Ninilchik boys win their own invitational


The Ninilchik boys and the Tri-Valley girls won the Ninilchik Invitational on Saturday. The Bristol Bay girls and Cordova boys took second.

The Wolverines wrapped up a 4-0 run in the tournament and improved to 19-3 overall by beating Bristol Bay 100-48 in the last game of the day.

For Ninilchik, Peyton Edens had 24, Kade McCorison had 19, Cole Moore had 16, Jaylin Scott had 15, Rowan Mahoney had eight, Cooper Adams had six, and Carter Lemons, Wyatt McCloskey and Cody Blossom had four.

For Bristol Bay, Pete Hill had 20 and Julian Trefan had 14.

In their first game of the day, the Ninilchik boys topped Nenana 65-24. Scott had 22 for the Wolverines, while Edens had 16, Moore had 13, Mahoney had nine and Adams had two. For Nenana, Russell Waska had 14.

In their first game of the day, the Ninilchik girls lost 68-35 to Nenana. Riley Tucker had 20 for the Wolverines, while Taylor Rickard had eight, Rylee Lemons had four and Audre Acrey had three. For Nenana, Karla Beans had 20 and Marie Housler had 17.

In their second game of the day, the Ninilchik girls lost to Bristol Bay 51-22 to fall to 4-13 overall. Tucker had seven for Ninilchik, while Taylor Rickard had five, and Lily Berger and Lemons had four. For Bristol Bay, Olivia Harvilla had 33.

Also at the tournament Saturday, the Tri-Valley girls topped Cordova 55-41 as Tri-Valley finished 4-0 at the tourney. Kayla Mayo had 15 for Tri-Valley while Ellie Vandeventer and Melanie Randall each had 12. For Bristol Bay, Shaunessi Schandel had 14.

Tucker was the MVP for the girls. The all-tournament team was Brook Phelps of Bristol Bay, Harvilla, Vandeventer, Ayla Walker of Tri-Valley, Randall, Beans, Schandel, Housler and Mayo.

The Handler Award went to Phelps, while Sophie McManus won the free-throw and 3-point competition.

Moore was the MVP for the boys. The all-tournament team was Scott, Josh Renshaw of Tri-Valley, Edens, Jaykob Thorne of Cordova, Waska, Michael Renshaw of Tri-Valley, John Itliong of Cordova, Junior Itliong of Cordova and Chad Anderson of Bristol Bay.

The Handler Award and free-throw champ was Anderson, while Waska took the 3-point contest.

Colony girls 57, Soldotna 37

The host Stars fell to 2-6 in the Northern Lights Conference and 8-12 overall with the loss to the Knights.

Josie Sheridan got loose for 19 points for the Stars, while Kaytlin McAnelly had seven, Tanner Inman had five, Katelyn Morrison had four and Morgan Lemm had two.

Hallie Clark led the Colony attack with 20 points, while Alycia Shelley had 11, Adrian Alley and Lalaine Suaava had 10, Morgan Ainsworth had four and Emma Hopkins had two.

Colony boys 65, Soldotna 53

The visiting Knights dropped the Stars to 1-7 in the Northern Lights Conference and 5-14 overall. Andrew Pieh had 19 points for Soldotna.

Homer girls 36, Redington 11

The host Mariners improved to 6-12 with the nonconference victory.

Channing Lowney and Minadora Reutov each had 10 points to pace the Mariners, while Sydney Shelby and Bethany Engebretsen had six, and Lawson Alexson and Ashlen Malchoff had two.

For Redington, Alzae Crum had seven and Kaitlyn Johansen had four.

Homer boys 61, Redington 28

The host Mariners bumped their record to 3-15 with the nonconference win.

Lance Seneff poured in 22 for Homer, while Morgan Techie had 11, Trent Fell had nine, Nathan Overson had five, Riley Huffman had three, and Preston Stanislaw and Theo McDonough each had two.

For Redington, Doyle Bond and Aiden Dobbs each had eight, Christian Ingraham had three, and Caleb Metcalf and Kaedon Saxton each had two.

CIA girls 52, Nanwalek 15

The host Cook Inlet Academy girls improved to 4-0 in the league and 14-4 overall with a Class 1A Peninsula Conference victory Monday.

Tatum Rozak poured in 26 points for CIA, while Hope Hillyer had four, Ella Rollman had eight, Beka Dillingham had four and Kaitlyn Liles had two.

For Nanwalek, Paula Evans had seven, Alyson Seville had four, and Trinity Huntsman and Abigail Kvasnikoff each had two.

CIA boys 81, Nanwalek 40

The Cook Inlet Academy boys notched a Class 1A Peninsula Conference victory against Nanwalek on Monday. CIA is 5-0 in the league and 17-2 overall.

Ian McGarry hit for 29 points for CIA, while Alek McGarry had 22, Austin Sorhus had 12, Abraham Henderson had eight, Jonas Oyoumick and Matt Phillips had three, and Owen Braband and Jeremy Dillingham had two.

For Nanwalek, Sean Moonin had 22, Matthias Ukatish-Evans had 17 and Juvenaly Evans had one.

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