CIA, Ninilchik hoops split conference games

CIA, Ninilchik hoops split conference games

The Ninilchik Wolverines split a pair of Peninsula Conference games Thursday night as Cook Inlet Academy came to town. The CIA girls beat Ninilchik 31-15, then the Ninilchik boys prevailed 39-31 over CIA in the late game.

Garrett Koch drained 9 of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter to finish with a game-high 25 points for Ninilchik. Koch ended up 10 of 12 overall from the foul line for the Wolverines. CIA was led by Hunter Moos with 10 points.

CIA made life tough for Ninilchik, trailing 16-15 at halftime, but the Wolverines eventually started to build a small lead as they led 26-22 entering the final quarter.

Ninilchik moved to 6-3 in Peninsula Conference play and 13-9 overall, while CIA dropped to 1-5 and 3-18.

In the girls game, Adara Warren pumped in 13 points to lead the Eagles, while teammate Sophia Nelson added seven. Isabella Koch paced Ninilchik with seven points.

The win pushed CIA to 12-9 overall.

Thursday girls

Eagles 31, Wolverines 15

Cook Inlet 10 3 6 12 —31

Ninilchik 2 6 2 5 —15

CIA (31) — G. Nelson 0, Henderson 4, Hyatt 3, S. Nelson 7, Dohse 0, A. Nelson 2, Castenholz 2, Cragg 0, Cizek 0, Hammond 0, Warren 13.

NINILCHIK (15) — Koch 7, Cooper 4, Jasper 0, Corey 0, Calabrese 0, Okonek 0, Robuck 4, Calabrese 0, Ofstad 0, Okonek 0, Denboer 0.

3-point FG — CIA 2 (Hyatt 1, S. Nelson 1); Ninilchik 2 (Koch 2).

Team fouls — CIA 10; Ninilchik 11. Fouled out — none.

Thursday boys

Wolverines 39, Eagles 31

Cook Inlet 6 9 7 9 —31

Ninilchik 8 8 10 13 —39

CIA (31) — Moos 10, Boyd 3, Johnson 4, Cragg 6, Leaf 2, Ziegler 4, Boyd 2.

NINILCHIK (39) — Nelson 3, Hadro 2, Koch 25, Clark 4, Moore 0, Devila 0, Lemons 0, Moto 3, Mumey 2.

3-point FG — CIA 2 (Cragg 2); Ninilchik 2 (Nelson 1, Koch 1).

Team fouls — CIA 15; Ninilchik 11. Fouled out — Clark, Ziegler.

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