Kenai girls win Challenge title with tiebreaker

  • By Staff Report
  • Friday, December 15, 2017 10:06pm
  • Sports

The Kenai Central girls basketball team won the Craig Jung Kenai River Challenge for the first time since 2013 by topping Homer 41-27 on Saturday at Kenai Central.

Both Kenai and Nikiski finished 3-0 at the tournament, but Kenai won the tiebreaker by holding the opposition to less points. Kenai allowed 80, while Nikiski allowed 99.

Brooke Satathite paced Kenai with 13 points Saturday. For Homer, Grace Godfrey, Rylee Doughty and Alissa Cole all had six points.

Nikiski girls 75, Eielson 25

The Bulldogs led 20-10 after one quarter Saturday and then ended things with a 55-16 advantage after the second quarter.

Bethany Carstens had 21 points to lead the Bulldogs, while Emma Wik pitched in 14.

Savannah Scott had 11 point to lead the Ravens.

Soldotna girls 40, Service 25

The Stars received 13 points from Danica Schmidt and 11 from Aliann Schmidt in finishing the tournament 2-1. Service finished 0-3.

Soldotna took control early, leading 24-10 at halftime.

Katie Pearce had 15 points to pace the Cougars.

Nikiski girls 51, Soldotna 46

The Nikiski girls basketball team had a huge second quarter to knock off Soldotna on Friday.

Soldotna grabbed a 17-13 lead after the first quarter, but the Bulldogs went up 37-27 at halftime. The Stars cut it to 42-37 after three quarters, but the teams played to a draw in the fourth quarter.

Bethany Carstens paced the Bulldogs with 15 points, while Rylee Jackson had 12. For SoHi, Aliann Schmidt had 16 points, while Brittani Blossom and Danica Schmidt each had 11.

Kenai 64, Service 34

Brooke Satathite poured in 29 points to lead the Kardinals to victory over the Cougars on Friday.

Kenai led just 28-22 at halftime, but won the second half 36-12. Satathite had 21 in the half to lead the way.

For Service, Katie Pearce notched 14 points.

Homer girls 23, Eielson 20

The Mariners held off the Ravens on Friday behind 10 points from Anna Godfrey.

Homer led 15-9 and halftime and 18-13 after three quarters. Dakota Martin paced the Ravens with nine points.

Craig Jung Kenai River Challenge

3-point winner: Bethany Carstens, Nikiski.

Free-throw winner: Lexy Carrasco, Kenai.

MVP: Bethany Carstens, Niksiki.

All-tournament: Anna Godrey, Homer; Kelsey Clark, Nikiski; Aliann Schmidt, Soldotna; Katie Pearce, Service; Brooke Satathite, Kenai; Emma Wik, Nikiski; Jaycie Calvert, Kenai; Savannah Scott, Eielson; Danica Schmidt, Soldotna.

Friday girls

Mariners 23, Ravens 20

Eielson 4 5 4 7 — 20

Homer 9 6 3 5 — 23

EIELSON (20) — Baker 0 0-0 0, Hughes 1 0-2 2, Berry 2 0-0 4, D. Martin 4 1-4 9, Cardines 0 0-0 0, Williams 0 0-0 0, Scott 1 2-4 4, Abel 0 1-2 1. Totals — 8 4-12 20.

HOMER (23) — Bales 0 0-0 0, A. Godfrey 4 2-3 10, G. Godfrey 1 2-6 4, Doughty 1 1-2 3, Todd 0 1-2 1, Parish 0 0-0 0, Carroll 0 0-0 0, Veldstra 1 1-3 3, Cole 1 0-0 2, Box 0 0-0 0. Totals — 8 7-16 23.

3-point goals — none. Team fouls — Eielson 20, Homer 14. Fouled out — Scott.

Bulldogs 51, Stars 46

Nikiski 13 24 5 9 — 51

Soldotna 17 10 10 9 — 46

NIKISKI (51) — Jeffreys 0 0-0 0, Wik 3 0-0 7, L. Carstens 0 0-0 0, Bostic 3 1-1 7, Johnson 2 0-0 4, B. Carstens 6 2-2 15, Clark 3 0-0 6, Jackson 5 0-0 12. Totals — 22 2-2 51.

SOLDOTNA (46) — McGillivray 0 0-0 0, Miller 0 0-0 0, Blossom 4 2-2 11, A. Schmidt 7 2-2 16, Buckbee 0 0-0 0, Holland 0 0-0 0, Wurst 2 2-4 6, D. Schmidt 5 1-2 11. Totals — 19 7-10 46.

3-point goals — Nikiski 3 (Wik, B. Carstens, Jackson); Soldotna 1 (Blossom). Team fouls — Nikiski 10, Soldotna 7. Fouled out — none.

Kardinals 64, Cougars 34

Service 7 15 6 6 — 34

Kenai 11 17 16 20 — 64

SERVICE (34) — Stoddard 1 0-1 2, Foma’i 2 0-0 4, Noethlich 1 1-2 4, Pearce 5 4-6 14, Pacorro 0 1-3 1, Ropati 2 3-4 7, Aukustino 0 0-0 0, Noland 0 0-0 0, Boener 0 2-6 2. Totals — 11 11-22 34.

KENAI CENTRAL (64) — Calvert 4 0-2 9, Hamilton 3 0-0 6, Maw 2 2-2 6, Erlich 0 0-0 0, Hanson 0 2-4 2, Paxton 1 2-2 4, Carrasco 2 0-0 5, Satathite 13 3-8 29, Streiff 1 1-3 3, Severson 0 0-2 0. Totals — 26 10-23 64.

3-point goals — Service 1 (Noethlich); Kenai 2 (Calvert, Carrasco). Team fouls — Service 21, Kenai 21. Fouled out — Hanson.

Saturday girls

Bulldogs 75, Ravens 25

Eielson 10 6 6 3 — 25

Nikiski 20 35 8 12 — 75

EIELSON (25) — Baker 1 1-2 3, Smathers 0 0-0 0, Hughes 1 2-8 4, Berry 1 0-0 2, D. Martin 1 0-2 2, Ballard 1 0-0 2, Cardines 0 0-0 0, Williams 0 0-0 0, Scott 1 9-14 11, Abel 0 1-2 1. Totals — 6 13-28 25.

NIKISKI (75) — Jeffreys 1 0-0 2, Wik 6 1-3 14, L. Carstens 4 0-0 9, Bostic 3 0-2 6, Johnson 2 0-0 4, B. Carstens 8 3-3 21, Epperheimer 0 1-3 1, Clark 2 1-1 6, Druesdow 4 1-2 9, Jackson 1 1-2 3, Glaves 0 0-0 0, Zimmerman 0 0-0 0. Totals — 31 8-16 75.

3-point goals — Nikiski 4 (Bostic 2, Wik, L .Carstens). Team fouls — Eielson 14, Nikisi 17. Fouled out — Smathers.

Stars 40, Cougars 25

Service 5 5 7 8 — 25

Soldotna 12 12 7 9 — 40

SERVICE (25) — Stoddard 0 0-0 0, Foma’i 0 0-0 0, Noethlich 2 2-4 6, Pearce 6 1-2 15, Pacorro 0 0-0 0, Ropati 0 0-2 0, Aukustino 2 0-0 4, Boener 0 0-0 0. Totals — 10 3-8 25.

SOLDOTNA (40) — McGillivray 0 0-0 0, Miller 2 3-6 9, Blossom 1 0-0 3, A. Schmidt 5 1-2 11, Buckbee 0 0-0 0, Holland 0 0-2 0, Wurst 2 0-2 4, D. Schmidt 6 1-2 13. Totals — 16 5-14 40.

3-point goals — Service 2 (Pearce 2); Soldotna 3 (Miller 2, Blossom). Team fouls — Service 16, Soldotna 11. Fouled out — Ropati.

Kardinals 41, Mariners 27

Homer 2 9 5 11 — 27

Kenai 14 7 10 10 — 41

HOMER (27) — Bales 1 1-2 3, A. Godfrey 1 2-4 4, G. Godfrey 2 2-5 6, Doughty 2 2-2 6, Todd 0 0-0 0, Parish 0 0-2 0, Veldstra 0 0-0 0, Cole 2 2-2 6, Box 1 0-0 2. Totals — 9 9-17 27.

KENAI (41) — Calvert 1 0-0 3, Sewell 1 0-0 2, Hamilton 2 1-3 5, Erlich 0 0-0 0, Hanson 0 0-0 0, Paxton 3 0-0 6, Carrasco 4 0-0 8, Satathite 6 1-2 13, Streiff 1 0-0 2, Severson 1 0-0 2, Coffman 0 0-0 0. Totals — 19 2-5 41.

3-point goals — Kenai 1 (Calvert). Team fouls — Homer 5, Kenai 14. Fouled out — none.

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