Soldotna’s Morgan Bouschor looks for an outlet pass under pressure from Seward’s Shelby Sieminski as Soldotna’s Taylor Edwards looks on at Soldotna High School on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna’s Morgan Bouschor looks for an outlet pass under pressure from Seward’s Shelby Sieminski as Soldotna’s Taylor Edwards looks on at Soldotna High School on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Hoops roundup: SoHi notches senior night sweep

The host Soldotna girls basketball team celebrated senior night on Tuesday by defeating Seward for the fourth time this season to improve to 12-0. Seward is 3-9.

The Soldotna girls honored a big group of seniors on the evening in Morgan Bouschor, Drysta Crosby-Schneider, Taylor Edwards, Autumn Fischer, Grace McElroy and Morgan Spies, plus managers Tessa Dearmore and Harlee Thomas.

Basketball cheerleading seniors Marissa Griffin and Catherine Kline also were honored.

Josie Sheridan paced SoHi with 20 points, while Bouschor had 15 and Drysta Crosby-Schneider had 11.

For Seward, Shelby Sieminski had nine, while Hannah Schilling had eight.

Soldotna boys 54, Seward 46

The host Stars improved to 3-9, with two of those victories coming in four tries against the Seahawks. Seward is 8-4 and sees a six-game losing streak snapped, with the last loss coming to SoHi on Feb. 4.

The Soldotna boys honored Josh Pieh for senior night. Pieh celebrated with 10 points, while Ethan Sewell had 15, Daniel McRorie had 13 and Nathan Johnson had nine.

For Seward, Max Pfeiffenberger had 14, while Trey Ingalls had 12 and Sam Koster had 11.

Nikiski girls 51, Kenai 43

After losing their first two games to the Kardinals, the Bulldogs have now won their last two to improve to 4-8. The Kardinals are now 4-9.

Kenai honored seniors Taylor Pierce and Michal Keyes for senior night.

The Kardinals led 11-8 after the first quarter, but Nikiski won the second quarter 22-10 and that made all the difference in the game.

Lillian Carstens poured in 27 for the Bulldogs, including 10 in the pivotal second quarter. Kinlee Jeffreys added eight.

For Kenai, Erin Koziczkowski had 14 points, while Emma Beck had 13. Pierce had six and Keyes had five.

Kenai boys 58, Nikiski 39

The host Kardinals snapped a two-game losing streak and improved to 9-4 by moving to 4-0 against the Bulldogs this season. Nikiski is 1-12.

Kenai took control of the game by winning the first quarter 18-8. Jordan Kvasnikoff had 10 of his 18 points in the first frame. Lucas Tunseth added 14 for Kenai, while Maison Dunham had 13. Jordan Kvasnikoff, Tunseth and Dunham were honored for senior night, as was James Baisden. Baisden had four points.

For Nikiski, Austin Stafford poured in 17 points, while Austin Sutton chipped in 10 and Brady Bostic had eight.

Ninilchik boys 70, Nikolaevsk coed 61

The visiting Wolverines overcame a halftime deficit to win their ninth straight game after losing their season opener. Ninilchik has scored 70 or more in seven of those games.

Nikolaevsk falls to 1-1.

The Wolverines led 17-16 after the first quarter, but Nikolaevsk was up 35-27 at the half. Nikolaevsk with just five players, was outscored 45-26 in the second half.

Landon Colburn had 29 points to lead Ninilchik, while Jaylin Scott had 16 and Cole Hadro had 10.

For Nikolaevsk, Justin Trail had 24, while Lukah Kalugin had 20 and Kosta Nikitenko had 12.

Tuesday boys

Wolverines 70, Warriors coed 61

Ninilchik 17 10 24 21 —70

Nikolaevsk 16 19 14 12 —61

NINILCHIK (70) — Colburn 29, Hadro 10, Scott 16, G. Nelson 5, T. Nelson 6, B. Lemons 0, Ducker 4.

NIKOLAEVSK (61) — Gerasimof 2, Fefelov 3, Nikitenko 12, Trail 24, Kalugin 20.

Kardinals 58, Bulldogs 39

Nikiski 8 12 7 12 —39

Kenai 18 13 10 17 —58

NIKISKI (39) — Bostic 8, Porter 0, S. Payne 0, Grenier 0, Stafford 17, C. Payne 3, Sutton 10, Handley 1.

KENAI CENTRAL (58) — Dunham 13, Hamilton 0, Baisden 4, Jo. Kvasnikoff 18, Beck 2, Ja. Kvasnikoff 5, James 2, Tunseth 14, White 0, Hanson 0.

Stars 54, Seahawks 46

Seward 9 11 13 13 —46

Soldotna 12 7 12 23 —54

SEWARD (46) — Mullaly 2, Koster 11, Cronin 7, Ingalls 12, Pfeiffenberger 14, Deboard 0.

SOLDOTNA (54) — Buckbee 2, Johnson 9, Denbrock 5, Pieh 10, McRorie 13, Sewell 15.

Tuesday girls

Bulldogs 51, Kardinals 43

Nikiski 8 22 9 12 —51

Kenai 11 10 11 11 —43

NIKISKI (51) — Jeffreys 8, Stock 2, Carstens 27, Ellis 0, White 2, Nelson 0, Epperheimer 7, Sutton 5, Grenier 0, Burman 0, Langston 0, Weeks 0.

KENAI CENTRAL (43) — Pierce 6, Keyes 5, Koziczkowski 14, Wilson 0, Satathite 5, Nash 0, McCanna 0, Bernard 0, Beck 13.

Stars 56, Seahawks 29

Seward 6 4 5 14 —29

Soldotna 12 19 16 9 —56

SEWARD (29) — Schilling 8, Jagielski 6, Sieminski 9, Brockman 0, Dougherty 0, Cronin 0, Ambrosiani 6.

SOLDOTNA (56) — Widaman 0, Brantley 2, Cannava 2, McElroy 0, Sheridan 20, Bouschor 15, Edwards 0, Burns 2, A. Fischer 4, Spies 0, Crosby-Schneider 11.

Soldotna’s Josie Sheridan drives to the basket against Seward’s Robin Cronin on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna’s Josie Sheridan drives to the basket against Seward’s Robin Cronin on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

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