Saturday hoops roundup

  • By Staff Report
  • Sunday, February 8, 2015 12:03am
  • Sports

Both the Kenai Central and Soldotna girls basketball teams finished up action at the Dimond Lady Lynx Prep Shootout on Saturday with victories.

The Kardinals edged South Anchorage for third place in the Maroon bracket with a 38-37 victory over the Wolverines. Sarah Every paced the Kards with 10 points, while Sabrina Ungaro had nine points for South.

The Stars finished their tournament with a 63-37 victory over Point Hope for fourth place in the Maroon bracket. Lindsey Wong led the way for the Stars with 21 points.

Ketchikan boys 52, Soldotna 44

The Soldotna boys dropped a rematch against Ketchikan Saturday after beating the Kings on Friday. Nate Spence had 15 points for the Stars, while Joe Weltzin added 13.

Nikiski girls 60, Cordova 35

The host Bulldogs finished up a Southcentral Conference sweep of the Wolverines.

Rachel Thompson pumped in 19 points for Nikiski, while Avery Kornstad added nine. For Cordova, Dariah Songer led the way with eight points.

Cordova boys 69, Nikiski 48

The visiting Wolverines finished up a weekend sweep of the Bulldogs on Saturday.

Cordova led 34-27 at halftime, but had that lead up to 48-34 by the end of the third period.

Spenser Plant and Jacob Werner each had 14 points for the Wolverines, while Dylan Cheshier had 13 points. For Nikiski, Cade Anderson had 12 points.

Seahawk Classic

The Sitka girls wrapped up the Seahawks Classic tournament title with a 49-30 victory over Seward.

The Wolves opened up a 30-15 lead at the half. Sidney Riggs led Sitka with 22 points, while Jasmine Perea had 19 for the Seahawks.

Also Saturday, the Sitka boys topped the Dimond JV 54-47 for the tourney title. Tevan Bayne had 28 points to lead the Wolves, while Jesse Lantiegra had 13. For Dimond JV, which took second at the tourney, Nolan Hein had 18.

The Seward boys finished their tournament with a 75-59 victory over Wasilla Lake Christian. Alex Pahno had 20 points for the Seahawks, while Rhett Sieverts had 11 and Michael Wolfe added 10. For Wasilla Lake, Braden Thorn had 24, Brody Nuefeld had 16 and John Steiner added 11.

Earlier Saturday, Kodiak wrapped up second place with a 42-14 victory over Anchorage Christian Schools. Kristhel Fangonilo and Ila Hughes each had 11 points to lead the Bears, while Raven Thibodeaux had six for the Lions.

Ninilchik Invitational Tournament

Even through they had to come up through the second-chance bracket, the Soldotna JV boys won the Ninilchik Invitational tournament Saturday with a 76-66 victory over Ninilchik.

Caleb Spence and Derek Evans combined for 41 points for SoHi, and Eli Sheridan scored 10 of his 12 total points in the third quarter. Evans had a game-high 21.

Leading 37-30 at halftime, the Stars broke the game open by outscoring the Wolverines 25-17, resulting in a 62-47 lead after the third quarter.

Ninilchik was led by Austin White with 26 points, while teammate Tyler Presley added 18 and Sam Mireles had 17.

The Stars’ only loss in the tournament came Thursday in a 60-57 game to Unalaska. Over the weekend, SoHi went 5-1, while Ninilchik finished 3-1 overall.

Prior to the championship game, the SoHi JV took a 57-46 win over Unalaska Saturday morning. Evans led the Stars with 15 points in that game. Holding a slim 38-37 lead heading into the fourth quarter, Soldotna outscored Unalaska 19-9 in the final eight minutes to secure the win and advance into the boys title game against Ninilchik.

The Unalaska girls claimed the girls championship with a 55-43 triumph over Tok. Earlier Saturday, Tok advanced to the championship game with a 72-47 victory over Ninilchik.

Unalaska’s Kanesia Price scored 10 of her game-high 23 points in the second quarter to lead the Raiders to the win, while teammate Marina Olson added 19 points.

In the earlier game, Katrice Thomas poured in 30 points for Tok against Ninilchik, while Michelle James had 16. Jordan Finney paced the Wolverines with 12 points, while Melissa Clark had 10.

In a girls consolation game on Saturday, the Soldotna JV squad topped Kalskag 39-36, led by Claire McElroy and Melia Miller, who had nine points apiece.

The score was tied at 25 apiece heading into the fourth quarter, but the Stars outscored Kalskag 14-11 to snatch away the win.

In a boys consolation game, Kalskag defeated Tok 56-31.

Nenana Invitational Tournament

Seldovia, a Class 1A school, topped Class 2A Effie Kokrine 62-59 for the boys title. The Sea Otters put Aidan Philpot, Calem Collier and Seth O’Leary on the all-tournament team, while Philpot was the MVP.

The Nikolaevsk girls lost the tournament final to Nenana 40-36. The Warriors fell in a 10-0 hole after the first quarter and had to try and dig out of it. They cut the lead to 18-13 at the half and 28-27 after three before the Lynx won the fourth quarter.

Serafima Kalugin had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Warriors, while Kilina Klaich added nine. After the tournament, both Kalugin and Klaich were named to the all-tournament team.

Earlier Saturday, the Nikolaevsk boys took sixth in the tournament after losing the fourth-place game 55-31 to Nenana. Nikit Fefelov and Neil Gordeev had 10 points apiece for the Warriors, while Gordeev added nine rebounds.

The Warriors fell victim to a third quarter run which saw Nenana outscore Nikolaevsk 23-10.

Earlier Saturday, the Tri-Valley girls topped Seldovia 60-49 for seventh place at the tournament.

Seldovia led 12-8 after the first quarter, but the Viking Warriors took control from there, taking a 25-21 lead into the half.

Olivia Juhl had 22 for Tri-Valley, while Zabrina Byfulgien had 20 and Emily Terry had 14. For Seldovia, Olivia Turner had 24 and Marina Chissus added 12. Turner made the all-tournament team.

Kotzebue Tournament

The Homer boys finished off the weekend with a 57-44 win over Point Hope on Saturday. The Mariners improved to 6-9 overall this year.

The Homer girls were defeated by Grace Christian 45-40 on Saturday, dropping them to a 7-9 record this season.

 

Saturday girls

Tok 72, Ninilchik 47

Tok 13 18 25 16 —72

Ninilchik 7 9 13 13 —47

TOK (72) — James 5 6-6 16, Alsup 4 1-4 9, Sanford 0 0-0 0, Thurnow 2 1-2 5, Fix 0 1-2 1, K. Thomas 1 0-0 2, Young 1 4-6 6, Allen 0 3-6 3, K. Thomas 9 7-9 30. Totals — 22 23-35 72.

NINILCHIK (47) — Delgado 1 5-12 7, Appelhanz 0 0-0 0, Cooper 0 0-3 0, Sinclair 1 2-3 4, Goins 3 2-2 8, Finney 3 6-11 12, Me. Clark 4 0-1 10, Mc. Clark 1 4-6 6. Totals — 13 19-38 47.

3-point goals — Tok 5 (K. Thomas 5); Ninilchik 2 (Me. Clark 2). Team fouls — Tok 25, Ninilchik 19. Fouled out — none.

 

Bulldogs 60, Wolverines 35

Cordova 2 8 15 10 —35

Nikiski 9 19 11 21 —60

CORDOVA (35) — Hoepfner 1 0-0 3, Erbey 0 0-0 0, Songer 4 0-0 8, Felix 1 0-0 3, Phillips 2 0-0 4, Wiese 1 0-0 2, Hamberger 3 3-4 11, Allison 1 1-2 4. Totals — 13 4-6 35.

NIKISKI (60) — Parrish 1 0-0 2, Perry 1 0-0 2, Riddall 3 2-2 8, Vollertsen 1 1-2 3, Pitt 3 0-0 6, Litke 2 0-0 6, Kornstad 3 0-0 9, Thompson 7 3-6 19, Jackson 0 0-0 0, Litzen 2 1-2 5. Totals — 23 7-12 60.

3-point goals — Cordova 5 (Hamberger 2, Hoepfner, Felix, Allison); Nikiski 7 (Kornstad 3, Litke 2, Thompson 2). Team fouls — Cordova 11, Nikiski 9. Fouled out — none.

 

Viking Warriors 60, Sea Otters 49

Seldovia 12 9 11 17 —49

Tri-Valley 8 17 16 19 —60

SELDOVIA (49) — Joseph 3 0-0 6, Chissus 4 3-5 12, Meganack 0 1-2 1, Newman 1 0-0 2, Mitchell 2 0-0 4, LaBelle 0 0-0 0, Turner 11 2-5 24, Waterbury 0 0-1 0. Totals — 21 6-13 49.

TRI-VALLEY (60) — Byfulgien 9 2-8 20, Chlund 1 0-0 2, Hanrock 1 0-0 2, Terry 5 4-8 14, Juhl 9 4-6 22, Brekke 0 0-0 0. Totals — 25 14-22 60.

3-point goals — Seldovia 1 (Chissus). Team fouls — Seldovia 19, Tri-Valley 13. Fouled out — Joseph.

 

Wolves 49, Seahawks 30

Sitka 15 15 9 10 —49

Seward 6 9 7 8 —30

SITKA (49) — Kirby 0 0-0 0, Bayne 1 0-4 3, Denkinger 0 0-0 0, Campbell 3 1-2 9, Krupa 1 2-3 5, Riggs 8 3-3 22, Young 1 3-4 3, Cogle 1 2-8 4, Keeling 1 0-0 2, Gray 0 1-2 1. Totals — 16 12-26 49.

SEWARD (30) — Anderson 0 0-0 0, Honebein 1 0-0 2, Jackson 0 0-0 0, Baldwin 1 0-0 2, Lapinskas 2 1-1 5, Perea 8 3-7 19, Clemens 1 0-0 2. Totals — 13 4-8 30.

3-point goals — Sitka 7 (Riggs 3, Campbell 2, Bayne, Krupa). Team fouls — Sitka 10, Seward 21. Fouled out — Clemens.

 

Lynx 40, Warriors 36

Nenana 10 8 10 12 —40

Nikolaevsk 0 13 14 9 —36

NENANA (40) — Brown 1 2-2 4, Ulery 2 0-0 4, Martin 0 0-0 0, Kanuk 5 1-1 11, Nickoli 1 0-0 3, Morry 1 1-2 3, Salos 0 0-0 0, George 2 0-0 5, DelaRosa 1 1-2 3, Stoffa 3 1-4 7. Totals — 16 6-11 40.

NIKOLAEVSK (36) — Ki. Klaich 3 1-3 9, Kr. Klaich 0 0-0 0, Fefelov 3 0-0 6, Johnson 0 0-0 0, Mametieff 1 0-1 2, Kalugin 6 1-3 13, N. Gordeev 2 0-0 4, Hickman 1 0-0 2. Totals — 16 2-6 36.

3-point goals — Nenana 2 (Nickoli, George); Nikolaevsk 2 (Ki. Klaich 2). Team fouls — Nenana 12, Nikolaevsk 13. Fouled out — Hickman.

 

Saturday boys

Stars JV 76, Wolverines 66

Soldotna 16 21 25 14 —76

Ninilchik 11 19 17 19 —66

SOLDOTNA (76) — Spence 7 6-8 20, Casey 3 1-2 7, Kruse 0 0-0 0, Sheridan 5 0-0 12, Evans 9 3-5 21, Crowder 4 1-2 10, Marcuson 3 0-0 6. Totals 31 11-17 76.

NINILCHIK (66) — Appelhanz 0 0-0 0, Presley 9 0-0 18, Mireles 5 7-10 17, Geppert 1 2-2 5, Bartolowits 0 0-0 0, Pasana 0 0-0 0, White 11 4-6 26. Totals 26 13-18 66.

3-point goals — Ninilchik 1 (Geppert); SoHi JV 3 (Sheridan 2, Crowder 1). Fouled out — Presley.

 

Wolverines 69, Bulldogs 48

Cordova 20 14 14 21 —69

Nikiski 14 13 7 14 —48

CORDOVA (69) — Brandt 2 0-0 5, Songer 2 2-2 6, Ridao 2 0-0 5, Muma 1 0-0 2, Jewell 2 3-10 7, Cheshier 5 0-0 13, J. Werner 5 4-4 14, Sjostedt 0 0-2 0, Plant 6 2-4 14, A. Werner 1 0-1 3, Warga 0 0-0 0. Totals — 26 11-23 69.

NIKISKI (48) — Anderson 4 1-2 12, Johnson 2 5-6 9, Holloway 3 0-0 8, Malston 0 0-0 0, Tauriainen 1 0-0 3, N. Carstens 3 1-2 7, Jackson 1 0-0 3, Pamplin 3 0-0 6, B. Carstens 0 0-3 0. Totals — 17 7-13 48.

3-point goals — Cordova 6 (Cheshier 3, Brandt, Ridao, A. Werner); Nikiski 7 (Anderson 3, Holloway 2, Tauriainen, Jackson). Team fouls — Cordova 16, Nikiski 18. Fouled out — Pamplin.

 

Seahawks 75, Rams 59

Wasilla Lake 15 13 13 18 —59

Seward 20 13 27 15 —75

WASILLA LAKE CHRISTIAN (59) — J. Steiner 4 3-6 11, B. Steiner 0 3-4 3, Wilson 0 0-0 0, Balos 1 2-2 5, Thorn 6 10-13 24, Nuefeld 8 0-2 16. Totals — 19 18-27 59.

SEWARD (75) — Jacobson 1 0-1 2, Berry 0 4-4 4, Marshall 4 0-0 8, A. Pahno 9 2-2 20, Zweifel 1 0-0 2, Brewi 0 0-0 0, Estes 1 0-0 2, Wolfe 4 2-2 10, Sieverts 4 2-2 11, N. Pahno 0 0-0 0, DeBoard 2 3-4 7, Jackson 2 4-6 9. Totals — 28 17-21 75.

3-point goals — Wasilla Lake 3 (Thorn 2, Balos); Seward 2 (Sieverts, Jackson). Team fouls — Wasilla Lake 17, Seward 21. Fouled out — none.

 

Kings 52, Stars 44

Soldotna 10 7 17 10 —44

Ketchikan 14 14 4 20 —52

SOLDOTNA (44) — Kuntz 0 0-0 0, Weltzin 5 3-5 13, Furlong 2 1-1 6, Phillips 2 0-0 4, Spence 6 1-4 15, Gibbs 0 0-0 0, Fowler 1 1-2 3, Trammell 1 1-2 3. Totals — 17 7-14 44.

KETCHIKAN (52) — Smith 1 0-0 3, Day 1 0-0 2, Standley 5 2-2 15, Hendricks 0 2-2 2, Bauer 0 0-0 0, Bullock 6 0-0 12, Pihl 6 0-1 13, Bonk 2 0-0 4, James 0 1-2 1. Totals — 21 5-7 52.

3-point goals — Soldotna 3 (Spence 2, Furlong); Ketchikan 4 (Standley 2, Smith, Pihl). Team fouls — Soldotna 13, Ketchikan 13. Fouled out — Spence.

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