Hoops roundup: Seward girls notch first win of season

The host Seward girls basketball team defeated Unalaska 48-29 on Saturday in nonconference play to pick up their first victory of the season.

Lena Jagielski and Shelby Sieminski each had 15 to pace the Seahawks (1-6 overall), while Hannah Schilling and Robin Cronin had eight, and Renee Elhard had two.

For Unalaska, Alexa Esnardo led the way with 12.

ACS girls 70, Soldotna 22

The host Lions won a Northern Lights Conference game Saturday to drop the Stars to 1-4 in the league and 3-6 overall.

The top scorers for the Lions were Sayvia Sellers with 34, Chloe Guble with 12 and Sarah Sorrellis with 11.

For the Stars, Ellie Burns had six, Katelyn Morrison, Rhys Cannava and Montana Fischer had four, Morgan Lemm had two and Jolie Widaman and Tanner Inman each had one.

ACS boys 68, Soldotna 64

The host Lions picked up a Northern Lights Conference victory Saturday against the Stars. SoHi falls to 0-5 in the league and 4-10 overall.

The game was tied at 16 after the first quarter, then the Lions led 33-27 at halftime and 48-47 headed to the final quarter.

Leading the Lions in the scoring column were Sean Malinas with 31 points and Matt Sanders with 18 points.

For Soldotna, Ethan Sewell pumped in 20 points, while Nate Johnson had 15, Maleda Denbrock had 14, Jakob Brown had 11, and Gavin Jones and Brock Wilson each had two.

Grace girls 45, Kenai 34

The host Grizzlies picked up a Peninsula Conference victory Saturday to drop the Kardinals to 0-1 in the league and 7-4 overall.

Grace boys 67, Kenai 20

The host Grizzlies notched a Peninsula Conference victory on Saturday as Kenai fell to 0-1 in the league and 3-8 overall.

Unalaska boys 41, Seward 34

The host Seahawks dropped to 1-6 overall with the nonconference loss Saturday.

Seward led 12-9 after the first quarter, but Unalaska led 20-19 at halftime and 32-26 after three quarters.

Herwin Riodil led Unalaska with 17 points. For Seward, Tommy Cronin had nine, Ozzy Deel had eight, Nick Ambrosiani had seven, Bergen Davis had six, Ben Ambrosiani had three and Peter Spanos had one.

ACS boys 66, Soldotna 57

The visiting Stars lost Friday in the NLC.

The Lions led 19-18 after one quarter, 30-26 at halftime and 47-39 after three quarters. JD McGee led the way for ACS with 18 points, while Noah Cruz had 17 and Matt Sanders pitched in with 15.

For the Stars, Maleda Denbrock had 14, Ethan Sewell had 12, Jakob Brown had 10, Nate Johnson had eight, Gavin Jones had five, Daniel McRorie and Brock Wilson each had three, and Will Inman had two.

ACS girls 78, Soldotna 10

The host Lions notched a Northern Lights Conference victory over the Stars on Friday.

Sarah Sorrellis poured in 32 for the Lions, while Sayvia Sellers added 23. For the Stars, Kaitlyn McAnelly had four, Katelyn Morrison had three, Rhys Cannava had two and Ellie Burns had one.

Kenai girls 23, Eagle River 17

The visiting Kardinals got past the Wolves in nonconference play Friday to move to 7-3 overall.

Eagle River boys 78, Kenai 35

The host Wolves notched a nonconference victory over the Kardinals on Friday. Kenai fell to 3-7 overall.

Whaler Invitational

The Nikiski girls and boys basketball teams both finished 0-3 at the Whaler Invitational in Barrow.

For the girls, Maggie Grenier and Kinlee Jeffreys made the all-tournament team, while Emma Weeks won the free-throw contest.

For the boys, Brady Bostic and Charlie Chamberlain made the all-tournament team.

Saturday, the girls dropped a 66-21 decision to Barrow to fall to 0-9 this season. Leading Barrow was Sierra Brouer with 13 points.

For the Bulldogs, Kinlee Jeffreys had five, Savanna Stock and Maggie Grenier had four, Rylee Ellis and Ember Nelson had three, and Shelby McGahan and Emma Weeks each had one.

Also Saturday, the boys lost 59-51 to the Whalers to fall to 5-8 overall. Barrow led 20-14 after one period, but Nikiski grabbed a 35-32 lead at halftime and 44-37 lead after three quarters before Barrow finished on a 22-7 kick.

Leading the Barrow attack were Loia Diaz with 19 and Aaron Brower Leantt with 11.

Brady Bostic poured in 26 for Nikiski, while Charlie Chamberlain had seven, Simon Grenier had six, Braeden Porter and Dillon Hanson had five, and Seth Payne and Drew Handley each had one.

Friday, the Nikiski girls lost 65-16 to Monroe Catholic. Katie Best paced the Rams with 15 points, while Shannel Kovalsky added 10.

For the Bulldogs, Shelby McGahan had five, Kailey Stynsberg had four, Rylee Ellis, Maggie Grenier and Ember Nelson each had two, and Destiny Langston had one.

Friday, the Nikiski boys took a 68-42 loss to Thunder Mountain. Samuel Lockhart, MJ Tupou and Thomas Baxter all led Thunder Mountain’s attack with 10 points.

For the Bulldogs, Brady Bostic poured in 17 points, while Braedon Porter had 10, Simon Grenier and Seth Payne had four, Drew Handley had three, and Dillon Hanson and Charlie Chamberlain each had two.

Grace girls 67, Seward 34

The host Grizzlies picked up a Peninsula Conference victory on Friday over the Seahawks. Seward falls to 0-1 in the league and 0-6 overall.

Grace boys 75, Seward 22

The host Grizzlies captured a Peninsula Conference victory on Friday over the Seahawks. Seward falls to 0-1 in the league and 1-5 overall.

Caden Naninga paced the Grizzlies with 12 points, while Tyler Binder and Sloan Lentfer also got into double figures with 11.

For the Seahawks, Nick Ambrosiani and Tommy Cronin each had six, Ozzy Deel had five, Bergen Davis had three and Ben Ambrosiani had two.

Ninilchik girls 49, CIA 40

The host Wolverines defeated the Eagles on Friday in nonconference action. Ninilchik moves to 3-7 overall, while the Eagles fall to 3-5 overall.

Cook Inlet Academy led 16-12 after the first quarter and 26-21 at halftime before Ninilchik stormed to a 36-31 lead after three periods.

Autumn Calabrese paced the Wolverines with 18 points, while Zoya Fefelov had 12, Riley Tucker had 10, Rian Ofstad had five and Adelyn McCorison had four.

For CIA, Tatum Rozak had 19, Hope Hillyer had 14, Kaitlyn Liles had four and Danielle Smith had three.

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