Hoops roundup

Hoops roundup

The host Homer boys basketball team notched a 61-51 victory over Kenai Central on Friday in Southcentral Conference action.

The Mariners grabbed a 13-12 lead after the first quarter, 25-22 lead at the half and 40-35 lead after three quarters.

Clayton Beachy and Eyoab Knapp each had 15 to power Homer. Also for the Mariners, Ethan Anderson had eight, Parker Lowney had seven, Michael Munns had five, Josiah Raymond had five, Jonathan Raymond had four, Ty Etzwiler had one and River Mann had one.

For the Kardinals, Braedon Pitsch poured in 26, while Kayden Daniels had 10. Also, Evan Stockton had nine, Andrew Bezdecny had four and James Baisden had two.

Wasilla girls 63, Soldotna 43

The host Warriors pulled off a weekend Northern Lights Conference sweep over the Stars.

For SoHi, Josie Sheridan had 11, Morgan Bouschor had 10, Ituau Tuisaula had nine, Kianna Holland had seven, Drysta Crosby-Schneider had three, Autumn Fisher had two and Mikayla Leadens had one.

Soldotna boys 54, Wasilla 40

After losing to the Warriors on Friday, the visiting Stars came back to claim a Northern Lights Conference win Saturday.

SoHi led 19-10 after the first quarter, 26-21 at the half and 36-33 after three quarters.

Jersey Truesdell had 19 for the Stars, while Ray Chumley had 11, Mekhai Rich and Tyler Morrison had eight apiece, Jeffrey Bouschor had three, Levi Rosin had two and Zach Hanson had one.

Wasilla girls 43, Soldotna 28

The host Warriors notched a Northern Lights Conference victory over the Stars on Friday.

Wasilla led 22-7 after the first quarter, then Soldotna was able to settle down. The second quarter was 6-6, SoHi won the third quarter 8-4 and Wasilla took the fourth quarter 11-7.

Jazlynn Novelli paced the Warriors with 15 points, while Jordyn Cox had 14. For the Stars, Ituau Tuisaula had 12 points, Josie Sheridan had nine, Morgan Bouschor had three and Kianna Holland had two.

Wasilla boys 51, Soldotna 42

The host Warriors notched a Northern Lights Conference victory over the Stars on Friday.

Wasilla rode a solid first half to victory, outscoring SoHi 12-5 in the first quarter and 25-13 for the first half. SoHi won the third quarter 17-11, but the Warriors held on over the final eight minutes.

Luke Devine paced the Warriors with 18 points, while Isaac Sironen pitched in 11. For the Stars, Jersey Truesdell had 20, while Ray Chumley had seven, Zach Hanson had six, Tyler Morrison had three, Jeff Bouschor had three, Mekhai Rich had two and Levi Rosin had one.

Nome girls 62, Nikiski girls 59

The host Nanooks notched a nonconference victory over the Bulldogs on Friday.

Nikiski trailed 11-4 after a quarter, 30-21 at halftime and 49-33 after three quarters.

America Jeffreys had 19 for the Bulldogs, while Lillian Carstens had 18, Kaycee Bostic had 10, Bailey Epperheimer had six, McKinllee Jeffreys had three and Tika Zimmerman had two.

Nome boys 51, Nikiski 34

The host Nanooks notched a nonconference victory Friday. Nikiski trailed 14-3 after a quarter, cut it to 22-14 at the half and trailed 37-29 after three quarters.

For the Bulldogs, Austin Stafford had 13, while Noah Litke had 12, Michael Mysing had five, Kyle Malston had two and Drew Handley had two.

Valdez Elks Tournament

The Seward boys defeated Kotzebue 68-47 on Saturday to take fourth place in the tournament. For the Seahawks, Bjorn Nilsson had 12, Connor Spanos had 12, John Moriarity had 11, Tommy Cronin had 11, Colin Mullaly had six, Sam Koster had six, Trey Ingalls had six, Levi Deboard had two and Max Pfeiffenberger had two.

Also Saturday, the Seward girls lost to Valdez 51-24 to take sixth place. Shelby Sieminski and Katelyn Lemme each had five to lead the Seahawks.

Friday, the Seward girls notched a 29-25 victory over Eielson. Seward led 9-7 after a quarter, 18-17 at halftime and 26-24 after three quarters.

Katelyn Lemme paced the Seahawks with nine points, while Selma Casagranda had eight, Shelby Sieminski had five, Sequoia Sieverts had four, Hannah Schilling had two and Anevay Ambrosiani had one. Gabby Wright paced Eielson with nine.

Also Friday, the Seward boys topped Eielson 55-51. Seward led 16-15 after the first quarter, 31-25 after two quarters and 47-43 after three quarters.

Trey Ingalls had 15 points to pace the Seahawks, while Sam Koster had 12, Max Pfeiffenberger had 10, Connor Spanos had five, Bjorn Nilsson had five, John Moriarity had four and Tommy Cronin had four. For Eielson, Christian Bolton had 22.

Grace Hardwood Classic in Anchorage

Saturday, Homer wrapped up fifth place in the tourney with a 48-42 loss to Bethel. The Mariners trailed 16-5 after a quarter, 26-18 at halftime and 34-29 after three quarters.

Sailey Rhodes had 14 points to lead the Mariners, while Marina Carroll had 13, Laura Inama had five, Rylee Doughty had four, Kaylin Anderson had four and Kelli Bishop had two.

Friday, Homer took a 45-37 defeat to the host Grizzlies. Homer led 8-5 after the first quarter, but Grace led 17-12 by halftime. Homer cut that gap to 29-26 after three, but the Grizzlies finished strong.

Tessa Binder poured in 30 points for Grace. For Homer, Laura Inama had 12, Marina Carroll had 11, Rylee Doughty had seven, Sailey Rhodes had five and Hannah Hatfield produced two.

Ninilchik Invitational

The Ninilchik girls and boys swept their own tournament, while Cook Inlet Academy finished second on the girls and boys side.

Saturday, Ninilchik defeated Nikiski JV 54-43. For Ninilchik, Maddie Cooper had 19, Rian Ofstad had 10, Jade Robuck had 10, Rachael Okonek had eight, Autumn Calabrese had four and Mia Denboer had three.

Also Saturday, the Ninilchik boys defeated Nanwalek 81-50. For Ninilchik, Ben Botero had 22, Taplin Scott had 11, Jake Clark had 10, Tom Nelson had nine, Cody Blossom had six, Jacob Mumey had sixc and George Nelson had five.

For Nanwalek, Malachi Joseph had 18, James Cook had 10, Tikhon Kvasnikoff had eight, Elias Moonin had five, Charlie Moonin had five, Juvenaly Evans had two and Matthias Evans had two.

In early Saturday girls action, the CIA girls defeated Kalskag 46-43 in overtime. Anna Henderson had 20 for the Eagles, while Annika Castenholz had 12, Linnea Dohse had six, Gene Nelson had six, Jamie Hyatt had two and Kaitlyn Liles had one.

In Friday girls action, Ninilchik defeated Cook Inlet Academy 36-28.

Ninilchik led 14-11 after the first quarter, 21-17 at halftime and 29-21 after three quarters.

For the Wolverines, Jade Robuck had 12 points, Rachael Okonek had nine, Maddie Cooper had seven, Autumn Calabrese had five and Rian Ofstad had a point.

For the Eagles, Anna Henderson had 15, Annika Castenholz had nine, Jamie Hyatt had three and Jessa Wahl had two.

For Friday boys, Ninilchik defeated CIA 67-54. The Eagles had a 16-12 lead after the first quarter, but Ninilchik led 29-27 at halftime and 51-42 after three quarters.

For Ninilchik, Ben Botero had 21 points, Thomas Nelson had 15 points, Jacob Mumey had 10, Jaylin Scott had nine, Jake Clark had seven, George Nelson had three and Cole Hadro had two.

For the Eagles, Mason Zeigler had 13, Cole Moore had 11, Lucas Cragg had nine, Josh Boyd had eight, Austin Matheson had six, Ethan Boyd had four and Grizzly Beard had three.

Also Friday, Kalskag topped Nikiski’s JV 67-28. Aurrionna Peterson had 23 points for Kalskag.

In early boys action, Kalskag defeated Kalskag 67-42. Kalskag led 16-9 after a quarter, 26-18 at halftime and 48-33 after three quarters.

Amory Byrd had 21 points to lead Kalskag.

Malachi Joseph paced Nanwalek with 20 points, while James Cook had 10, Matthias Evans had five, Seth Tapape had two, Charlie Moonin had two, Justus Evans had two and Elias Moonin had one.

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