Friday hoops roundup

The Kenai girls and boys basketball teams both picked up victories over Soldotna, while the Ninilchik boys and Houston girls also won Friday at the Craig Jung Kenai River Challenge at Kenai Central.

The schedule for today is skills competition at 10 a.m., Houston girls vs. Soldotna at 11:30 a.m., Ninilchik boys vs. Soldotna at 1 p.m., Kenai boys vs. Houston at 2:30 p.m. and Kenai girls vs. Houston at 4 p.m.

The Kenai girls picked up a 28-27 victory over Soldotna. Emma Beck paced the Kardinals with 17 points, while Emilee Wilson had five, Malerie Nunn had three, Chloe Goldsby had two and Rylie Sparks had one. Katelyn Morrison paced the Stars with 12 points, while Anaulie Sedivy and Tanner Inman had six and Alex Lee had three.

The Kenai boys topped the Stars 74-51. Jakob Kvasnikoff had 25 to pace the Kards, while Wade James had 15, Daniel McRorie had 12, Roc Riggle and Bridger Beck had eight apiece, Carnell Gump had four and Luke Armstrong had two. For the Stars, Andrew Pieh had 18, Izaiah Gilbert and Jakob Brown had nine, Lokeni Wong had five, Zac Buckbee had four, and Jace O’Reagan and Will Inman each had three.

The Ninilchik boys notched a 75-65 victory over Houston. Colvin Moore had 34 for the Wolverines, while Jaylin Scott had 18, Kade McCorison had 12, Peyton Edens had five, Rowan Mahoney had four and Wyatt McCloskey had two. Four Houston, Hayden Howard and Cole Taylor each had 15, while Keldin Nicoll added 13. Also for the Hawks, Brandon Hina and Noah Whitted had eight, and Deegan Van Dussen had six.

The Houston girls notched a 42-22 victory over Kenai JV/C. Abbie Baird and Dallas Winter each had nine for the Hawks, while Grace Gillespie had eight, Anna Whitted had six, Lacy Graham had four, and Savanna Undem, Abbie Allen and Alycon Hunter each had two. For the Kards, Ella Yragui and Emilee Wilson had five, Grace Kahn had four, Evelyn Cooper had three, Ellsi Miller and Willow Graham each had two, and Avia Miller had one.

Cook Inlet Academy Coca Cola Classic Tournament

The Cook Inlet Academy girls and boys basketball teams stayed perfect Friday at the Coca Cola Classic tourney. The SoHi girls and boys JV also picked up wins.

Today at the tourney, it’s Kenai JV girls vs. Soldotna JV at 11 a.m., Kenai JV boys vs. Soldotna JV at 12:45 p.m., CIA girls vs. Kenai JV at 2:30 p.m. and CIA boys vs. Homer JV at 4:15 p.m.

The CIA girls defeated Kenai JV 50-22. Tatum Rozak had 31 for the Eagles. Also for CIA, Ella Rollman had seven, Hope Hillyer had five, Rebekah Dillingham had three, and Katra Vitryachenko and Kaitlyn Liles had two. Graham paced the Kards with eight.

The CIA boys defeated Kenai JV 55-33. Ian McGarry had 23 points, while Abraham Henderson had 18, Jonas Oyoumick had six, Jeremiah Dillingham had four and Hyram Henderson had two. Greg Fallon had 17 for Kenai JV.

The Soldotna JV girls defeated Nikiski JV 28-26. Juliet Innes paced the Stars with nine points, while Avery Ellis and Ashlynne Playle had nine apiece for the Nikiski JV.

The Soldotna JV boys defeated Homer JV 39-36. Owen Buckbee poured in 16 points for the Stars, while Einar Pederson had 14 for the Soldotna JV.

Sitka High School Coastal Holiday Shootout

The Nikiski girls won, while the Nikiski boys lost Friday in Sitka.

The Nikiski girls notched a 48-28 victory over Kodiak to move to 2-1 overall. Avery White paced the Bulldogs with 11 points, while Ember Nelson added 10. Also for the Bulldogs, Kailey Stynsberg had eight points, Brooke Abel and Emma Weeks each had six, Maggie Grenier had four and Savanna Stock had three.

The Nikiski boys were supposed to play Kodiak, but the Bears are not at the tournament. So the Bulldogs lost 48-37 to Sitka JV. Seth Payne and Braeden Porter had 12 for the Bulldogs, while David Weathers had five, Charlie Chamberlain had four, and Carter Eiter and Drew Handley each had two. Kai Hirai and Brett Ross each had 12 for the Wolves.

Homer, Redington canceled

The Homer girls and boys basketball teams were scheduled to host Redington in nonconference action Friday. The games did not happen because Redington was not able to travel.

Nome girls sweep Seward

The Nome basketball teams picked up a pair of nonconference victories over Seward on Friday.

The Nome girls won 27-24. Lena Jagielski had 16 points to lead the Seahawks, while Hailey Ingalls had three and Renee Elhard had two.

The Nome boys won 58-38. Ozzy Deel paced the Seahawks with 15 points, while Bergen Davis had eight, Ben Ambrosiani had seven, Nick Ambrosiani had five and Kupono Albino had two.

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