Thursday hoops: Soldotna comes up short to Colony

  • By Clarion and Frontiersman.com reports
  • Thursday, January 28, 2016 11:56pm
  • Sports

PALMER — It was fast-paced basketball in the third quarter, and gridlock in the fourth.

Colony outscored Soldotna 7-2 during a low-scoring fourth to hold on and grab a 59-51 Northern Lights Conference victory over the Soldotna Stars on Thursday at Colony High School.

Anton Chamblee scored four of his team’s seven fourth-quarter points to help the Knights improve to 4-0 in NLC play. The Colony defense held SoHi without a field goal for the final eight minutes. The only SoHi points were free throws, one from Derek Evans and another from Eli Sheridan.

The Knights outscored Soldotna 24-21 in the fast-paced third. Alex Nygard sparked the Knights with a pair of 3s in the third quarter.

Chamblee led Colony with a game-best 20 points. Tyler Boyer added 16.

Evans led the Stars with 17. Timmy Smithwick hit four 3-pointers, and added 16 points.

Sitka boys 48, Kenai 42

The Kenai Central boys basketball team met a familiar foe Thursday at the Donlin Gold Classic tournament in Bethel.

In a season that has seen the Kardinals drop several leads late in games, the same fate befell Kenai again Thursday. Kenai lost 48-42 to Sitka, blowing a big lead early to drop to 6-8 overall this year.

Kenai led 25-8 after the first quarter, but Sitka slowly clawed back into the game. With just over two minutes left in the game, the Kards led by a scant 40-38, and Sitka outscored Kenai 10-2 the rest of the way to seal the win.

Kenai will face host team Bethel on Friday at 6 p.m.

Ninilchik boys 73, Nanwalek 15

The Wolverines routed Nanwalek in a Peninsula Conference clash Thursday in Nanwalek.

Dalton Geppert and Pat Brandt each scored 14 points to lead Ninilchik, while J.D. Mumey chipped in 13.

Ninilchik opened with a 33-0 first quarter performance, then expanded the lead to 46-2 at halftime.

Nikolaevsk girls 47, Lumen Christi 30

A fast start propelled the Warriors to a Peninsula Conference victory Thursday at the Rex Rock tournament in Point Hope.

Megan Hickman led Nikolaevsk with 17 points, while Serafima Kalugin added 12 points on 6-for-9 shooting.

Nikolaevsk boys 77, Lumen Christi 19

The Warriors captured a win over Lumen Christi Thursday night at the Rex Rock tournament in Point Hope.

Anfim Kalugin led Nikolaevsk with 17 points, while Felemon Molodih chipped in 15 points on 7-for-11 shooting.

Nikolaevsk outscored Lumen Christi 29-4 in the first quarter, then pushed the lead to 51-7 at halftime.

The Warriors will face Alak (Wainwright) Friday at 4 p.m. and Tikigaq (Point Hope) Saturday.

 

Thursday boys

Wolverines 73, Eagles 15

Nanwalek 0 2 4 9 —15

Ninilchik 33 13 16 11 —73

NANWALEK (15) — Wilson 2 0-1 5, Jimmy 0 0-0 0, Bales 1 0-2 2, Ukatish 1 1-4 3, Evans 1 3-4 5. Totals 5 4-11 15.

NINILCHIK (73) — Koch 1 0-0 2, Appelhanz 5 1-1 12, Presley 1 0-0 2, Geppert 6 2-3 14, Brandt 7 0-2 14, Bartolowits 2 0-1 5, Mumey 6 0-0 13, Adams 1 0-0 2, White 4 1-1 9. Totals 33 4-8 73.

3-point goals — Ninilchik 3 (Appelhanz 1, Bartolowits 1, Mumey 1); Nanwalek 1 (Wilson).

Team fouls — Ninilchik 15; Nanwalek 8. Fouled out — none.

 

Warriors 77, Archangels 19

Nikolaevsk 29 22 16 10 —77

Lumen Christi 4 3 9 3 —19

NIKOLAEVSK (77) — Molodih 3 0-0 7, Trail 3 1-1 7, Fefelov 2 0-2 5, Gordeev 3 0-0 6, Molodih 7 0-0 15, Fefelov 3 0-0 6, Trail 6 0-1 14, Kalugin 8 1-2 17. Totals 35 2-6 77.

3-point goals — Nikolaevsk 5 (Trail 2, Molodih 1, Fefelov 1, Molodih 1).

Team fouls — Nikoaevsk 11.

 

Knights 59, Stars 51 

Soldotna  16-12-21-2—51

Colony  13-15-24-7—59

Soldotna (51) — Kuntz 2 0-0 5, Sheridan 1 4-6 7, Casey 2 2-2 6, Southwick 6 0-0 16, Evans 6 5-10 17; Totals: 17 11-19 51.

Colony (59) — James 0 0-1 1, Nygard 3 0-0 8, Chamblee 8 2-2 20, Martin 3 0-0 7, Villastrigo 0 1-2 1, Nicholson 3 0-0 6, Boyer 7 2-2 16; Totals: 24 6-8 59.

3-point field goals: Soldotna 6 (Smithwick 4), Colony 5 (Chamblee 2) Total fouls: Soldotna 13, Colony 16

 

Thursday girls

Warriors 47, Archangels 30

Nikolaevsk 16 11 0 20 —47

Lumen Christi 4 4 0 22 —30

NIKOLAEVSK (47) — Klaich 1 0-1 2, Johnson 1 0-0 2, Fefelov 2 0-1 4, Fefelov 2 0-0 5, Kalugin 6 0-0 12, Gordeev 1 1-2 3, Gordeev 1 0-0 2, Hickman 5 6-8 17. Totals 19 7-12 47.

3-point goals — Nikolaevsk 2 (Fefelov 1, Hickman 1).

Team fouls — Nikolaevsk 10.

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