Soldotna, Kenai lose on 1st day of tourneys

  • By Staff Report
  • Friday, January 9, 2015 12:07am
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The Soldotna girls and boys basketball teams opened a round-robin tournament at Monroe Catholic in Fairbanks with losses on Thursday.

The Colony girls topped the Stars 39-28, while the Knights boys notched a 53-49 win.

Today, the SoHi girls face Ketchikan at 3 p.m., while the SoHi boys take on Monroe Catholic at 8 p.m. On Saturday, the Soldotna boys take on Ketchikan at 4:40 p.m., while the Stars girls battle Monroe Catholic at 6:20 p.m.

In the girls game, the Knights jumped to a 13-6 lead after the first quarter and used a tough defense to keep the Stars from the comeback.

Chase Stephens had eight points to lead the Knights, while Lindsey Wong had seven points to lead the Stars.

In the boys game, the Stars jumped out to a 12-3 lead after the first quarter, but could not make it hold up.

Soldotna led 20-14 at the half, but Colony had a 34-33 lead by the end of the third quarter, then outscored the Stars 19-11 in the final frame.

Brooks Furlong had 15 points for the Stars to lead all scorers.

Dimond tops Kenai at Prep Shootout

The Dimond boys basketball team defeated Kenai Central 59-25 at the 2015 Alaska Prep Shootout at Dimond High School in Anchorage.

Dimond’s press proved to be too much for the Kards, who play Juneau at 4:45 p.m. today.

Josh Jackman paced the Kards with 11 points, while Josh Fosi had 12 and Eric Jenkins had 11 for the Lynx.

Thursday girls

Knights 39, Stars 28

Colony 13 8 8 10 —39

Soldotna 6 6 9 7 —28

COLONY (39) — Carlton 1 0-0 2, Am. Smith 0 0-0 0, Farris 3 0-1 7, Stephens 4 0-0 8, Clark 1 0-0 2, Turcotte 1 2-4 4, Brumbaugh 1 0-0 2, El. Smith 0 0-0 0, Kaufman 1 0-1 2, Bonn 3 0-0 7. Totals — 15 2-7 39.

SOLDOTNA (28) — Nelson 1 0-1 2, Shaw 1 0-0 2, Jackson 2 1-2 6, Wong 2 3-3 7, McDonald 0 0-0 0, Ramsell 3 0-1 6, Miller 2 1-2 5, Glaves 0 0-0 0. Totals — 11 5-8 28.

3-point goals — Colony 2 (Farris, Bonn); Soldotna 1 (Jackson 1). Team fouls — Colony 15, Soldotna 12. Fouled out — none.

Thursday boys

Knights 53, Stars 49

Soldotna 12 8 13 11 —44

Colony 3 11 20 19 —53

SOLDOTNA (44) — Kuntz 0 1-4 1, Weltzin 3 3-6 9, Furlong 6 1-3 15, Spence 4 1-2 9, Duke 2 0-1 4, Gibbs 0 0-0 0, Fowler 2 0-0 4, Trammell 1 0-0 2. Totals — 18 6-16 44.

COLONY (53) — Selmer 2 0-1 4, Looney 3 1-2 7, West 4 0-0 10, Chamblee 3 0-2 8, P. Martin 0 1-2 1, Menard 0 8-10 8, Dinkel 4 2-3 10, Sonnenberg 1 3-8 5. Totals — 16 12-20 53.

3-point goals — Soldotna 2 (Furlong 2); Colony 4 (West 2, Chamblee 2) Team fouls — Soldotna 22, Colony 20. Fouled out — Spence.

Lynx 59, Kardinals 25

Kenai 9 4 3 9 —25

Dimond 17 18 12 12 —59

KENAI CENTRAL (25) — Theisen 0 0-0 0, Ivy 3 3-6 9, McKee 1 0-0 1, Brazell 0 0-0 0, Tr. Landry 1 0-0 2, Ta. Landry 0 0-0 0, Jackman 4 2-4 11, Vest 0 0-2 0, Fitt 0 0-0 0, Foree 0 0-0 0, Dye 0 0-0 0, Wortham 0 0-0 0. Totals — 9 5-12 25.

DIMOND (59) — Duop 1 0-0 2, Cole 3 0-0 7, Zavala 0 0-0 0, Sherman 0 0-0 0, Osborne 1 0-0 2, Moran 0 0-0 0, Parker 1 0-0 2, Diaz 2 0-0 4, Fosi 3 4-4 12, Davis 3 1-2 7, Merchant 2 0-0 4, Jenkins 4 3-5 11, Ainuu 0 1-2 1, Pili 3 0-1 7, Kieswether 0 0-0 0. Totals — 23 9-14 59.

3-point goals — Kenai 2 (McKee, Jackman); Dimond 4 (Cole, Fosi 2, Pili). Team fouls — Kenai 14, Dimond 12. Fouled out — none.

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