SoHi girls drop 3rd-place game at Grace

The Soldotna girls basketball team lost 61-54 to Tikigaq on Saturday in the third-fifth place game at the Lady Grizzly Hardwood Classic at Grace Christian in Anchorage.

The Stars trailed 15-13 after a quarter, 27-21 at the half and 42-39 after three quarters.

Tanner Inman poured in 12 for the Stars, while Katelyn Morrison had 11, Anaulie Sedivy and Kaytlin McAnelly had nine, Josie Sheridan had seven, Morgan Lemm had four and Brooke Walters had two.

Jennifer Nash poured in 32 for Tikigaq, while Jadyn Lane had 16.

In the fourth-sixth place game Dimond-South defeated Nikiski 48-40 to drop the Bulldogs to 6-12 overall.

The Bulldogs trailed 15-11 after a quarter, 25-23 at halftime and 36-33 after three quarters. Nikiski was able to tie the game at 40 in the fourth quarter before Dimond-South took over.

Nikiski put 10 in the scoring column. Avery White led the way with 10 points, while Ashlynne Playle and Maggie Grenier had six, Kailey Stynsberg had five, Shelby Burman had three, and Savanna Stock, Avery Ellis, Ember Nelson, Brooke Abel and Emma Weeks had two.

MaKaylen King paced Dimond-South with 12 points, while Olivia Heartwell had 10.

The most valuable defensive player in the tournament was Shanel Kovalsky of Monroe, while Nash was the most valuable offensive player.

Sophie Lentfer of Grace was the MVP, while the all-tourney team was Morrison, Tatyana Nashookpuk of Tikigaq, Sheridan, Grenier, Amara Warren of Lumen Christi, Maggie Zaverl of Monroe, Ella Boerger of Grace, Kovalsky and Nash.

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The Houston boys and Bethel girls won tournament titles Saturday.

The Houston boys completed a 3-0 run through the tournament by toppling Homer 87-53. The Mariners were 0-3 at the tournament and are 2-15 overall.

Morgan Techie had 17 for the Mariners, while Lance Seneff had nine, Nathan Overson had eight, Riley Huffman, Lucas Story and Einar Pederson had six, and Spencer Dye had one.

For Houston, Cole Taylor had 26, Hayden Howard had 25, Noah Whitted had 16, Keldin Nicoll had nine, Carter Seime had five, Deegan Van Dussen had four and Max Taylor had two.

In other boys action, Kotzebue topped Bethel 62-52 to finish second. The Huskies were second at 2-1, while the Warriors were third at 1-2.

The Bethel girls lost to Kotzebue 60-39 on Saturday, but still won the title at 2-1. Homer beat Houston 47-32 to finish 2-1 at the tourney and move to 5-12 overall, but Homer had lost to Bethel on Friday so the Warriors had the tiebreaker. Houston was third at 1-2, while Kotzebue was fourth at 1-2.

Against Houston, Sydney Shelby paced Homer with 17 points, while Minadora Reutov added 10, Channing Lowney and Hannah Stonorov had six, Lawson Alexson had five and Bethany Engebretsen had three.

For Houston, Grace Gillespie and Anna Whitted had seven, Abbie Baird and Savanna Undem had six, Dallas Winter had three, Abbie Allen had two and Josie Rentsma had one.

The girls MVP was Gillespie. All-tournament was Briella Herron of Bethel, Baird, Zaina McConnell of Kotzebue, Allie Alexie of Bethel and Engebretsen.

Engebretsen won the free-throw contest, while Shelby won the 3-point contest.

The boys MVP was Cole Taylor. All-tournament was Devin Sheldon of Kotzebue, Howard, Whitted, Zach Roetman of Kotzebue and Techie.

Madden Cockroft of Bethel won the free-throw contest, while Cole Taylor was the 3-point champ.

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The Seward girls lost the third-fifth place game to North Pole 39-26 to fall to 10-4.

Ava Jagielski paced the Seahawks with seven, while Lena Jagielski had six, Hailey Ingalls had five, and Renee Elhard and Natalie Sieminski had four.

The Seward boys earned fourth place at the tournament by topping Cordova 44-33 to move to 6-7 overall.

Nick Ambrosiani poured in 20 for the Seahawks, while Ben Ambrosiani had nine, Ozzy Deel and Bergen Davis had five, Jerick Senecal had two and Kupono Albino had one.

Ben Ambrosiani and Lena Jagielski made the all-tournament team for the Seahawks.

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