Hoops roundup: Nikiski, Homer split

Hoops roundup: Nikiski, Homer split

The Nikiski girls and Homer boys picked up victories on Friday in Southcentral Conference action in Nikiski.

The Bulldogs girls rolled to a 58-28 victory behind 29 points from Lillian Carstens.

Nikiski rained in eight 3-pointers in the game, and three of them came from Carstens.

Nikiski led just 18-13 at halftime, with Carstens standing at six points. The Bulldogs won the second half 40-15 with Carstens scoring 23.

Marina Carroll paced the Mariners with nine points.

The Homer boys used a stifling defensive effort in a 59-27 victory. Nikiski had just 14 points after three quarters, while Homer had 43.

Homer put 11 players in the scoring column, led by Josiah Raymond with 12. Austin Stafford paced the Bulldogs with 10 points.

Sitka girls 53, Kenai 32

The host Wolves used strong defense to top the Kardinals in Friday nonconference action. Kenai scored just 14 points in the first three quarters, while Sitka had 43.

Jocelyn Brady had 19 for the Wolves, while Chloe Morrison had 14 and Tiffany Elefante had 11. Kailey Hamilton had 12 points for the Kards.

Sitka boys 47, Kenai 38

A 15-6 first quarter proved to be the difference for the host Wolves on Friday in nonconference action against the Kardinals.

Gavin Flores paced Sitka with 12, while Clay Pearson had 10. Andrew Bezdecny had 12 for the Kards, while Evan Stockton added 10.

Sitka boys 79, Kenai 73, 4 OT

The Wolves held on through four overtimes to topple the visiting Kardinals in nonconference action Saturday.

Braedon Pitsch had 31 for Kenai, while Evan Stockton had 15, Maison Dunham had 11, Andrew Bezdecny had nine and Lucas Tunseth netted seven. Kexton Kaelling paced Sitka with 18.

Nome girls 55, Seward 32

The visiting Nanooks notched a nonconference win Friday.

Lisa Okboak had 23 to pace Nome. Shelley Siemanksi had 10 for Seward.

Nome girls 53, Seward 27

The visiting Nanooks posted a nonconference weekend sweep against the Seahawks.

Lisa Okboak had 23 for Nome, while Brooke Anungazuk added 18.

For Seward girls, Shelby Siemanski had seven while Hannah Schilling, Lena Jagielski, Kaitlyn Lemme, Selma Casagranda and Anevay Ambrosiani had four.

Seward boys 65, Nome 59

The host Seahawks took a 34-20 lead at the break and held on for a nonconference victory over the Nanooks.

Bjorn Nilsson paced the Seahawks with 20, while Connor Spanos and Trey Ingalls had 11 apiece, and Sam Koster added 10. Dawson Schaeffer had 25 for Nome, while Stephen Anderson added 22.

Seward boys 56, Nome 45

The host Seahawks posted a weekend nonconference sweep over the Nanooks.

Trey Ingalls had 13 for Seward, while Bjorn Nilsson had 12, Sam Koster had 11, Connor Spanos had 10, Tommy Cronin had two, Hunter Hollingsworth had two and John Moriarity had one.

Dawson Schaeffer had 17 for Nome, while Cadon Hanebuth had 16.

Birchwood Christian girls 55, Ninilchik 36

The host Warriors topped the Wolverines in Peninsula Conference action Friday.

Birchwood Christian outscored Ninilchik 27-8 in the second quarter to provide the difference in the game.

For Ninilchik, Jade Robuck had 13, Madi Cooper had 10, Autumn Calabrese had seven, Rian Ofstad had four and Rachael Okonek had two. Faith Clark had 15 for BCS, while Kailyn Kaas had 19.

Ninilchik boys 58, Birchwood Christian 46

The visiting Wolverines overcame a 20-8 deficit after the first quarter to post a Peninsula Conference victory over the Warriors. Ninilchik outscored BCS 30-17 in the second half.

Ben Botero poured in 28 points for Ninilchik, while Jake Clark had 12, Thomas Nelson had 10, Cole Hadro had six and Jaylin Scott had two. For BCS, Braden Palmer had 11 and Joel Swanberg had 11.

CIA girls 29, Homer JV 18

The visiting Eagles notched a nonconference victory over the Mariners JV on Saturday.

Anna Henderson poured in 19 for Homer, while Annika Castenholz had four and Linnea Dohse, Kaitlyn Liles and Tatum Rozak each had two. Kapp Reutov led Homer JV with six.

CIA boys 52, Homer JV 44

The visiting Eagles defeated the Mariners JV on Saturday for a nonconference win.

Austin Matheson and Cole Moore each had 11 for CIA, while Josh Boyd pitched in 10. Also for CIA, Mason Zeigler had six, Ethan Boyd had five, James Boyd had three, Sage Cruz had two and Isaac Johnson had two.

Carter Tennison paced Homer JV with 15.

ConocoPhillips/Warrior Rumble

The Nikolaevsk boys and Nenana girls won the round-robin tournament Saturday, with Tanalian of Port Alsworth taking second for the girls and boys.

The Nikolaevsk boys completed a perfect run through the tourneyby topping Tanalian 63-48 on Saturday.

Lukah Kalugin had 19 for the Warriors, while Kosta Fefelov had 14, Isaak Fefelov had 11, Justin Trail had 10 and Zachary Trail had nine. For Tanalian, Pasha Alsworth had 18 and Coleson Voran added 12.

The Nenana girls wrapped up the title with a 40-21 victory over Kali on Saturday. Ashley Agwiak had 13 for Nenana.

The Nikolaevsk girls lost to Tanalian 62-53 on Saturday.

Markiana Yakunin had 20 for the Warriors, while Zoya Fefelov had 11, Elizabeth Fefelov had nine, Hannah Gerasimof had six, Emilee Gerasimof had five and Kerianna Lasiter had two. Katelyn Johnson had 30 for Tanalian.

The other game Saturday saw Nenana top Kali 55-46. Emiran Mike led Nenana with 14 points, while Jeremy Lane had 15 for Kali.

Friday, the Nikolaevsk girls notched a 52-29 victory over Kali of Point Lay. Nikolaevsk led 13-7 after a quarter, but extended the lead to 31-16 by halftime.

Elizabeth Fefelov had 25 points to lead the Warriors, while Markiana Yakunin had 10, Zoya Fefelov had five, Hannah Gerasimof had four, Emilee Gerasimof had two, Sophia Klaich had two, Kerianna Lasiter had two and Sarafima Mametieff had two. Teri Ferreira had 29 for Kali.

Also Friday, the Nikolaevsk boys topped Kali 68-29, controlling the game from the outset with a 27-6 first quarter.

Kosta Fefelov paced the Warriors with 24, while Zachary Trail had 10. Also, Isaak Fefelov had nine, Justin Trail had eight, Lukah Kalugin had eight, Damian Fefelov had six and Junior Sellers had three. For Kali, Jeremy Lane had 14.

In Friday’s early girls game, Nenana topped Tanalian 48-37. Ashley Agwick had 25 for Nenana, while Katelyn Johnson had 15 for Tanalian. In the early boys game, Tanalian defeated Nenana 59-41. Pasha Alsworth had 17 for Tanalian, while Coleson Voran had 14 and Caleb Alsworth added 10. For Nenana, Tyler Unok had 15.

Warrior Rumble All-Tournament

Boys

MVP — Kosta Fefelov, Nikolaevsk.

All-tourney — Tylor Unok, Nenana; Justin Trail, Nikolaevsk; Kosta Fefelov, Nikolaevsk, Pasha Alsworth, Tanalian; Lukah Kalugin, Nikolaevsk; Coleson Voran, Tanalian; Caleb Alsworth, Tanalian; Austin Lay, Kali; Jackson Davis, Tanalian; Luther Walker, Nenana; Zachary Trail, Nikolaevsk.

Sportsmanship — Nikolaevsk.

Free throws — Caleb Alsworth.

3-pointers — Coleson Voran.

Girls

MVP — Ashley Agwiak, Nenana.

All-tourney — Kaia Beebe, Tanalian; Ashley Agwiak, Nenana; Elizabeth Fefelov, Nikolaevsk; Rayna Peterson, Nenana; Markiana Yakunin, Nikolaevsk; Lillian Itta, Kali; Selma Standifer, Nenana; Sophia Klaich, Nikolaevsk; Katelyn Johnson, Tanalian; Katie McGee, Tanalian.

Sportsmanship — Nenana.

Free throws — Ashley Agwiak.

3-pointers — Markiana Yakunin.

Friday girls

Bulldogs 58, Mariners 28

Homer 3 10 6 9 —28

Nikiski 7 11 18 22 —58

HOMER (28) — Rhodes 0, Bishop 5, Anderson 4, Doughty 1, Inama 4, Carroll 9, Hatfield 2, Johnson 2, Smude 1.

NIKISKI (58) — A. Jeffreys 7, Reichert 0, Carstens 29, Bostic 7, Johnson 3, Zimmerman 4, B. Epperheimer 0, Nunley 0, S. Epperheimer 3, Freeman 3, Puente 0, Mullin 0, M. Jeffreys 2.

3-point goals — Homer 1 (Bishop); Nikiski 8 (Carstens 3, A. Jeffreys, Bostic, Johnson, S. Epperheimer, Freeman).

Wolves 53, Kardinals 32

Kenai 6 4 5 17 —32

Sitka 13 11 15 14 —53

KENAI CENTRAL (32) — Pierce 0, Hamilton 12, Keyes 0, Hanson 0, Streiff 7, Satathite 3, Severson 5, Lauritsen 3, Villegas 2.

SITKA (53) — Smith 6, Olney-Miller 0, Elefante 11, Smith 0, Tucker 0, Morrison 14, Nelson 2, O. Brady 1, J. Brady 19.

3-point goals — Kenai 1 (Streiff).

Nanooks 55, Seahawks 32

Nome 15 18 14 8 —55

Seward 6 8 0 18 —32

NOME (55) — Witrosky 4, Okback 23, Gologergen 0, Anungazuk 9, Hukill 8, Medlin 0, Tabuk 2, Miller 9.

SEWARD (32) — Schilling 8, Ingielski 3, Siemanski 10, Lemme 3, Dougerty 0, Casagranda 6, Ambrosiani 2.

3-point goals — Nome 8 (Okback 4, Hukill 3, Miller); Seward 1 (Lemme).

Friday boys

Mariners 59, Bulldogs 27

Homer 10 14 19 16 —59

Niksiki 6 4 4 13 —27

HOMER (59) — Munns 3, Beachy 8, Etzwiler 3, Carroll 5, Lowney 9, Jon. Raymond 6, Anderson 4, Kuhn 3, Knapp 4, Mann 2, Jos. Raymond 12.

NIKISKI (27) — Mysing 1, M. Payne 0, White 4, Malston 2, Stafford 10, C. Payne 4, Bostic 0, McCaughey 0, Freeman 6.

3-point goals — Homer 3 (Munns, Etzwiler, Kuhn); Nikiski 2 (Stafford 2).

Wolves 47, Kardinals 38

Kenai 6 11 3 18 —38

Sitka 15 4 8 20 —47

KENAI CENTRAL (38) — Dunham 6, Baisden 0, Kvasnikoff 0, Bezdecny 12, Stockton 10, Tunseth 4, Pitsch 6, Daniels 0.

SITKA (47) — Eubanks 5, Diga 2, Harris 2, Albawwab 5, Flores 12, Pearson 10, Koelling 5, Miller 6.

3-point goals — Kenai 5 (Bezdecny 2, Stockton 2, Dunham); Sitka 4 (Eubanks, Albawwab, Flores, Koelling).

Seahawks 65, Nanooks 59

Nome 7 13 20 19 —59

Seward 17 17 14 17 —65

NOME (59) — Cross 2, O’Connor 0, Hannon 0, Green 2, Schaeffer 25, Hanebuth 8, Anderson 22.

SEWARD (65) — Spanos 11, Koster 10, Moriarity 2, Cronin 7, Ingalls 11, Hollingsworth 4, Nilsson 20.

3-point goals — Nome 10 (Schaeffer 7, Hanebuth 2, Anderson); Seward 3 (Ingalls 2, Cronin).

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