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The Soldotna girls basketball team went on the road to defeat Palmer 46-33 on Saturday and lock up the No. 3 seed at the Northern Lights Conference tournament.

Without Kianna Holland and Meijan Leaf due to injury, star center Ituau Tuisaula had three early fouls and sat out most of the second quarter. Then Drysta Crosby-Schneider was elbowed in the eye late in the second quarter and had to be helped off the floor.

Palmer led 11-10 after the first quarter, while SoHi led 19-18 at halftime and 33-25 after three quarters.

SoHi coach Kyle McFall said both Tuisaula and Crosby-Schneider came back in the second half and played a big role in the win. The coach added that Josie Sheridan hit some big shots and played great defense, and Autumn Fischer battled on the boards.

Tuisaula paced the team with 17 points, while Josie Sheridan had 12, Crosby-Schneider had seven, Morgan Bouschor had six, Mikayla Leadens had two, Ellie Burns had one and Fischer had one.

For Palmer, Lily Anderson led the way with eight points.

SoHi, now 19-6 overall and 4-4 in the league, will play Colony in the semifinals of the NLC tourney.

Soldotna boys 48, Palmer 35

The visiting Stars closed out Northern Lights Conference regular season play by defeating the Moose on Saturday.

Soldotna led 16-11 after a quarter, 25-18 at the half and 38-28 after three quarters.

Jersey Truesdell and Mekhai Rich each had 15 for the Stars, while Tyler Morrison had seven, Ray Chumley had five, Jeff Bouschor had two, Zach Hanson had two and Levi Rosin had two.

Lavar Marshall paced Palmer with 11 points.

Kenai Central girls 57, Houston 54, OT

The visiting Kardinals snatched up a Southcentral Conference win in overtime over the Hawks.

Kenai held the lead through three quarters before Houston came back to tie it, but the Kards won the extra session 9-6.

Bethany Morris had 15 for Kenai, while Jaiden Streiff had 14, Kailey Hamilton had 12, Damaris Severson had 12, Elizabeth Hanson had two and Kaylee Lauritsen had two.

For Houston, Emily Bitler had 17, Katie Richey had 12, Danali Whitted had 11 and Anna Whitted had 10.

Houston boys 70, Kenai Central 57

The host Hawks won the first quarter 21-12 and carried that advantage to a Southcentral Conference victory Saturday.

Hayden Howard had 29 for the Hawks, while Kyle McLaughlin had 20 and Cole Taylor had 16.

For Kenai, Kayden Daniels had 18, Andrew Bezdecny had 11, Evan Stockton had nine, Braedon Pitsch had seven, Lucas Tunseth had five, Jordan Kvasnikoff had four and Maison Dunham had three.

Nikiski girls 43, Grace Christian 36

The visiting Bulldogs notched a Southcentral Conference victory over the Bulldogs on Saturday.

Lillian Carstens paced the Bullodogs with 21 points, while McKinlee Jeffreys had eight, Kaitlyn Johnson had four, Kaycee Bostic had two, Tika Zimmerman had two, Sidney Epperheimer had two, Camila Puente had two and Bryli Mullin had two.

Grace Christian boys 71, Nikiski 30

The host Grizzlies took a 16-5 lead after the first quarter in cruising past the Bulldogs in Southcentral Conference play Saturday.

For Grace, Andrew Beck led the way with 18 points. For Nikiski, Noah Litke had 14 points, while Drew Handley had 12, Michael Mysing had two and Brady Bostic had two.

Redington girls 49, Seward 16

The host Huskies cruised past the Seahawks in Southcentral Conference play Saturday.

For Redington, Abbie Fuller had 16. For Seward, Katelyn Lemme, Sequoia Sieverts and Wren Dougherty had four apiece, while Shelby Sieminski three and Anevay Ambrosiani had one.

ACS girls 71, Homer 15

The host Lions roared to a Southcentral Conference victory Saturday.

Kelsey Smallwood and Sayvia Sellers each had 15 for ACS, while Destiny Reimers had 14.

For Homer, Marina Carroll had eight, while Hannah Hatfield had four, Kaylin Anderson had two and Mel Morris added a point.

ACS boys 48, Homer 44

The Mariners hung right with heavyweight ACS in Southcentral Conference play Saturday.

ACS led 20-7 after the first quarter, 31-17 at the half and 35-30 after three quarters. Daekwon Houston had 12 points for ACS, while J.D. McGee had 11 and Josh Davis added 10.

For Homer, Jonathan Raymond had 10 while Ethan Anderson had nine, Clayton Beachy had seven, Parker Lowney had seven, River Mann had six, Michael Munns had three and Josiah Raymond had two.

Seward boys 66, Redington 29

The visiting Seahawks cruised to a Southcentral Conference victory Saturday.

Seward put 12 in the scoring column: Trey Ingalls with 20, Hunter Hollingsworth with eight, Max Pfeiffenberger with eight, Sam Koster with six, Tommy Cronin with four, Justin McMurray with four, Levi Deboard with four, Bjorn Nilsson with four, Connor Spanos with three, Collin Mullaly with two and John Moriarity with one.

Kenai Central girls 47, Redington 35

The visiting Kardinals notched a Southcentral Conference victory Friday.

Jaiden Streiff had 15 points to pace the Kardinals, while Kailey Hamilton had 13 and Bethany Morris added 10.

Kenai Central boys 60, Redington 46

The Kenai Central boys traveled north to record a Southcentral Conference victory Friday.

Kenai jumped on top 20-11 after the first quarter, then 27-23 at halftime and 47-29 after three quarters.

Kayden Daniels poured in 22 points to lead the Kardinals, while Andrew Bezdecny had 14, Braedon Pitsch had 13, Evan Stockton had six, Lucas Tunseth had three and Jordan Kvasnikoff had two.

Seward boys 68, Houston 60

The Seahawks went on the road to claim a Southcentral Conference victory over the Hawks on Friday.

Seward led 18-15 after the first quarter and 37-26 at halftime.

Trey Ingalls led a balanced attack for the Seahawks with 15 points, while Max Pfeiffenberger had 12, Sam Koster had 11 and Bjorn Nilsson had 10. Also for Seward, Connor Spanos had eight, John Moriarity had seven and Tommy Cronin had five. Spanos and Nilsson each had nine rebounds.

For Houston, Kyle McLaughlin had 16 points, while Cody Wyrick had 13 and Landon Taylor added 10.

Houston girls 34, Seward 32

The host Hawks notched a Southcentral Conference victory over the Bulldogs on Friday.

Seward led 7-3 after the first quarter and 16-15 at the half. Houston assumed a 25-21 lead after three quarters.

Katie Richey paced Houston with 10 points. For Seward, Anevay Ambrosiani, Katelyn Lemme, Lena Jagielski and Hannah Schilling all had seven points. Shelby Sieminski added four points.

Anchorage Christian girls 81, Nikiski 15

The host Anchorage Christian Schools girls got past the Bulldogs for a Southcentral Conference victory Friday.

For ACS, Destiny Reimers had 16 points, while Mykaila Pickard had 13, Kelsey Smallwood had 11 and Sunny Penebone had 11.

For Nikiski, Lillian Carstens had five, Kaycee Bostic had three, McKinlee Jeffreys had three, Kaitlyn Johnson had two and Bailey Epperheimer had two.

Anchorage Christian boys 78, Nikiski 48

The host Lions cruised past the Bulldogs for a Southcentral Conference victory Friday.

For ACS, Daekwon Houston had 26 points, while Sean Malinis added 14.

For Nikiski, Noah Litke pumped in 20 points, while Drew Handley had 12, Michael Mysing had 11, Brady Bostic had three and Bryan McCollum had two.

Grace Christian girls 48, Homer 43

The host Grizzlies edged the host Mariners for a Southcentral Conference victory Friday.

Grace led 11-10 after the first quarter but trailed 22-19 at halftime and 35-31 after three quarters.

Tessa Binder had 24 for Grace, including 13 in the pivotal fourth quarter. For Homer, Marina Carroll had 19, Kaylin Anderson had six, Rylee Doughty had six, Laura Inama had five, Sailey Rhodes had four and Kelli Bishop had three.

Grace Christian boys 80, Homer 48

The host Grizzlies cruised to a Southcentral Conference victory over the Mariners on Friday.

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