Saturday hoops: SoHi girls claim Lady Lynx Maroon title

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  • Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:19am
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The Soldotna girls starred as champions in the Maroon bracket of the Dimond Lady Lynx Prep Shootout tournament Saturday afternoon in Anchorage.

Ituau Tuisaula led the charge with 19 points and 13 rebounds, propelling her to the MVP award of the Maroon bracket. Aliann Schmidt contributed 13 points and nine boards, helping to get her name on the All-Tournament team list, along with her sister Danica.

The Stars lost their tournament opener Wednesday against Ketchikan, but ran the table from there on out, winning games against Palmer, West Valley and South for the championship.

In Saturday’s title game, SoHi controlled the glass with a 41-20 rebounding advantage, and hit 14 of their 16 free throw shots. The Stars led 21-16 at halftime, then pushed their lead to 34-27 at the end of the third quarter before closing with a 16-14 fourth quarter effort.

Dimond JV girls 40, Kenai 25

The Kardinal girls finished their Lady Lynx Prep Shootout tourament with a Saturday loss in the Maroon bracket fourth-place game, leaving Kenai with a sixth-place finish.

Seven players scored for Kenai, led by Brooke Satathite’s seven points. Satathite also collected 10 boards. Haley Rogers led Dimond JV with 11 points.

Lara Creighton was named to the All-Tournament team list.

The Lynx led 20-18 at halftime, then outscored the Kards 13-4 in the third quarter to open up a comfortable gap. Dimond held Kenai to three points in the fourth quarter to seal the deal.

Chugiak boys 40, Soldotna 29

The host Mustangs finished strong to win the nonconference defensive struggle.

Chugiak led 19-17 at halftime and 29-25 going into the final period.

Tyler Trevino paced the Mustangs with 10 points. For the Stars, now 8-12 overall, Derek Evans and Eli Sheridan each had eight points to lead the way.

CIA boys 49, Nanwalek 24

The Cook Inlet Academy boys notched a Peninsula Conference win over Nanwalek in Kodiak on Saturday.

Noah Leaf led CIA to the victory with 25 points. For Nanwalek, Malacki Joseph had 11 points.

Homer Winter Carnival

The Galena girls and Sitka boys clinched championships Saturday at the round-robin Homer Winter Carnival.

The Sitka boys wrapped up the title with a 61-43 victory over Galena on Saturday.

Steve Schmitt led a balanced Sitka attack with 12 points, while CJ Taccad had 11. For Galena, Eric Jones had 23.

On the girls side, Galena completed its run through the tournament with a 57-35 victory over North Pole. Pearle Green had 19 points for Galena, while Julia Riddle had 17 points. For North Pole, Hayli Blankenship had 13 points.

Homer boys 61, Nikiski 51, OT

The Mariners finished off their home weekend tournament with an overtime win over Nikiski on Saturday.

Jordan Beachy fueled Homer with 14 points, while Hunter Edens chipped in 13, Charles Rohr had 12 and Koby Etzwiler had 11.

For Nikiski, Jace Kornstad poured in 23 points with four 3-pointers, and Ian Johnson popped in 14.

Homer led 28-20 at the half, but the Bulldogs stormed back by outscoring their opponents 12-4 in the third quarter to tie things up at 42 apiece.

In overtime, Homer won by outscoring Nikiski 13-3. Etzwiler hit two buckets and Beachy hit a big triple.

Kodiak girls 32, Homer 11

The Kodiak girls finished off the tournament with a 32-11 victory over Homer.

Zennia Chia paced the Bears with 11 points, while Uliana Reutov had four to pace Homer.

The most valuable players at the tournament were Galena’s Julia Riddle and Sitka’s Morjo Vidad.

The girls all-tournament team was Kodiak’s Zennia Chia and Honey Rose Macatuno, Galena’s Elizabeth Green, North Pole’s Hayli Blankenship and Homer’s Uliana Reutov. Riddle won the free-throw contest, Green was the 3-point champ and Chia was the bump winner.

The boys all-tournament team was Nikiski’s Jace Kornstad and Ian Johnson, Homer’s Koby Etzwiler, Galena’s Eric Jones and Sitka’s Jesse Langtiegne. Kornstad was the free-throw champ, Etzwiler won the 3-point contest and Nikiski’s Braden Ellis was the bump winner.

Ninilchik Tournament

The Ninilchik girls and boys won tournament titles on Saturday. The boys went 3-0 to win the tourney, while the Wolverines girls finished at 2-1 with the Soldotna JV and Nikiski JV, but won the title on point differential.

The Soldotna girls JV forced a tiebreaker with a 34-29 victory over Ninilchik on Saturday. Denali Wurst lead the Stars with 11 points.

DeeAnn White had 12 points for Ninilchik, while Olivia Delgado added 10.

On the boys side, Ninilchik clinched its perfect run through the tournament with a 74-55 victory over Minto on Saturday.

Austin White led the way with 25 points, while Dalton Geppert had 20, Tyler Presley had 15 and JD Mumey added 10.

Deven Woods had 20 points for Minto, while Deion Frank had 15 and Triston Titus added 11.

Also Saturday, the Nikiski JV girls defeated Akiak 48-37. Angela Druesdow paced the Bulldogs with 14 points, while America Jeffries had 12 and Kaycee Bostic had 11. For Akiak, Miranda Demientieff poured in 26. Nikiski finished 2-1 at the tourney, while Akiak was 0-3.

The other Saturday boys game saw the Ninilchik Timberwolves defeat Kalskag 77-38. Kalskag was 0-3 at the tourney.

Dalton Geppert of Ninilchik was the boys MVP, while the all-tournament team was Deven Woods of Minto, Austin White of Ninilchik, Basil Nook of Kalskag, Tristan Titus of Minto, Tyler Presley of Ninilchik, Terrell Mute of Kalskag, Deion Frank of Minto, Matt Bartolowits of Ninilchik and Harvey Levi of Kalskag.

The girls MVP was DeeAnn White of Ninilchik. The all-tournament team was Shelly Johnson of Ninilchik, Shaylene Egoak of Akiak, America Jeffries of Nikiski, Olivia Delgado of Ninilchik, Denali Wurst of SoHi, Joanna Cornelius of SoHi, Miranda Demientieff of Akiak and Kianna Holland of SoHi.

Valdez Elks Tournament

The Seward boys brought home fourth place at the Valdez Elks tournament with a slim 54-52 victory Saturday over Hutchison.

Nik Pahno fueled the Seahawks with 16 points, while Sully Hauze chipped in 12.

Tied at 26 apiece at halftime, Hutchison took control in the third quarter by ekeing out a 43-39 lead, but Seward had one last push left, getting a pair of 3’s from Pahno and Rhett Sieverts to take a lead before closing it out with free throws.

On the girls side, Seward took home a sixth-place finish after losing 36-29 to Glennallen on Saturday.

Sophia Tyone propelled Glennallen to the win with 13 points while Coral Petrosius paced Seward with 10 points.

Saturday boys

Mustangs 40, Stars 29

Soldotna 5 12 8 4 — 29

Chugiak 5 14 10 11 — 40

SOLDOTNA (29) — Trammel 1 0-0 3, Spence 0 0-0 0, Sheridan 1 5-6 8, Crowder 0 0-0 0, Tuisaula 1 0-0 2, Evans 2 4-8 8, McElroy 0 0-0 0, Michael 1 0-0 2, Marcuson 2 0-0 6. Totals — 8 9-14 29.

CHUGIAK (40) — Baustista 0 0-0 0, Trevino 4 1-4 10, Harr 1 2-2 4, Lomboard 0 0-0 0, Faamtuinu 2 1-2 5, Hauger 2 0-0 5, Wilson 1 3-4 6, Coates 2 0-0 5, Carlos 1 0-0 2, Warley 1 1-2 3, Stone 0 0-0 0. Totals — 14 8-14 40.

3-point goals — Soldotna 4 (Marcuson 2, Sheridan, Trammel); Chugiak 4 (Trevino, Hauger, Wilson, Coates); Team fouls — Soldotna 13, Chugiak 17. Fouled out — none.

CIA 49, Nanwalek 24

CIA 13 12 14 10 — 49

Nanwalek 2 8 11 3 — 24

COOK INLET ACADEMY (49) — Moos 3 2-2 8, Cragg 0 0-0 0, Hammond 3 1-3 7, Walsh 1 0-2 2, N. Leaf 10 3-3 25, Grossl 3 1-4 7, Peterson 0 0-0 0, Anderson 0 0-0 0, J. Leaf 0 0-0 0. Totals — 20 7-14 49.

NANWALEK (24) — Wilson 0 1-2 1, Bales 1 0-0 2, Joseph 5 1-2 11, Moonin 1 0-0 2, Evans 4 0-0 8. Totals — 11 2-4 24.

3-point goals — CIA 2 (N. Leaf 2). Team fouls — CIA 10, Nanwalek 10. Fouled out — none.

Wolverines 74, Lakers 55

Minto 18 8 14 15 — 55

Ninilchik 25 17 16 16 — 74

MINTO (55) — M. Titus 2 0-0 5, L. Titus 1 0-0 2, T. Titus 5 0-4 11, Hunter 1 0-0 2, Frank 5 2-2 15, D. Woods 8 0-0 20, A. Woods 0 0-0 0. Totals — 22 2-6 55.

NINILCHIK (74) — Presley 5 3-3 15, Koch 1 0-0 2, Geppert 9 0-0 20, Clark 0 0-0 0, Bartolowits 1 0-0 2, Mumey 4 0-0 10, White 10 5-5 25. Totals — 30 8-8 74.

3-point goals — Minto 9 (D. Woods 4, Frank 3, M. Titus, T. Titus); Ninilchik 6 (Presley 2, Geppert 2, Mumey 2). Team fouls — Minto 11, Ninilchik 8. Fouled out — Frank.

Mariners 61, Bulldogs 51

Nikiski 9 11 12 16 3 — 51

Homer 15 13 4 16 13 — 61

NIKISKI (51) — Johnson 5 4-4 14, Weathers 0 0-0 0, G. Ellis 1 0-0 2, Kornstad 8 3-7 23, B. Ellis 3 1-3 7, Handley 2 0-0 5. Totals 19 8-14 51.

HOMER (61) — Rohr 5 1-2 12, Etzwiler 4 2-4 11, Adkins 0 0-0 0, Ravin 0 0-0 0, Carroll 3 2-2 8, Edens 5 2-2 13, Beachy 6 0-0 14, McGhee 0 0-0 0, Mann 1 0-0 3. Totals 24 7-10 61.

3-point goals — Nikiski 5 (Kornstad 4, Handley 1); Homer 5 (Beachy 2, Edens 1, Etzwiler 1, Rohr 1).

Team fouls — Nikiski 18; Homer 17. Fouled out — none.

Seahawks 54, Hawks 52

Seward 13 13 13 15 — 54

Hutchison 16 10 17 9 — 52

SEWARD (54) — Pahno 4 7-8 16, Kratz 3 1-2 9, Hauze 4 0-0 12, Estes 1 0-0 2, Spanos 0 0-0 0, Sieverts 3 1-2 8, Nilsson 1 0-0 2, Deboard 1 0-0 2, Petrosius 1 1-1 3. Totals 18 10-13 54.

HUTCHISON (52) — Olson 2 1-1 5, White 8 4-5 20, Young 2 1-3 6, Bedford 3 0-0 7, Ugtutevbe 6 2-4 14, Poland 0 0-0 0, Carver 0 0-0 0, Matherly 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 8-13 52.

3-point goals — Seward 8 (Hauze 4, Kratz 2, Pahno 1, Sieverts 1);

Team fouls — Seward 16; Hutchison 19. Fouled out — Olson.

Saturday girls

Stars 50, Wolverines 41

Soldotna 6 15 13 16 — 50

South 5 11 11 14 —41

SOLDOTNA (50) — McGillivray 0 0-0 0, Miller 0 0-0 0, Blossom 1 2-2 4, A. Schmidt 4 5-5 13, Tuttle 1 0-0 2, Tuisaula 8 3-5 19, Kruse 1 2-2 4, Wells 0 0-0 0, D. Schmidt 3 2-2 8. Totals 18 14-16 50.

SOUTH (41) — Gardner 5 2-3 15, Wright 0 0-0 0, Ayers 1 0-0 2, Kashevarof 1 0-0 2, Soland 3 0-0 8, Weimann 4 2-2 11, Vanlandingham 0 3-6 3. Totals 14 7-11 41.

3-point goals — Soldotna 0; South 6 (Gardner 3, Soland 2, Weimann 1).

Team fouls — Soldotna 9; South 15. Fouled out — none.

Lynx 40, Kardinals 25

Kenai 12 6 4 3 — 25

Dimond JV 14 6 13 7 — 40

KENAI (25) — Calvert 0 0-0 0, Miller 1 0-0 2, Coghill 0 0-0 0, Machen-Gray 0 0-0 0, Wilson 1 0-0 2, Schneiders 0 0-0 0, Creighton 2 0-4 4, Carrasco 1 0-0 2, Satathite 1 5-10 7, Beck 3 0-0 6, Maw 1 0-0 2. Totals 10 5-14 25.

DIMOND JV (40) — Rogers 5 1-2 11, Huss 1 3-4 5, Martinez 0 0-0 0, Nageak 2 2-2 6, Camacho 4 0-0 10, Rabb 1 0-0 2, Lawerence 1 0-0 2, Kashevaroff 0 0-0 0, Parker 1 0-0 2, Watkins 0 0-0 0, Sullivan 1 0-0 2. Totals 16 6-8 40.

3-point goals — Kenai 0; Dimond JV 2 (Camacho 2).

Team fouls — Kenai 8; Dimond JV 12. Fouled out — none.

Bears 32, Mariners 11

Kodiak 9 3 10 10 — 32

Homer 2 0 5 4 — 11

KODIAK (32) — Dela Cruz 1 0-0 2, Cruz 0 0-0 0, Hernandez 1 0-0 2, Macatuno 3 1-2 8, Chia 5 1-2 11, Kernan 2 1-2 5, Nocon 1 2-2 4, Carstens 0 0-0 0. Totals — 13 5-8 32.

HOMER (11) — Sonnen 0 0-0 0, Carroll 1 0-0 2, Reutov 2 0-1 4, Knott 0 0-0 0, Doughty 1 0-1 2, Todd 0 3-6 3, Parish 0 0-0 0, Bales 0 0-0 0, Gillette 0 0-0 0, Veldstra 0 0-0 0, Box 0 0-0 0. Totals — 4 3-8 11.

3-point goals — Kodiak 1 (Macatuno). Team fouls — Kodiak 14, Homer 8. Fouled out — none.

Hawks 36, Seahawks 29

Seward 9 6 4 10 — 29

Glennallen 10 7 8 11 — 36

SEWARD (29) — Cinereski 0 0-0 0, Moriarty 2 0-1 4, Terry 0 0-0 0, VonBorstel 1 2-2 5, Jackson 2 0-0 4, Lapinskas 3 0-2 6, Sullivan 0 0-0 0, Petrosius 5 0-1 10. Totals 13 2-6 29.

GLENNALLEN (36) — Cyr 0 0-0 0, Jones 1 0-1 2, Sawyer 0 0-0 0, Lorence 1 0-1 2, Virgin 2 7-8 11, Tyone 5 0-0 13, Tudela 0 0-0 0, Jacobsen 2 4-4 8. Totals 11 11-14 36.

3-point goals — Seward 1 (VonBorstel 1); Glennallen 3 (Tyone 3).

Team fouls — Seward 17; Glennallen 14. Fouled out — VonBorstel, Jackson.

Stars JV 34, Wolverines 29

Soldotna 4 14 11 5 — 34

Ninilchik 1 4 11 13 — 29

SOLDOTNA JV (34) — Buckbee 0 0-1 0, Leaf 3 0-0 6, Wurst 5 1-2 11, Holland 1 5-6 7, Cornelius 1 2-2 4, Birch 0 0-1 0, McDonald 1 0-1 2, Dearmore 2 0-0 4. Totals — 13 8-13 34.

NINILCHIK (29) — Clark 1 1-4 3, Cooper 0 1-3 1, Delgado 5 0-0 10, J. Johnson 0 0-0 0, S. Johnson 0 0-1 0, Kain 1 0-0 3, Kreger 0 0-0 0, Pinnow 0 0-0 0, White 5 2-7 12. Totals — 12 4-15 29.

3-point goals — Ninilchik 1 (Kain 1). Team fouls — Ninilchik 18, Soldotna JV 18. Fouled out — Delgado, Cornelius.

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