Homer’s Ethan Anderson goes up for a basket during a Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 basketball game against Nikiski Middle/High School in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Ethan Anderson goes up for a basket during a Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 basketball game against Nikiski Middle/High School in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Hoops roundup: Homer girls top Nikiski in overtime

The host Homer girls basketball team defeated Nikiski 45-43 in overtime Friday in Southcentral Conference play.

The Mariners led 12-7 after the first quarter, but Nikiski led 21-17 at the half. The end of the third saw Homer back up 31-25, with a 38-all score sending the game to overtime.

Sailey Rhodes and Laura Inama each had 14 for Homer, while Kelli Bishop had eight, Marina Carroll had five and Kaylin Anderson and Hannah Hatfield had two apiece.

For Nikiski, Lillian Carstens had 16, while Kaycee Bostic had 13, Kaitlyn Johnson had seven, Bailey Epperheimer had four and Elora Reichert had three.

Homer boys 67, Nikiski 35

The host Mariners held the Bulldogs under 10 points in three of the four quarters to claim a Southcentral Conference win Friday.

Homer led 16-13 after the first quarter, but after that Nikiski scored just 22 more points.

Homer had 10 different scorers — Ethan Anderson with 12, Michael Munns with 11, Clayton Beachy with nine, Jonathan Raymond with eight, Eyoab Knapp with seven, Travis Kuhns with six, Josiah Raymond with six, Ty Etzwiler with four and River Mann with two.

Noah Litke had 13 for the Bulldogs, while Austin Stafford had nine, Michael Mysing had eight, Drew Handley had three and Brady Bostic had two.

Homer girls 26, Seward 23

The parity of the Southcentral Conference was highlighted in Seward, as one night after defeating Nikiski in overtime, the Mariners were pushed by the Seahawks.

Homer led 6-5 after the first quarter, 14-12 at halftime and was trailing 20-17 heading into the final quarter.

Laura Inama had nine points for Homer, while Marina Carroll had seven, Rylee Doughty had four, Kelli Bishop had four and Sailey Rhodes had two.

For the Seahawks, Katelyn Lemme had 12, Shelby Sieminski had four, Sequoia Sieverts had four, Sophie Dow had two and Anevay Ambrosiani had one.

Dow was honored as part of senior night festivities.

Seward boys 56, Homer 39

On a night when seniors Connor Spanos, Justin McMurray, John Moriarity, Hunter Hollingsworth and Bjorn Nilsson were honored, the host Seahawks notched a Southcentral Conference victory.

Homer got off to a quick start and led 15-14 after the first quarter, but Seward led 32-21 at the half and 42-36 entering the final eight minutes.

Nilsson had 12 points to lead the Seahawks, while Spanos and Max Pfeiffenberger added 10 apiece. Also for Seward, Tommy Cronin had eight, Sam Koster had seven, Trey Ingalls had six and Justin McMurray had three.

For Homer, Michael Munns had 11, while Clayton Beachy had nine, Jonathan Raymond had nine, Parker Lowney had four, Eyoab Knapp had four and Josiah Raymond had four.

Nikolaevsk girls 50, Cook Inlet Academy 10

The host Warriors rolled to a Peninsula Conference victory on Friday, leading 12-2 after the first quarter and 27-6 at the half.

Markiana Yakunin had 19 points for Nikolaevsk, while Elizabeth Fefelov had 13, Hannah Gerasimof had six, Serafima Mametieff had three, Krystyana Kalugin had three, Sophia Klaich had two, Kerianna Lasiter had two and Zoya Fefelov had two.

For the Eagles, Anna Henderson had five, Genna Nelson had four and Tatum Rozak had one.

Nikolaevsk boys 78, CIA 58

The high-scoring Warriors were too much for the Eagles on Friday in Peninsula Conference action.

Nikolaevsk led 16-6 after a quarter, 36-23 after two quarters and 59-39 after three quarters.

Isaak Fefelov had 23 points for the Warriors, while Kosta Fefelov was right behind with 21 points. Justin Trail had 11, while Lukah Kalugin had 10, Zachary Trail had nine and Junior Sellers had four.

For CIA, Mason Zeigler led the way with 21 points, while Josh Boyd had 14. Also for the Eagles, James Boyd had nine, Austin Matheson had four, Grizzly Beard had four, Cole Moore had four and Ethan Boyd had two.

Ninilchik boys 66, Homer JV 53

The visiting Wolverines notched a nonconference victory over the Mariners JV on Friday.

For Ninilchik, George Nelson had 20, Ben Botero had 12, Cold Hadro had 10, Jacob Mumey had eight, Jake Clark had six and Jaylin Scott had four.

Carter Tennison had 11 to lead Homer JV.

Homer’s Laura Inama pressures Nikiski’s Tika Zimmerman during a Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 basketball game in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Laura Inama pressures Nikiski’s Tika Zimmerman during a Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 basketball game in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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