SoHi boys lose 1st game at Dimond Prep Shootout

  • By Staff Report
  • Thursday, January 7, 2016 11:59pm
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The Soldotna Stars came up against a tough Galena team at the Alaska Prep Shootout at Dimond High in Anchorage. Soldotna was defeated 60-49 in the Stars’ first game of the weekend.

SoHi will play the third team in Pool ‘B’, the Service Cougars, today at 7 p.m. The group play will then seed the teams into Saturday’s schedule, which begins at 5 p.m. with the tournament fifth-place game, the third-place game at 6:30 p.m. and the championship game at 8 p.m.

SoHi’s downfall Thursday was the second quarter, which saw the Hawks outscore the Stars 16-6 en route to a 32-22 halftime lead. In the second half, Galena outscored SoHi 28-27 to grab the win.

Anthony Sam led Galena with 16 points on 6-for-9 shooting, while Eric Jones and Kaleb Korta both had 14. Overall, Galena hit nine 3s to hamper any serious SoHi charge.

Derek Evans led SoHi with 23 points, including an 8-for-13 night from the free throw line. Griffin Casey tallied 10 points for the Stars and Dylan Kuntz had six.

Nikiski girls 49, Seward 38

The Nikiski girls defeated Seward Thursday night in Southcentral Conference play in Seward.

Arianna Parrish led the Bulldogs with 15 points while Hallie Riddall had 13.

Ayla Lapanskas led Seward with 18 points and teammate Jessica Honebein notched seven.

The Bulldogs led 34-13 at halftime, culminating with a buzzer beater from Parrish. Nikiski frustrated Seward early on, keeping the Seahawks from scoring a field goal until the second quarter.

Nikiski led 39-25 after three quarters.

Nikiski boys 57, Seward 46

The Bulldogs defeated the Seahawks in their opening Southcentral Conference matchup of the season Thursday in Seward. Nikiski improved to 6-2 overall with the win.

Hunter Holloway led Nikiski with 20 points, while teammates Javon Pamplin had 10 and Nathan Carstens scored six. Riett Seiverts led Seward with 14 points and Ronnie Jackson had 13.

Seward started hot and led 12-8 after the first quarter, but Nikiski rallied back to lead 25-22 at halftime. The Bulldogs then outscored the Seahawks 20-5 in the third quarter to pull away for the win.

Homer girls 43, Mt. Edgecumbe 40

The Mariners picked up a crucial nonconference victory over the Mt. Edgecumbe Braves Thursday in Homer.

With the new Win Percentage Index introduced to the Class 3A state tournament, Thursday’s win over the Braves — a 3A opponent outside of Homer’s conference — could have a big impact come tournament time.

Homer senior Aurora Waclawski scored 10 of her 17 total points in the fourth quarter to lead Homer to the win. The Mariners started fast with an 11-6 lead in the first quarter, but Mt. Edgecumbe cut it down to 21-19 by the half. Homer led by a single point heading into the fourth quarter, but the Mariners outscored the Braves 14-12 in the final eight minutes to win.

Madison Akers and Kayla Stafford both contributed 11 points for Homer as well.

Ninilchik girls 51, Unalaska 10

The Wolverines scored 22 first-quarter points to roll to a dominating win over Unalaska on Thursday.

Dee Ann White had 17 points, including 11 in the first quarter, to lead Ninilchik, while teammate Olivia Delgado added 13.

Ninilchik held Unalaska scoreless in the first and third quarters, and led 31-7 at halftime.

 

BOYS

Hawks 60, Stars 49

Soldotna 16 6 10 17 —49

Grace 16 16 9 19 —60

SOLDOTNA (49) — Kuntz 1 4-4 6, Sheridan 2 1-2 5, McElroy 0 0-0 0, Casey 5 0-0 10, Spence 1 0-0 2, Dickson 1 0-1 2, Smithwick 0 0-0 0, Evans 7 8-13 23, Tuisaula 0 1-2 1, Lovelace 0 0-2 0, Marcuson 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 14-24 49.

GRACE (60) — Korta 3 6-6 14, Moos 3 0-0 8, Apfelback 0 0-0 0, Hilderbrand 0 0-2 0, Jones 5 2-6 14, Ayapan 0 0-0 0, Hetherington 4 0-0 8, Sam 6 1-3 16, Wholecheese 1 0-0 2. Totals 22 9-17 62.

3-point shots — Soldotna 1 (Evans); Galena 9 (Sam 3, Jones 2, Moos 2, Korta 2).

Team fouls — Soldotna 17, Galena 18. Fouled out — out.

 

Bulldogs 57, Seahawks 46

Nikiski 8 17 20 12 —57

Seward 12 10 5 19 —46

NIKISKI (57) — I. Johnson 3 1-2 7, Anderson 1 0-0 2, L. Johnson 0 0-3 0, Kornstad 3 0-0 8, Holloway 5 8-9 20, Handley 0 0-0 0, Tauriainen 2 0-1 4, Ellis 0 0-0 0, Carstens 2 0-0 6, Pamplin 4 2-2 10. Totals 20 11-17 57.

SEWARD (46) — Berry 0 3-8 3, Hauze 1 0-0 3, Estes 0 0-0 0, Jacobson 3 0-2 6, Sieverts 4 6-9 14, Pahno 1 2-2 4, Nilsson 0 0-0 0, Jackson 3 7-8 14, Petrosius 0 2-4 2. Totals 12 20-33 46.

3-point shots — Nikiski 6 (Kornstad 2, Holloway 2, Carstens 2); Seward 2 (Hauze, Jackson).

Team fouls — Nikiski 17, Seward 12. Fouled out — none.

 

GIRLS

Bulldogs 49, Seahawks 38

Nikiski 17 17 4 10 —49

Seward 6 7 12 13 —38

NIKISKI (49) — Wik 0 0-0 0, Riddall 5 2-6 13, Vollertsen 1 0-0 2, Pitt 2 3-4 7, Clark 1 4-6 6, Parrish 4 6-8 15, Jackson 0 0-0 0, Kornstad 2 0-0 5. Totals 15 15-24 49.

SEWARD (38) — Moriarty 0 1-2 1, Anderson 0 0-2 0, Terry 0 0-0 0, Honebein 2 3-6 7, Tolson 0 0-0 0, Baldwin 1 2-4 4, Lapinskas 8 2-2 18, VonBorstel 3 1-2 8. Totals 14 9-18 38.

3-point shots ­— Nikiski 3 (Riddall, Parrish, Kornstad); Seward 1 (VonBorstel).

Team fouls — Nikiski 11, Seward 16. Fouled out — Moriarty.

 

Mariners 43, Braves 40

Mt. Edgecumbe 6 13 9 12 —40

Homer 11 10 8 14 —43

HOMER (43) — Todd 0 0-0 0, Reutov 0 0-1 0, Cleary 0 0-0 0, Draves 2 0-0 4, Akers 3 5-5 11, Cole 0 0-0 0, Waclawski 7 0-0 17, Stafford 3 4-4 11. Totals 15 9-10 43.

3-point shots — Homer 4 (Waclawski 3, Stafford 1).

Team fouls — Homer 10, Mt. Edgecumbe 14. Fouled out — Thomas.

 

Ninilchik 51, Unalaska 10

Unalaska 0 7 0 3 —10

Ninilchik 22 9 6 14 —51

UNALASKA (10) — Mountain 0 0-0 0, Nalam 1 0-0 2, Tan 1 0-0 2, McWilliams 0 2-2 2, Villamor 0 0-0 0, Tungul 1 2-8 4. Totals 3 4-10 10.

NINILCHIK (51) — Delgado 6 1-5 13, Appelhanz 0 0-0 0, Sinclair 4 0-0 8, Goins 4 0-0 8, White 8 1-3 17, Kain 1 0-0 3, Clark 0 2-2 2. Totals 23 4-10 51.

3-point shots — Ninilchik 1 0-0 3.

Team fouls — Ninilchik 12, Unalaska 11. Fouled out — Villamor.

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