FAIRBANKS/ANCHORAGE/KODIAK-Here are the outcomes from the second day of action for Interior high school basketball teams in their respective tournaments.
MT. MCKINLEY BANK HOLIDAY CLASSIC
Thunder Mountain 77 Service 68
The Thunder Mountain Falcons were went up against the Service Cougars who were coming off a five point win over Palmer. The Falcons were blown out by Monroe but this one had a little bit of everything.
Fast forward to the fourth quarter where teh Cougars trailed by five but Reece Robinson cut it to one with his back to back buckets. Robinson had a game high 26 points for Service.
Then with 5:58 left in the game Falcons head coach John Biasco takes issue with an offensive foul called on Jacob Calloway. Biasco was not happy to say the least the refs issued him a technical foul. It couldn't come at worst time because after the Cougars hit the free throws his team trailed 63-59.
Biasco's team responded and rallied behind their coach getting two baskets in 45 seconds to tie the game. Matt Seymour's fast break layup after a Service missed shot was two of his 10 points.
The Cougars regained the lead after another Robinson layup but Josh Palmer hit three of his 15 for Thunder Mountain to answer Robinson. The Falcons led 66-65. Service attacked the paint again with an Ihro Raguindin layup. Raguindin had 15 for Service as well. Then on the Falcons next possession Calloway nailed a three from the top of the key with a defender in his face to give the Falcons a 69-67 lead. Calloway had a team high 21 points for Thunder Mountain.
The biggest play was on the defensive end for the Falcons. They led 70-68 with 1:12 remaining and Seymour drew a charging foul on Nathan Fromm to get the extra possession. Thunder Mountain hit their free throws and didn't allow the Cougars to score agains as they go on to win 77-68. It was the Cougars first loss of the season.
Thunder Mountain Girls 55 Lathrop Girls 36
The Falcons got their second win in the Mt. McKinley Holiday Classic using their defense again to frustrate their opponent. Lathrop managed just four points in the third quarter and they proved to be the difference as the Falcons got 13 in the third after leading 28-22 at the half.
Ashley Young had a game high 22 points for the Falcons. Ava Tompkins added 12. Brooke Lizotte led Lathrop with 21 points going 10-12 from the free throw line.
LIME-SOLAR PEPSI INVITATIONAL
Eielson Girls 42 Point Hope Girls 26
The Ravens got their first win in ACS with a double digit win over Point Hope. The Ravens led by five at the half and would not trail in the second half.
Larissa Franklin had a game high 16 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. The Ravens face Petersburg tomorrow in the fourth place game.
ACS 83 Eielson 13
The Ravens had Monroe flashbacks against 3A powerhouse ACS. The Lions have been the 3A state runner up to Monroe the past two seasons and they were second to Monroe again in how bad they could the young Ravens. Monroe defeated Eielson 94-11 in their season opener.
Eielson did not score in the fourth but got nine points from Kyle White who led the Ravens in scoring.
ACS and Bethel will meet in the boys and girls title games.
DOC LARSON ROUNDBALL CLASSIC
Archbishop Spalding (MD) 79 Lathrop 41
Archbishop didn't come all the way from Maryland to lose and they haven't so far in the Doc Larson tournament. Archbishop Spalding used a devastating 30-1 run to stifle the Malemutes.
The Maryland team were balanced with four players in double figures led Gary Jefferson's 23 points and Jordan Grant's 19. Jaden Whiteside had 11 points for the Malemutes.
JOE FLOYD TOURNAMENT
Kodiak Girls 53 West Valley Girls 33
The top ranked Kodiak Bears didn't leave this early season matchup with what could be the top girls team coming out of the Interior up for debate. They forced the Wolfpack into 24 turnovers.
The Bears couldn't stop Ruthy Hebard from doing damage. Hebard had game high 24 points and 14 rebounds. Kodiak countered with balanced scoring as four players reached double digits.
Carissa Cannon had team high 14 points. Hannah Wandersee added 12 points and six rebounds. Adriane Horn scored 12 points as well.