Homer’s Daniel Reutov sends the ball to a teammate under pressure from Seward players Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 during the Winter Carnival Basketball Tournament in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Daniel Reutov sends the ball to a teammate under pressure from Seward players Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 during the Winter Carnival Basketball Tournament in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Saturday prep hoops roundup

The Soldotna and Kenai Central girls wrapped up play at the Lady Lynx Prep Shootout at Dimond Saturday afternoon with wins.

SoHi defeated West Anchorage 60-52 to finish seventh in the Gold Bracket, which the Stars earned their way into Wednesday with an opening round win.

Kenai, which lost on the first day to move into the Maroon Bracket, toppled South Anchorage 34-30 Saturday to finish third in that bracket.

Aliann Schmidt pumped in 23 points to lead Soldotna (17-2 overall) to the win over West, helped by 7-for-7 shooting from the free throw line. Stars teammate Brittani Blossom was 8 for 9 from the foul line to finish with 13 points and Ituau Tuisaula had 14.

The Stars jumped out to a 16-8 lead in the first quarter, helped by seven points from Schmidt, and reached halftime up 31-22. The Eagles won the third quarter to cut the lead to 43-37 but the Stars finished out strong to hold the victory.

Kenai had to dig deep as the Kardinals rallied to beat South, making up a 24-18 deficit in the fourth quarter by outscoring the Wolverines 16-6.

The Kards were led by Hayley Maw, who netted 12 points over South, including 10 in the fourth quarter rally. Jaycie Calvert chipped in eight.

Kenai hit just one bucket in the second quarter as South took a 16-9 lead at halftime, then looked to be in control after three quarters before Kenai’s late comeback.

ACS toppled Dimond 71-59 for the Gold crown, while Colony defeated Lathrop 41-33 for the Maroon title.

Homer Winter Carnival

The Galena Hawks capped a pair of perfect 3-0 weekends Saturday in Homer, with the boys beating Seward 46-34 to wrap up the tournament title, while the Galena girls prevailing 54-33 over Seward to capture the girls crown.

The Homer girls lost 48-15 to Sitka Saturday night at the tournament to finish 1-2 over the weekend, while the Homer boys lost 44-35 to Sitka in the late game Saturday.

In girls action, Galena’s Pearle Green tallied 22 points to lead the Hawks to the tourney title, getting 11 points with three 3’s in the first quarter for a hot start. Riley Von Borstel provided 12 points for the Seahawks, which trailed 23-6 after one quarter.

The Sitka girls got points from all 10 players in their win over Homer, led by the 15 of Abby Forrester. Marina Carroll had six points for the Mariners.

Sitka led only 14-9 at halftime, but exploded for 20 points in the third quarter to ice the victory.

In the boys tournament, Galena beat Seward with a well-rounded effort, getting points from eight different players, led by Joe Riddle’s 12. The Seward boys were paced by Connor Spanos with 14 points.

Seward led 9-2 early, but Galena won the second quarter to take the lead 18-16 at the half. The Hawks led 31-24 entering the fourth quarter, where they sealed it by outscoring Seward 17-10, hitting 10 of 13 free throws along the way.

Ninilchik Invitational Tournament

Elaina Mack poured in a jaw-dropping 56 points to lead the King Cove girls to the Ninilchik Invite championship Saturday with a 100-15 win over host Ninilchik.

King Cove swept the team titles Saturday as both boys and girls teams went undefeated over the weekend.

The Wolverine girls went winless over the three-day affair, while the Wolverine boys finished second in the boys tournament after an 80-50 loss to King Cove Saturday for the title. Earlier on Saturday, the Ninilchik boys prevailed 62-55 over Sand Point in the elimination bracket semifinals.

In the Ninilchik girls game, Mack went wild for King Cove with 22 points in the fourth quarter and six 3-pointers. Mack had eight triples overall and 24 made field goals. Mack had 28 points by halftime, which King Cove led 51-10.

Isabella Koch pace Ninilchik with six points.

In other girls action, Sand Point prevailed 38-28 over CIA. Brittany Gardner led Sand Point with 18 points.

CIA got 13 points from Adara Warren and wrapped up a 1-2 weekend with the loss.

In the boys championship game, Gary Gould directed the King Cove offense with 31 points, including five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, while teammate Jason Duarte notched 25 points, including 15 in the second quarter. Ninilchik got 22 points from Garrett Koch and 12 from Jake Clark.

King Cove knocked down 21 points in the second quarter to build a 35-18 halftime lead, then scored 45 points in the second half to walk off with the tournament title.

Ninilchik earned its way into the title game with a 62-55 win over Sand Point. Garrett Koch dropped 12 of his game-high 27 points in the third quarter to help the Wolverines. Ninilchik led 34-26 at halftime before Koch and Jake Clark took over in the third. Clark sunk 4 of 6 free throws in the quarter to finish with 10 points.

The CIA boys rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to post a 48-45 win Saturday over Aniak. Hunter Moos led the charge with 24 points, 17 coming in the first half.

The Eagles led 26-23 at halftime but were outscored 17-5 by Aniak in the third quarter.

However, CIA flipped the tables and won the final eight minutes 17-5 to clinch the win.

West boys 58, Soldotna 57

The Stars fell just shy of knocking off a fellow Class 4A opponent Saturday at West Anchorage.

SoHi surged with 22 third-quarter points to take a 51-46 lead, but the Eagles’ defense took over in the fourth quarter to edge by the Stars in the end, holding SoHi to just six points over the final eight minutes.

Jersey Truesdell dropped a game-high 22 points for SoHi, which also got 16 points from Ray Chumley and 10 from David Michael. Truesdell netted 12 points in the third quarter alone.

Nikiski girls 41, Hutchison 34

The Bulldogs capped a 3-0 weekend of nonconference play in the interior with a win over Hutchison on Saturday.

Emma Wik hit three treys on the way to 15 points to lead Nikiski while Bethany Carstens notched nine points. Desirae Titus had 13 to lead Hutchison.

Nikiski broke up a tight game by outscoring Hutchison 13-5 in the second quarter to grab a 21-13 halftime advantage. Nikiski stretched the lead to 32-19 in the third quarter to help seal the win.

Hutchison boys 71, Nikiski 45

The Nikiski boys suffered a tough second half Saturday to fall to nonconference opponent Hutchison on Saturday.

Tied at 30 apiece at halftime, the Hutchison Hawks stifled the Bulldogs the rest of the way en route to the win. Nikiski scored just three points in the fourth quarter.

Mason Young led the Hawks with 24 points, while Owen Frank chipped in 14. Jace Kornstad led Nikiski’s effort with 23.

Saturday girls

Stars 60, Eagles 52

West 8 14 15 15 —52

Soldotna 16 15 12 17 —60

WEST (52) — Vaaia 0, Pedebone 14, Huss 8, O’Halloran 11, Lauaki 0, Mueller 7, Adlawan 6, Galloway-Davis 6.

SOLDOTNA (60) — McGillivray 2, Buckbee 0, Blossom 13, A. Schmidt 23, Bouschor 0, Tuisaula 14, Holland 0, Crosby-Schneider 3, D. Schmidt 5.

3-point FG — Soldotna 3 (A. Schmidt 2, Blossom 1); West 5 (Pedebone 2, Huss 2, Mueller 1).

Team fouls — Soldotna 11; West 15. Fouled out — Mueller.

Kardinals 34, Wolverines 30

Kenai 7 2 9 16 —34

South 5 11 8 6 —30

KENAI (34) — Calvert 8, Galloway 0, Hamilton 0, Maw 12, Hanson 6, Streiff 2, L. Satathite 0, Severson 0, B. Satathite 6.

SOUTH (30) — Sullivan 2, Currier 0, Agbayana 0, Kashevarof 4, Hazelbaker 6, Noble 8, Azzam 2, Weimann 8.

3-point FG — Kenai 3 (Calvert 2, Maw 1); South 2 (Hazelbaker 1, Weimann 1).

Team fouls — Kenai 13; South 15. Fouled out — none.

Hawks 54, Seahawks 33

Galena 23 7 15 9 —54

Seward 6 7 10 10 —33

GALENA (54) — Green 22, Tinker 3, Green 16, Kanrilak 0, Condello 2, Killingsworth 6, Beans 5.

SEWARD (33) — Lemme 4, Ambrosiani 2, Schilling 2, Von Borstel 12, Sieverts 8, Jackson 1, Sewell 2, Sieminski 2.

3-point FG — Galena 10 (Green 4, Green 4, Tinker 1, Beans 1); Seward 2 (Von Borstel 2).

Team fouls — Galena 16; Seward 14. Fouled out — none.

Wolves 48, Mariners 15

Sitka 10 4 20 14 —48

Homer 4 5 3 3 —15

SITKA (48) — Smith 5, Elefante 7, Vidad 3, Jensen 3, Morrison 5, Smith 2, McArthur 2, Forrester 15, Brady 2, Davis 4.

HOMER (15) — Rhodes 0, Inama 0, Bishop 4, Johnson 1, Bales 2, Doughty 0, Todd 2, Parish 0, Carroll 6, Dawson 0.

3-point FG — Sitka 3 (Elefante 1, Vidad 1, Jensen 1); Homer 0.

Team fouls — Sitka 6; Homer 10. Fouled out — none.

Bulldogs 41, Hawks 34

Nikiski 8 13 11 9 —41

Hutchison 8 5 6 15 —34

NIKISKI (41) — Jeffreys 2, Wik 15, L. Carstens 4, Bostic 0, Johnson 7, B. Carstens 9, Epperheimer 0, Clark 2, Druesedow 2, Hooper 0, Reichert 0, Zimmerman 0.

HUTCHISON (34) — Kriska 5, Edwards 4, McCormick 5, Majors 7, Taylor 0, Rosenthal 0, Charlie 0, Titus 13.

3-point FG — Nikiski 5 (Wik 3, L. Carstens 1, Johnson 1); Hutchison 1 (Edwards).

Team fouls — Nikiski 20; Hutchison 15. Fouled out — none.

T-Jacks 100, Wolverines 15

King Cove 30 21 25 24 —100

Ninilchik 7 3 2 3 —15

KING COVE (100) — Newman 4, Newton 27, Mack 56, Kuzakin 0, Brandell 4, Duarte 9, Brandell 0, Patchmeneff 0.

NINILCHIK (15) — Okonek 3, Jasper 0, Calabrese 2, Robuck 1, Corey 0, Koch 6, Cooper 0, Calabrese 0, Okonek 3.

3-point FG — King Cove 11 (Mack 8, Newton 3); Ninilchik 3 (Koch 2, Okonek 1).

Team fouls — King Cove 10; Ninilchik 9. Fouled out — none.

Sand Point 38, CIA 28

CIA 8 7 7 6 —28

Sand Point 12 6 11 9 —38

CIA (28) — Nelson 0, Henderson 6, Hyatt 1, Nelson 3, Dohse 0, Nelson 3, Castenholz 0, Cragg 0, Cizek 2, Warren 13.

SAND POINT (38) — Lundgren 4, Gardner 18, Gundersen 0, Karlsen 6, Osterback 0, Holmberg 5, Holmberg 5.

3-point FG — Sand Point 4 (Gardner 3, Holmberg 1); CIA 0.

Team fouls — Sand Point 12; CIA 9. Fouled out — none.

Saturday boys

Eagles 58, Stars 57

Soldotna 13 16 22 6 —57

West 19 14 13 12 —58

SOLDOTNA (57) — Mekhai 0, Morrison 2, Hanson 4, Chumley 16, Truesdell 22, Kant 3, Rosin 0, Michael 10.

WEST (58) — Esau 8, Lawrence 12, Jackson 0, Martinez 14, Jones 0, Fick 0, Grant 6, Johnson 8, Snow 4, Meuhzenkamp 6.

3-point FG — Soldotna 6 (Truesdell 3, Chumley 2, Kant 1); West 9 (Martinez 4, Lawrence 2, Wilson 2, Esau 1).

Team fouls — Soldotna 13; West 12. Fouled out — Hanson.

Hawks 46, Seahawks 34

Galena 2 16 11 17 —46

Seward 9 7 8 10 —34

GALENA (46) — Fitka 0, Bergeren 1, Moore 8, Moses 6, Waska 5, Riddle 12, Carlo 6, Wightman 4, Riddle 4.

SEWARD (34) — Basalo 0, Spanos 14, Koster 7, Moriarty 4, Cronin 0, Ingalls 3, Pfeiffenberger 1, Jarvis 0, Nilsson 5.

3-point FG — Galena 4 (Moore 2, Moses 2); Seward 2 (Ingalls 1, Koster 1).

Team fouls — Galena 11; Seward 17. Fouled out — none.

King Cove 80, Ninilchik 50

King Cove 14 21 19 26 —80

Ninilchik 9 9 12 20 —50

KING COVE (80) — Gould 31, Severian 11, Aichele 6, Duarte 25, Kuzakin 2, Lind 1, Brandell 4.

NINILCHIK (50) — Hadro 10, Koch 22, Clark 12, Moore 0, Devila 2, Lemons 0, Moto 2, Nelson 2.

3-point FG — King Cove 11 (Gould 7, Duarte 3, Severian 1); Ninilchik 5 (Koch 3, Hadro 2).

Team fouls — King Cove 8; Ninilchik 7. Fouled out — none.

Ninilchik 62, Sand Point 55

Sand Point 14 12 15 14 —55

Ninilchik 19 15 16 12 —62

SAND POINT (55) — Krone 3, Webster 10, Larson 13, Galovin 17, Smith 10, Griffith 0, Gunderson 0, Hadraki 0, Cumberlidge 2.

NINILCHIK (62) — Hadro 9, Koch 27, Clark 10, Moore 3, Devila 0, Moto 0, Nelson 13.

3-point FG — Sand Point 9 (Galovin 5, Larson 3, Krone 1); Ninilchik 5 (Koch 2, Hadro 1, Moore 1, Nelson 1).

Team fouls — Sand Point 15; Ninilchik 6. Fouled out — Webster, Cumberlidge.

CIA 48, Aniak 45

Aniak 12 11 17 5 —45

CIA 13 13 5 17 —48

ANIAK (45) — Kelia 0, Steeves 6, Lee 0, Wise 0, Morgan 12, Hunter 27, Morgan 0.

CIA (48) — Moos 24, Boyd 3, Johnson 0, Cragg 2, Leaf 3, Walsh 2, Zeigler 6, Boyd 8.

3-point FG — Aniak 9 (Hunter 6, Morgan 2, Steeves 1); CIA 0.

Team fouls — Aniak 15; CIA 16. Fouled out — Hunter, Wise, Boyd.

Homer’s Laura Inama tries to keep the ball away from Seward’s Anevay Ammbrosiani (No. 11) and Katelyn Lemme (background) Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 during the Winter Carnival Basketball Tournament in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Laura Inama tries to keep the ball away from Seward’s Anevay Ammbrosiani (No. 11) and Katelyn Lemme (background) Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 during the Winter Carnival Basketball Tournament in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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