Friday hoops roundup: Sewards girls knock off Kenai

The visiting Seward girls defeated Kenai 46-42 on Friday to move to 4-1 in the Class 3A Peninsula Conference and 11-4 overall, and drop the Kardinals to 2-3 in the league and 11-6 overall.

The Seahawks were able to avenge a 39-26 loss to Kenai on Jan. 20.

Kenai led 9-8 after the first quarter, but trailed 24-19 at the half. The Seahawks then led 40-31 after three quarters.

Robin Cronin had 15 points for Seward, while Renee Elhard had 13, Lena Jagielski had 11, Hailey Ingalls had five and Ava Jagielski had two.

For Kenai, Emma Beck had 19 points, while Malerie Nunn had 10, Ella Yragui had nine and Rylie Sparks had four.

Kenai boys 58, Seward 29

The host Kardinals moved to 4-1 in the Class 3A Peninsula Conference and 10-7 overall by dropping the Seahawks to 2-3 and 6-8.

For the Kards, Jakob Kvasnikoff and Wade James each had 11, while Roc Riggle had 10, Carnell Gump had eight, and Daniel McRorie, Luke Armstrong and Bridger Beck had six.

Ben Ambrosiani had 10 for Seward, while Bergen Davis had six, Ozzy Deel and Emerson Cross had five, Van Shank had two and Nick Ambrosiani had one.

Nikiski boys 52, Redington 47, OT

The host Bulldogs improved to 3-15 with a nonconference victory.

Nikiski trailed 10-4 after a quarter and 26-13 at the half. Redington still led 30-23 after three quarter, but the Bulldogs tied it at 43 to force overtime.

Drew Handley pumped in 22 points to key the victory, while Braeden Porter had 14, Charlie Chamberlain had 12 and Seth Payne had four.

For Redington, Doyle Bond and Aiden Dobbs each had 13, while Kaeden Saxton had five and Christian Ingraham, Kenneth Johnson, Caleb Metcalf and Wyatt Milnes all had four.

Nikiski girls 52, Redington 24

The host Bulldogs moved to 7-12 overall with the nonconference win.

Shelby Burman pumped in 16 to pace Nikiski, while Avery White and Kailey Stynsberg had eight, Savanna Stock and Ember Nelson had six, Avery Ellis had four, Emma White had two, and Brooke Abel and Ashlynne Playle each had one.

For Redington, Saydi Cardoso and Lexi Pike had five, Callie Cale, Alizae Crume and Kaitlyn Johnson had four, and Sonia Gerke had two.

Colony girls 59, Soldotna 28

The visiting Knights dropped the Stars to 2-5 in the Northern Lights Conference and 8-11 overall.

Josie Sheridan paced the Stars with 10, while Katelyn Morrison had six, Tanner Inman had six, Annie Burns had three, Anaulie Sedivy had two and Morgan Lemm had one.

For Colony, Ally Shelley had 17, Hallie Clark had 10, Morgan Ainsworth and Lalaine Suaava had six, Teresa McMahon and Adrian Alley had five, Ella Hopkins had four, and Emma Hopkins and Amaretta Settle had three.

Colony boys 73, Soldotna 43

The Knights dropped the Stars to 1-6 in the Northern Lights Conference and 5-13 overall.

Jakob Brown had 16 to pace the Stars, while Izaiah Gilbert had 11, Zack Buckbee had seven, Cameron Laroque and Andrew Pieh had three, Eli Corbett had two and Will Inman had one.

For the Knights, Blake Dinkel had 31, Kash Luce had 13, Jayce Underwood had 10, Andrew Morgan had six, Ridge Spencer, Cody Peterson and Brady Reaves had three, and Kaden Black and Zach Daniel had two.

Ninilchik Invitational

The Ninilchik boys won, while the Wolverines girls lost, Friday at the Ninilchik Invitational.

The Ninilchik boys defeated Cordova 86-64 to move to 17-3 overall.

Cole Moore poured in 32 for the Wolverines, while Jaylin Scott had 21, Peyton Edens had 16, Kade McCorison had 10, Rowan Mahoney had six and Wyatt McCloskey had one. Leading the way for Cordova were Jaykob Thorne with 13, Wyatt Sorenson with 12 and Xavier Russin wiht 11.

The Cordova girls defeated Ninilchik 50-30 to drop the Wolverines to 4-11 overall. Riley Tucker had 16 for Ninilchik, while Taylor Rickard had 12 and Lily Berger had two. For Cordova, Alayna Goss, Katie Pallas and Shaunessi Schandel had 11.

Also at the tournament, the Bristol Bay girls defeated Nenana 36-32. Olivia Harvilla had 20 to lead Bristol Bay, while Marie Housler had 10 for Nenana.

The Nenana boys defeated Bristol Bay 42-32. Russell Waska had 13 for Nenana, while Chad Anderson had 10 for Bristol Bay.

The Tri-Valley boys defeated Nenana 52-33. Robert Price had 16 for Tri-Valley, while Mike Renshaw and Josh Renshaw had 11. Cyrus Chief had 10 for Nenana.

The Tri-Valley girls defeated Nenana 34-29. For Tri-Valley, Ellie Vandeventer had 14, while Kayla Mayo had 11. For Nenana, Kiara Michael and Karla Beans had seven.

CIA girls 52, Birchwood Christian 11

The visiting Eagles improved to 3-0 in the Class 1A Peninsula Conference and 13-4 overall.

For CIA, Tatum Rozak had 20, Hope Hillyer had 18, Ella Rollman had 10 and Kaitlyn Liles had two. For Birchwood, Elise Becker led the way with four.

CIA boys 84, Birchwood Christian 38

The visiting Eagles moved to 4-0 in the Class 1A Peninsula Conference and 16-2 overall.

For CIA, Ian McGarry had 30, Alek McGarry and Abraham Henderson had 14, Jeremiah Dillingham had 10, Brady Baeten had five, and Owen Braband and Austin Sorhus had four.

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