by Tommy Wells
The Scammon Bay Lady Eagles’ march to the regional tournament – and a possible return to the Class 1A state tournament – moved a step closer to becoming a reality this past weekend as they pounded out a pair of impressive wins over St. Mary’s and Alakanuk.
The Lady Eagles, now 21-0, kicked off the weekend with an 82-39 victory over St. Mary’s. They finished the outing on Saturday with a 112-46 romp over Alakanuk.
The defending Class 1A champion, Scammon Bay had entered the week ranked No. 2 in the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches’ poll. The poll was issued on Feb. 15.
Scammon Bay was the only Y-K area team listed among the state’s best.
In the Class 3A ranks, the Barrow girls and boys were both ranked. The Lady Whalers were No. 1 in the girls’ poll, while the BHS boys were third.
The Kotzebue Lady Huskies debuted at No. 5 in the latest poll, replacing Bethel.
AABC Coaches Poll Feb. 15 Released Feb. 25.
Class 4A: Boys 1. Dimond; 2. East Anchorage; 3. Wasilla; 4. Bartlett; 5. Chugiak; Girls: 1. Chugiak; 2. Dimond; 3. Wasilla; 4. East Anchorage; 5. Colony. Class 3A: Boys 1. Monroe Catholic; 2. Grace Christian; 3. Barrow; 4. Delta Junction; 5. Anchorage Christian. Girls: 1. Barrow; 2. Anchorage Christian; 3. Sitka; 4. Nikiski; 5. Kotzebue. Class 2A: Boys 1. Petersburg; 2. Unalaska; 3. Unalakleet; 4. Glennallen; 5. Metlakatla. Girls: No poll this week. Class 1A: Boys 1. Klawock; 2. Noatak; 3. King Cove; 4. Nikolaevsk; 5. Ninilchik. Girls: 1. Klawock; 2. Scammon Bay; 3. King Cove; 4. Ninilchik; 5. Noatak.