The Nikiski boys opened up the Husky Shootout in Kotzebue with a 53-51 victory over Nome on Thursday.
Noah Litke paced the Bulldogs with 17 points, while Drew Handley pitched in 10. For Nome, Stephan Anderson had 28 and Dawson Schaeffer had 16.
The Nikiski girls started off the tournament with a 51-25 victory over Nome. The Bulldogs had a 15-1 lead after the first quarter.
Kaitlyn Johnson had 16 points to lead Nikiski, while Lillian Carstens had 12 and America Jeffreys had 10. Also for the Bulldogs, Bailey Epperheimer had four, Elora Reichert had three, and Tika Zimmerman had Sidney Epperheimer had two apiece.
The Homer girls dropped a 56-36 decision to host Kotzebue.
For Kotzebue, Grace Gallahorn led the way with 17 points, while Laveah Makiski and Zaida Baldwin each had 10.
Tonda Smude paced Homer with 12 points, while Hannah Hatfield had eight, Marina Carroll had six, Rylee Doughty had five, Kaylin Anderson had three and Sailey Rhodes had two.
The Homer boys were able to defeat Kotzebue 39-37. For Homer, Eyoab Knapp and Ethan Anderson had 10 points, while Jonathan Raymond had six, Clayton Beachy had five, Parker Lowney had four and River Mann had four. For Kotzebue, Kai Whitmore led the way with 12 points and Aiden Ivanoff had 11.
Houston girls 40, Seward 30
The visiting Hawks notched a Southcentral Conference victory over the Seahawks on Thursday.
For Houston, Emily Bitler had 12 points and Katie Richey added 11.
For Seward, Anevay Ambrosiani had nine, Shelby Siemanski had eight, Katelyn Lemme had six, Sophie Dow had five and Linda Jack had two.
Seward boys 45, Houston 40
The host Seahawks topped the Hawks for a Southcentral Conference victory Thursday.
Connor Spanos, Trey Ingalls and Bjorn Nilsson each had 10 for the Seahawks, while Sam Koster had seven, Tommy Cronin had four, John Moriarity had three and Hunter Hollingsworth had one.
For Houston, Braden Cork had 11.
Cook Inlet Academy girls 24, Lumen Christi 21
The host Eagles notched a Peninsula Conference victory over the Archangels on Thursday.
CIA took an 8-2 lead after a quarter, but led 12-9 at halftime and 18-17 after three quarters.
Anna Henderson paced the Eagles with 18 points, while Annika Castenholz had three, Linnea Dohse had two and Jamie Hyatt added one.
Lumen Christi boys 59, CIA 48
The visiting Archangels notched a Peninsula Conference victory over the Eagles on Thursday.
CIA trailed 20-16 after the first quarter, 30-20 at halftime and 47-34 after three quarters.
For CIA, Cole Moore had 13 points, Josh Boyd had 11, James Boyd had eight, Mason Zeigler had seven, Ethan Boyd had three, Austin Matheson had two, Isaac Johnson had two and Lucas Cragg had two.
Bulldogs 53, Nanooks 51
Nikiski 16 14 10 13 —53
Nome 6 17 10 18 —51
NIKISKI (53) — Mysing 9, Litke 17, White 7, Stafford 2, C. Payne 8, Handley 10.
NOME (51) — O’Connor 2, Schaeffer 16, Haneboth 5, Anderson 28.
3-point goals — Nikiski 6 (Handley 2, White, Litke 2, Mysing); Nome (Schaeffer 2, Hanebuth, Anderson).