After being stuck in Turnagain Pass for a few hours due to weather, the Soldotna boys basketball team made its way to Houston and won a nonconference game 64-36.
Ray Chumley had 16 points for the Stars, while Tyler Morrison had 12 and Mekhai Rich added 11. Also for Soldotna, Jeffrey Bouschor had seven, Jersey Truesdell and Levi Rosin had six, Iona Reutov had three, Brock Wilson had two and Josh Pieh added a point.
Ninilchik girls 56, Kodiak ESS 43
The host Wolverines picked up a Peninsula Conference victory over Kodiak ESS on Thursday.
Ninilchik led 11-9 after a quarter, 28-18 at the half and 45-29 after three quarters.
For the Wolverines, Jade Robuck led the way with 16 points, while Maddie Cooper had 13 and Rian Ofstad pitched in 12. Also for Ninilchik, Rachael Okonek had nine and Autumn Calabrese added six.
For Kodiak ESS, Teanna Amodo had 18, while Ariana Amodo pitched in 15.
Both the Ninilchik girls and boys also were supposed to host Birchwood Christian on Thursday, but Birchwood could not make it down due to the weather.
Nikolaevsk boys 65, Craig 54
The Warriors started a trip to Southeast by toppling the Panthers in nonconference action.
Nikolaevsk led 17-16 after the first quarter and 29-28 at the half. The game was tied at 44 before Nikolaevsk won the final eight minutes 21-10.
Lukah Kalugin poured in 17 points for a balanced Nikolaevsk attack, while Isaak Fefelov had 14, Kosta Fefelov had 13 and Justin Trail had 12. Zachary Trail added nine points.
Craig girls 51, Nikolaevsk 34
The Warriors started off a trip to Southeast by dropping a nonconference contest to the Panthers.
Nikolaevsk led 14-6 after the first quarter, but Craig led 24-16 at the half. The game was 36-29 after three quarter, but the Panthers pulled away in the fourth.
Elizabeth Fefelov had a huge game for the Warriors, grabbing 21 rebounds and scoring 15 points. Sophia Klaich had 10 boards. Also for Nikolaevsk, Zoya Fefelov had six points, Markiana Yakunin had six points, Hannah Gerasimof had five points and Emilee Gerasimof had two points.