Leftover hoops: Nikiski splits with Nome on Saturday

Leftover hoops: Nikiski splits with Nome on Saturday

The visiting Nikiski girls claimed a 67-58 victory in double overtime Saturday in nonconference play.

The Bulldogs led 14-6 after the first quarter, but Nome cut the lead to 23-20 at halftime and had a 29-26 lead by the end of three quarters. The teams then played a high-scoring fourth quarter that had the score tied at 47 going into the overtimes.

Lillian Carstens had 24 points to lead the Bulldogs, while America Jeffreys had 22, Kaycee Bostic had 10, Bailey Epperheimer had five, Tika Zimmeran had three and Kaitlyn Johnson had three.

Nome boys 59, Nikiski 48

The host Nanooks notched a nonconference victory over the Bulldogs on Saturday.

Nome led 13-6 after the first quarter, but Nikiski closed the gap to 29-24 by halftime and 45-43 by the end of three quarters.

For Nome, Stephan Anderson had 19, while Caden Hanebuth had 14, Dawson Schaeffer had 11 and Brandon Smith had 10.

For the Bulldogs, Noah Litke poured in 29 points. Austin Stafford had nine, while Gavin White had four and Michael Mysing, Kyle Malston and Caileb Payne had two apiece.

Cook Inlet Academy boys 75, Kalskag 43

At the final day of the Ninilchik Invitational on Saturday, the Eagles defeated Kalskag to wrap up second place in the event.

CIA led 20-14 after the first quarter, then took total control with a 50-24 halftime lead.

Josh Boyd had 20 for the Eagles, while Cole Moore and James Boyd had 16 for the Eagles. Also for CIA, Ethan Boyd had nine, Mason Zeigler had five, Grizzly Beard had four, Abraham Henderson had two and Sage Cruz had one.

For Kalskag, Martin Paul had 24 points.

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