SoHi girls stay undefeated at Dimond tourney

SoHi girls stay undefeated at Dimond tourney

The Soldotna girls added another win to an unbeaten season Wednesday night at the Dimond Lady Lynx Prep Shootout in Anchorage, prevailing 58-35 over the Ketchikan Kings.

The Stars lifted their overall mark to 16-0, and Wednesday’s victory also placed them into the Gold Bracket at the tournament. SoHi will face one of its toughest challenges yet today with an 8 p.m. meeting with Dimond.

Brittani Blossom fueled SoHi’s attack Wednesday over the Kings with five 3-pointers en route to a team-high 17 points, and Ituau Tuisaula pumped in 14 points. Ashley Huffine paced Ketchikan with 20.

Tuisaula keyed a fast start for the Stars with 10 points in the first quarter, as SoHi streaked out to a 19-4 lead. SoHi won the third quarter 21-12 to ice the victory.

Later on Wednesday night, the Kenai Central girls lost 59-38 to Dimond, led by Alissa Pili’s 16 points.

The loss placed the Kardinals into a 6:15 p.m. matchup tonight against Ketchikan in the tournament’s Maroon Bracket.

The balanced Kenai attack, which was missing starter Liz Hanson, was led by Jaycie Calvert, Brooke and Logan Satathite with eight points each. Hayley Maw also chipped in seven.

The Lynx jumped out to a 26-6 lead after one quarter thanks to a pair of 3’s from Aryanna Camacho-Villafuerte, who had eight points in the opening quarter for Dimond.

Wednesday girls

Stars 58, Kings 35

Soldotna 19 11 21 7 —58

Ketchikan 4 10 12 9 —35

SOLDOTNA (58) — McGillivray 6, Buckbee 0, Blossom 17, A. Schmidt 9, Bouschor 0, Tuisaula 14, Holland 0, Crosby-Schneider 4, D. Schmidt 8.

KETCHIKAN (35) — Mendoza 0, Guevarra 5, Smith 5, Boewert 1, Rose 2, Johnson 0, Huffine 20, Rhoads 0, Zhuta 2. Borer 0.

3-point FG — Soldotna 5 (Blossom 5); Ketchikan 5 (Huffine 4, Smith 1).

Team fouls — Soldotna 5; Ketchikan 3. Fouled out — none.

Lynx 59, Kardinals 38

Kenai 6 7 12 13 —38

Dimond 26 6 9 18 —59

KENAI (38) — Calvert 8, Galloway 0, Hamilton 2, Maw 7, Streiff 5, L. Satathite 8, Severson 0, B. Satathite 8.

DIMOND (59) — Rogers 3, Martinez 2, Schuster 5, Camacho-Villafuerte 11, Roth 2, Nilles 0, Parker 9, Rabb 4, Pili 5, Bourdukofsky 2, Pili 16.

3-point FG — Kenai 7 (Calvert 2, Maw 2, L. Satathite 2, Streiff 1); Dimond 6 (Camacho-Villafuerte 3, Rogers 1, Schuster 1, K. Pili 1).

Team fouls — Kenai 11; Dimond 7. Fouled out — none.

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