Thursday hoops roundup

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  • Monday, February 23, 2015 1:39pm
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Joe Weltzin poured in 25 points as the visiting Soldotna boys picked up a 71-68 Northern Lights Conference victory over Palmer on Thursday.

SoHi made the win happen by outscoring Palmer 27-21 in the final quarter.

Brooks Furlong added 13 for the Stars, while Clayton Southwick had 22 and James Blake added 21 for the Moose.

Palmer girls 41, Soldotna 35

The host Moose outscored the Stars 15-7 in the final quarter to pick up the Northern Lights Conference victory Thursday.

Kim Madruga had 17 for Palmer. The Stars received 14 points from Hayley Ramsell and an additional 10 from Lindsey Wong.

Wasilla hoops teams sweep Kenai

WASILLA — Big third quarters by the home team led to a sweep for the Wasilla Warriors Thursday night.

The Wasilla girls used a 17-3 third-quarter run to get past Kenai 44-21. The Wasilla boys opened the second half with a 10-0 run to spark a 62-48 win over the Kards at Wasilla High School.

Wasilla allowed Kenai only three Hannah Barcus points in the third quarter en route to improving to 6-0 in Northern Lights Conference play. The big third-quarter run helped open up what was a tight game through two quarters. Wasilla led 14-12 at the half.

Forwards Leya DePriest and Cassidy Edwards combined for nine of Wasilla’s 17 third-quarter points. DePriest finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Edwards added 10 points and nine boards.

Barcus led Kenai with seven.

Isaac Hock and Zack Garnett combined for 10 points during the first 90 seconds of the third quarter to help Wasilla cruise to a boys basketball win over Kenai. Houck got the bucket, drew the foul and hit the free throw to complete a three-point play on two early possessions in the third quarter. Garnett also had four points early in the third.

Hock scored eight of his team-high 13 points during Wasilla’s 23-point third quarter. Ryen Millrun and Alex Baham added 11 each for Wasilla.

Keith Ivy posted a game-high 14 for Kenai.

Nikolaevsk boys 59,
Ninilchik 57

The Warriors battled the Wolverines all the way down to the wire in a Peninsula Conference matchup, and Nikolaevsk prevailed.

Nikit Fefelov scored 26 points on 10-for-10 free throw shooting to lead Nikolaevsk to the win. Teammate Neil Gordeev chipped in 11 points and seven rebounds as well.

Nikolaevsk trailed 28-27 at halftime, but outscored Ninilchik 15-13 in the third quarter to take the lead, then held on with a 17-16 fourth-quarter effort. Nikolaevsk went 15-for-20 overall from the charity stripe.

Nikolaevsk girls 33,
Ninilchik 32

The Warriors escaped with a close win earlier in the day in the girls game.

Vera Fefelov and Serafima Kalugin led Nikolaevsk with nine points each. Kalugin grabbed 15 rebounds as well, and teammate Nadejda Gordeev brought down 11 boards.

Trailing 26-21 after three quarters, Ninilchik poured on one last burst to outscore Nikolaevsk 11-7 in the fourth quarter. However, the comeback came up one point short.

Thursday girls

Moose 41, Stars 35

Soldotna 9 14 5 7 —35

Palmer 4 15 7 15 —41

SOLDOTNA (35) — Rouse 1 2-2 4, Nelson 2 0-0 5, Shaw 0 2-4 2, Wong 4 2-7 10, McElroy 0 0-0 0, Ramsell 2 10-12 14, Miller 0 0-2 0, Glaves 0 0-0 0. Totals — 9 16-27 35.

PALMER (41) — Murphy 0 0-0 0, Venzke 2 0-0 4, Bowman 0 0-0 0, King 0 0-0 0, McCall 1 2-2 4, Uschmann 0 0-2 0, Madruga 4 4-8 17, Smylie 2 1-1 6, Till 1 3-4 6, Sherman 1 0-0 2, Millard 0 2-4 2. Totals — 11 12-2 41.

3-point goals — Soldotna 1 (Nelson); Palmer 5 (Madruga 3, Smylie, Till). Team fouls — Soldotna 19, Palmer 19. Fouled out — Venzke.

Warriors 44, Kardinals 21

Kenai  6-6-3-6—21

Wasilla  8-6-17-13—44

Kenai (21) — Ostrander 1 1-2 5, Steinbeck 0 3-4 , Baker 1 0-0 2, Barcus 3 1-2 7, Beck 1 2-2 4, Every 1 0-2 2; Totals: 7 7-12 21.

Wasilla (44) — Heath 1 0-0 2, Baham 3 0-0 8 Brandenburg 3 0-0 6, Toews  1 0-2 2, Anderson 1 0-0 3, Edwards 3 4-4 10, DePriest 5 3-4 13; Totals: 17 7-10 44.

3-point field goals: Kenai 0, Wasilla 3 (Baham 2); Total fouls: Kenai 9, Wasilla 14.

Thursday boys

Stars 71, Moose 68

Soldotna 13 20 12 27 —71

Palmer 12 20 15 21 —68

SOLDOTNA (71) — Kuntz 3 0-0 8, Weltzin 6 13-16 25, Furlong 5 0-0 13, Phillips 1 2-2 4, Spence 5 2-2 13, Duke 0 1-4 1, Gibbs 0 0-0 0, Fowler 3 1-1 7, Trammell 0 0-0 0. Totals — 23 19-25 71.

PALMER (68) — Ramoth 5 2-4 14, Roth 0 0-0 0, Debach 2 0-0 4, Ferris 1 0-0 2, Witz 0 0-0 0, Southwick 6 10-13 22, Blake 8 4-6 21, Yanez 0 2-2 2. Totals — 22 18-25 68.

3-point goals — Soldotna 6 (Furlong 3, Kuntz 2, Spence); Palmer 6 (Blake 4, Ramoth 2). Team fouls — Soldotna 24, Palmer 18. Fouled out — Spence, Ferris.

Warriors 62, Kardinals 48

Kenai 6-10-12-20—48

Wasilla 17-11-23-11—62

Kenai (48) —Theisen 0 1-2 1, Ivy 5 2-5 14, McKee 2 1-2 6, Tri. Landry 2 0-1 4, Ta. Landry 2 2-2 6, Jackman 3 2-2 9, Vest 1 1-2 4, Foree 2 0-0 4; Totals: 17 9-16 48.

Wasilla (62) — Burns 3 2-3 8, C. Brown 4 0-0 8, Milleron 4 1-2 11, Baham 3 5-6 11, Garnett 3 2-2 8, Houck 4 5-6 13, K. Brown 1 0-0 3; Totals: 22 15-19 62.

3-point field goals: Wasilla 4 (Milleron 2), Kenai 5 (Ivy 2)

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