The Homer boys won and the Soldotna boys lost Thursday at the 28th Annual Alaska Prep Shootout at Dimond High School in Anchorage.
The Mariners toppled Mt. Edgecumbe 51-44 to advance to Saturday’s fourth-sixth place game at 1:30 p.m. Homer will face Service in that contest, after the Cougars scored a 50-44 victory over Soldotna.
SoHi will face Mt. Edgecumbe on Saturday at noon in the seventh-eighth place game.
Service boys 50, Soldotna 44
The Stars dropped to 3-5 overall with the loss to the Cougars.
Service led 21-15 after a quarter and 29-19 at halftime before the Stars won the second half 25-21.
Service was 41% from the floor while the Stars were at 40%, but the Cougars rolled up a 29-19 advantage on the boards.
William Lindsey paced Service with 10 points, while Deandre Morgan and Adlai Davenport had eight apiece, Johnathon Tatua had seven, Mackeenan Morgan and Coan Niclai had six, and Alex Watkins had five.
For the Stars, Ethan Sewell had 12 points, hitting 4 of 8 2-pointers and 1 of 3 3-pointers. Blake Inger added 10, hitting 5 of his 7 field goals, while Will Inman had eight, Andrew Pieh had seven, Daniel McRorie had three and Zack Buckbee and Gavin Jones each pitched in two.
Homer boys 51, Mt. Edgecumbe 44
The Mariners got off to a quick start to improve to 2-3 overall.
Homer had a 15-6 lead after the first quarter and 27-17 lead at halftime. Leading 41-26 after three quarters, Homer was able to sustain a Braves comeback in the fourth quarter.
CIA girls 44, Houston JV 27
The host Eagles notched a nonconference victory Thursday to move to 3-2 overall.
The Eagles jumped to a 10-3 lead after a quarter, but the Hawks had cut the gap to 17-13 by halftime. The score was 26-19 after three quarters before the Eagles pulled away in the fourth.
Hope Hillyer poured in 25 points for CIA, while Tatum Rozak added the other 19.
For Houston JV, Grace Gillespie had 12, Abbie Allen and Dallas Winter had six, and Josie Reinstma had two.
Houston JV boys 60, CIA 36
The visiting Hawks jumped out to a 12-2 lead after the first quarter and 33-16 lead at halftime Thursday in nonconference play in dropping the Eagles to 2-2 overall.
Deegan Van Dussen pumped in 20 points for the Hawks, while Noah Whitted had 19. Also for Houston, Keldin Nicoll had eight, Max Taylor had seven, Brandon Hina had three, and Carter Seime and Parker Bethel each had two.
For the Eagles, James Boyd led the way with 14 points, while Abraham Henderson had 13 and Ian McGarry pitched in nine.