Friday hoops: Kenai sweeps Seward


The Kenai Central girls and boys basketball teams swept host Seward in Peninsula Conference play Friday.

The Kardinals girls won 39-26 to move to 2-0 in the league and 11-0 overall, while Seward falls to 1-1 and 4-2.

The Kardinals boys won 60-28 to move to 2-0 and 8-3, while the Seahawks fall to 1-1 and 2-3.

In the girls game, Emma Beck dominated for Kenai, scoring 24 points. Also for Kenai, Mycka Phillips and Rylie Sparks had four, Emilee Wilson and Malerie Nunn had three, and Chloe Goldsby had one.

For Seward, Hailey Ingalls had nine, Lena Jagielski had nine, Ava Jagielski had three, Robin Cronin had three and Natalie Sieminski had two.

For the Kenai boys, Jakob Kvasnikoff had 20, Wade James and Daniel McRorie had 11, Bridger Beck had 10, Carnell Gump had four and Roc Riggle had three.

For Seward, Nick Ambrosiani had seven, Ozzy Deel had six, Emerson Cross had five, Ben Ambrosiani had five and Talon Lemme had three.

Nikiski girls 58, Eielson 10

The Bulldogs moved to 4-6 overall and 2-0 at the Bethel Donlin Gold Tournament.

Savanna Stock paced Nikiski with 11, while Kailey Stynsberg had 10, Avery Ellis had nine, Shelby Burman and Maggie Grenier had eight, Ember Nelson had four, Ashlynne Playle had three, Avery White and Brooke Abel had two, and Giovanna Taobosa had one.

For Eielson, Mia St. Aubyn had four, Casey Castro had three, Samantha Jones had two, and Linsey Julien had one.

Eielson boys 58, Nikiski 54

The Bulldogs fell to 2-10 overall and 1-1 at the Bethel Donlin Gold Tournament.

Braeden Porter pumped in 15 points to pace the Bulldogs, while Seth Payne and Drew Handley each had 13. Also for Nikiski, David Weathers had seven and Charlie Chamberlain added six.

For the Ravens, Nico Mesa had 17, Jackson Erhard and Demario Mesa had nine, Zach Wakefield had eight, Payton Jones had seven, Conner Lanser had four, and Olan Tucker and Evan Brown each had two.

Ninilchik boys 69, Palmer 52

The Wolverines, a Class 2A team, topped Class 4A Palmer at the O’Brady Invitational at South to improve to 11-1 overall.

Ninilchik assistant Brian Moore, who was filling in as head coach, said stats were not available, but Jaylin Scott, Colvin Moore and Peyton Edens led the way offensively, and Rowan Mahoney, Kade McCorison and Wyatt McCloskey were key defensively.

“We were down by one at the half, picked up the defense in the second and turned turnovers into transition baskets,” Moore wrote in a text message.

Ninilchik plays Bartlett for fourth in the tournament at 1:30 p.m. today.

Wasilla girls 54, Soldotna 26

The host Warriors won to drop the Stars to 2-1 in the Northern Lights Conference and 4-5 overall.

Josie Sheridan had 16 points to lead the Stars, while Kaytlin McAnelly had five, Katelyn Morrison and Tanner Inman had two, and Morgan Lemm had one.

Layla Hays had 13 for the Warriors, while Mielee Merchant and Livia Breshears had 10, Millee Anderson had eight, Katie Jackson and Kaydence Gittlein had four, Savannah Kroon had three, and Paris Johnson had two.

Wasilla boys 93, Soldotna 60

The host Warriors dropped the Stars to 1-2 in the Northern Lights Conference and 2-8 overall.

Andrew Pieh and Izaiah Gilbert each had 10 for the Stars, while Will Inman had nine, Eli Corbett had eight, Cameron Laroque had seven, Jakob Brown had five, Zac Buckbee and Coy Babcock had four, and Lokeni Wong had three.

Parker Kroon poured in 20 for the Warriors, while Barak Wagle had 18, Jaidas Huffman had 12, Arthur Adams had 11, Noah Kroon, Ledger Lusk, Connor Dudley and Trent Truax had seven, and Eli Cox and Owen Beaudry had two.

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