Nikolaevsk boys, Ninilchik girls gain NIT semis

  • By Staff Report
  • Friday, February 2, 2018 12:56am
  • Sports

The Nikolaevsk boys basketball team opened up the Nenana Invitational Tournament on Thursday with a 67-41 victory over Tri-Valley.

Nikolaevsk led 15-10 after the first period, but then opened things up by outscoring the Viking Warriors 40-18 in the second period.

Kalenik Molodih led the Warriors attack with 31 points and 13 rebounds, while Michael Trail had 17 points. Also for Nikolaevsk, Zachary Trail had nine points, Isaak Fefelov had five points, Lukah Kalugin had three points and Sage Stanish had two points.

Nikolaevsk faces Tanana in the semifinal today at 8 p.m.

Tri-Valley girls 55, Nikolaevsk 51

The Viking Warriors prevailed over the Warriors in a tight game at the opening round of the Nenana Invitational Tournament on Thursday.

Nikolaevsk had a 12-9 lead after the first quarter, but trailed 24-23 at halftime. Tri-Valley then led 40-37 after three quarters.

Markiana Yakunin had 18 points to lead Nikolaevsk, while Elizabeth Fefelov had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Also for the Warriors, Kristin Klaich had seven points while Sophia Klaich had six points, Justina Fefelov had five points and Jodie Kain had three points.

Nikolaevsk faces Minto-Tanana at 11 a.m. today in the fifth-place bracket.

Ninilchik girls 55, Tok 22

Ninilchik received 34 points from DeeAnn White in cruising through the first round of the Nenana Invitational Tournament on Thursday.

Also for Ninilchik, Isabella Koch had seven points, Olivia Delgado had six points, and Jade Robuck and Madi Cooper had four points apiece.

The Ninilchik girls play Susitna Valley in the semifinal at 3:30 p.m. today.

Tok boys 83, Ninilchik 34

Tok bolted from the gate in notching a victory in the opening round of the Nenana Invitational Tournament on Thursday.

Tok took a 30-6 lead after the first quarter.

Garrett Koch had 15 points to lead Ninilchik, while George Nelson had seven, Jake Clark had five, Jacob Mumey had three and Tristan White had two points.

The Ninilchik boys face Fort Yukon at 9:30 a.m. in the fifth-place bracket.

Seahawk Classic

The Seward girls and boys swept Thursday in the first round of the Seahawk Classic.

The Seward boys topped Houston 45-37. Zen Petrosius led the way for Seward with 13 points.

The Seward girls topped Houston 51-35. For Seward, Ashley Jackson had 21 points, while Riley Von Borstel had 11 and Rose Terry added 10.Katie Ritchie had 12 for Houston, while Mary Graham added 11.

In games today, the Bristol Bay girls and Houston play at 3 p.m., the Bristol Bay boys and Houston play at 4:30 p.m., the Hutchison girls and Seward play at 6 p.m. and the Hutchison boys and Seward play at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, the Hutchison girls and Houston play at 11 a.m., the Hutchison boys and Houston play at 12:30 p.m., the Bristol Bay girls and Seward play at 2 p.m. and the Bristol Bay boys and Seward play at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday boys

Seahawks 45, Hawks 37

Houston 6 9 10 12 — 37

Seward 13 11 11 10 — 45

HOUSTON (37) — Wyriek 3 1-3 9, Greshan 0 0-0 0, G. Mulhaney 1 2-3 4, Sasiu 2 1-2 7, O. Mulhaney 2 0-1 4, Graham 2 1-5 5, Ritter 1 2-2 4, Cragham 2 0-4 4. Totals — 13 7-20 37.

SEWARD (45) — Hollingsworth 0 0-0 0, Koster 2 0-0 5, Moriarity 2 3-5 7, S. Estes 1 0-0 2, C. Estes 1 1-4 3, Ingalls 0 0-0 0, Spanos 4 3-3 9, Jarvis 0 4-12 4, McMurry 0 0-0 0, Nilsson 0 0-0 0, Petrosius 5 3-4 13. Totals — 15 14-28 45.

Thursday girls

Seahawks 51, Hawks 35

Houston 7 8 14 6 — 35

Seward 16 13 11 11 — 51

HOUSTON (35) — Malidore 1 0-0 2, Graham 3 4-9 11, Davis 1 0-0 3, Whitted 0 1-4 1, Ritchie 4 2-2 12, Hull 0 0-0 0, Laufula 3 0-0 6. Totals — 12 7-15 35.

SEWARD (51) — Dow 0 0-0 0, Lemme-Sawyer 0 0-0 0, Terry 4 1-2 10, Von Borstel 4 3-4 11, Sieverts 0 0-0 0, Jackson 6 7-12 21, Sullivan 0 1-2 1, Petrosius 1 6-8 8. Totals — 15 18-28 51.

3-point goals — Houston 4 (Ritchie 2, Graham, Davis); Seward 3 (Jackson 2, Terry). Team fouls — Houston 20, Seward 18. Fouled out — Davis, Whitted, Sullivan.

3-point goals — Houston 4 (Wyriek 2, Sasiu 2); Seward 1 (Koster). Team fouls — Houston 19, Seward 19. Fouled out — J. Moriarity, Petrosius.

More in Sports

Kenai Central's Sawyer Vann controls Nikiski's Wyatt Maguire at 125 pounds Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. Vann notched a 7-6 victory. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Area wrestlers collect mat time before Thanksgiving break

Area wrestlers got in some mat time Tuesday before the Thanksgiving break.… Continue reading

Assistant coach Taylor Shaw leads the Kenai River Brown Bears during a game Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, against the Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Brown Bears start search for new head coach

The Kenai River Brown Bears issued a press release Friday about staff… Continue reading

Soldotna junior Liam Babitt holds a grip on South Anchorage’s Britten Hamilton during the 215-pound final of the Lancer Smith Fall Varsity 2021 Invite on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at the Menard Arena in Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)
Soldotna crowns 4 champions at Lancer Smith

The Soldotna wrestling team finished fourth Friday and Saturday at the Lancer… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Bryce Monrean tries to find a way through the defense of the Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues during a first-period power play Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Jr. Blues come back to take series from Bears

The Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues lost not only a 2020-21 season to… Continue reading

tease
Hockey roundup: SoHi sweeps in Kodiak; West wins End of Road tourney

The Soldotna hockey team swept Kodiak in the first high school games… Continue reading

A brown bear feeds on a salmon. (Photo by C. Canterbury/USFWS)
Refuge Notebook: Bears, uniquely built to respond to winter

With the new snow and temperatures dipping into the single digits, you… Continue reading

Kenai Central's Caden Warren surveys the ice against West at the End of the Road Tournament at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Kenai, Homer hockey lose to open tourney

The Kenai Central and Homer hockey teams both opened the End of… Continue reading

Caden Triggs of the Kenai River Brown Bears celebrates his first-period goal against the Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Brown Bears topple Jr. Blues

By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion The Kenai River Brown Bears received two… Continue reading

Most Read