Homer's Lawson Alexson dribbles the ball while Nikiski's Avery White moves to defend during a basketball game on Tuesday Feb. 21, 2023, at Nikiski Middle/High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikiski boys, Homer girls notch wins

The host Nikiski boys basketball team notched a 55-53 over Homer on Tuesday in Class 3A Peninsula Conference action. The Bulldogs are 1-4 in the league and 4-15 overall, while the Mariners are 2-3 and 3-16.

Nikiski led 15-13 after the first quarter, 26-21 at the half and 41-30 after three quarters. Homer won the final quarter 23-14, but it was not enough to catch Nikiski.

For Nikiski, Drew Handley had 18, Braeden Porter had 11, Seth Payne had 10, Charlie Chamberlain had nine and David Weathers had seven.

For Homer, Morgan Techie had 14, Lance Seneff and Lucas Story had 12, Einar Pederson had eight, Trent Fell had four and Spencer Dye had three.

Homer girls 49, Nikiski 31

The visiting Mariners moved to 2-3 in the Class 3A Peninsula Conference and 7-12 overall by dropping the Bulldogs to 1-4 and 7-13.

For Homer, Sydney Shelby had 15, Minadora Reutov had 13, Lawson Alexson had eight, Bethany Engebretsen had five, Channing Lowney and Gracie Miotke had two and Hannah Stonorov had one.

For Nikiski, Savanna Stock had nine, Avery White, Avery Ellis, Kailey Stynsberg and Maggie Grenier had four, and Shelby Burman, Ember Nelson and Ashlynne Playle had two.

CIA boys 76, Holy Rosary 45

The host Eagles moved to 18-2 overall with the nonconference victory.

For the CIA boys, Brady Baeten had 17, Ian McGarry had 16, Abraham Henderson had 11, Alek McGarry and Owen Braband had eight, Jonas Oyoumick and Austin Sorhus had five, Dmitry Marlowe had three, Hyrum Henderson had two and Trent Waller had one.

For Holy Rosary, Miles Minnery had 17, Damian Fournier and Sebastian Fournier had seven, Erik Helzer had five, Shawn Cooley had four, Greg Biegel had three and Zachaeus Zipay had two.

Kenai JV girls 41, Ninilchik 25

After beating Homer’s C team 27-23 on Monday, the Wolverines fell to Kenai’s JV at Kenai to fall to 5-14 overall.

Against Kenai, Riley Tucker pumped in 18 for Ninilchik, while Rylee Lemons had three, and Lily Berger and Audrey Acrey each had two.

For the Kardinals, Evelyn Cooper had 16, Willow Graham had eight, Maddie Malone had five, Simone Watts had four, McKenzie Spence had three, Katie Johnson and Ellsi Miller each had two, and Allie Hutchins had one.

More in Sports

Cook Inlet Academy sophomore Ian McGarry battles for a rebound against Birchwood Christian on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, at Cook Inlet Academy just outside of Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
CIA’s Ian McGarry gets 1A boys Player of Year

Cook Inlet Academy sophomore Ian McGarry was named the Class 1A boys… Continue reading

The Kenai Central cheerleading team. Back row, left to right: Caitlyn Martin, Sylvia McGraw, Ayla Tallent, Sarah Baisden, Genesis Trevino, Malena Grieme, Maya Montague, Taya Swick and Cali Holmes. Front row, left to right: Ella Romero, Brooklynn Reed and Makenize Harden. (Photo provided)
Kenai cheerleaders win 3rd straight state title

The Kenai Central cheerleading squad won its third straight Division II March… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears goalie Nils Wallstrom celebrates winning a shootout over the Fairbanks Ice Dogs on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Brown Bears sweep Ice Dogs, move into 3rd place

The Kenai River Brown Bears earned a two-game sweep over the Fairbanks… Continue reading

Bears top Dogs, move into 4th place

The Kenai River Brown Bears defeated the Fairbanks Ice Dogs 4-3 on… Continue reading

Kenai girls take 4th, Kenai boys take 6th at state

The Kenai Central girls basketball team took fourth place and the Kardinals… Continue reading

Chad Anderson of Kasilof and Allie Ostrander guide Everett Anderson, 3, to the finish line Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the Salmon Run Series at Tsalteshi Trails. Getting the free ride on Chad’s shoulders is Ben Anderson, 2. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Ostrander, Gemmell make Alaska High School Hall of Fame

Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central High School, and Joshua… Continue reading

Kenai Central High School esports players participate in a practice match of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ahead of a scheduled game at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska, on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Esports Week 6: Nikiski is 1st local team to earn playoff spot

Each of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s esports teams had a… Continue reading

Kenai girls, boys move to 4th-place games

The Kenai girls and boys basketball teams both notched victories Friday at… Continue reading

Bears host Ice Dogs, renew fight for playoff spot

The Kenai River Brown Bears begin a two-game series with the Fairbanks… Continue reading

Most Read