from Billy Bailey and 10 from Kaiden Graves. Carson Craiger and Kirby Faverty scored 12 points apiece for Haines.
The victory by the Wrangell girls avenged an earlier 10-point tournament loss to Cordova. With that win, Cordova moved into the title game with a 3-0 round-robin record. The loss left Wrangell tied with Scammon Bay with 2-1 tournament records, setting up a Friday night 3-point shooting contest to decide who would face Cordova in the championship.
With Maddy Harding shooting and Decker rebounding during the one-minute showdown, the Wolves sank seven triples to Scammon Bay’s two to win the unique tiebreaker.
Rally the Regions
Wrangell 51, Cordova 41 (championship)
Tok 53, Selawik 50
Scammon Bay 63, Haines 21
Cordova 54, Haines 46 (championship)
Selawik 80, Tok 70 (2 OT)
Wrangell 75, Scammon Bay 54
Selawik 50, Haines 47
Cordova 52, Wrangell 42
Scammon Bay 65, Tok 32
Haines 71, Selawik 69 OT
Cordova 43, Wrangell 38
Scammon Bay 55, Tok 42