Ninilchik’s Riley Tucker moves down the court during a basketball game at Ninilchik School in Ninilchik, Alaska, on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. Tucker was named tournament MVP and three-point champion at the Ninilchik Invitational Tournament. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Ninilchik’s Riley Tucker moves down the court during a basketball game at Ninilchik School in Ninilchik, Alaska, on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. Tucker was named tournament MVP and three-point champion at the Ninilchik Invitational Tournament. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikiski girls, Ninilchik boys win Ninilchik Invitational Tournament

Both teams took wins over Unalaska in title matches on Saturday

The Nikiski girls and Ninilchik boys took top finishes at the Ninilchik Invitational Tournament this weekend. Both teams took wins over Unalaska in title matches on Saturday.

Mountain City Christian Academy 81, Soldotna 21

The Mountain City Christian Academy girls topped Soldotna 81-21 on Saturday. Soldotna drops to 10-10 overall.

Kaytlin McAnelly scored 11 for the Stars. Grayson Henry had 4. Anaulie Sedivy, Isabelle Cruz and Hope Hillyer all had 2.

Keelie Kronberger had 32 points for MCCA. Morgan Maldonado had 24, Nyamach Mathot had 9, Jasmine Schaeffer had 8, Maliyah Alex had 5 and Jieaya Siatini had 3.

Seward girls 47, Houston 39

The host Seward girls took a 47-39 win over Houston on Saturday. They advance to 11-8 overall.

Mikinley Williams scored 13 for the Seahawks. Ava Jagielski had 11, Addison Lemme had 7, Lia Shank had 6, Natalie Steminski and Stella Dow had 4 and Hailey Ingalls had 2.

Gracce Gillespie had 18 for Houston. Sarah Bodfish had 8, Dallas Winter had 7 and Andi Robson had 2. Both Bella Russell and Keeli Johnson had 1.

Houston boys 62, Seward 49

The visiting Houston boys dropped Seward 62-49 on Saturday. The Seahawks are 15-5 overall.

For the Seahawks, Ben Ambrosiani had 16 points. Bergen Davis had 11, Talon Lemme had 9, Emerson Cross had 7, Van Shank had 4 and Kupono Albino had 2.

Noah Witted put 27 on the board for Houston. Max Taylor had 19, Keldin Nicoll and Michael Saam had 6 and Carter Seime had 4.

Nikiski girls 51, Unalaska 35

The Nikiski girls topped Unalaska 51-35 on Saturday to win the Ninilchik Invitational Tournament. The Bulldogs went 3-0 in the invitational, Unalaska were 2-1.

Avery Ellis led scoring for Nikiski with 14 points. Maggie Grenier had 12, Alexa Iyatunguk had 9, Shelby Burman had 8 and both Abigail White and Mandee Roofe had 4.

Isabella Lopez put up 17 for Unalaska. Kenzie Kochuten had 10, Kallysha Ranario had 5, Abija Gumbs had 2 and Rylee LaForteza had 1.

Ninilchik boys 63, Unalaska 48

The Ninilchik boys won their own invitational after a 63-48 victory over Unalaska. They went 3-0 in the invitational and are 14-8 overall. Unalaska were 2-1 in the invitational.

For the Wolverines, Kade McCorison had 25 points. Rowan Mahoney had 21, Maxx Russell had 13 and Kannon Hughes had 4.

Nic Kitsyuk had 24 points for Unalaska. Gage Williams had 21, Aaron San Luis had 3 and Jayvee Villafuene had 2.

Tok girls 52, Aniak 46

The Tok girls seized a third-place finish at the Ninilchik Invitational Tournament with a win over Aniak 52-46. Tok went 2-1 in the invitational, Aniak was 1-2.

Cook Inlet Academy boys 78, Tok 53

The Eagles dropped Tok 78-53 for third place in the invitational. Cook Inlet was 2-1 in the invitational and are 18-3 overall. Tok were 1-2 in the invitational.

Alex McGarry paced the Eagles with 24 points. Ian McGarry had 19, Owen Braband had 10, Lucas Oyoumick and Brady Batten had 7, Jonas Oyoumick had 5 and Trent Waller and Jeremy Dillingham had 2.

Tok’s Marvin Captain had 15 points. Chairo Espinosa had 13 points, Gavin Maynard had 9, Dustin Captain had 8, Criag Paul and Lucas Hipp had 3 and Trey Hillary had 2.

Ninilchik girls 59, Cook Inlet Academy 17

The Ninilchik girls topped Cook Inlet Academy 59-17 to secure fifth place in the invitational. The Ninilchik girls were 1-2 in the invitational and are 10-12 overall. Cook Inlet went 0-3 in the invitational and are 1-19 overall.

Riley Tucker led scoring with 12 points for the Wolverines. Adelyn McCorison had 11, Lucy Reynolds had 8, Taylor Rickard and Rylee Lemons had 7, Klohie Hughes and Kate Hendryx had 6 and Talon Bock had 2.

For the Eagles, Kristi Stoll had 8. Mariah Smith had 4, Rebekah Dillingham had 3 and Gabrielle Viefold had 2.

Aniak boys 63, Nikiski 50

The Aniak boys dropped Nikiski in their final game of the invitational, with a 63-50 score. Aniak were 1-2 in the invitational. Nikiski was 0-3, and are 13-9 overall.

For the Bulldogs, Seth Payne had 16. Kameron Bird had 12 and Kevin Love had 11. Both Carter Eiter and Gavin Ley had 3. Lynn DeVeer and Johnny Rolston had 2. Dylan Hall had 1.

William Morgan had 24 for Aniak. Ryan Lang had 12. Troy Morgan, Ralphie Stevens and Marshall Dallman all had 9.

Ninilchik Invitational Tournament

Girls — 1. Nikiski, 2. Unalaska, 3. Tok, 4. Aniak, 5. Ninilchik, 6. Cook Inlet Academy

Tournament MVP: Riley Tucker, Ninilchik

Handler Award: Addi McCorison, Ninilchik

Free-throw champion: Isabella Lopez, Unalaska

Three-point champion: Riley Tucker, Ninilchik

Boys — 1. Ninilchik, 2. Unalaska, 3. Cook Inlet Academy, 4. Tok, 5. Aniak, 6. Nikiski

Tournament MVP: Rowan Mahoney, Ninilchik

Handler Award: Cache Henning, Unalaska

Free-throw champion: Kade McCorison, Ninilchik

Three-point champion: Ian McGarry, Cook Inlet

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