Ninilchik hoops split with Kalskag

The Ninilchik basketball teams split a pair of nonconference games Wednesday night in Ninilchik.

The Wolverine boys prevailed 57-39 over the Grizzly Bears, while the Ninilchik girls lost 32-28 to Kalskag.

In the boys game, Garrett Koch led the way with 17 points for Ninilchik while Jake Clark pumped in 14, including eight in the third quarter.

Shane Morgan paced Kalskag with 24 points, all in the first three quarters, before fouling out. Morgan had all but two of his team’s points before that.

The Wolverines staked out a 14-6 lead in the first quarter and built it to 29-16 by the half. Ninilchik then won the third quarter 18-10 to effectively ice the game.

In the girls contest, a tied game of 12-all at halftime was broken open by Kalskag, which outscored Ninilchik 13-6 in the third quarter to take a 25-18 lead and held on from there.

Isabella Koch led the Wolverines with 12 points while Madi Cooper chipped in eight. Julia Heckman led Kalskag with 15.

Wednesday boys

Wolverines 57, Grizzly Bears 39

Kalskag 6 10 10 13 —39

Ninilchik 14 15 18 10 —57

KALSKAG (39) — Peterson 0, Paul 0, Wise 8, Levi 7, Fultze 0, Nook 0, Morgan 24, Nook 0.

NINILCHIK (57) — Nelson 0, Presley 0, Hadro 9, Koch 17, Clark 14, Moore 0, Devik 3, Lemons 0, Moto 5, Mumey 9.

3-point FG — Kalskag 3 (Wise 2, Levi 1); Ninilchik 2 (Mumey 1, Devik 1).

Team fouls — Kalskag 13; Ninilchik 3. Fouled out — Morgan.

Wednesday girls

Grizzly Bears 32, Wolverines 28

Kalskag 7 5 13 7 —32

Ninilchik 5 7 6 10 —28

KALSKAG (32) — Evan 1, Levi 7, Evan 0, Heckman 15, Morgan 0, Wise 2, Michaelson 7.

NINILCHIK (28) — Okonek 1, Jasper 0, Calabrese 2, Robok 3, Corey 3, Koch 12, Cooper 8, Calabrese 0, Okonek 2, Denboer 0, Ofstag 0.

3-point FG — Kalskag 3 (Levi 1, Heckman 1, Michaelson 1).

Team fouls — Kalskag 13; Ninilchik 10. Fouled out — none.

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