Ninilchik, Su Valley hoops split


The Ninilchik and Susitna Valley basketball teams split Interior Conference games Monday in Talkeetna.

The Ninilchik boys won 73-22 while the Su Valley girls won 42-11. The Ninilchik boys are 1-0 in the league and 1-0 overall, while the Ninilchik girls are now 0-1 and 1-4.

Both the Ninilchik girls and boys have opted to play up at the Class 2A level this year, putting them in the Interior Conference. The boys team is combining forces with Nikolaevsk and Susan B. English schools, while the girls are combining with Nikolaevsk.

The Wolverines boys put five players in double figures. Justin Trail had 17, Jaylin Scott had 15, Landon Colburn had 14, Cole Moore had 11 and Lukah Kalugin had 10. Also, Blake Lemons had four and Wyatt McCloskey added two.

For the Rams, Bryson Jolley had 11 points, while Tristan Shelby had six, Austin Fox had three and Henry Davidson had two.

In the girls game, the Rams jumped out to a 13-2 lead after the first quarter and 19-5 lead at the half.

For Su Valley, Emma Kehoe had 17 points, while Lena Spotts had seven and India Roderick, Bethany Kehoe, Alana Barron and Cori Gossett all had four and Myka Wilson had two.

Rian Ofstad led the way for the Wolverines with five, while Riley Tucker had four and Rebecca Okonek had two.

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