In high school basketball, the Wrangell Wolves faced the Metlakatla Chiefs last weekend. The games marked a low point for the varsity boys’ season. However, the girls remain undefeated winning six out of six games.
Metlakatla is known for being a tough team. Their boys won last year’s 2A state championship, and the girls took runner-up.
Wrangell’s varsity boys lost Friday’s game by five points. And they didn’t make up for it Saturday. Instead they lost by 16 points.
“Whenever you take these loses it’s hard, and I don’t get much sleep afterwards,” said Coach Cody Angerman.
Angerman says their shooting game could be better.
“When you take more two-pointers than three-pointers, I don’t think that’s a good statistic to have,” he said. “It’s looks good when it happens and something good comes out of it, but if you miss then obviously it doesn’t look very good.”
This marks the first weekend they’ve lost both games. They have three wins and three loses so far in their conference season.
Wrangell’s JV boys fared better. They won both nights, Friday by just two points and Saturday by five points.
Wrangell’s varsity girls remain undefeated, with a six-game winning streak.
Friday night, the girls won 40-34.
“The first half, our girls were really in their heads and not focused,” said Coach Laurie Brown. “We were able to come back from nine points down at half-time to winning by six. ”
The girls kept it up Saturday, winning by nine points.
The lady wolves are proving they have a shot at the 2A state championship this year. They took fourth place in 2018. Wrangell and Metlakatla were the only girls in their region to make it to state last year.
Wrangell’s JV girls fared just as well, winning Friday by nine points and Saturday by three points.
This weekend is Wrangell’s homecoming. They’ll face their rivals, the Petersburg Vikings.