Hoops roundup: SoHi girls remain perfect; Nikiski girls, boys capture Kotzebue tourney

Hoops roundup: SoHi girls remain perfect; Nikiski girls, boys capture Kotzebue tourney

The visiting Soldotna girls picked up a 60-18 victory over Grace Christian on Saturday in nonconference action to remain undefeated.

The Stars moved to 14-0 overall as Ituau Tuisaula poured in 33 points for a new career high. Drysta Crosby-Schneider added 12 points for Soldotna, while Emma Brantley had her first career varsity points, finishing with five total.

Grace Christian boys 69, Soldotna 58

The host Grizzlies used a solid first half to down the Stars on Saturday in nonconference action.

Grace led 15-10 after a quarter and 37-21 at halftime. The Grizzlies had more than enough cushion to withstand SoHi’s 30-21 run over the final eight minutes.

For Soldotna, Jersey Truesdell led the fourth-quarter surge by scoring 23 of his 34 points. Andrew Beck had 23 for Grace, while Kayden Lamebull-Ingram added 11.

Husky Shootout in Kotzebue

Both the Nikiski girls and boys finished 3-0 runs through the tournament on Saturday to earn championships. The Homer boys finished second, while the Mariners girls were fourth.

Friday, the Nikiski boys defeated Homer 44-41 in what was the de facto championship game. Nikiski led 6-5 after a quarter and 16-13 at halftime, but Homer led 28-24 entering the final quarter.

Michael Mysing buried six 3-pointers to lead the Bulldogs with 18 points, while Clayton Beachy paced the Mariners with 15 points.

Saturday, the Nikiski boys notched a 52-47 victory over Kotzebue. Nikiski led 12-9 and 30-19 at halftime.

For the Bulldogs, Noah Litke had 19, Michael Mysing had 10, Gavin White had nine, Austin Stafford had seven, Drew Handley had four and Kyle Malston had three. Mike Hensley led Kotzebue with 23.

Saturday, the Nikiski girls defeated Kotzebue 42-36 in overtime to secure the title, outscoring the Huskies 9-3 in the final frame.

For Nikiski, Lillian Carstens had 18 points, America Jeffreys had nine, Tika Zimmerman had six, Kaitlyn Johnson had four, Bailey Epperheimer had two, Shylea Freeman had two and Kaycee Bostic had one. For Kotzebue, Leveah Makiski had 10.

Ninilchik girls 34, Lumen Christi 25

The host Wolverines rode a big first half to a Peninsula Conference victory over the Archangels.

Ninilchik led 11-5 after the first quarter and 19-7 at halftime. Lumen won the second half 18-15, but it didn’t matter.

Jade Robuck poured in 14 points for Ninilchik, while Autumn Calabrese had six, Rachael Okonek had four, Mia Denboer had three, Madi Cooper had two and Rian Ofstad had two. For Lumen Christi, Eliza Howard had 12.

Ninilchik boys 77, Lumen Christi 72

The host Wolverines toppled the Archangels in Peninsula Conference action Saturday.

Ninilchik led 17-12 after the first quarter and stretched the lead to 43-26 by halftime. The lead was 60-40 heading into the final quarter.

For the Wolverines, Ben Botero had 21, George Nelson had 16, Cole Hadro had 12, Tom Nelson had nine, Jaylin Scott had six, Jacob Mumey had four and Jake Clark had three.

For Lumen, Brenden Gregory had 28 and Daniel Bennett had 17.

Seward girls 37, Delta 23

The host Seahawks notched a nonconference victory over the Huskies on Friday in the Seahawk Classic.

Seward led 13-8 after the first quarter, 19-17 at halftime and 26-19 after the third quarter.

Shelby Siemanski paced the Seahawks with 10 points, while Hannah Schilling and Selma Casagranda each had seven, Lena Jagielski and Katelyn Lemme each had six, and Sophia Dow added a point. For Delta, Cadie Hannager had 14.

Seward boys 57, Delta 49

A big third quarter keyed the host Seahawks’ nonconference victory over Delta on Friday in the Seahawk Classic.

Seward was down 16-11 after a quarter and 31-20 at halftime, but then outscored the Huskies 21-5 in the third quarter to turn the game around.

Sam Koster paced the Seahawks with 14 points, 11 of which came in the pivotal third quarter. Also for Seward, Bjorn Nilsson had 12 points, Trey Ingalls had 11 points, Connor Spanos had eight points, Tommy Cronin had five points, Hunter Hollingsworth had four points and John Moriarity had three points.

Seward girls 63, Sand Point 26

The host Seahawks rolled past Sand Point on Saturday in nonconference action to take second at the Seahawk Classic. Houston ended up taking first.

For the Seahawks, Hannah Schilling had 21 points, Shelley Siemanski had 14, Selma Casagranda had 10, Lena Jagielski had five, Katelyn Lemme had four, Anevay Ambrosiani had four, Sophia Dow had three and Linda Jack had two.

Seward boys 62, Sand Point 25

The host Seahawks were in control throughout in a nonconference victory over Sand Point to take first place in the Seahawk Classic. Houston ended up second.

For the Seahawks, Trey Ingalls had 11 points, Connor Spanos had 10, Bjorn Nilsson had 10, Justin McMurray had nine, Sam Koster had seven, Hunter Hollingsworth had six, John Moriarity had five, Colin Mullaly had two and Tommy Cronin had two.

Nikolaevsk girls 50, Lumen Christi 26

The host Warriors notched a Peninsula Conference victory over the Archangels on Friday.

Lumen Christi was able to hang around, with Nikolaevsk leading 14-8 after a quarter, 23-17 at halftime and 34-24 after the third quarter. But the Warriors dominated the fourth 16-2.

Elizabeth Fefelov had 19 points to lead the Warriors, while Markiana Yakunin had 14, Hannah Gerasimof had nine and Zoya Fefelov had eight.

Sophia Dupra paced the Archangels with 12 points.

Lumen Christi boys 62, Nikolaevsk 58

The visiting Archangels overcame a deficit after the first quarter to post a Peninsula Conference victory over the Warriors on Friday.

Nikolaevsk led 16-12 after the first quarter, but Lumen Christi led 30-29 at halftime and 45-44 headed to the final quarter.

Daniel Bennett had 24 points to pace the Archangels, while Tim Bennett had 18 and Andrew Howard added 14.

For Nikolaevsk, Kosta Fefelov had three 3-pointers en route to 15 points, while Isaak Fefelov hit four 3-pointers en route to 14 points. Justin Trail also had 14, while Zachary Trail had 12 and Lukah Fefelov added three.

Friday boys

Bulldogs 44, Mariners 41

Homer 5 8 15 13 —41

Nikiski 6 10 8 20 —44

HOMER (41) — Munns 0, Beachy 15, Etzwiler 0, Lowney 5, Jon. Raymond 4, Anderson 7, Knapp 2, Mann 8.

NIKISKI (44) — Mysing 18, Litke 7, White 8, Malston 0, Stafford 5, C. Payne 0, McCaughey 0, Handley 6.

3-point goals — Homer 1 (Lowney); Nikiski 9 (Mysing 6, Litke, White 2).

Saturday girls

Stars 60, Grizzlies 18

Soldotna 19 17 15 9 —60

Grace 4 2 6 6 —18

SOLDOTNA (60) — Sheridan 0, Burns 0, Cannava 0, Widaman 0, McElroy 2, Bouschor 3, Tuisaula 33, , Leadens 0, Fischer 0, Holland 1, Spence 4, Crosby-Schneider 12, Brantley 5.

GRACE CHRISTIAN (18) — B. Annett 0, Binder 13, Woodi 2, Tanner 2, F. Annett 1, Snow 0, Trevithick 0, Lash 0.

3-point goals — Soldotna 4 (Crosby-Schneider 2, Bouschor, Brantley).

Saturday boys

Grizzlies 69, Stars 58

Soldotna 10 11 7 30 —58

Grace 15 22 11 21 —69

SOLDOTNA (58) — Rich 3, Bouschor 3, Morrison 4, Hansen 4, Chumley 8, Truesdell 34, Johnson 0, Rosin 2.

GRACE CHRISTIAN (69) — Trevithick 5, Ivanoff 3, Kopp 6, Binder 0, Miller 8, McGovern 7, Lamebull-Ingram 11, Jackson 0, L. Lentfer 4, S. Lentfer 2, Beck 23.

3-point goals — Soldotna 7 (Truesdell 6, Bouschor); Grace 6 (Beck 3, Trevithick, Ivanoff, Lamebull-Ingram).

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