Friday’s prep hoops roundup

The Kenai Central boys basketball team lost 44-33 to Dimond on Friday in the semifinals of the Alaska Prep Shootout at Dimond.

The Kards play in the third-place game today at 5:30 p.m. at Dimond.

Josh Jackman had a big game for Kenai, notching 20 points while hitting 3 of 4 field goals and 4 of 9 3-pointers.

South girls 52, Soldotna 49

The SoHi girls pushed the South Anchorage Wolverines to the edge Friday at the Joe T. Classic tournament in Fairbanks, but ultimately lost a close battle.

Juneau boys 44, Soldotna 37

The SoHi boys lost by a respectable score Friday against the reigning Class 4A state champion Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears at the Joe T. Classic in Fairbanks.

Houston girls 43, Homer 18

Aspen Ruth pumped in 13 points Friday as the visiting Hawks notched a Southcentral Conference victory. Rylyn Todd led the way for Homer with four points.

Houston boys 57, Homer 50

The visiting Hawks overcame a 16-10 first-quarter deficit for a Southcentral Conference victory Friday.

Ben Bitler had 22 points to lead the Hawks, while Silas Ross added 12.

While Bitler did his work from the inside, Charles Rohr had 4 treys en route to 16 points and Koby Etzwiler had three treys for 15 points to lead Homer.

Ninilchik boys 101, Kodiak ESS 14

The reigning Class 1A state champion Ninilchik boys opened up their division schedule with a resonating victory Friday night over Kodiak ESS in Ninilchik.

J.D. Mumey led the onslaught by the Wolverines with 21 points, scoring nine in the second quarter and adding another 10 in the fourth. Teammate Dalton Geppert had 19 points, while Garrett Koch and Austin White each scored 14 and Tyler Presley added 12.

The win improved Ninilchik’s overall record to 3-5. The Wolverines had faced only Class 3A and 4A competition prior to Friday.

Ninilchik opened the game with a 26-4 scoring run in the first quarter, then poured in 33 second-quarter points to take a 59-7 lead into halftime. The Wolverines then finished the game with a second half score of 42-7.

Ninilchik girls 40, Unlalakleet 30

The Wolverines improved to 2-0 at the Christopher Lockwood Invitational by topping the Wolfpack.

DeeAnn White had 16 points for Ninilchik, while Olivia Delgado had 10, Jodie Kain had six, Mikayla Clark had four and Isabella Koch and Madi Cooper had two apiece. Jewel Wilson paced Unalakleet with 11 points.

Friday girls

Hawks 43, Mariners 18

Houston 12 13 11 7 — 43

Homer 6 3 5 4 — 18

HOUSTON (43) — Holms 0 3-7 3, Graham 1 0-0 2, Davis 1 3-4 6, Malidore 0 0-0 0, Ruth 4 5-10 13, M. Moore 3 2-4 9, Mattson 0 0-0 0, T. Moore 3 0-3 6, Winzenburg 1 0-0 2, Vanpelt 0 0-0 0, Whitted 1 0-1 2. Totals — 14 13-29 43.

HOMER (18) — Carroll 1 0-0 2, Reutov 0 0-0 0, Metz 0 0-0 0, Fabich 0 0-0 0, Knott 0 3-4 3, Doughty 0 0-0 0, Todd 2 0-0 4, Parish 1 0-0 2, Bales 1 0-0 2, Gillette 0 0-0 0, Veldstra 0 1-2 1, Cole 0 2-5 2, Box 1 0-0 2, Hetrick 0 0-0 0. Totals — 6 6-11 18.

3-point goals — Houston 5 (T. Moore 3, Davis, M. Moore). Team fouls — Houston 13, Homer 19. Fouled out — none.

Wolverines 52, Stars 49

Soldotna 11 18 14 6 — 49

South 7 12 19 14 — 52

SOLDOTNA (49) — Houser 1 0-0 2, Miller 5 0-0 10, Blossom 4 3-4 11, A. Schmidt 5 1-6 11, Tuttle 0 0-0 0, Kruse 4 1-2 9, Wells 1 0-1 2, D. Schmidt 2 0-0 4. Totals — 22 5-13 49.

SOUTH (52) — Garner 5 5-6 16, Wright 0 0-0 0, Ayers 3 0-0 6, Banert 1 0-0 2, Kashevarof 0 0-0 0, Soland 5 0-2 10, Babiak 4 0-2 10, Weimann 0 0-0 0, VanLandingham 3 0-0 8. Totals — 21 5-10 52.

3-point goals — South 5 (Babiak 2, VanLandingham 2, Garner). Team fouls — Soldotna 9, South 14. Fouled out — none.

Friday boys

Hawks 57, Mariners 50

Houston 10 17 15 15 — 57

Homer 16 16 8 10 — 50

HOUSTON (57) — Ka. Taylor 3 8-9 15, Ko. Taylor 1 5-6 7, Ruta 0 1-2 1, Ross 4 4-7 12, Pelesasa 0 0-0 0, Bitler 11 0-3 22. Totals — 19 18-27 57.

HOMER (50) — Rohr 6 0-0 16, Etzwiler 6 0-0 15, Ravin 0 0-0 0, Carroll 0 2-2 2, Edens 1 5-6 7, Ellison 3 1-2 7, Beachy 1 0-0 3, Brinster 0 0-0 0. Totals — 17 8-10 50.

3-point goals — Houston 1 (Ka. Taylor); Homer 8 (Rohr 4, Etzwiler 3, Beachy). Team fouls — Houston 11, Homer 19. Fouled out — none.

Lynx 44, Kardinals 33

Kenai 12 8 7 6 — 33

Dimond 14 10 12 8 — 44

KENAI CENTRAL (33) — Daniels 0 2-2 2, Beeson 0 1-2 1, Hieber 1 0-0 3, Beiser 1 2-4 4, Landry 0 3-4 3, Jackman 7 2-2 20. Totals — 9 10-14 33.

DIMOND (44) — Heim 2 0-0 5, Gates-Magnuson 2 0-0 5, Sherman 0 0-0 0, Osborne 0 2-2 2, Parker 2 2-5 6, Boese 1 2-3 4, Moore 0 0-0 0, Horning 0 0-0 0, Tufaga 4 0-1 8, Jenkins 3 2-2 8, Ainnu 3 0-0 6. Totals — 17 8-13 44.

3-point goals — Kenai 5 (Jackman 4, Hieber); Dimond 2 (Heim, Gates-Magnuson). Team fouls — Kenai 12, Dimond 13. Fouled out — none.

Wolverines 101, Bears 14

Kodiak ESS 4 3 3 4 — 14

Ninilchik 26 33 24 18 — 101

KODIAK ESS (14) — Phillips 2 0-0 6, Reed 0 0-0 0, Inga 0 0-0 0, T. Amedo 0 1-4 1, J. Amedo 0 0-0 0, Ta. Amedo 0 0-0 0, Reft 0 0-0 0, Nelson 0 0-0 0, Bogoidus 0 0-0 0, Nelson 1 0-0 3, Simeonoff 1 0-0 2, Elaska 0 0-0 0, G. Nelson 0 0-2 0, Lind 0 0-0 0. Totals 4 1-6 14.

NINILCHIK (101) — Presley 4 3-3 12, Koch 6 2-2 14, Geppert 8 0-3 19, Clark 4 0-2 8, Bartolowits 4 0-0 9, Mumey 9 0-0 21, Adams 1 0-0 2, McGinnis 0 0-0 0, White 7 0-0 14. Totals 43 5-10 101.

3-point goals — Kodiak ESS 3 (Phillips 2, Nelson 1); Ninilchik 8 (Geppert 3, Mumey 3, Presley 1, Bartolowits 1).

Team fouls — Kodiak ESS 10; Ninilchik 8. Fouled out — none.

Crimson Bears 44, Stars 37

Juneau 10 14 8 12 — 44

Soldotna 5 16 5 11 — 37

JUNEAU-DOUGLAS (44) — Bradley 0 1-2 1, Hoover 2 1-4 6, Watts 1 1-2 3, Hamrick 1 3-4 5, Beelitz 0 0-0 0, Swofford 4 2-3 10, Kelly 5 2-5 12, Mallinger 0 0-0 0, Eidsness 1 0-0 3, Lozada 2 0-0 4. Totals — 16 10-20 44.

SOLDOTNA (37) — Trammell 3 2-2 10, Spence 2 2-2 7, Sheridan 3 0-1 7, Crowder 1 0-0 2, Tuisaula 2 0-0 4, Evans 1 3-3 5, McElroy 0 0-0 0, Michael 0 0-0 0, Marcuson 1 0-0 2. Totals — 13 7-8 37.

3-point goals — Juneau 2 (Hoover, Eidsness); Soldotna 4 (Trammell 2, Spence, Sheridan). Team fouls — Juneau 11, Soldotna 15. Fouled out — McElroy.

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