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Saturday hoops roundup

The Kenai girls and Ninilchik boys finished with 3-0 records to win the Craig Jung Kenai River Challenge on Saturday at Kenai Central.

The Kenai girls topped Houston 37-30. Emma Beck had 19 points for the Kardinals, while Mycka Phillips had seven, Rylie Sparks had four, Chloe Goldsby had three, Sierra Hershberger had two and Emilee Wilson had two. For Houston, Grace Gillespie had 15, Abbie Allen had four, Tricity Curren had three, Anna Whitted had two, Dallas Winter had two, Josie Reintsma had two, Abbie Baird had one and Lacy Graham had one.

The Ninilchik boys topped Soldotna 68-45, with Colvin Moore draining six 3-pointers for 25 points, Jaylin Scott getting 22 points, Peyton Edens getting 10 points and Rowan Mahoney going for nine. Jakob Brown had 15 for the Stars, while Izaiah Gilbert had 12.

The Kenai boys topped Houston 70-69. Kenai trailed by four late, but Daniel McRorie hit a 3 to get the Kardinals within one. After Houston threw the ball out of bounds, Jakob Kvasnikoff scored at the buzzer for the win.

Wade James had 25 for the Kards, while Kvasnikoff had 24, McRorie had 13, Bridger Beck had five, Carnell Gump had two and Roc Riggle had one. For Houston, Hayden Howard had 29, Cole Taylor had 19, Noah Whitted had nine, Keldin Nicoll had five, Deegan Van Dussen had five and Brandon Hina had two.

The Soldotna girls defeated Houston 55-40. For the Stars, Tanner Inman had 18, Morgan Lemm had 13, Katelyn Morrison had nine, Anaulie Sedivy had six, Alex Lee had five and Annie Burns had four. For Houston, Anna Whitted had 27, Abbie Allen had eight, Dallas Winter had three and Savanna Undem had two.

The skills contest winners at the tournament were Kvasnikoff and Morrison in the 3-point competition and SoHi’s Josie Sheridan and Gilbert in the free-throw competition.

Beck was named the MVP of the girls tournament, while Scott was the boys MVP.

Joining Beck on the girls all-tourney team were Lemm, Morrison, Winter, Malerie Nunn of Kenai and Whitted.

Joining Scott on the boys all-tourney team were Taylor, Brown, Howard, Moore and Kvasnikoff.

Cook Inlet Academy Coca Cola Classic Tournament

The Cook Inlet Academy glrls and boys posted 3-0 record to take the Cook Inlet Academy Coca Cola Classic Tournament on Saturday.

The CIA girls notched a 49-35 victory over Nikiski JV. For the Eagles, Hope Hillyer had 16 points, Tatum Rozak had 15, Ella Rollman had nine, Kaitlyn Liles had seven and Ashley Burrous had two. Ashlynne Playle poured in 26 points for the Bulldogs.

The CIA boys defeated Homer JV 55-36. For the Eagles, Ian McGarry had 23 points while Abraham Henderson had 18, Jonas Oyoumick had six, Jeremiah Dillingham had four, and Brady Baeten and Hyram Henderson each had two. Einar Pederson led Homer JV with 14 points.

The Soldotna JV girls defeated Kenai 28-27. Laurel Johnson paced the Stars with 10 points, while Ellsi Miller had 10 for the Kardinals.

The Soldotna JV boys defeated Kenai JV 61-35. Easton Hawkins paced the Stars with 22 points, while Owen Buckbee had 11 and Chris Glaves added 10. For the Kardinals, Greg Fallon led the way with 18 points.

Sitka High School Coastal Holiday Shootout

The Nikiski girls finished 1-2 at the tournament with a 57-16 loss to Thunder Mountain. Savanna Stock had eight for the Bulldogs, while Avery White, Maggie Grenier and Brooke Abel had two, and Ember Nelson and Shelby Burman each had one.

The Nikiski boys finished 0-3 at the tournament with a 46-31 loss to Wrangell. Jacen Hay paced Wrangell with 24 points. For Nikiski, Charlie Chamberlain and Seth Payne had eight, Drew Handley had seven and Braeden Porter had six.

Nome girls, boys top Homer

The visiting Nome girls basketball team notched a 36-34 victory over Homer on Saturday.

For Nome, Nevcyn Lie had nine points, while Kellie Miller had eight, Taylor Gorn and Asa Hukill each had seven, Ayla Knodel had three and Kamylee Walters had two. For the Mariners, Lawson Alexson-Walls poured in 19, while Hannah Stonorov had six, Minadora Reutov had five, and Sydney Shelby and Bethany Engebretsen each had two.

The Nome boys defeated the Mariners 89-47. Leading scorers for Nome were Richard Cross with 18 points, Orson Hoogendorn with 17, Finn Gregg and Jade Greene with 13, and Ethan Hannon with 12.

For Homer, Lucas Story had 11, Trent Fell had nine, Lance Seneff and Mo Techie had six, Riley Huffman, Einar Pederson and Nathan Overson had four, and Theo McDonough had three.

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