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Lumen-Birchwood girls, CIA-Lumen boys to play for Peninsula Conference championships

The Lumen Christi and Birchwood girls, and Cook Inlet Academy and Lumen Christi boys, played their way to the finals of the Peninsula Conference tournament Thursday at Lumen Christi in Anchorage.

No. 1 Lumen and No. 2 Birchwood will play for the girls championship Friday at 6 p.m., while No. 1 CIA and No. 3 Lumen will play for the boys title at 8 p.m.

The winners of the championship game get an automatic berth to the Class 1A state tournament.

There is another berth available to the winner of second place.

The No. 4 Nanwalek and No. 3 CIA girls play Friday at 4 p.m. The winner of that game faces the championship loser at noon Saturday for second place and the berth to state.

No. 4 Holy Rosary Academy and No. 2 Birchwood boys play Friday at 2:15 p.m. The winner plays Nanwalek on Saturday at 9 a.m. The winner of that game plays the championship loser Saturday at 2 p.m. for second place.

The Birchwood girls got their spot in the final by topping CIA 39-25. The Eagles fell to 2-21 overall.

Ella Rollman paced the Eagles with 13 points, while Rebekah Dillingham had 7 and Maria Smith had 5.

For the Warriors, Kaytee Reich had 12, while Elise Becker and Annemarie Weihrich had 8, Eden Becker had 7 and Svea Worland had 4.

The Lumen Christi girls gained the final by topping Nanwalek 53-14.

For Nanwalek, Ludmilla Hetrick had 6, while Alyson Seville had 3, Emma Tanape and Royanna Berestoff had 2, and Margareta Demas had 1.

For Lumen, Amara Warren had 16, while Lily Muller had 12, Isabel Brown had 8, Kendra Jarrett had 5, and Kaylee Connaker, Alliyah Nelson, Addison Nelson, Aurora Williams, Hayden Estabrook and Jules Butcher had 2.

The CIA boys moved to the final by topping Nanwalek 64-39. The Eagles are 21-3 overall.

Ian McGarry had 21 for the Eagles, while Alek McGarry had 19, Matthew Philips had 7, Nehemiah Barnes and Lucas Oyoumick had 5, Owen Braband had 4, Jeremy Dillingham had 2 and Trent Waller had 1.

For Nanwalek, Macarius Evans had 20, while Ashton Meganack had 10, Dmitri Kvasnikoff had 5 and Kenji-Ty Sintmons had 4.

The Lumen Christi boys got to the final with a 44-39 victory over Birchwood Christian.

Grace Christian girls 57, Nikiski 23

The host Grizzlies notched a Peninsula Conference victory over the Bulldogs on Thursday. The Bulldogs are now 2-6 in the league and 6-17 overall.

Avery Ellis pumped in 6 points for the Bulldogs, while Abigail White, Maggie Grenier and Kailey Stynsberg had 4, Alexa Iyatunguk had 3 and Brooke Abel had 2.

For Grace, Sophie Lentfer hit for 17, while Olivia Jones had 15, MJ Van der Horst had 11, Molly Schild had 7, Poppy Wiggers-Pidduck had 5 and Jaden Helton had 2.

Grace Christian boys 73, Nikiski 34

The host Grizzlies topped the Bulldogs on Tuesday in Peninsula Conference action, dropping Nikiski to 0-8 in the league and 0-17 overall.

Carter Eiter and Kevin Love each had 12 to pace the Bulldogs, while Seth Payne had 5, Kameron Bird and Lynn Deveer had 2, and Gavin Ley had 1.

For the Grizzlies, Kellen Jedlicka led the way with 21, while Robbie Annett had 16, Bristol Tobin had 13, Henry Beck had 10, Ashton Clarkson had 6, Brayden Clarkson had 3, and Royce Rock and Chris Jones had 2.

Homer girls 48, Redington 30

The visiting Mariners picked up a nonconference victory Thursday to move to 14-7 overall.

Sydney Shelby led the way for Homer with 14, while Channing Lowney and Minadora Reutov had 11, Keagan Niebuhr had 8, and Mally Im and Madalyn Miotke each had 2.

Redington boys 51, Homer 40

The host Huskies notched a nonconference victory over the Mariners on Thursday, dropping Homer to 6-15 overall.

Lucas Story dumped in 16 for the Mariners, while Einar Pederson had 7, Riley Huffman and Nathan Overson had 6, Spencer Dye had 3 and CJ Burns had 2.

For the Huskies, Doyle Bond had 23, Kenny Johnson had 16, Aiden Dobbs and Caleb Metcalf had 4, Kaedon Saxton had 3 and Christian Ingraham had 1.

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