Kenai boys lose out on 3rd in OT

The Eielson boys basketball team got 43 points from Christian Bolton in defeating Kenai Central 69-63 in overtime in the third-fifth place game of the Anchorage Christian Schools/Pepsi Invitational on Sunday.

Kenai led 12-7 after a quarter, but the game was knotted at 27 at the half. The Kards carried a 41-33 lead into the final quarter, but the Ravens were able to post a 23-15 advantage in the final eight minutes to extend the game.

Overtime saw Eielson roll up 13 points to Kenai’s seven.

Bolton put on a shooter’s clinic in the game, going 5 for 6 from beyond the 3-point line and 14 of 16 from the foul line. Brandon Polesky added 11 points for the Ravens, hitting 3 of 6 from deep.

Evan Stockton had 22 points to pace the Kardinals, while Maison Dunham had 13 and Braedon Pitsch added 11.

The final order for the boys was Barrow in first, ACS in second, Eielson in third, Tikigaq in fourth, Kenai in fifth, Homer in sixth, Bethel in seventh and Kotzebue in eighth.

The MVPs of the tournament were Mikalla Pickard of ACS and Brenden Matthews of Barrow.

On the girls all-tournament team were Katelyn Kaleak of Astoria, Halle Helmerson of Astoria, Laveah Makiski of Kotzebue, Lewanne Brower of Barrow, Sunny Pedabone of ACS, Jenillee Donovan of Barrow, Tobias Paige of Eielson, Sayvia Sellers of ACS, Brooklyn Hankwitz of Astoria and Destiny Reimers of ACS.

On the boys all-tournament team were Isiah Mongoyak of Barrow, Michael Hensley of Kotzebue, Evan Stockton of Kenai; Anthony Fruean of Barrow, Matt Sanders of ACS, Jalen Cannon of Tikigaq, Jamin Crow of Bethel, Henry Kowunna of Tikigaq, Christian Bolton of Eielson and Daekown Houston of ACS.

Tikigaq boys 71, Homer 66

The Harpooners recovered from a quick start by the Mariners to claim the fourth-sixth place game Saturday.

Homer jumped out to a 22-15 lead after the first quarter, then led 39-33 at halftime. The Harpooners won the third quarter 19-12 and the fourth 19-15.

Jalen Cannon paced Tikigaq with 28 points, while Henry Kowunna added 10. For Homer, Clayton Beachy had 19, Jonathan Raymond had 14 and Eyoab Knapp had 13.

Kenai girls 39, Tikigaq 18

The Kardinals dominated the second half to win seventh place Saturday.

The game was tied at eight after the first quarter, and Kenai had a 20-15 lead at halftime. The Kards then won the third quarter 10-2 and fourth quarter 9-1.

Logan Satathite had 13 points to pace the Kards, while Damaris Severson added 12.

Angela Lane paced Tikigaq with 13 points.

The final placement order for the girls was ACS in first, Astoria in second, Barrow in third, Kotzebue in fourth, Eielson in fifth, Bethel in sixth, Kenai in seventh and Tikigaq in eighth.

Barrow boys 64, Kenai 52

The Whalers pulled away from the Kardinals after halftime in a Friday championship semifinal.

Barrow led 21-10 at the half, but then got going offensively, outscoring the Kards 21-15 in the third quarter and 22-17 in the fourth quarter.

Brandon Matthews had 22 for Barrow, while Blaine Kainoa Texeira and Anthony Fruean each had 11.

For Kenai, Evan Stockton had 18 and Lucas Tunseth pitched in 17.

Kotzebue girls 45, Kenai 39

In a consolation game Friday, the Huskies were able to overcome a slow start against the Kardinals.

Kenai led 12-5 after the first quarter, but the lead was trimmed to 18-17 by halftime. The Huskies then led 29-28 after three quarters and then won the fourth quarter.

Ally Martin paced the Huskies with 10 points, while Logan Satathite had 16 points and Jaiden Streiff added 11 for the Kardinals.

Homer boys 59, Kotzebue 36

The Mariners took a 17-7 lead after the first quarter and never looked back in winning a consolation game Friday.

Homer put nine different players in the scoring column, led by Jonathan Raymond with 16 points and Josiah Raymond with 10 points. Michael Hensley led Kotzebue with 20 points.

Friday girls

Huskies 45, Kardinals 39

Kotzebue 5 12 12 16 —45

Kenai 12 6 10 11 —39

KOTZEBUE (45) — Makisi 9, Sheldon 0, Short 2, Martin 10, Schaeffer 7, Swanson 6, Thomas 3, Gallahorn 8.

KENAI CENTRAL (39) — Pierce 0, Hamilton 5, Hanson 3, Streiff 11, Satathite 16, Severson 4, Lauritsen 0.

3-point goals — Kotzebue 3 (Martin, Thomas, Gallahorn); Kenai 5 (Satathite 4, Hanson). Team fouls — Kotzebue 12, Kenai 15. Fouled out — none.

Friday boys

Mariners 59, Huskies 36

Kotzebue 7 7 11 11 —36

Homer 17 18 16 8 —59

KOTZEBUE (36) — Hensley 20, Williamson 3, Ivanoff 5, Baldwin 0, Booth 4, Allen 0, Kramer 2, Stalker 2.

HOMER (59) — Munns 3, Beachy 1, Etzwiler 5, Carroll 0, Lowney 5, Jon. Raymond 16, Anderson 8, Kuhn 0, Knapp 8, Mann 3, Jos. Raymond 10.

3-point goals — Kotzebue 4 (Hensely 2, Williamson, Ivanoff); Homer 6 (Jon. Raymond 2, Munns, Etzwiler, Lowney, Mann). Team fouls — Kotzebue 7, Homer 8. Fouled out — none.

Whalers 64, Kardinals 52

Kenai 10 10 15 17 —52

Barrow 14 7 21 22 —64

KENAI (52) — Dunham 0, McKibben 0, Tunseth 17, Kvasnikoff 2, Bezdecny 6, Stockton 18, Pitsch 6, Hanson 3.

BARROW (64) — Dias 0, Nobleza 2, Matthews 22, Kim 7, Nelson 2, Texeira 11, Mongoyak 2, Weyiouanna 5, Goodwin 0, Fruean 11, Gerke 2.

3-point goals — Kenai 4 (Tunseth 3, Hanson); Barrow 9 (Matthews 4, Texeira 3, Kim, Weyiouaana). Team fouls — Kenai 10, Barrow 14. Fouled out — none.

Saturday girls

Kardinals 39, Harpoonerettes 18

Tikigaq 8 7 2 1 —18

Kenai 8 12 10 9 —39

TIKIGAQ (18) — M. Lane 2, A. Lane 13, K. Lane 3.

KENAI CENTRAL (39) — Koziczkowski 0, Pierce 0, Hamilton 6, Keyes 0, Hanson 3, Streiff 5, Satathite 13, Severson 12, Nash 0, Lauritsen 0.

3-point goals — Tikigaq 1 (A. Lane); Kenai 2 (Streiff, Satathite). Team fouls — Tikigaq 12, Kenai 10. Fouled out — none.

Saturday boys

Harpooners 71, Mariners 66

Homer 22 17 12 15 —66

Tikigaq 15 18 19 19 —71

HOMER (66) — Munns 6, Beachy 19, Etzwiler 0, Lowney 1, Jon. Raymond 14, Anderson 5, Knapp 13, Mann 8, Jos. Raymond 0.

TIKIGAQ (71) — Stone 3, Cannon 28, Oenga 3, Kowunna 10, Tuzroyluk 0, Frankson 6, Hill 21.

3-point goals — Homer 8 (Beachy 3, Munns 2, Mann 2, Knapp); Tikigaq 5 (Cannon 3, Stone, Kowunna). Team fouls — Homer 16, Tikigaq 12. Fouled out — Beachy.

Ravens 69, Kardinals 63, OT

Eielson 7 20 6 23 13 —69

Kenai 12 15 14 15 7 —63

EIELSON (69) — Bolton 43, Tucker 4, Roberts 3, Moore 0, McIntosh 0, Scott 8, Polesky 11.

KENAI CENTRAL (63) — Dunham 13, McKibben 0, Jo. Kvasnikoff 6, Bezdecny 7, Stockton 22, Tunseth 4, Pitsch 11.

3-point goals — Eielson 9 (Bolton 5, Polesky 3, Roberts); Team fouls — Eielson 11, Kenai 19. Fouled out — Bezdecny.

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