Friday hoops: Lumen girls, CIA boys win Peninsula Conference titles

The Cook Inlet Academy boys and Lumen Christi girls won Peninsula Conference titles Friday at Lumen Christi in Anchorage.

The Lumen girls topped Birchwood Christian 41-26 to win their fourth straight conference championship and earn a berth to the Class 1A state tournament.

The CIA boys edged Lumen 52-49 to win their second straight conference championship and also earn a berth to state. The Eagles are 22-3 overall.

Also in the girls bracket, Nanwalek defeated CIA 33-19. Nanwalek will face Birchwood at noon today for the conference’s second berth to state, while the Eagles end their season at 2-22 overall.

Also in the boys bracket, Birchwood Christian defeated Holy Rosary Academy. Birchwood will play Nanwalek at 9 a.m. Saturday, then the winner of that game plays Lumen at 2 p.m. for the second berth at state.

In the boys championship game, CIA led 16-10 after the first quarter and 23-17 at halftime. Lumen came back to lead 34-32 entering the final quarter, but the Eagles won that 20-15.

Ian McGarry had 25 points to lead the Eagles, including 12 in the final quarter. Alek McGarry added 16, while Jonas Oyoumick, Owen Braband and Brandt Rollman had 3, and Matthew Phillips had 2.

For Lumen, Taizano Nelson had 24, while Carston Wingate had 14, Henry Pelcar had 6, Porter Brady had 3 and Bryce Sanders had 2.

In the girls title game, Isabel Brown had 12 and Hayden Estabrook had 10 for Lumen to lead the charge to the title. Also, Amara Warren had 8, Kendra Jarrett and Lily Muller had 4, Clara Estabrook had 2 and Aurora Williams had 1.

For Birchwood, Elise Becker had 11 while Kaylee Reich had 7, Annemarie Weihrich had 5, Leia West had 2 and Eden Becker had 1.

In the victory for the Nanwalek girls over CIA, Alyson Seville had 13 for Nanwalek, while Ludmilla Hetrick pitched in 10. Also, Magareta Demas had 6, and Emma Tanape and Phontina Demas had 2.

For CIA, Ella Rollman had 8, while Rebekah Dillingham had 5, Kristi Stoll had 3, Maria Smith had 2 and Mackenzie Carson had 1.

Palmer girls 56, Soldotna 47

The Stars dropped to 3-7 in the Northern Lights Conference and 10-12 overall with the Friday loss in Palmer.

For Soldotna, Hope Hillyer pumped in 19, while Kaytlin McAnelly had 12, Anaulie Sedivy had 7, Sarah Brown had 5, and Juliet Innes and Alyssa McDonald had 2 apiece.

For Palmer, Larkin Christiansen had 17, while Theresa Arreola had 16, Maija Huckabay had 10, Abby Pettit had 7, and Diana Lane and Presley Wright had 3 apiece.

Soldotna boys 69, Palmer 64

The Stars went on the road to claim a Northern Lights Conference victory Friday. SoHi is 5-5 in the league and 13-10 overall.

The Stars were down 20-14 after the first quarter, 34-21 at halftime and 47-38 after the third quarter before erupting for 31 points in the final quarter.

Andrew Pieh paced the Stars with 22, with 18 coming in the second half. Also, Theo Huff had 11, Izaiah Gilbert had 10, Cameron LaRoque and Jace O’Reagan had 8, Zac Buckbee had 6 and Easton Hawkins had 4.

For Palmer, Westin Bullock and Isaac Evans had 13, Tony Sheldon had 12, Logan Ralston had 9, Maddox Moore had 6, K.J. Henry and Deandre Nika had 5, and Nolan Garner had 1.

Nikiski girls 45, Redington 29

The visiting Bulldogs notched a nonconference victory Friday to improve to 7-17 overall.

Maggie Grenier paced Nikiski with 10, while Shelby Burman and Avery Ellis had 9, Abigail White had 7, Alexa Iyatunguk had 4, and Avery White and Kailey Stynsberg had 3.

For Redington, Alizae Chume led the way with 11, while Abigail Dagamos had 10, Maela Matika had 6 and Sonia Gericke had 2.

Redington boys 68, Nikiski 39

The host Huskies notched a nonconference victory over the Bulldogs on Friday. The Bulldogs fell to 0-18.

For Nikiski, Seth Payne led the way with 10, while Kameron Bird had 9, Carter Eiter had 8, Kevin Love had 7, Dylan Hall and Ryder Maguire had 2, and Gavin Ley had 1.

For Redington, Doyle Bond pumped in 20, while Kenneth Johnson had 13, Christian Ingraham had 10, Aiden Dobbs had 8, and Kaedon Saxton and Caleb Metcalf had 7.

Homer girls 64, Houston 47

The Mariners went on the road to claim a nonconference victory Friday and up their record to 15-7 overall.

Minadora Reutov and Sydney Shelby each had 18 to lead the way for Homer, while Lillie Mae Kuhn had 8, Channing Lowney had 7, Mally Im had 6, Madalyn Miotke had 5 and Gracie Miotke had 2.

For the Hawks, Grace Gillespie had 23 points, while Dallas Winter and Sarah Bodfish had 10 apiece, and Bella Russell had 4.

Homer boys 69, Houston 57

The Mariners notched a nonconference victory on the road on Friday to move to 7-15 overall.

For Homer, Spencer Dye nailed eight 3-pointers en route to 25 points, CJ Burns had 17, Lucas Story had 16, Nathan Overson had 8 and Riley Huffman had 2.

For Houston, Noah Whitted erupted for 33, while Max Taylor had 8, Keldin Nicoll had 6, Terje McClung had 5, Michael Saam had 4 and Parker Bethel had 1.

Grace Christian girls 67, Kenai 34

The Kardinals fell to 2-5 in the league and 8-13 overall by falling on the road on Friday in Peninsula Conference action.

Emma Beck pumped in 18 points for Kenai, while Ellsi Miller had 9, Sierra Hershberger and Emilee Wilson had 5, and Willow Graham had 2.

For the Grizzlies, Sophie Lentfer had 26, Mj Van der Horst had 17, Olivia Jones had 14, Poppy Wiggers-Pidduck had 9 and Jaden Helton had 1.

Grace Christian boys 77, Kenai 32

The host Grizzlies on Friday dropped the Kardinals to 3-4 in the Peninsula Conference and 6-16 overall.

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