Hoops roundup: SoHi boys top Homer; Ninilchik sweeps

The visiting Soldotna boys basketball team held off Homer on Tuesday night for a 51-46 nonconference victory.

The Stars move to 4-6 overall, while the Mariners drop to 3-4 overall. Saturday, Homer had finished fourth at the Alaska Prep Shootout at Dimond High School in Anchorage, while Soldotna was eighth.

The game was tight throughout. SoHi led 16-13 after the first quarter, but Homer had things tied at 25 at halftime. The Stars then led 36-34 headed to the final quarter.

In the fourth quarter, the Stars made 8 of 12 from the foul line to keep the Mariners from coming back. Homer made just 8 of 20 free throws in the game.

Maleda Denbrock had 18 points to pace the Stars, while Ethan Sewell pitched in 16 and Nate Johnson added 10. Also for Soldotna, Jakob Brown had three points for the Stars by going 3 for 4 from the line in the final minute of the game. Brock Wilson added two.

Carter Tennison earned game-high scoring honors for the Mariners with 25 points, but he was 5 of 16 from the charity stripe.

Also for Homer, Peyton Edens had seven, Ryan Carroll had six, Tim Hatfield and Noah Irons had three apiece and Braden Huffman added two.

Ninilchik girls 66, Effie Kokrine 4

The Wolverines cruised to a Interior Conference victory Tuesday over the Warriors. Ninilchik moves to 1-1 in the league and 2-3 overall.

For the Wolverines, Rian Ofstad led the way with 16 points, while Riley Tucker had 14 and Autumn Calabrese added 10. Also for Ninilchik, Zoya Fefelov and Rebecca Okonek each had eight, Addi McCorison and Taylor Rickard each had four, and Mia Denboer had two.

Ninilchik boys 75, Effie Kokrine 19

The Wolverines rolled past the Warriors on Tuesday in Interior Conference play in Fairbanks. Ninilchik moves to 2-0 in the league and 2-0 overall.

The Wolverines were able to put five players in double figures. Landon Colburn had 18, Justin Trail had 17, Lukah Kalugin had 13, Cole Moore had 11 and Jaylin Scott had 10. Also for Ninilchik, Cody Blossom had four, while Wyatt McCloskey had one.

For the Warriors, Alfred Nakak had 13, Kapri Willis had three, KJ Williams had two and Eugene Willz had one.

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