Haines posts wins in Triple Threat
John S. Hagen
Haines’ Dylan Swinton drives past Juneau Hoop Time player Josh Andrews. Below, Swinton and Charlie Bower chase down a loose ball during their Triple Threat Tournament game.
The Triple Threat Tournament took over the town last weekend with about 160 players taking part in 42 games of basketball over three days. Juneau and Haines teams claimed most wins.
Girls and boys from fourth grade to junior varsity, from Haines, Juneau, Skagway and Whitehorse, competed in three divisions.
“It was a very good tournament and went mostly smooth,” said Sarah Swinton.
She and husband, Ralph Swinton, helped organize the tournament along with Ashley Sage and parents and volunteers helping with refereeing and scorekeeping.
John S. Hagen
Ralph Swinton, Cameron Merklin-Bauer, Gable Sage, Dawson Evenden and Hudson Sage strategize during their Triple Threat Tournament game.
Several Haines players made the all-tournament teams, including Celia Bower and Grace Jones for the girls’ “A” division; John Gross for boys’ “A” division; Aaron Jones for boys’ “B” division; Autumn Jones and Destiny Court for girls’ “B” division; Madison Chapin and Shaye Otton for girls’ “C” division and Dylan Swinton and Charlie Bower for boys’ “C” division.
Kayley Swinton nabbed the most valuable player distinction in the girls’ “B” division.
Haines players will wrap up their season at a Juneau tournament in March.
Division results were: Division A boys first place - Juneau Hoop Time, second place - Juneau Hoop Rats; Division A girls first place - Juneau Hoop Rats, second place - Haines; Division B boys first place - Juneau Hoop Time, second place - Juneau Hoop Time; Divison B girls first place - Haines, second place - Juneau Hoop Time; Division C boys first place - Juneau Hoop Time, second place - Haines; Division C girls first place - Juneau Hoop Time, second place - Haines.