Ninilchik senior Landon Colburn goes to the basket during the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches 1A/2A boys senior all-star game Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Grace Christian School in Anchorage, Alaska.(Photo by Ron Jones/matsusports.net)

Ninilchik senior Landon Colburn goes to the basket during the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches 1A/2A boys senior all-star game Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Grace Christian School in Anchorage, Alaska.(Photo by Ron Jones/matsusports.net)

Seniors cap prep hoops careers at all-star games

Some Kenai Peninsula seniors got one last taste of high school hoops at the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches Senior All-Star Games on Saturday at Grace Christian in Anchorage.

After two seasons off due to the coronavirus pandemic, the games were held for the 10th year.

The Class 1A/2A boys all-star game featured four players from Ninilchik’s undefeated Class 2A champions. With Landon Colburn and Justin Trail playing for the visitors and Lukah Kalugin and Blake Lemons playing for the home team, a Ninilchik player would have to lose a game for the first time all season.

Colburn and Trail ended up finishing undefeated, leading the visitors to a 118-109 victory over the home team. Trail led the visitors in scoring, pouring in 26 points in 22 minutes of playing time. He also pulled down nine rebounds. Colburn went for a triple-double, getting 16 points, 14 assist and 10 rebounds.

For the home team, Kalugin poured in 24 points and also grabbed eight rebounds. Lemons added seven points.

In the Class 3A/4A girls all-star game, three of the Kenai Peninsula’s Class 3A teams were represented.

The home team notched a 55-51 victory over the visitors.

Homer’s Melanie Morris played for the home team, notching an assist in seven minutes of play.

The visitors had Kenai Central’s Logan Satathite and Nikiski’s Kinlee Jeffreys. Jeffreys pumped in five points and also grabbed five rebounds. Satathite had three points.

The AABC also added members to its hall of fame at the event.

The hall class is made up of players Jason Kaiser, Soldotna graduate Molly Tuter, Devin Bokkert, Kelsey Griffin, Milo Griffen and Ruthy Hebard; coaches Peter Bakun, Chuck White, Kenai Central graduate Jim Young, Milo Griffen, David Porter and Jeannie Hebert-Truax; officials Don Kussube, Dick Shellhorn and Mike Lyle; and sports reporters Van Williams, Dave Lavel and Jeremiah Bartz.

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