NEWSCapital City Weekly One of the most exciting Southeast Region V 3A/4A basketball tournaments in memory came to a close March 7 at Ketchikan's Clarke Cochrane gymnasium with six teams headed up to the state championships in Anchorage March 19-21. Here's a look at some of the action. Above right: Ketchikan's Matt Carpenter, 3, shoots over Juneau's Cody Grussendorf, 32, in game one of the best-of-three series for the 4A boys basketball championship. Above left, top: Ketchikan's Laci Effenberger starts to celebrate on the court in the Lady Kings' win over Juneau as a teammate dribbles out the clock. Above left, bottom: Mt. Edgecumbe's Lainey Beaver drives around Ketchikan's Kathlleen Reno in the girls cross-over championship. Below left: Mt. Edgecumbe's Daniel Peters, 15, blocks out brother Ryan Peters, 11, of Sitka during the elimination game at the 3A boys basketball championships Saturday. Below middle: Juneau's Corey Mahar, 10, shoots a free-throw against Ketchikan as teammates Alex Fagerstrom, 20, and Eric Gross, 35, look on in game one of the best-of-three series Wednesday. Below right: Wrangell's Ryan Howell, 23, draws a blocking foul on Mt. Edgecumbe's Scott Alstrom, 20, on a shot at the basket during the 3A boys semi-final action at Ketchikan. The Wolves scored their last 22 points from the free-throw line in a 53-46 win over the Braves.
Fan-tastic Southeast tournament basketball