Lady Wolves split win, loss with Met
MiKayla Stokes works her way around a pair of Met defenders last weekend.
The Lady Wolves split a pair of home games against Metlakatla last weekend and walked away with a squeaker of a win on Friday – and a loss on Saturday despite one player’s outstanding accuracy from beyond three-point land.
The Friday night matchup saw the Lady Wolves best the Miss Chieftains 34-31 on Wrangell’s home court, with sophomore Darian Meissner leading the pack with 14 points off five buckets and shooting 66 percent (4-6) from the free throw line.
Senior Alyssa Allen was on fire both Friday and Saturday from beyond the arc, hitting a pair of treys in the Lady Wolves first night of play – and hitting an unbelievable five three-pointers on Saturday. She finished Friday with 8 points and ended Saturday by shooting 100 percent (2-2) from the line for 17 of her own.
The team was ahead nearly all game on Friday and only began to receive some competition from Met during the third period, when they were held scoreless. The team rebounded in the final period, however, scoring 13 points for the 34-31 final tally.
Lady Wolves senior Kayla Rooney goes for the long deuce against the Metlakatla Miss Chieftains on Friday night.
Metlakatla obviously made a series of adjustments for the Saturday night game as they led in each period and were buoyed by the trio of Trishta Brendible, Shante Hudson and Alecia Henderson who each scored in the double digits for the Miss Chieftains.
Head coach Dane Vincent thought the series was a positive one, despite the Saturday loss.
“I think they played hard over the weekend,” Vincent said. “On Saturday we just didn’t make some adjustments and they ran with it.”
The Lady Wolves traveled to Haines on Monday and Tuesday for a pair of makeup road games before their final home matches of the season, set for this weekend. The results and stats of those games were not available by press time.
The Lady Wolves will travel to Petersburg on Feb. 22-23 for the Lady Vikings’ homecoming celebration.