Peninsula players, coaches put on show at AABC All-Star game

  • By Staff Report
  • Monday, April 18, 2016 11:59pm
  • Sports

The Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches held its sixth annual Senior All-Star basketball games at Dimond High School on Saturday.

The event started with a Friday night banquet where coaches of the year, players of the year and first-team all-state players were recognized.

Saturday, in addition to the All-Star games, former player Jessica Moore and former coach Rex Rock were inducted into the AABC Hall of Fame. Saturday and Sunday, high school players also had the chance to participate in an “Exposure Camp” to show skills to junior college coaches.

The event was packed with Kenai Peninsula players and coaches, with Nikolaevsk girls coach Bea Klaich, Homer girls coach Chad Felice, Ninilchik boys coach Nick Finley, Nikolaevsk boys coach Steve Klaich and Nikiski boys coach Reid Kornstad all coaching.

“It was a fun way to send the basketball all star seniors off to their next adventure in life,” Bea Klaich wrote in an email.

In the Class 1-2A boys game, the Gold squad notched a 74-64 victory. Seldovia’s Aidan Philpot had 17 points to lead the Gold squad on 7 of 13 shooting, while Nikolaevsk’s Jonah Fefelov added five points. For the Blue team, Ninilchik’s Pat Brandt had 10 points and 11 rebounds, while Seldovia’s Calem Collier had five points.

In the Class 1-2A girls game, Blue won 53-47. For Blue, Nikolaevsk’s Serafima Kalugin had six points and nine rebounds, while Seldovia’s Olivia Turner had four points. Nikolaevsk’s Megan Hickman led the Gold squad with 11 points and also had eight rebounds, while Ninilchik’s Jordan Finney had six points and Ninilchik’s Krista Sinclair had four rebounds.

In the Class 3-4A girls game, the Gold team came out on top 77-67. For Gold, Homer’s Madison Akers had six points and eight rebounds, while Homer’s Aurora Waclawski had three points and six rebounds. For Blue, Homer’s Kayla Stafford had two points.

In the boys Class 3-4A contest, Gold outscored Blue 123-119. Nikiski’s Nathan Carstens had 10 points for Gold, while Kenai’s Garrett Fitt and Seward’s Ronnie Jackson each had two points for Blue. Fitt would also win the dunk contest.

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