Saturday hoops: Seward girls, Houston boys win Seahawk Classic; CIA boys win NIT


The Seward girls and Houston boys won titles at the Seahawk Classic in Seward on Saturday.

The Seward girls wrapped up a 3-0 run through the tournament by topping Eielson 53-7. The Seahawks are 9-2 overall.

For Seward, Hailey Ingalls had 13, Lena Jagielski had 12, Ava Jagielski had nine, Renee Elhard had seven, Robin Cronin had six, Addison Lemme had five and Natalie Sieminski had one.

For Eielson, Caryl Castro had three, and Mia St. Aubyn and Linsey Julien each had two.

The Houston boys defeated Ninilchik 63-59 in the de facto championship game at the round-robin tournament. Both teams came into the game 2-0 in the tourney. The Wolverines are now 14-3 overall.

Colvin Moore pumped in 22 for Ninilchik, while Jaylin Scott had 12, Peyton Edens had nine, and Rowan Mahoney and Kade McCorison each had eight.

For Houston, Cole Taylor had 17, Hayden Howard had 15, Deegan Van Dussen had 13, Noah Whitted had 10 and Keldin Nicoll had eight.

The Houston girls finished 2-1 and took second at the tournament by topping Ninilchik 42-11. The Wolverines are 3-8.

Riley Tucker had 10 for Ninilchik, while Lily Berger added a point.

For Houston, Grace Gillespie had 14, Savanna Undem had 10, Anna Whitted had six, Dallas Winter had four, Keeli Johnson had three, Trinity Curren and Bella Russell had two, and Abbie Allen had one.

The Seward boys finished 1-2 at the tournament by topping Eielson 36-20 to move to 4-6 overall.

For Seward, Ben Ambrosiani had 11, Nick Ambrosiani had 10, Bergen Davis had seven, and Emerson Cross and Ozzy Deel each had four.

For Eielson, Zach Wakefield, Demario Mesa and Nico Mesa had five, Connor Lanser and Peyton Jones had two, and Jackson Erhard had one.

The all-tournament team for the girls was Dallas Winter of Houston, Grace Gillespie of Houston, Robin Cronin of Seward, Caryl Castro of Eielson, Ava Jagielski of Seward, Riley Tucker of Ninilchik, Lena Jagielski of Seward and Abbie Allen of Houston.

The all-tournament team for the boys was Peyton Edens of Ninilchik, Cole Taylor of Houston, Ben Ambrosiani of Seward, Jackson Erhard of Eielson, Hayden Howard of Houston, Deegan Van Dussen of Houston, Jaylin Scott of Ninilchik, Colvin Moore of Ninilchik and Ozzy Deel of Seward.

Nenana Invitational Tournament

The Cook Inlet Academy boys won the Nenana Invitational Tournament on Saturday, while the Eagles girls finished fourth. The boys are now 12-2 overall, while the girls are 11-3.

The Eagles boys defeated Tri-Valley 62-46 for the title. For CIA, Abraham Henderson had 20, Ian McGarry had 15, Alek McGarry had 13, Owen Braband and Jeremy Dillingham had six and Hyrum Henderson had two. Mike Renshaw paced Tri-Valley with 24.

The Eagles girls lost 37-27 to Tri-Valley. For the Eagles, Hope Hillyer had 10, Tatum Rozak had seven, Kaitlyn Liles and Ella Rollman had four and Danielle Smith had three.

Rozak, Henderson, Ian McGarry and Alek McGarry got all-tournament nods for the Eagles.

Grace Christian girls 62, Kenai 16

The host Grizzlies dropped the Kardinals to 2-2 in the Class 3A Peninsula Conference and 11-5 overall.

For Kenai, Chloe Goldsby had 11, while Malerie Nunn had three and Madison Malone had two.

Sophie Lentfer poured in 21 points to lead the Grizzlies, while MJ VanderHorst had 16, Ella Boerger had 14, Poppy Pidduck had five, Olivia Jones had four and Molly Schild had two.

Grace Christian boys 46, Kenai 28

The host Grizzlies topped the Kardinals in Class 3A Peninsula Conference play. Kenai is now 3-1 and 9-7.

For Kenai, Jakob Kvasnikoff had 16, Wade James had six, and Roc Riggle, Daniel McRorie and Carnell Gump had two points.

For Grace, Luke Lentfer had 14, Hunter Finch had 12, Kellen Jedlicka had seven, Sloan Lentfer had six, Tyler Binder had five and Josh Ivanoff had two.

Soldotna girls 39, Homer 20

The visiting Stars notched a nonconference victory to move to 6-9 overall and drop Homer to 3-10.

Josie Sheridan paced the Stars with 14 points, while Kaytlin McAnelly had seven, Morgan Lemm had six, Katelyn Morrison and Tanner Inman had four, and Anaulie Sedivy and Annie Burns had two.

For Homer, Lawson Alexson had 12, Emily Owens had three, Sydney Shelby and Bethany Engebretsen had two, and Lillie Mae Kuhn had one.

Soldotna boys 61, Homer 37

The visiting Stars moved to 4-12 overall with the nonconference victory. Homer fell to 2-12 overall.

For SoHi, Andrew Pieh led the way with 18, while Zac Buckbee, Eli Corbett and Izaiah Gilbert had eight, Jakob Brown had seven, and Cameron Laroque, Jace O’Reagan and Will Inman had four.

Morgan Techie paced the Mariners with 14. Lance Seneff had seven, while Lucas Story had six, Niko Sulczynski had five, Nathan Overson and Theo McDonough had two, and Riley Huffman had one.

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