Soldotna boys basketball puts scare in West

  • By Staff Report
  • Saturday, January 20, 2018 1:00am
  • Sports

The Soldotna boys basketball team dropped a 60-57 overtime decision to West on the road Saturday in nonconference action.

“I love our guys effort defensively, we’re becoming a great defensive team, but we’ve got to learn how to close games against the top teams in the state,” Soldotna head coach Nolan Rose texted after the loss. “We’re certainly not satisfied with this loss. We came up here intent on winning the game.”

West led 14-10 after the first quarter, but the Stars tied it at 22 at the half. Both teams scored 18 in the third quarter and 13 in the fourth quarter before West won the overtime 7-4.

Sam McElroy paced the Stars with 17 points, while Jersey Truesdell pitched in 16 and Eli Sheridan added 10.

For West, Devin Mong had 20 while Luka Wal had 13.

Hutchison girls 42, Homer 28

The Hutchison girls wrapped up a second-day victory at the Delta Tournament on Friday. Homer had lost 40-24 to Delta Junction on Thursday in opening-day play.

Homer girls 36, Eagle River 21

The Mariners took care of business Saturday with a win over the Wolves in Delta.

Homer boys 67, Hutchison 58

The Mariners nabbed a victory over the Hawks on Friday at the Delta Tournament.

Grace girls 38, Seward 37

The host Grizzlies notched a Southcentral Conference victory on Friday.

Coral Petrosius led the way for Seward with 21 points, while Riley VonBorstel also had 12. Rose Terry and Alexus Sullivan rounded out the scoring with two points apiece.

Grace boys 47, Seward 29

The host Grizzlies rolled to a Southcentral Conference victory Friday.

Zen Petrosius paced the Seahawks with 14 points, while Connor Spanos had nine, Josh Jarvis had four and Case Estes had two.

Aniak Tournament

The Ninilchik girls notched a 47-46 victory over Port Alsworth on Friday. DeeAnn White paced the Wolverines with 21 points, while Olivia Delgado added 14. Also for Ninilchik, Madi Cooper had nine points, while Jade Robuck and Isabella Koch had two points apiece.

The Ninilchik boys dropped a 50-39 decision to Port Alsworth on Friday. Jake Clark had 15 point to pace the Wolverines, while Garrett Koch pitched in with 11. Also for Ninilchik, Cole Hadro had seven points, Tristan White had four points and Jacob Mumey added two points.

Saturday’s game results were not available when the Clarion went to press.

Birchwood Bash

In Friday action at the Birchwood Bash at Birchwood Christian, the Effie Kokrine boys topped Cook Inlet Academy 69-26. David Kokrine had 24 points for the Warriors, while Drew Evans had 12 and D’Andre Thomas and Chris Jerve had 10 apiece. For CIA, Hunter Moos led the way with 10 points.

Also Friday, the Birchwood Christian boys rolled to a 67-39 victory over Nanwalek.

Saturday, the Birchwood Christian boys notched a 61-20 victory over CIA.

The Eagles girls dropped games Friday and Saturday, losing to Effie Kokrine on Friday 42-27 and to Birchwood Christian 32-24 on Saturday. CIA coach Josh Hawley said his squad only had five players for the game and two were playing with injuries. Hawley credited the players for showing a lot of heart and grit.

Friday boys

Warriors 69, Eagles 26

Effie Kokrine 6 22 20 21 — 69

CIA 4 6 14 2 — 26

EFFIE KOKRINE (69) — Webster 3 1-4 7, Kokrine 12 0-2 24, Snow 0 0-0 0, Thomas 4 2-4 10, Jones 0 0-0 0, Rubke 0 0-0 0, Brockmeyer 0 0-0 0, Jerve 5 0-0 10, Evans 5 2-2 12, Joseph 3 0-0 6. Totals — 32 5-12 69.

COOK INLET ACADEMY (26) — Moos 4 1-3 10, Johnson 3 0-0 6, Cragg 3 0-0 6, Walsh 0 2-2 2, Anderson 1 1-2 3, Boyd 0 2-2 2, Peterson 0 0-0 0. Totals — 11 6-9 26.

3-point goals — CIA 1 (Moos). Team fouls — Effie Kokrine 14, CIA 10. Fouled out — none.

Saturday boys

Eagles 60, Stars 57, OT

Soldotna 10 12 18 13 4 — 57

West 14 8 18 13 7 — 60

SOLDOTNA (57) — Truesdell 5 6-6 16, Trammell 1 0-0 3, Spence 1 0-0 2, Miller 0 0-0 0, Sheridan 3 2-2 10, Crowder 1 0-1 2, Tuisaula 2 1-1 5, Michael 1 0-0 2, McElroy 8 1-4 17. Totals — 22 10-14 57.

WEST (60) — Jackson 0 0-0 0, Lawrence 1 0-0 2, McMorris 3 1-1 7, Jackson 0 0-0 0, King 0 0-0 0, Grant 2 0-0 4, Wal 6 1-3 13, Johnson 1 0-0 2, Mong 8 3-3 20, Dak 2 4-6 8, Prater 2 0-1 4. Totals — 25 9-14 60.

3-point goals — Soldotna 3 (Sheridan 2, Trammell); West 1 (Mong). Team fouls — Soldotna 12, West 18. Fouled out — none.

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