Friday hoops roundup

  • By Staff Report
  • Saturday, January 23, 2016 4:53am
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The Nikiski boys continued their roll through the prep hoops season by defeating Homer 71-37 in a Southcentral Conference clash Friday night at Alice Witte gym in Homer.

Nikiski improved to 2-0 in the conference and 10-2 overall. The win was the second for the Bulldogs over the Mariners in 2016, following a 68-43 triumph for Nikiski over Homer just a seven days earlier at the Nikiski Tip Off tournament.

Senior Nathan Carstens scored 18 of his game-high 21 points in the first half to lead the Bulldogs, while teammate Ian Johnson notched 11 points and Sam Tauriainen chipped in 10.

Nikiski opened the game with a 17-9 run and scored 28 second-quarter points en route to a 45-17 lead at halftime. The Bulldogs then outscored Homer 16-4 in the third quarter to put the game away.

Homer girls 43, Nikiski 33

The Mariners held on to notch a Southcentral Conference victory over the Bulldogs Friday night in Homer.

Homer improved to 7-1 overall and scored the win in its first conference game of the year. Nikiski is 2-1 in conference, 5-5 overall.

The Bulldogs executed better than a week prior, when they lost 64-38 to Homer at the Nikiski Tip Off tournament. Homer led 20-11 at halftime, but saw the gap cut to 29-22 at the end of three quarters.

Madison Akers went 8 for 8 from the free throw line to lead Homer with 18 points, while Brianna Vollertsen led Nikiski with 10 points.

Kenai girls 56, Kodiak 28

The Kenai girls doubled up on the Kodiak Bears to pick up their second Northern Lights Conference victory of the season Friday in Kenai.

The win lifted the Kardinals to 2-2 in the conference and 3-11 overall.

Senior guard Hannah Drury sank five 3-pointers to lead Kenai with 23 points, and Abby Beck chipped in 12. Nelly Hernandez led Kodiak with 16 points.

Leading 30-10 at halftime, Kenai pushed the lead to 44-20 with the help of a pair of 3s from Drury. From there, the Kards iced the game with defense, holding Kodiak to just eight points in the final quarter.

Barrow boys 73, Kenai 62

The Kenai boys lost Friday to Barrow at the O’Brady’s Invitational at South High School.

Josh Jackman led the Kardinals with 16 points, while teammate Austin Brazell added 14 (on 6-for-8 shooting). Also, Keith Ivy notched 11 points and Garrett Fitt grabbed 11 rebounds.

Barrow had four players notch double-digit scoring totals, led by David Matthews with 17 points. Kamaka Hepa added 15 points and Kevin Goodwin and Travis Adams had 13 each.

Kenai led 16-13 after the first quarter, but Barrow charged back with 24 second-quarter points to take a 37-33 lead at the half, and the Kards could never quite recover.

Seldovia boys 69, Birchwood Christian 31

The reigning 1A state champions cruised to a Peninsula Conference victory Friday over Birchwood Christian.

The win lifted Seldovia to a 3-4 overall record this season.

Aidan Philpot propelled the Sea Otters to the win with 24 points, while teammate Calem Collier added 18.

Seldovia started with a 14-5 first-quarter run, then extended the lead to 32-11 at halftime. Seldovia iced the game by outscoring Birchwood 37-20 in the second half.

Birchwood Christian girls 46, Seldovia 34

The Sea Otter lost a Peninsula Conference matchup Friday to Birchwood Christian.

Nikolaevsk Warrior Rumble

Nikolaevsk boys 60, Alak 33

The Nikolaevsk boys rolled to a 60-33 win over Alak (Wainwright) Friday at their hometown Warrior Rumble tournament. The Warriors are 2-0 heading into Saturday’s clash with Nenana at noon.

Nikolaevsk scored early and often using a balanced offensive attack. Eight different players finished with points, led by the 14 from Felemon Molodih. Neil Gordeev chipped in 12 and Nikit Fefelov had 11.

The Warriors outscored Alak 16-2 in the first quarter and poured in 20 points in the second frame to take a 36-9 lead at halftime.

Nikolaevsk girls 61, Alak 39

The Warriors made it a hometown sweep over Alak (Wainwright) Friday with a dominant win over the reigning 1A state champions.

Nikolaevsk is 1-1 in the tournament and will face Nenana at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Serafima Kalugin posted a monster game of 31 points to lead Nikolaevsk. Kalugin hit 10 buckets and went 11 for 13 from the line, and scored 12 of her team’s 19 points in the first quarter.

After leading 27-23 at halftime, Nikolaevsk gapped Alak with a 12-5 third quarter, then poured in 22 points in the fourth frame to pull away.

In other games Friday, the Nenana boys defeated the Wasilla C team 67-42, and the Wasilla C team girls beat Nenana 49-43.

Cordova Tip Off tournament

Palmer boys 42, Ninilchik 36

The Moose worked their way to a win over Ninilchik Friday in Cordova.

Palmer led 30-16 at the half, then held on as Ninilchik outscored the Moose 20-12 in the second half.

Tyler Presley led Ninilchik with 19 points, and teammate Austin White added 12.

Palmer JV girls 48, Ninilchik 25

The Palmer JV squad held on to beat the Wolverines Friday night in Cordova.

The Moose led 23-12 at halftime, then outscored Ninilchik 13-7 in the third quarter to take a 36-19 lead heading into the fourth.

DeeAnn White led Ninilchik with 12 points.

 

Friday girls

Mariners 43, Bulldogs 33

Nikiski 6 5 11 11 —33

Homer 11 9 9 14 —43

NIKISKI (33) — Wik 1 0-0 3, Riddall 1 4-6 6, Vollertsen 5 0-0 10, Pitt 1 0-0 2, Clark 2 0-0 4, Parrish 1 4-7 6, Jackson 1 0-0 2. Totals 12 8-13 33.

HOMER (43) — Todd 2 0-0 4, Reutov 3 0-0 6, Knott 0 0-0 0, Kuhns 0 0-0 0, Draves 2 0-0 4, Akers 5 8-8 18, Coll 0 0-1 0, Waclawski 2 0-1 5, Stafford 2 0-0 6. Totals 16 8-10 43.

3-point goals — Nikiski 1 (Wik); Homer 3 (Stafford 2, Waclawski 1).

Team fouls — Nikiski 13; Homer 15. Fouled out — Jackson.

 

Kardinals 56, Bears 28

Kodiak 5 5 10 8 —28

Kenai 14 16 14 12 —56

KODIAK (28) — Barcelon 0 0-0 0, Hernandez 6 1-4 16, Villaraya 0 0-0 0, Macatuna 0 2-2 2, Gorgora 2 2-2 7, Chia 0 0-1 0, Mutch 0 0-0 0, Matautia 1 0-1 3, Carstens 0 0-0 0. Totals 9 5-10 28.

KENAI (56) — Calvert 0 0-0 0, Holmes 2 1-3 5, Drury 8 2-5 23, Steinbeck 0 2-2 2, Creighton 4 0-2 8, Baker 1 0-0 2, Booth 0 0-0 0, Morse 0 0-0 0, Ross 1 0-0 2, Beck 5 1-2 12, Satathite 0 0-0 0, Coghill 1 0-0 2. Totals 22 6-14 56.

3-point goals — Kodiak 5 (Hernandez 3, Gorgora 1, Matautia 1); Kenai 6 (Drury 5, Beck 1).

Team fouls — Kodiak 11; Kenai 18. Fouled out — none.

 

Warriors 61, Huskies 39

Alak 12 11 5 11 —39

Nikolaevsk 19 8 12 22 —61

ALAK (39) — Nayakik 1 0-0 3, Sielak 2 0-0 5, Hopson 0 0-0 0, Nashookpuk 7 1-2 17, Ahmaogak 1 4-8 6, Kippi 2 0-0 4, Brower 1 0-0 2, Panik 1 0-0 2. Totals 15 5-10 39.

NIKOLAEVSK (61) — Klaich 0 0-0 0, Johnson 3 1-3 7, E. Fefelov 0 0-0 0, V. Fefelov 4 5-6 14, Mametieff 0 0-0 0, Kalugin 10 11-13 31, N. Gordeev 2 2-2 6, E. Gordeev 1 0-0 2, Hickman 0 1-2 1. Totals 20 20-26 61.

3-point goals — Alak 4 (Nashookpuk 2, Nayakik 1, Sielak 1); Nikolaevsk 1 (V. Fefelov).

Team fouls — Alak 19; Nikolaevsk 10. Fouled out — Nayakik

 

Moose 48, Wolverines 25

Palmer JV 10 13 13 12 —48

Ninilchik 6 6 7 6 —25

PALMER (48) — Pettigrew 2 0-0 4, Lee 0 2-2 2, Bacman 7 0-0 14, Kinter 1 0-0 2, Goers 2 0-0 5, Bradford 4 5-6 13, Sutton 1 0-0 2, Alley 2 2-3 6. 19 7-9 48.

NINILCHIK (25) — Delgado 1 2-7 4, Sinclair 2 1-4 5, Goins 0 2-2 2, White 4 4-4 12, Finney 1 0-0 2, Clark 0 0-1 0. Totals 8 9-18 25.

3-point goals — Palmer 1 (Goers); Ninilchik 0.

Team fouls — Palmer 19; Ninilchik 9. Fouled out — Lee, Kinter.

 

Friday boys

Bulldogs 71, Mariners 37

Nikiski 17 28 16 10 —71

Homer 9 8 4 16 —37

NIKISKI (71) — I. Johnson 3 5-9 11, dw 2 1-3 6, L. Johnson 0 4-4 4, Kornstad 3 0-0 7, Holloway 2 0-0 4, Handley 0 0-0 0, Tauriainen 4 0-0 10, Ellis 0 0-0 0, Carstens 8 3-4 21, Pamplin 4 0-2 8. Totals 26 13-22 71.

HOMER (37) — Ravin 0 0-0 0, Rohr 6 2-2 17, Etzwiler 4 1-3 10, Beachy 1 0-0 2, Edens 3 0-0 6, Carroll 1 0-1 2, Cortez 0 0-0 0, Swoboda 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 3-6 37.

3-point goals — Nikiski 6 (Carstens 2, Tauriainen 2, Kornstad 1, Anderson 1); Homer 4 (Rohr 3, Etzwiler 1).

Team fouls — Nikiski 12; Homer 12. Fouled out — none.

 

Whalers 73, Kardinals 62

Barrow 13 24 15 21 —73

Kenai 16 17 10 19 —62

BARROW (73) — Goodwin 5 1-1 13, Thomas 1 1-2 4, Adams 6 1-7 13, Harrington 0 0-0 0, Elavgak 0 0-0 0, Unutoa 1 0-0 3, Tulfua 1 2-2 4, Matthews 6 5-6 17, Ahgeak 0 0-0 0, Hepa 5 2-5 15, Snow 2 0-0 4. Totals 27 12-23 73.

KENAI (62) — Daniels 0 0-0 0, Ta. Landry 2 0-0 4, Ivy 4 2-2 11, Vest 2 0-0 5, Brazell 6 0-0 14, Tr. Landry 0 0-0 0, Tuttle 0 0-0 0, Jackman 6 4-7 16, Beiser 1 0-0 2, Fitt 3 2-2 8, Dye 0 0-0 0, Beeson 0 0-0 0, Johnson 0 2-2 2. Totals 24 10-13 62.

3-point goals — Barrow 7 (Hepa 3, Goodwin 2, Thomas 1, Unutoa 1); Kenai 4 (Brazell 2, Vest 1, Ivy 1).

Team fouls — Barrow 12; Kenai 19. Fouled out — none.

 

Sea Otters 69, Warriors 31

Seldovia 14 18 14 23 —69

Birchwood 5 6 10 10 —31

SELDOVIA (69) — Waterbury 3 0-0 6, Scribner 0 0-0 0, Botero 4 3-3 11, Collier 8 0-0 18, Haller 0 0-0 0, Philpot 10 2-2 24, Swearingen 1 0-0 2, Stanish 4 0-0 8. Totals 30 5-5 69.

BIRCHWOOD (31) — Beches 9 2-4 20, Crawer 0 0-0 0, Nunley 0 0-0 0, Peterson 0 0-0 0, Wehele 1 0-0 2, Reich 0 0-0 0, Perry 0 0-0 0, Murphy 0 0-0 0, Nunley 0 0-0 0, Bales 3 2-3 8, McKinley 0 0-0 0, Wehele 0 1-2 1, King 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 5-9 31.

3-point goals — Seldovia 5 (Collier 2, Philpot 2, Botero 1); Birchwood Christian 0.

Team fouls — Seldovia 14; Birchwood Christian 16. Fouled out — Wehele.

 

Warriors 60, Huskies 33

Alak 2 7 6 17 —33

Nikolaevsk 16 20 13 11 —60

ALAK (33) — Tagarook 1 0-0 3, Panik 4 0-0 9, Negoyanna 0 0-0 0, Kippi 2 0-0 4, Nayakik 2 0-0 4, Agnasagga 0 0-0 0, Sarren 4 3-4 13, Driggs. Totals 13 3-4 33.

NIKOLAEVSK (60) — Boquecosa 1 0-0 2, K. Molodih 2 4-4 9, Jones 1 0-0 2, Trail 0 0-4 0, Whaley 1 0-0 2, Yakunin 0 0-0 0, N. Fefelov 4 2-2 11, Gordeev 6 0-0 12, F. Molodih 6 2-2 14, J. Fefelov 2 3-5 8, Trail 0 0-0 0, Kalugin 0 0-0 0. Totals 23 11-17 60.

3-point goals — Nikolaevsk 3 (Molodih 1, N. Fefelov 1, J. Fefelov 1); Alak 4 (Sarren 2, Tagarook 1, Panik 1).

Team fouls — Nikolaevsk 9; Alak 12. Fouled out — none.

 

Moose 42, Wolverines 36

Palmer 19 11 6 6 —42

Ninilchik 7 9 7 13 —36

PALMER (42) — Hughes 2 0-0 4, Martin 1 0-0 2, Ferris 2 3-8 8, Southwick 2 0-0 5, Witz 0 0-1 0, C. Southwick 3 2-2 8, Deback 0 0-0 0, Eiman 0 0-0 0, Kluting 5 2-2 15. Totals 15 7-13 42.

NINILCHIK (36) — Appelhanz 0 0-0 0, Presley 6 4-7 19, Koch 0 0-0 0, Geppert 1 0-0 3, Brandt 0 0-0 0, Bartolowits 1 0-0 2, Mumey 0 0-0 0, White 5 1-2 12. Totals 12 5-9 36.

3-point goals — Palmer 5 (Kluting 3, Ferris 1, B. Southwick 1); Ninilchik 4 (Presley 3, Geppert 1, White 1).

Team fouls — Palmer 13; Ninilchik 15. Fouled out — Kluting, Presley.

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