Hoops roundup: Homer, Seward notch sweeps

The host Homer boys basketball team defeated Kenai Central 57-47 on Saturday to improve to 9-2.

Homer also improves to 2-1 against the Kardinals. Kenai falls to 8-4.

The third quarter proved to be the difference in the game, with Homer outscoring the Kards 17-9 in the frame.

Clayton Beachy and Parker Lowney each had 14 for the Mariners, while Eyoab Knapp had nine and Josiah Raymond had eight.

For Kenai, Jakob Kvasnikoff had 14, Lucas Tunseth had 10 and Jordan Kvasnikoff and Bridger Beck had eight apiece.

Homer girls 52, Kenai 36

The host Mariners moved to 3-0 this season against the Kardinals with the Saturday victory.

Homer is now 7-4 this season, while the Kards drop to 4-8.

The Mariners led 13-8 after a quarter, 22-18 at halftime and 35-28 after three quarters.

Laura Inama compiled 14 points, while Delilah Harris chipped in 12. For Kenai, Emma Beck pumped in 20 points, while Logan Satathite had 12, all coming on 3-pointers.

Seward boys 57, Nikiski 42

The host Seahawks won their sixth straight game Saturday by swamping the Bulldogs in the second quarter.

Seward is now 8-3, while the Bulldogs fall to 1-11.

Seward led 16-12 after the first quarter, but then opened up a 33-19 lead at halftime.

Trey Ingalls led a balanced scoring attack for Seward with 16, while Sam Koster and Tommy Cronin each had 13 and Max Pfeiffenberger had 10.

Drew Handley paced Nikiski with nine points.

Seward girls 47, Nikiski 39

The host Seahawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a strong first half against Nikiski.

Both Nikiski and Seward are now 3-8, with the Seahawks owning a 2-1 advantage in the season series.

Seward led 13-5 after the first quarter and 27-13 at halftime.

Shelby Sieminski poured in 22 points for Seward, while Anevay Ambrosiani had 10 and Lena Jagielski had eight.

For Nikiski, Lillian Carstens led the way with 25 points.

Birchwood girls 41, Ninilchik 36

Saturday, the Wolverines dropped to 3-5 overall by falling to Birchwood Christian.

Ninilchik led 10-4 after a quarter and 16-14 at the half, but Birchwood had a 28-23 lead by the end of the third quarter.

Jade Robuck poured in 22 points to lead Ninilchik, while Rebecca Okonek had eight, and Alex Nelson, Autumn Calabrese and Mia Denboer each had two points.

Ninilchik boys 74, Birchwood 39

Saturday, the Wolverines continued a strong of high-scoring, comfortable victories by cruising past Birchwood Christian to move to 6-1.

The Wolverines led 24-12 after a quarter and 50-18 at halftime.

Landon Colburn led the way for Ninilchik with 19 points, while Tom Nelson had 17, Jaylin Scott had 12, George Nelson had eight, Cole Hadro had six, Blake Lemons had six, Ceiony Allen had two, Cooper Adams had two and Brandon Ducker had two.

CIA girls 49, Birchwood 33

Friday, the host Eagles improved to 2-5 overall by avenging a Thursday night loss to Birchwood Christian.

Birchwood had defeated the Academy 44-38 on Thursday. CIA led 19-17 at the half, but pulled away in the second half, leading 31-25 after three quarters.

Riley Tucker and Tatum Rozak each had 13 to pace the Eagles, while Victoria Duggan had 10. Also for CIA, Hope Hillyer had seven, Sierra Moffis had four and Kaitlyn Liles had two.

CIA boys 51, Birchwood 34

The host Eagles defeated Birchwood Christian Friday for the second straight night to move to 5-3.

After winning 55-40 on Thursday, CIA went up 13-6 after a quarter, 27-19 after two quarters and 42-30 after three quarters.

Austin Matheson had 25 points to pace the Eagles, while James Boyd had eight, Ethan Boyd had seven, Isaac Johnson had six, Abraham Henderson had four and Mickey Schilling had one.

Kenai C girls 31, Ninilchik 25

The host Wolverines dropped to 3-4 with the Friday loss.

Kenai C led 4-1 after a quarter, 19-14 at halftime and 23-19 after three quarters.

Jade Robuck pumped in eight points for the Wolverines, while Rebecca Okonek had seven, Mia Denboer had four, Taylor Rickard had four and Dakotah Buhr had two.

Ninilchik boys 74, Kenai C 50

The host Wolverines cruised past the Kardinals C team Friday to move to 6-1 this season. On Jan. 22, Ninilchik lost the opening game of its season 36-35 to Kenai’s C team.

This time, Ninilchik led 28-11 after the first quarter and 44-17 at halftime.

Landon Colburn had 20 points to pace the Wolverines, while George Nelson had 14 and Jaylin Scott had 11. Also for Ninilchik, Thomas Nelson had eight, Brandon Ducker and Cole Hadro each had six, Ceiony Allen had four and Blake Lemons had three.

Wade James led Kenai’s C team with 18, while Luke Armstrong had 12.

Saturday girls

Seahawks 47, Bulldogs 39

Nikiski 5 8 13 13 —39

Seward 13 14 12 8 —47

NIKISKI (39) — Jeffreys 3, Stock 2, Carstens 25, Ellis 0, White 0, Nelson 0, Epperheimer 6, Langston 0, Sutton 3, Grenier 0, Burman 0.

SEWARD (47) — Schilling 5, Jagielski 8, Siemanski 22, Dougherty 2, Cronin 0, Ambrosiani 10.

Mariners 52, Kardinals 36

Kenai 8 10 10 8 —36

Homer 13 9 13 17 —52

KENAI CENTRAL (36) — Pierce 0, Nunn 0, Keyes 1, Koziczkowski 1, Wilson 0, Satathite 12, Nahs 0, McCanna 2, Bernard 0, Beck 20.

HOMER (52) — Rhodes 7, Harris 12, Shelby 2, Inama 14, Morris 3, Ellison 0, Hatfield 7, Reutov 0, Smude 7.

Saturday boys

Seahawks 57, Bulldogs 42

Nikiski 12 7 14 11 —42

Seward 16 17 12 12 —57

NIKISKI (42) — Bostic 7, Porter 3, S. Payne 0, Grenier 4, Stafford 7, C. Payne 5, Sutton 5, Handley 9.

SEWARD (57) — Mullaly 0, Albino 0, Koster 13, B. Ambrosiani 0, Cronin 13, Ingalls 16, Senecal 0, Pfeiffenberger 10, Deboard 5, Spanos 0, Deel 0.

Mariners 57, Kardinals 47

Kenai 13 9 9 16 —47

Homer 14 9 17 17 —57

KENAI (47) — Medina 4, Baisden 3, Jo. Kvasnikoff 8, Beck 8, Ja. Kvasnikoff 14, Tunseth 10.

HOMER (57) — Smith 0, Beachy 14, Etzwiler 0, Edens 0, Lowney 14, Carroll 3, Knapp 9, Mann 7, Tennison 2, Raymond 8.

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