CIA hoops split Monday

The Cook Inlet Academy basketball teams split a pair of nonconference games Monday night with Sand Point. The games finished after the Clarion went to press.

In the boys game, Sand Point beat CIA 52-40, while the CIA girls prevailed 37-24.

Mason Ziegler dropped 19 points to lead the CIA boys and teammate Joshua Boyd added 11. Karl Smith scored a game-high 21 points for Sand Point. A 17-5 start for Sand Point provided all the cushion it needed, as both teams scored 35 points each over the last three quarters.

In the girls contest, Anna Cizek and Adara Warren paced a well-balanced offensive attack for CIA with 11 points each.

CIA got off to a hot start with a 14-4 lead thanks to seven foul shots taken by Warren, but Sand Point got back into it in the third quarter, cutting the gap back to 27-22.

However, Cook Inlet clamped down on defense in the final quarter by outscoring Sand Point 10-2 in the final eight minutes.

The boys and girls games scheduled Tuesday between Nikolavsk and Cook Inlet Academy were cancelled due to team illness, according to head coach Steve Klaich.

Monday boys

Sand Point 52, CIA 40

Sand Point 17 10 11 14 —52

CIA 5 9 12 14 —40

SAND POINT (52) — Krone 3, Webster 6, Larsen 3, Ganderson 0, Gabrim 16, Smith 21, Griffen 0, Rochl 0, Cumbridge 3.

CIA (40) — Moos 3, Johnson 2, Cragg 0, Leaf 3, Walsh 2, Vandegriff 0, Ziegler 19, Boyd 11.

3-point FG — Sand Point 3 (Krone 1, Larsen 1, Smith 1); CIA 0.

Team fouls — Sand Point 16; CIA 14. Fouled out — none.

Monday girls

CIA 37, Sand Point 24

Sand Point 4 8 10 2 —24

CIA 14 8 5 10 —37

SAND POINT (24) — Lundgren 0, Gardner 14, Gunderson 0, Karlsen 7, Osterback 0, Holmberg 1, Holmberg 2.

CIA (37) — G. Nelson 0, Henderson 3, Hyatt 0, S. Nelson 2, Dohse 6, A. Nelson 2, Castenholz 2, Cragg 0, Cizek 11, Hammond 0, Warren 11.

3-point FG — Sand Point 1 (Gardner); CIA 0.

Team fouls — Sand Point 16; CIA 11. Fouled out — Lundgren.

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