Soldotna’s Ethan Sewell looks for a way around Homer’s Clayton Beachy during a Tuesday, March 2, 2021 basketball game in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Soldotna’s Ethan Sewell looks for a way around Homer’s Clayton Beachy during a Tuesday, March 2, 2021 basketball game in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Hoops roundup: Soldotna girls finish undefeated on peninsula

The visiting Soldotna girls completed an undefeated season on the Kenai Peninsula with a 39-22 victory over Homer on Tuesday night.

The Stars, who defeated the Mariners for the fourth time this season, will now conclude the regular season with three games in the Matanuska-Susitna valleys to close this week.

The Mariners are at 8-6.

Soldotna took a 14-6 lead after a quarter. Homer was able to stick with SoHi in the middle quarters, but an 11-3 fourth quarter closed things.

Drysta Crosby-Schneider carried the scoring load for SoHi, knocking in 19 points. Laura Inama led Homer with six.

Homer boys 49, Soldotna 40

The host Mariners moved to 12-2 on the season by defeating the Stars in all four meetings. SoHi falls to 3-11.

The Stars led 15-12 after the first quarter, but Homer led 28-26 at the half and 44-35 after three quarters.

Clayton Beachy had 12 for Homer, while Carter Tennison had 10, Eyoab Knapp had nine and Parker Lowney had eight.

For Soldotna, Ethan Sewell carried the offensive load with 21 points, while Daniel McRorie had 10 points.

Kenai girls 30, Seward 29, OT

The visiting Kardinals never led until overtime in pulling one out late.

Kenai is now 5-10 and 3-1 against the Seahawks. Seward falls to 4-10.

The Kards trailed 7-2 after a quarter, 15-10 at halftime and 17-13 after three quarters. Kenai still trailed at 24-22 before tying the game with three seconds remaining, then winning the extra session 6-5.

Emma Beck paced Kenai with 11 points. Erin Koziczkowski had four of her seven points in overtime. Lena Jagielski had 10 points for Seward.

Seward boys 59, Kenai 43

The host Seahawks snapped a two-game losing streak by carrying a strong start through the game against the Kardinals.

Seward moves to 9-5. The Seahawks lost their first game against the Kards, but have won the last three. Kenai falls to 10-5.

The Seahawks led 20-10 after the first quarter, 31-23 at halftime and 52-31 after three quarters.

Max Pfeiffenberger led Seward with 18, while Trey Ingalls had 14, Sam Koster had 12 and Tommy Cronin had nine.

For Kenai, Jakob Kvasnikoff had 14, while Jordan Kvasnikoff had nine and Maison Dunham had eight.

Ninilchik boys 74, Nikiski 64

The visiting Wolverines improved to 11-1 by topping the Bulldogs.

Ninilchik has now won 11 straight after losing the season opener to Kenai C. The Wolverines have scored 70 or more points in nine of those wins. Nikiski falls to 1-15.

The Wolverines led 17-16 after the first quarter before turning it up on offense. Ninilchik won the second period 20-11 and the third period 21-14.

A balanced scoring attack did the trick for the Wolverines. Landon Colburn had 18 points, while Jaylin Scott had 15, Cole Hadro and George Nelson had 12 points apiece, and Thomas Nelson had 11 points.

For Nikiski, Caileb Payne poured in 24 points, while Austin Sutton and Drew Handley had 10 apiece and Brady Bostic added eight.

The Nikiski JV girls were able to defeat Ninilchik to drop the Wolverines to 4-7.

Tuesday boys

Wolverines 74, Bulldogs 64

Ninilchik 17 20 21 16 —74

Nikiski 16 11 14 23 —64

NINILCHIK (74) — Colburn 18, Hadro 12, Scott 15, G. Nelson 12, T. Nelson 11, B. Lemons 2, Ducker 4.

NIKISKI (64) — Bostic 8, Porter 3, S. Payne 2, Grenier 0, Stafford 7, C. Payne 24, Sutton 10, Handley 10.

Mariners 49, Stars 40

Soldotna 15 11 9 5 —40

Homer 12 16 16 5 —49

SOLDOTNA (40) — Buckbee 0, Johnson 5, Denbrock 2, Taylor 0, Pieh 0, McRorie 10, Jones 0, Sewell 21, Wilson 2.

HOMER (49) — Smith 0, Beachy 12, Etzwiler 3, Lowney 8, Carroll 0, Knapp 9, Irons 0, Mann 7, Tennison 10, Raymond 0.

Seahawks 59, Kardinals 43

Kenai 10 13 8 12 —43

Seward 20 11 21 7 —59

KENAI (43) — Dunham 8, Baisden 0, Jo. Kvasnikoff 9, Beck 5, Ja. Kvasnikoff 14, Tunseth 7.

SEWARD (59) — Mullaly 0, Koster 12, Cronin 9, Ingalls 14, Pfeiffenberger 18, DeBoard 6.

Tuesday girls

Stars 39, Mariners 22

Soldotna 14 8 6 11 —39

Homer 6 7 6 3 —22

SOLDOTNA (39) — Brantley 0, Cannava 2, McElroy 0, Sheridan 6, Bouschor 4, Burns 4, A. Fischer 4, Spies 0, Crosby-Schneider 19.

HOMER (22) — Rhodes 4, Harris 0, M. Reutov 0, Shelby 5, Inama 6, Morris 2, Ellison 0, Hatfield 0, K. Reutov 3, Smude 2.

Kardinals 30, Seahawks 29, OT

Kenai 2 8 3 11 6 —30

Seward 7 8 2 7 5 —29

KENAI (30) — Pierce 2, Nunn 3, Keyes 0, Koziczkowski 7, Wilson 0, Satathite 7, Nash 0, Bernard 0, Beck 11.

SEWARD (29) — Ingalls 0, Schilling 2, Jagielski 10, Siemanski 6, Lemme 7, Dougherty 0, Ambrosiani 4.

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