Soldotna girls, boys both stay perfect at holiday tourneys

The Soldotna girls moved to 3-0 at the SoCal Prep Holiday Classic by defeating Valhalla on Friday 70-24 and Patrick Henry 67-16 on Saturday. Valhalla is a school of 2,300 from El Cajon, California, and Patrick Henry is a school of 2,400 in San Diego.

“All around awesome effort, everyone got in the game and contributed,” head coach Kyle McFall wrote in a text after Friday’s game.

Ituau Tuisaula paced the Stars with 28 points against Valhalla, while Josie Sheridan had a career-high 12 and Drysta Crosby-Schneider had 10. Jolie Widaman and Rhys Cannava both scored their first career varsity points for the Stars in the game.

No official stats were available from Saturday’s game, but McFall said the Stars were up 32-4 at the end of the first quarter. All 14 girls played again, with Grace McElroy getting her first career varsity points.

The Stars continue tournament play Monday against West Willis High School. That game will determine the champion of Soldotna’s bracket.

Capital City Classic

The Soldotna boys basketball team started the Capital City Classic in Juneau with a resounding 74-19 victory over North Pole, then defeated Haines 68-65 on Saturday.

Tyler Morrison had 16 points to lead the Stars against the Patriots, while Jersey Truesdell had 15, Ray Chumley had 13 and Ethan Sewell had 11.

Joseph Campbell had 16 points for North Pole.

Against Haines, Chumley and Truesdell led the way with 18 points apiece. Zach Hanson had 11, while Morrison chipped in 10.

Kirby Faverty had 25 points for the Glacier Bears, while Mark Davis added 17.

The Stars continue play at the tournament Monday at 7 p.m. against Juneau-Douglas. This will be the championship game at the round-robin tournament.

Friday girls

Stars 70, Valhalla 24

Soldotna 29 20 12 9 —70

Valhalla 11 6 3 4 —24

SOLDOTNA (70) — Sheridan 12, Burns 4, Cannava 4, Leaf 0, Widaman 3, McElroy 0, Bouschor 2, Tuisaula 28, Leadens 0, Fischer 5, Holland 2, Spence 0, Crosby-Schneider 10, Brantley 0.

3-point goals — Soldotna (Sheridan 2, Crosby-Schneider 2). Team fouls — Soldotna 10, Valhalla 8. Fouled out — none.

Friday boys

Stars 74, Patriots 19

Soldotna 21 30 16 7 —74

North Pole 6 9 2 2 —19

SOLDOTNA (74) — Rich 5, Sewell 11, Bouschor 3, Morrison 16, Hanson 2, Reutov 3, Chumley 13, Truesdell 15, Johnson 2, Rosin 4.

NORTH POLE (19) — Campbell 16, Proctor 0, Price 2, Butra 0, Bostwick 0, Selid 1, Melson 0, West 0.

3-point goals — Soldotna 3 (Sewell, Bouschor, Truesdell); North Pole 2 (Campbell 2). Team fouls — Soldotna 9, North Pole 16. Fouled out — none.

Saturday boys

Stars 68, Glacier Bears 65

Soldotna 25 10 18 15 —68

Haines 19 20 13 13 — 65

SOLDOTNA (68) — Rich 5, Sewell 2, Bouschor 0, Morrison 10, Hanson 11, Chumley 18, Truesdell 18, Rosin 4.

HAINES (65) — Crager 6, Strong 0, Hotch 0, L. Davis 7, Willard 0, Dixon 2, Faverty 25, M. Davis 17, Gillham 8.

3-point goals — Soldotna 6 (Truesdell 3, Chumley 2, Rich); Haines 10 (Faverty 6, Gillham 2, L. Davis, M. Davis. Team fouls — Soldotna 11, Fouled out — none.

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