Hoops roundup: Eagle River girls, boys sweep Nikiski

Hoops roundup: Eagle River girls, boys sweep Nikiski

The visiting Eagle River girls and boys swept Nikiski in nonconference action Saturday.

The Nikiski girls fell 50-42 to Eagle River. The Wolves led 12-8 after a quarter, 21-15 at halftime and 39-28 after the third quarter.

Mikayla Johnson had 23 for Eagle River, while Lila Wegener added 10. For Nikiski, Kaycee Bostic had 13, America Jeffreys had 12, Lillian Carstens had 10, Bailey Epperheimer had five and Bryli Mullen had two.

In the boys game, Eagle River had a 69-48 victory. Nikiski kept it close for a while, trailing 15-14 after the first quarter, 31-25 at halftime and 44-39 after three quarters. Eagle River won the fourth 25-9.

Sean Berry had 20 for Eagle River, while Jack Lerch had 16 and Marcus Andrews had 12. For Nikiski, Austin Shafford had 17, Noah Litke and Drew Handley had 12 apiece, Koleman McCaughey had three, Gavin White had two and Michael Mysing and Caileb Payne had one apiece.

Lady Lynx Prep Shootout at Dimond

The Stars wrapped up third place in the Maroon Bracket on Saturday with a 52-42 victory over Ketchikan.

Soldotna led 10-8 after the first quarter, but the Kings took a 27-23 lead at halftime. Soldotna swamped Ketchikan 16-2 in the third quarter to take control.

Ituau Tuisaula poured in 19 points for the Stars, while Josie Sheridan had eight, Morgan Bouschor had seven, Drysta Crosby-Schneider had six, Kianna Holland had five, Autumn Fischer had four and Mikayla Leadens had three. For Ketchikan, Madison Rose and Jenae Rhoads each had 10.

Friday, Soldotna lost to Wasilla 47-28. Ituau Tuisaula had 11 points, while Josie Sheridan and Morgan Bouschor had six apiece. Kianna Holland added five for the Stars.

Nikiski girls 63, Seward 27

The visiting Bulldogs notched a Southcentral Conference victory Friday, outscoring the Seahawks 24-5 in the second quarter.

For Nikiski, Lillian Carstens had 23, America Jeffreys had 13, Kaycee Bostic had 10, Tika Zimmerman had eight, McKinlee Jeffreys had five and Bailey Epperheimer and Shylea Freeman had two apiece.

For Seward, Shelby Sieminski had 12, Anevay Ambrosiani had eight, Katelyn Lemme had three and Hannah Schilling and Sequoia Sieverts had two apiece.

Seward boys 54, Nikiski 26

A tough defensive effort by the Seahawks started early by holding the Bulldogs to two points in the first quarter of Friday’s Southcentral Conference win.

Connor Spanos and Trey Ingalls each had 11 for Seward, while Tommy Cronin had 10. Also for the Seahawks, Hunter Hollingsworth had eight, Bjorn Nilsson had seven, John Moriarity had four, Justin McMurray had three and Sam Koster added two.

For Nikiski, Noah Litke had nine, Austin Shafford had five, Gavin White had five, Michael Mysing had two, Brady Bostic had two, Drew Handley had two and Koleman McCaughey had a point.

Nunamiut girls 43, Ninilchik 29

Nunamiut won the first quarter 19-11 en route to a nonconference win Saturday.

Claire Fry had 26 points for Nunamiut. For Ninilchik, Jade Robuck had 10, Autumn Calabrese had eight, Madi Cooper had five, Rian Ofstad had four and Rachael Okonek had two.

Nunamiut boys 70, Ninilchik 49

Nunamiut got out to a 22-7 lead after the first quarter in taking control of the nonconference game in Ninilchik.

Josh Mekiana had 20 points for Nunamiut. For Ninilchik, Jaylin Scott had 14 points, Jake Clark had 11 points, Thomas Nelson had seven points, George Nelson had six points and Cole Hadro had five points.

Homer Winter Carnival

The King Cove girls and Homer boys both finished 3-0 at the tournament to take the championship. Galena was second on the girls and boys sides at 2-1.

Saturday, the Homer boys wrapped up their title with a 61-37 victory over King Cove. For Homer, Parker Lowney had 14 points, while Michael Munns had 12, Jonathan Raymond, Ethan Anderson and Josiah Raymond had nine points apiece, Eyoab Knapp had five points and Ty Etzwiler had three points. For King Cove, Riley Kaso had 16 points.

Saturday, the Homer girls dropped a 69-39 decision to King Cove, with Elaina Mack pouring in 35, Sadie Newton adding 17 and Jalaya Duarte pitching in 15. For the Mariners, Kelli Bishop had 11, Laura Inama had seven, Marina Carroll had six, Kaylin Anderson had six, Hannah Hatfield had four, Rylee Doughty had three and Melanie Morris had two.

Friday, the Homer girls lost to Galena 67-44, falling behind 18-5 after the first quarter. Pearle Green had 22 for Galena, while Adam Kaganak had 14 and Emma Morga had 10. For Homer, Marina Carroll had 13, Laura Inama had 10, Sailey Rhodes had seven, Kelli Bishop and Rylee Doughty each had five, and Melanie Harris and Hannah Hatfield each had two.

Also Friday, the Homer boys defeated Galena 53-39. For Homer, Michael Munns had 15, Parker Lowney had 13, Ethan Anderson had eight, Eyoab Knapp had seven, Josiah Raymond had four, Jonathan Raymond had three and River Mann had two. Joseph Riddle paced Galena with 11.

In Friday’s early girls game, King Cove topped Kotzebue 60-39. Elaina Mack had 39 for King Cove, while Jessa Swanson had 12 and Laveh Makiski 10 for Kotzebue. In Friday’s early boys game, King Cove topped Kotzebue 67-60. Zach Kazakan paced King Cove with 24 points, while Kai Whitmore and Bobby Allen had 12 apiece for Kotzebue.

In Saturday’s early girls game, Galena thumped Kotzebue 74-47. Pearle Green had 30 for Galena, while Adam Koganak added 12 and Marina Boliver 11. For Kotzebue, Jessalyn Swanson had 13, Shyilah Schaeffer had 11 and Laveh Makiski had 10.

In Saturday’s early boys game, Galena won 59-36 over Kotzebue. Patrick Rg had 19 points for Galena, while Nathan Moses had 12 and Charles Carlo 11. For Kotzebue, Michael Hansley had 11.

Michael Munns of Homer was the MVP for the boys, while Elaina Mack of King Cove was the MVP for the girls.

The boys all-tourney team was Patrick Agibinik of Galena, Eyoab Knapp of Homer, John Riddle of Galena, Parker Lowney of Homer, Michael Hensely of Kotzebue and Braydyn Brandell of King Cove. The girls all-tourney was Pearle Green of Galena, Adam Kaganik of Galena, Sadie Newton of King Cove, Laveh Makiski of Kotzebue, Jalaya Duarte of King Cove and Rylee Doughty of Homer. Galena’s Marisa Boliver and Ronald Waska were free-throw champions, while Galena’s Pearle Green and Nathan Moses were 3-point champions.

Nenana Invitational Tournament

The Nikolaevsk girls topped Nenana 41-34 for the title. Elizabeth Fefelov had 10 points and 15 rebounds, Sophia Klaich had 12 rebounds, Hannah Gerasimof had 13 points, Markiana Yakunin had 16 points and Emilee Gerasimof had two points.

The Nikolaevsk boys won the title with a 57-44 victory over Nenana.

The girls advanced to the championship with a 45-27 victory over Minto. Markiana Yakunin had 22 points for the Warriors, while Elizabeth Fefelov had 17 points and 26 rebounds and Sophia Klaich added 10 rebounds. Hannah Gerasimof added six points for Nikolaevsk.

The boys moved to the title game by edging Tok 63-60. Tok led 17-11 after a quarter, but Nikolaevsk led 32-28 at halftime and 42-41 after three quarters.

Kosta Fefelov had 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Warriors, while Zachary Trail had 15 points and 12 boards. Justin Trail added eight points.

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