Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Kenai's Alexis Baker attempts to get around South Anchorage's Nani Garner during a game on Friday, Dec. 18 at Kenai Central High School.

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Kenai's Alexis Baker attempts to get around South Anchorage's Nani Garner during a game on Friday, Dec. 18 at Kenai Central High School.

Juneau girls, Dimond boys win titles at area tourneys

  • By Staff Report
  • Saturday, December 19, 2015 1:28am
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The Juneau girls won the Kenai River Challenge at Kenai on Saturday, while the Dimond boys were the champs at the Al Howard/Powerade Tournament at Soldotna.

At Kenai, both Juneau and South finished with 3-0 records, but the Crimson Bears won the tiebreaker because they held their opponents to the fewest amount of points.

At Soldotna, the Lynx were the only team to finish with a 3-0 record.

At the Kenai River Challenge, Nikiski, Houston and Kenai finished 1-2, while Soldotna was 0-3.

Christiana Aerhart of Juneau was the Kenai River Challenge MVP, while others on the all-tourney team were Erica Hurtte of Juneau, Isabelle Lada, Isabelle Babiak, Kelsey Sweetsir and Nani Garner of South, Hannah Drury and Abby Beck of Kenai, Lindsey Wong of Soldotna and Aspen Ruth of Houston.

Ari Parrish of Nikiski won the free-throw competition, while South’s Lada and Kenai’s Kelsey Booth tied in the 3-point competition.

At the boys tourney, Kenai and Houston were 2-1, Soldotna and Seldovia were 1-2, and Homer was 0-3.

All-tournament honors went to Anthony Parks of Dimond, Aidan Philpot of Seldovia, Josh Jackman and Keith Ivy of Kenai, and Kade Taylor of Houston.

Erik Jinks of Dimond was named the MVP.

Kenai’s Marshall Vest was the 3-point shooting champ, while Kenai’s Taylor Landry won the free-throw shooting competition.

Juneau girls 35, Kenai 28

A 10-4 spurt by the Crimson Bears in the first quarter provided the difference in the Saturday game.

Hannah Drury paced the Kards with nine points.

South girls 53, Soldotna 36

The Wolverines finished up the tournament Saturday by getting 16 points from Isabel Babiak and 11 from Kelsey Sweetsir to top the Stars.

South jumped to an 18-6 lead after the first quarter. Lindsey Wong paced the Stars with 13 points.

Nikiski girls 49, Houston 35

The Bulldogs jumped out fast for the Saturday victory, leading 13-6 after the first quarter and 30-8 at halftime.

Arianne Parrish paced the Bulldogs with 12 points, while Kimberly Quincy also had 12 and Aspen Ruth added 10 for the Hawks.

Soldotna boys 76,
Seldovia 38

The Stars wrapped up tournament play Saturday by blitzing the Sea Otters.

For SoHi, which led 25-6 after the first quarter, Derek Evans had 16 points while Eli Sheridan had 11 and Griffen Caset had 10. For the Sea Otters, Aidan Philpot had 18, while Calem Collier added 11.

Kenai boys 70, Houston 57

The Kards took a 42-25 lead at the half in keeping Houston from a perfect tourney Saturday.

Josh Jackman pumped in 17 for the Kards, while Keith Ivy had 15 and Taylor Landry added 10.

For Houston, Kade Taylor tickled the nets for 35.

Dimond boys 94, Homer 31

The Lynx finished the tournament Saturday by cruising past the Mariners, taking a 23-4 advantage after one quarter and hitting 11 3-pointers.

Eric Jenkins had 15 for Dimond, while Dylan Tufaga added 12. For Homer, Koby Etzwiler had 11.

Houston boys 63,
Soldotna 55

The Hawks recovered from a first-half deficit to move to 2-0 at the tournament.

Soldotna led 16-10 after the first quarter and 29-27 at the half. Houston led 42-41 after three quarters before controlling the fourth.

Kade Taylor poured in 28 points for the Hawks, while Ben Bitler added 11. Caleb Spence had 12 points for the Stars, while Dylan Kuntz added 11.

Dimond boys 60, Kenai 43

The Lynx outscored the Kardinals 23-3 in the fourth quarter Friday to move to 2-0 in the tourney.

Kenai kept the score close for three quarters, going into the final eight minutes with a 40-37 lead. Eric Jenkins had 13 points for the Lynx, while Anthony Parker had 10. For the Kards, Josh Jackman led the way with 10 points.

Seldovia boys 48, Homer 45

The Sea Otters, the defending Class 1A champs, picked up a win over the Class 3A Mariners on Friday.

Seldovia led 14-12 after one quarter, 26-23 at halftime and 37-34 after three. Aidan Philpot had 25 points for the Sea Otters, while Calem Collier had 12. For Homer, Johann Kallelid had 10.

South girls 53, Kenai 47

The Wolverines outscored the Kardinals 32-22 in the second half to move to 2-0 at the tournament.

Kenai grabbed a 10-4 lead after one quarter and led 25-21 at the half in a game that featured 27 fouls for Kenai and 25 for South.

Abby Beck had 13 for Kenai, while Hannah Drury added 10.

Houston girls 38,
Soldotna 35

The Hawks closed the game on a 16-2 kick Friday to top the Stars.

Soldotna led 8-7 after the first, 19-15 after the second and 33-22 after the third before Houston got hot.

Lindsey Wong had 16 points to lead the Stars.

Juneau girls 40, Nikiski 29

The Crimson Bears pulled away in the second quarter to move to 2-0 at the tourney.

Juneau led 8-7 after the first quarter, then 20-11 at halftime.

Cristina Archert had 11 points for the Crimson Bears, while Hallie Riddall had nine for the Bulldogs.

Ninilchik boys take 3rd at Klawock tourney

The Ninilchik boys finished 2-2 at the round-robin Klawock Tournament to take 3rd place.

Friday, the Wolverines fell to 1-1 with a tight loss to Hydaburg.

With big man Austin White fouled out and five minutes left in the game, Ninilchik was down nine. Wolverines coach Nickolas Finley said his team did well to come back and take the lead without White, but Hydaburg hit a basket at the buzzer for the win.

Tyler Presley paced Ninilchik with 17 points, while White had 15 despite missing half the game with foul trouble. Also for Ninilchik, Dalton Geppert had eight, Caleb Appelhanz had five, Matt Bartolowits had three and JD Mumey had two.

Ninilchik started Saturday by losing to Ketchikan JV, 49-48, on another shot at the horn. Presley had 17, White had 15 and Geppert and Appelhanz had eight. Next, Ninilchik rolled over Sitka JV, 48-19. Geppert had 22, White had 12 and Presley had 10.

Ninilchik girls 41, CIA 2

The visiting Wolverines rolled to victory Friday against CIA. Krista Sinclair had 15 points to lead the Wolverines.

Bartlett girls 45, Homer 38

The Golden Bears notched a victory Friday at the Cougar Tipoff at Service in Anchorage.

Homer falls to 1-1 at the round-robin event after a 48-33 victory over Service on Thursday.

Homer girls 48, Kodiak 45

The Mariners finished 2-1 at the round-robin Cougar Tipoff at Service by nipping the Bears.

Sitka girls 50, Seward 31

The Seahawks fell to 0-2 at the Holland America Tournament in Sitka with the loss to the hosts Friday.

The Seward girls lost 40-25 to Bethel on Thursday.

The results for Seward girls on Saturday and Seward boys on Friday and Saturday were not available as the Clarion went to press.

 

Friday girls

Wolverines 41, Eagles 2

Ninilchik 14 10 11 6 —41

CIA 0 1 0 1 —2

NINILCHIK (41) — Delgado 3 0-6 6, Appelhanz 0 0-0 0, Sinclair 7 0-0 15, White 5 0-1 10, Finney 4 1-2 9, Kam 0 0-0 0, Clarky 0 1-2 1. Totals — 19 2-11 41.

COOK INLET ACADEMY (2) — Hammond 0 0-0 0, Carey 0 0-0 0, Warren 0 0-0 0, Kang 0 0-0 0, McGahan 0 2-6 2, Cizek 0 0-0 0.

3-point goals — Ninilchik 1 (Sinclair). Team fouls — Ninilchik 9, CIA 8. Fouled out — none.

 

Hawks 38, Stars 35

Houston 7 8 7 16 —38

Soldotna 8 11 14 2 —35

HOUSTON (38) — May-Thomas 0 0-0 0, Bean 0 0-0 0, Bohl 0 0-0 0, Ruth 4 2-2 10, Moore 1 0-0 2, Leonard 3 0-4 6, Wilkerson 3 2-2 8, Quincy 3 4-6 10, Kapuneai 0 2-2 2, Davis 0 0-0 0, Moore 0 0-0 0. Totals — 14 10-16 38.

SOLDOTNA (35) — Nelson 0 0- 0, Miller 0 0-0 0, A. Schmidt 3 0-0 6, Wong 5 5-14 16, Blossom 2 0-0 4, Brush 2 0-0 4, McElroy 1 0-0 2, D. Schmidt 1 0-0 3. Totals — 14 5-14 35.

3-point goals — Houston none; Soldotna 2 (Wong, D. Schmidt). Team fouls — Houston 14, Soldotna 19. Fouled out — A. Schmidt.

 

Crimson Bears 40, Bulldogs 29

Juneau 8 12 6 14 —40

Nikiski 7 4 8 10 —29

JUNEAU (40) — Hurtle 2 4-5 8, Bohulano 2 0-0 4, Pusich 1 3-5 5, Dzinich 1 0-2 2, Robinson 2 0-2 4, Fogg 2 2-3 6, Archert 4 3-4 11. Totals — 14 12-21 40.

NIKISKI (29) — Wik 0 0-0 0, Riddall 3 2-2 9, Vollertson 1 0-0 2, Pitt 2 0-4 4, Epperheimer 0 0-0 0, Kornstad 2 0-1 4, Clark 4 0-2 8, Parrish 0 0-0 0, Jackson 0 0-0 0. Totals — 12 2-9 29.

3-point goals — Juneau none; Nikiski 1 (Riddall 1). Team fouls — Juneau 12, Nikiski 22. Fouled out — Parrish.

 

Wolverines 53, Kardinals 47

South 4 17 13 19 —53

Kenai 10 15 6 16 —47

SOUTH (53) — Fernette 0 0-0 0, Garner 2 0-0 4, Lada 4 3-6 13, Ayers 0 0-0 0, Lash 2 3-7 7, Sweetsir 3 2-4 9, Babiak 1 9-10 11, Olson 1 2-3 4, VanLandingham 2 0-1 5, Edwards 0 0-0 0. Totals — 15 19-31 53.

KENAI CENTRAL (47) — Calvert 1 0-0 2, Holmes 0 1-2 1, Drury 1 8-13 10, Steinbeck 0 3-6 3, Creighton 1 1-2 3, Baker 2 0-0 5, Booth 1 0-0 3, Morse 0 1-2 1, Ross 0 0-0 0, Beck 5 3-3 13, Satathite 2 0-0 4, Every 1 0-0 2. Totals — 14 17-28 47.

3-point goals — South 4 (Lada 2, Sweetsir, VanLandingham); Kenai 2 (Baker, Booth). Team fouls — South 25, Kenai 27. Fouled out — Lash, Drury.

 

Friday bo­­ys

Sea Otters 48, Mariners 45

Seldovia 14 12 11 11 —48

Homer 12 11 11 11 —45

SELDOVIA (48) — Waterbury 1 0-0 3, Scribner 0 0-0 0, Collier 5 2-2 12, Haller 2 2-4 6, Philpot 7 9-12 25, Stanish 0 0-0 0. Totals — 15 13-18 48.

HOMER (45) — Ravin 3 0-0 6, Rohr 3 0-0 7, Etzwiler 3 0-1 7, Beachy 2 0-0 5, Ellison 3 0-0 6, Kallelid 5 0-4 10, Carroll 2 0-0 4. Totals — 21 0-5 45.

3-point goals — Seldovia 3 (Philpot 2, Waterbury); Homer 3 (Rohr, Etzwiler, Beachy). Team fouls — Seldovia 8, Homer 20. Fouled out — none.

 

Lynx 60, Kardinals 43

Dimond 17 10 10 23 —60

Kenai 12 15 13 3 —43

DIMOND (60) — Heim 1 0-0 3, Boese 2 0-0 6, Zaiala 0 0-2 0, Sherman 1 0-0 3, Osborne 2 0-0 4, Moran 0 0-0 0, Parker 3 3-6 10, Moses 0 0-0 0, Fosi 3 0-0 7, Tufaga 3 2-3 8, Merchant 0 1-4 1, Jenkins 4 5-10 13, Ainuu 2 1-2 5. Totals — 21 12-27 60.

KENAI CENTRAL (43) — Daniels 0 0-0 0, Ta. Landry 2 0-0 4, Ivy 2 0-0 6, Vest 1 0-0 3, Brazell 3 1-2 8, Tr. Landry 1 2-6 5, Tuttle 0 0-0 0, Jackman 4 1-2 10, Beiser 1 1-1 3, Fitt 1 0-0 2, Dye 0 0-0 0, Beeson 0 0-0 0, Johnson 0 0-0 0. Totals — 16 5-11 43.

3-point goals — Dimond 6 (Boese 2, Heim, Sherman, Parker, Fosi); Kenai 25. Team fouls — Dimond 18, Fouled out — Ta. Landry.

 

Hawks 63, Stars 55

Houston 10 17 15 21 —63

Soldotna 16 13 12 14 —55

HOUSTON (63) — Ka. Taylor 7 9-11 28, Ko. Taylor 2 5-9 9, Ruta 2 3-4 8, Ross 1 1-3 3, Pelesasa 2 0-0 4, Graham 0 0-0 0, Bitler 5 1-2 11. Totals — 19 19-29 63.

SOLDOTNA (55) — Kuntz 4 2-3 11, Sheridan 2 0-0 5, McElroy 3 0-2 6, Crowder 0 0-0 0, Casey 0 0-0 0, Spence 4 2-4 12, Dickson 4 0-0 8, Evans 3 1-4 8, Kruse 0 0-0 0, Tuisaula 0 1-2 1, Lovelace 2 0-0 4. Totals — 22 6-15 55.

3-point goals — Houston 6 (Ka. Taylor 5, Ruta); Soldotna 5 (Spence 2, Kuntz, Sheridan, Evans). Team fouls — Houston 19, Soldotna 29. Fouled out — Sheridan, Spence, Evans.

 

Saturday girls

Wolverines 53, Stars 36

Soldotna 6 8 10 12 —36

South 18 11 11 13 —53

SOLDOTNA (36) — Houser 0 1-2 1, Nelson 1 0-2 2, Miller 0 1-3 1, A. Schmidt 2 1-1 5, Wong 6 1-4 13, Blossom 2 4-4 8, Brush 1 0-0 3, McElroy 0 0-0 0, D. Schmidt 0 3-4 3, Kindred 0 0-0 0. Totals — 12 11-20 36.

SOUTH (53) — Garner 1 0-1 2, Lada 3 0-0 9, Ayers 0 1-2 1, Lash 2 3-4 7, Sweetsir 4 3-3 11, Babiak 8 0-0 16, Deike-Sims 0 0-0 0, Olson 3 1-3 7, VanLandingham 0 0-1 0. Totals — 21 8-13 53.

3-point goals — Soldotna 1 (Brush 1); South 3 (Lada 3). Team fouls — Soldotna 17, South 20. Fouled out — Wong, Ayers.

 

Bulldogs 49, Hawks 35

Houston 6 2 14 13 —35

Nikiski 13 17 12 7 —49

HOUSTON (35) — Holms 0 0-0 0, May-Thomas 3 0-0 7, Bean 0 0-0 0, Bohl 0 0-0 0, Ruth 3 3-4 10, M. Moore 0 0-0 0, Leonard 0 0-0 0, Wilkersen 3 0-0 6, Quincy 5 2-5 12, Davis 0 0-0 0, T. Moore 0 0-0 0. Totals — 14 5-9 35.

NIKISKI (49) — Wik 1 1-2 4, Riddall 1 3-4 6, Vollertson 3 0-2 6, Pitt 3 2-3 8, Kornstad 1 0-0 3, Clark 4 0-1 8, Parrish 3 6-10 12, Jackson 1 0-0 2. Totals — 17 12-22 49.

3-point goals — Houston 4 (Wilkersen 2, May-Thomas, Ruth); Nikiski 3 (Wik, Riddall, Kornstad). Team fouls — Houston 21; Nikiski 17. Fouled out — Leonard, Riddall.

 

Crimson Bears 35, Kardinals 28

Juneau 10 11 7 7 —35

Kenai 4 10 8 6 —28

JUNEAU (35) — Hurtle 3 1-2 7, Bohulano 3 0-1 6, Pusich 1 0-0 2, Danich 1 0-0 2, Robinson 1 4-7 6, Fogg 3 2-2 8, Archert 1 2-2 4. Totals — 13 9-14 35.

KENAI (28) — Calvert 0 0-0 0, Holmes 1 2-2 4, Drury 4 0-5 9, Steinbeck 0 0-0 0, Creighton 2 3-3 7, Baker 0 0-0 0, Booth 0 0-0 0, Morse 0 0-0 0, Ross 0 0-0 0, Beck 1 3-6 5, Satathite 0 2-2 2, Every 0 1-1 1. Totals — 8 11-19 28.

3-point goals — Juneau none; Kenai 1 (Drury 1). Team fouls — Juneau 18, Kenai 18. Fouled out — Archert, Drury.

 

Saturday boys

Stars 76, Sea Otters 38

Seldovia 6 2 16 14 —38

Soldotna 25 9 23 19 —76

SELDOVIA (38) — Waterbury 3 0-0 7, Scribner 0 0-0 0, Collier 4 2-5 11, Haller 1 0-0 2, Philpot 6 5-7 18, Stanish 0 0-1 0. Totals — 14 7-13 38.

SOLDOTNA (76) — Trammell 0 0-0 0, Kuntz 2 0-0 6, Sheridan 4 1-2 11, McElroy 2 0-0 6, Crowder 3 0-0 6, Caset 4 2-2 10, Spence 2 1-1 5, Gomez-Dickson 4 0-0 8, Evans 5 6-8 16, Kruse 0 0-0 0, Tuisaula 0 0-0 0, Lovelace 3 2-2 8. Totals — 29 12-15 76.

3-point goals — Seldovia 3 (Waterbury, Collier, Philpot); Soldotna 6 (Kuntz 2, Sheridan 2, McElroy 2). Team fouls — Seldovia 10, Soldotna 17. Fouled out — none.

 

Lynx 94, Mariners 31

Dimond 23 27 29 15 —94

Homer 4 9 10 8 —31

DIMOND (94) — Heim 1 0-0 3, Boese 3 0-0 9, Zavala 1 0-0 2, Sherman 3 0-0 9, Osborne 3 0-0 6, Moran 2 0-2 4, Parker 3 1-1 7, Moses 2 2-2 7 Fosi 2 0-0 6, Tufaga 5 2-3 12, Merchant 3 1-2 8, Jenkins 7 1-3 15, Ainuu 3 0-0 6. Totals — 38 7-18 94.

HOMER (31) — Ravin 0 0-0 0, Rohr 2 0-2 4, Etzwiler 4 1-1 11, Sumpton 3 0-3 6, Beachy 0 0-0 0, Felde 0 0-0 0, Beck 0 0-0 0, Ellison 2 1-2 5, Kallelid 1 1-2 3, Carroll 1 0-0 2. Totals — 13 3-8 31.

3-point goals — Dimond 11 (Boese 3, Sherman 3, Fosi 2, Heim, Moses, Merchant); Homer 2 (Etzwiler 2). Team fouls — Dimond 13, Homer 12. Fouled out — none.

 

Kardinals 70, Hawks 57

Houston 16 9 18 14 —57

Kenai 22 20 16 12 —70

HOUSTON (57) — Mulhaney 0 0-0 0, Ka. Taylor 12 3-4 35, Ko. Taylor 0 0-0 0, Ruta 2 3-4 8, Ross 1 0-0 2, Pelesasa 0 0-0 0, Graham 1 2-2 5, Bitler 3 1-7 7. Totals — 19 9-17 57.

KENAI (70) — Ta. Landry 4 2-2 10, Daniels 0 0-1 0, Ivy 5 4-8 15, Vest 2 2-2 6, Brazell 2 0-1 4, Tr. Landry 3 0-1 9, Tuttle 0 0-0 0, Jackman 7 3-4 17, Beiser 1 0-0 2, Fitt 2 0-0 4, Dye 0 0-0 0, Beeson 1 1-1 3, Johnson 0 0-0 0. Totals — 27 12-19 70.

3-point goals — Houston 10 (Ka. Taylor 8, Ruta, Graham); Kenai 4 (Tr. Landry 3, Ivy). Team fouls — Houston 20, Kenai 17. Fouled out — Ruta, Fitt.

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Soldotna basketball player Griffen Caset leaps for the basket over Houston High School's Ben Bitler, as Soldotna's Adrian Gomer-Dickson stands ready for rebound during a game on Friday, Dec. 18 at Soldotna High School.

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Soldotna basketball player Griffen Caset leaps for the basket over Houston High School’s Ben Bitler, as Soldotna’s Adrian Gomer-Dickson stands ready for rebound during a game on Friday, Dec. 18 at Soldotna High School.

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Soldona basketball player Derek Evans glides between Houston's Ben Pelasa (left) and Tony Dika during a game on Friday, Dec. 18 at Soldotna High School.

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Soldona basketball player Derek Evans glides between Houston’s Ben Pelasa (left) and Tony Dika during a game on Friday, Dec. 18 at Soldotna High School.

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Kenai basketball player Abby Beck eyes the basket through the arms of South Anchorage's Isabelle Lada (right), as Marina Olson closes behind her during a game on Friday, Dec. 18 at Kenai Central High School.

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Kenai basketball player Abby Beck eyes the basket through the arms of South Anchorage’s Isabelle Lada (right), as Marina Olson closes behind her during a game on Friday, Dec. 18 at Kenai Central High School.

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