Friday hoops roundup: Nikiski boys win to set up title clash

  • By Staff Report
  • Saturday, January 16, 2016 2:31am
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The Nikiski boys put themselves in contention for the Nikiski Tip-Off Tournament championship with a 68-43 victory Friday over the Homer Mariners.

With the win, Nikiski set itself up for a de facto title matchup with Bethel, slated for Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Both teams are 2-0 in the round-robin tournament.

The entire varsity lineup — all 10 players — got into the scoring column Friday, led by senior Luke Johnson wih 12 points. Braden Ellis and Nathan Carstens chipped in 11 apiece. Koby Etzwiler led Homer with 13 points.

The home team got off to a fast start with a 13-7 lead after one quarter, then poured in 29 second-quarter points to grab a demanding 42-22 halftime lead.

The Mariners also found themselves in foul trouble, leading to 32 free throw attempts by the Bulldogs.

Homer girls 64, Nikiski 38

A day after losing a tight, 37-36 game to Bethel, the Mariners got back on track with a dominating win Friday over the home team at the Nikiski Tip-Off Tournament.

Homer got off to a sizzling start, pouring in 31 points in the first quarter to gap the Bulldogs by 22 points. Homer led 50-23 at halftime.

Madison Akers scored a game-high 22 points for Homer, while teammates Kayla Stafford and Aurora Waclawksi added 14 and 13 points, respectively.

Avery Kornstad led Nikiski with 13 points.

In other Friday games, the Bethel girls beat Kodiak 40-27 and the Bethel boys defeated Dillingham 66-24.

Dimond girls 75, Soldotna 40

The Lynx dominated a nonconference matchup Friday against the Stars.

Dimond rocketed to a 22-7 lead in the first quarter, then extended the lead to 48-24 at halftime. The Lynx iced the game early by outscoring SoHi 16-5 in the third quarter.

Lindsey Wong led SoHi with 11 points.

Ninilchik girls 36, Lumen Christi 34

The Wolverines pulled out a narrow Peninsula Conference victory Friday over the Archangels.

Led by DeeAnn White’s 14 points and Krista Sinclair’s 12, Ninilchik overcame a 16-11 halftime deficit by outscoring Lumen Christi 25-18 in the second half, including 16-12 in the final eight minutes. Sinclair scored seven points in the final quarter, including a clutch 3-pointer.

Chiamaka Lebechi led Lumen with 18 points, including eight in the fourth quarter.

Ninilchik boys 64, Lumen Christi 22

Dalton Geppert led the Wolverines to a dominating Peninsula Conference win over the Archangels with 20 points.

Ninilchik teammate Austin White chipped in 16 points and Tyler Presley added 13.

Ninilchik got out to a quick start by outscoring Lumen 22-3 in the first quarter and led 38-10 at halftime.

Birchwood Christian girls 44, CIA 24

The Warriors cruised to a Peninsula Conference win Friday over the Eagles.

Nine different players scored for Birchwood Christian. CIA freshman Adara Warren led the Eagles with a trio of 3s and scored 15 points total. Maddie Carey chipped in nine points.

Nikolaevsk boys 82, Kodiak ESS 27

The Warriors beat Kodiak ESS in a rout Friday at Nikolaevsk.

10 different players scored for Nikolaevsk, led by the 14 points of Anfim Kalugin and Greg Trail. Neil Gordeev added 12 points — all in the first quarter — and Randy Boquerosa chipped in 10. Nikolaevsk recorded an impressive total of 41 made field goals.

Nikolaevsk streaked out to a 31-3 lead after the first quarter, then poured in 21 second-quarter points to grab a 52-9 lead at halftime.

Dillingham girls 48, Nikolaevsk 30

The Wolverines picked up a nonconference win over the Warriors Friday in Nikolaevsk.

Sydney Dray propelled Dillingham to the win with 15 points. Nikolaevsk was led by Megan Hickman’s 11 points.

Dillingham opened up a 17-7 lead after the first quarter, then pushed the advantage to 24-9 at the half.

 

Friday girls

Mariners 64, Bulldogs 38

Homer 31 19 6 8 —64

Nikiski 9 14 7 8 —38

HOMER (64) — Todd 0 0-0 0, Reutov 3 0-0 6, Knott 1 0-0 2, Cleary 0 3-4 3, Kuhns 0 0-0 0, Draves 2 0-0 4, Akers 8 5-5 22, Cole 0 0-0 0, Waclawski 6 0-0 13, Stafford 5 2-4 14, Kann 0 0-0 0. Totals 25 10-13 64.

NIKISKI (38) — Wik 0 0-0 0, Riddall 1 0-0 2, Vollertsen 2 0-0 4, Pitt 3 0-0 6, Epperheimer 0 0-0 0, Kornstad 5 1-2 13, Clark 1 0-0 2, Parrish 2 3-6 8, Jackson 1 0-2 3, Porter 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 4-10 38.

3-point shots — Homer 4 (Stafford 2, Akers 1, Waclawski 1); Nikiski 4 (Kornstad 2, Parrish 1, Jackson 1).

Team fouls — Homer 19; Nikiski 11. Fouled out — Cole.

 

Lynx 75, Stars 40

Soldotna 7 17 5 11 —40

Dimond 22 26 16 11 —75

SOLDOTNA (40) — Nelson 2 1-2 5, Miller 2 0-0 6, A. Schmidt 1 0-0 2, Wong 4 2-4 11, Blossom 1 0-0 2, Kruse 1 0-0 2, Brush 2 0-1 6, McElroy 0 0-0 0, D. Schmidt 2 2-4 6. Totals 15 5-11 40.

DIMOND (75) — Johansen 3 0-0 7, Bialo 0 0-0 0, Jones 2 0-0 4, Luther 1 0-0 2, Shipman 3 2-4 8, Jones 3 2-3 8, Carle 4 3-5 11, Shapp 9 0-1 19, Marsey 1 0-0 2, Pili 5 4-4 14. Totals 31 11-17 75.

3-point shots — Dimond 2 (Shapp 1, Johansen 1); Soldotna 5 (Miller 2, Brush 2, Wong 1).

Team fouls — Dimond 18; Soldotna 19. Fouled out — McElroy.

 

Wolverines 36, Archangels 34

Ninilchik 3 8 9 16 —36

Lumen Christi 4 12 6 12 —34

NINILCHIK (36) — Delgado 1 0-4 2, Sinclair 5 1-3 12, Goins 1 0-1 2, White 4 6-10 14, Finney 3 0-0 6, Kain 0 0-0 0, Clark 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 7-18 36.

LUMEN (34) — Lebechi 9 0-3 18, Estes 0 0-0 0, Bakic 2 0-0 4, Estes 0 0-0 0, Martin 1 0-0 2, Childs 1 0-0 2, Lopez 0 0-0 0, McCormick 0 0-0 0, Puoy 2 4-4 8. Totals 15 4-7 34.

3-point shots — Ninilchik 1 (Sinclair); Lumen Christi 0.

Team fouls — Ninilchik 12; Lumen Christi 17. Fouled out — none.

 

Warriors 44, Eagles 24

Birchwood Christian 9 17 10 8 —44

Cook Inlet Academy 0 2 10 12 —24

BIRCHWOOD (44) — Jensen 1 0-0 2, Goward 5 0-0 10, T. Goward 1 0-0 2, Tiner 4 0-0 8, Sullivan 1 0-0 2, Buchkowski 1 0-0 2, Brassell 1 0-0 2, Alexander 1 0-0 2, Carneba 0 0-0 0, Scott 6 2-2 14. Totals 21 0-2 44.

CIA (24) — Hammond 0 0-0 0, Erickson 0 0-0 0, Carey 4 1-2 9, McGahan 0 0-0 0, Warren 6 0-0 15. Totals 12 1-2 24.

3-point shots — Birchwood Christian (Brassell 2); CIA 3 (Warren 3).

Team fouls — Birchwood Christian 6; CIA 2. Fouled out — none. 

 

Wolverines 48, Warriors 30

Dillingham 17 7 14 10 —48

Nikolaevsk 7 2 11 10 —30

DILLINGHAM (48) — Dray 6 1-2 15, Larson 1 0-0 2, B. Dray 4 0-0 8, Sifsof 3 0-2 6, Evalt 0 0-0 0, Mower 3 2-4 8, Schroeder 3 3-8 9. Totals 20 6-16 48.

NIKOLAEVSK (30) — S. Klaich 0 0-0 0, K. Klaich 0 0-2 0, Yakunin 0 0-0 0, Johnson 1 0-2 2, Fefelov 0 0-0 0, V. Fefelov 3 0-0 7, Kalugin 3 2-5 8, N. Gordeev 1 0-0 2, E. Gordeev 0 0-0 0, Hickman 4 1-2 11. Totals 12 3-11 30.

3-point shots — Dillingham 2 (S. Dray 2); Nikolaevsk 2 (Hickman 1, V. Fefelov 1).

Team fouls — Dillingham 13; Nikolaevsk 9. Fouled out — none.

 

Friday boys

Bulldogs 68, Mariners 43

Homer 7 15 8 13 —43

Nikiski 13 29 12 14 —68

HOMER (43) — Ravin 2 1-3 5, Rohr 1 3-4 5, Etzwiler 4 3-4 13, Beachy 3 0-0 8, Edens 3 0-0 6, Felde 0 0-0 0, Beck 0 0-0 0, Carroll 2 0-0 4, Swoboda 1 0-1 2. Totals 16 7-12 43.

NIKISKI (68) — I. Johnson 2 3-4 7, Anderson 1 1-1 3, L. Johnson 4 4-5 12, Kornstad 1 0-0 3, Holloway 2 1-4 6, Handley 0 1-2 1, Tauriainen 2 0-0 6, Ellis 2 7-8 11, Carstens 3 4-7 11, Pamplin 4 0-1 8. Totals 21 21-32 68.

3-point shots — Homer 4 (Etzwiler 2, Beachy 2); Nikiski 5 (Tauriainen 2, Carstens 1, Holloway 1, Kornstad 1).

Team fouls — Homer 22; Nikiski 18. Fouled out — Rohr.

 

Wolverines 64, Archangels 22

Ninilchik 22 16 18 8 —64

Lumen Christi 3 7 6 6 —22

NINILCHIK (64) — Koch 1 0-0 2, Appelhanz 1 0-0 2, Presley 5 2-3 13, Geppert 9 2-4 20, Bartolowits 1 0-0 3, Mumey 0 0-0 0, Adams 0 0-0 0, White 8 0-0 16. 

LUMEN (22) — Jones 0 0-0 0, Brown 1 0-0 2, Fortune 0 2-4 2, Helgeseri 0 0-0 0, Ritchie 0 2-2 2, Nagel 1 0-0 2, Novcaski 1 0-2 2, Loeffler 1 0-0 2, Bernert 0 0-0 0, Liman 0 0-0 0, Lebechi 5 0-1 10.

3-point shots — Ninilchik 2 (Bartolowits 1, Presley 1); Lumen Christi 0.

Team fouls — Ninilchik 11; Lumen Christi 9. Fouled out — none.

 

Warriors 82, Bears 27

Kodiak ESS 3 6 12 6 —27

Nikolaevsk 31 21 12 18 —82

KODIAK ESS (27) — Vonsheelee 1 0-0 2, Bennett 3 0-0 9, Inga 0 0-0 0, Hawkins 0 0-0 0, Peterson 1 0-0 2, Bogardus 0 0-0 0, Simeonoff 1 0-0 3, Nelson 4 0-0 11. Totals 10 0-0 27.

NIKOLAEVSK (82) — Boquerosa 5 0-0 10, Molodih 3 0-0 7, Jones 1 0-0 2, Trail 7 0-0 14, Whaley 0 0-0 0, Yakunin 1 1-1 3, Fefelov 2 0-0 5, Gordeev 6 0-0 12, F. Molodih 4 0-0 8, J. Fefelov 3 0-0 7, Trail 0 0-0 0, Kaluign 7 0-0 14. Totals 41 1-1 82.

3-point shots — Kodiak ESS 7 (Nelson 3, Bennett 3, Simeonoff 1); Nikolaevsk 3 (Molodih 1, N. Fefelov 1, J. Fefelov 1).

Team fouls — Kodiak ESS 2; Nikolaevsk 3. Fouled out — none.


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