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Barrow boys take third at Whaler Invite

February 2nd 2:45 pm | Tommy Wells Print this article   Email this article  

The Barrow High School Whalers placed third overall in the final standings at the 2018 Whaler Invitational Basketball Tournament this past weekend. The Barrow boys finished the round-robin event with a 1-2 record.

Barrow began the tournament on a high note on Thursday by grinding out a 70-61 victory over the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears.

In the victory, Barrow used a 25-17 run in the second quarter to break open a close game. Juneau, which had lost to the Whalers earlier this month in the first round of the Alaska Prep Shootout, had entered the second quarter leading by a slim 16-14 margin.

Travis Adams and Isiah Mongoyak keyed the Whalers' second-quarter surge. Adams poured in eight of his team-high 22 points in the period. Mongoyak added seven.

Barrow put together a 15-10 run in the third and built its lead to 54-43 heading into the fourth.

Sione Tuifua and Anthony Freuan reached double figures offensively in the win, netting 12 apiece. Mongoyak tallied 10. East spoiled Barrow's bid for the tournament title on Friday by taking a 66-52 victory.

Despite the loss, Adams starred for Barrow. He finished with 17 points. Freuan added 12, while Mose Unatoa and Brendon Matthews both pitched in eight.

Barrow closed out the tournament on Saturday with a narrow 41-36 loss to Monroe Catholic.

In the loss, Barrow collected points from six different players, including nine from Unatoa and eight from Adams.

Monroe Catholic finished the tournament with a perfect 3-0 mark and won the boys' team crown.


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