Kenai girls, boys win in Nome; SoHi girls, boys lose in Fairbanks


The Kenai girls and boys basketball teams opened up play in the Nome Subway Showdown on Thursday with a pair of victories, while the Soldotna girls and boys basketball teams started play in the Mt. McKinley Classic in Fairbanks with a pair of losses.

Kenai boys 60, Kotzebue 53

The Kardinals picked up a win on the opening day of the Nome Subway Showdown. The Kardinals moved to 3-1 with the victory.

Jakob Kvasnikoff paced the Kardinals with 25 points, including four 3-pointers. Daniel McRorie and Wade James each had 10 for the Kards, while Bridger Beck had eight, Luke Armstrong had four and Carnell Gump had three.

For Kotzebue, Devin Sheldon had 11, while Tyran Lane and Gage Swanson had nine apiece, Ayden Wesley had seven, Bron Baldwin and Timmy Gammett each had six, and Zach Roetman had five.

Kenai girls 45, Kotzebue 10

The Kardinals opened up play in the Nome Subway Showdown by blowing past the Huskies to move to 4-0 overall.

Emma Beck poured in 33 points for the Kardinals and did not even play in the fourth quarter. Ella Yragui added six for the Kards, while Malerie Nunn had four and Chloe Goldsby had two.

Lathrop girls 39, Soldotna 36

The Malemutes defeated the Stars on the opening day of the Mt. McKinley Classic in Fairbanks. The Stars dropped to 2-2 overall.

For Soldotna, Katelyn Morrison had 11, Josie Sheridan had 10, Kaytlin McAnelly had eight, Alex Lee had three, Morgan Lemm had three and Tanner Inman had one.

For Lathrop, TT Tagovailoa had 12, Ashlyn Pardahn had 11, Jayda George had 10, Amy Pilon had four and Leilah Bailey had two.

Ketchikan boys 55, Soldotna 36

The Stars fell to the Kings on the opening day of the Mt. McKinley Classic in Fairbanks to fall to 1-4.

For the Stars, Zac Buckbee had eight points, Will Inman had six, Jakob Brown had six, Andrew Pieh had six, Eli Corbett had three, Izaiah Gilbert had three, Lokeni Wong had three and Jace O’Reagan had one.

For Ketchikan, JJ Parker had 13, Joeben Lovenzo had 10, Marcus Stockhausen had nine, Archie Dundas had seven, Andrew Kleinschmidt had six, Jared Rhoads had two, Kyler Secrest had two and Jonathan Scoblic had one.

Ninilchik girls 55, Homer C 28

The Wolverines moved to 1-2 overall by topping the host Mariners.

Riley Tucker had 34 for Ninilchik, while Taylor Rickard had 15 and Kylee Rickard had six.

Ninilchik boys 76, Homer 48

The Wolverines moved to 6-0 overall with the nonconference win against the Mariners, who fell to 0-3.

Jaylin Scott had 27 for Ninilchik, while Cole Moore had 25, Peyton Edens had 15, Cooper Adams had three, and Rowan Mahoney, Kade McCorison and Carter Lemons each had two.

For Homer, Lucas Story had 11, Morgan Techie had 11, Riley Huffman had eight, Lance Seneff had seven, Frent Fell had six, Nathan Overson had three and Theo McDonough had two.

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