Thursday hoops roundup: Nikiski girls win on opening day of Tip Off Tournament

The Houston boys opened the Rus Hitchcock Tip Off Tournament in Nikiski with a 56-46 victory over the host Bulldogs.

Braden Cart and Cody Wyrick each had 12 points for the Hawks, while Noah Litke had 21 points to lead all scorers for the Bulldogs.

The Nikiski girls notched a 41-29 victory over Houston, with Tika Zimmerman leading the Bulldogs with 14 points.

In the early boys game, it was West JV 71, South JV 40. Canan Huss had 15 points for West, while Phal Choat had 13 and Julius Adlawan had 12. For South, Luke Ivanoff had 17.

In the early girls game, Service varsity defeated Dimond JV 60-27

Kodiak boys 64, Kenai 42

The Kodiak boys got rolling after the first quarter for a 64-42 nonconference victory over host Kenai Central on Thursday.

Kenai had an 11-8 lead after the first quarter, but after that Kodiak’s offense kicked it into gear. Kodiak led 26-20 by halftime, and had a 43-29 lead after three quarters.

Sam Galindo had 18 points for the Bears, while Jackson Krug had 12 and Shawn Case added 11.

For the Kardinals, Evan Stockton had 12 points, while Braedon Pitsch also pitched in with 10 points.

Tanalian girls 53, CIA 7

Tanalian cruised to victory Thursday in the opening round of the Birchwood Bash at Birchwood Christian School.

Katelyn Johnson paced Tanalian with 17 points. For CIA, Anna Henderson led the way with seven points.

Tanalian boys 51, CIA 50

The Tanalian boys edged CIA 51-50 on Thursday on the first day of the Birchwood Bash.

For CIA, both Cole Moore and James Boyd had 17 points apiece. For Tanalian, Isaac Fowler led the way with 13 points.

Thursday boys

Bears 64, Kardinals 42

Kodiak 8 18 17 21 —64

Kenai 11 9 9 13 —42

KODIAK (64) — Mangrobang 2, Doctolero 2, S. Case 11, Galindo 18, Marcelo 2, Rocheleau 7, Ocampo 2, Valdez 3, C. Case 2, Josh Ticman 3, Krug 12.

KENAI CENTRAL (42) — Dunham 4, McKibben 0, Baisden 0, Jo. Kvasnikoff 0, Bezdecny 4, Stockton 12, Tunseth 9, Pitsch 10, Daniels 3.

3-point goals — Kodiak 10 (S. Case 3, Galindo 2, Rocheleau 2, Valdez, Ticman, Krug); Kenai 4 (Stockton 2, Tunseth, Daniels). Team fouls — Kodiak 12, Kenai 10.

Tanalian 51, Eagles 50

CIA 9 12 15 14 —50

Tanalian 16 10 9 16 —51

COOK INLET ACADEMY (50) — Mathison 1, Johnson 0, Cragg 2, Bears 0, Moore 17, E. Boyd , Ja. Boyd 17, Zeigler 4, Jo. Boyd 6.

TANALIAN (51) — I. Fowler 13, P. Alsworth 7, Taft 3, Davis 7, Wardell 9, C. Alsworth 4, K. Fowler 8.

3-point goals — CIA 5 (Moore 4, Ja. Boyd);

Thursday girls

Tanalian 53, Eagles 7

CIA 4 2 0 1 —7

Tanalian 17 11 13 12 —53

COOK INLET ACADEMY (7) — Henderson 7, Hyatt 0, Smith 0, Dohse 0, Nelson 0, Liles 0, Castenholz 0, Wahl 0, Rozak 0.

TANALIAN (53) — Beebe 6, A. Voran 7, M. Voran 2, Johnson 19, Alsworth 4, Wardell 2, Smith 2, McGee 11.

3-point goals — none. Team fouls — CIA 10, Tanalian 14. Fouled out — none.

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