Wednesday hoops roundup: Nikolaevsk girls, boys; CIA boys pick up conference wins; Nikiski, King Cove split

Staff report

The pressing, skilled-shooting King Cove girls basketball squad notched a 48-42 victory over host Nikiski on Wednesday.

Nikiski led 15-9 after the first quarter, but King Cove led 26-24 at halftime. King Cove then went up 42-31 after three quarters.

Elaina Mack had 27 points, including five 3-pointers. Sadie Newton added 12 for King Cove.

For the Nikiski girls, Lillian Carstens had 14, America Jeffreys had nine, Kaycee Bostic had six, Kaitlyn Johnson had five, Tika Zimmerman had five and Bailey Epperheimer had three.

Nikiski boys 67, King Cove 43

The host Bulldogs grabbed a 25-10 lead after the first quarter en route to a nonconference victory Wednesday.

Noah Litke had 24 for the Bulldogs, while Gavin White had 11, Michael Mysing had eight, Kyle Malston had seven, Mason Payne had four, Austin Shafford had four, Koleman McCaughey had four, Drew Handley had four and Austin Freeman had one.

Braydyn Brandell paced King Cove with 12 points.

Nikolaevsk girls 62, Kodiak ESS 22

The host Warriors notched a Peninsula Conference victory over Kodiak ESS on Wednesday.

The Warriors led 12-5 after the first quarter and 34-13 after two quarters.

Elizabeth Fefelov led the Warriors with 15 points and 15 rebounds, while Markiana Yakunin had 15, Hannah Gerasimof had 14, Emilee Gerasimof had 10, Krystyana Kalugin had four, Sophia Klaich had two and Serafima Mametieff had two.

For Kodiak ESS, Teanna Amodo led the way with 11 points.

Nikolaevsk boys 71, Nanwalek 42

The Warriors notched a 71-42 Peninsula Conference victory over the Eagles on Wednesday.

Nikolaevsk grabbed a 26-13 lead after a quarter and a 39-17 lead at halftime.

Kosta Fefelov poured in 27 points to pace the Warriors, while Justin Trail had 21, Lukah Kalugin had 11, Zachary Trail had nine and Junior Sellers had three.

For Nanwalek, Malachi Joseph had 14, Charlie Moonin had 12, James Cook had seven, Justus Evans had six, Elias Moonin had two and Juvenaly Evans added a point.

Ninilchik boys 72, Kalskag 40

The host Wolverines took down Kalskag in nonconference action Wednesday.

Ninilchik led 9-6 after the first quarter, but then turned it on and had a 37-17 lead at halftime.

Ben Botero dumped in 23 points to lead Ninilchik, while Jacob Mumey had 15 points, George Nelson had 11 points and Jake Clark and Cole Hadro added nine. Also for Ninilchik, Jaylin Scott had four points and Blake Lemons added one.

Aiden Byrd had 13 for Kalskag,while Martin Paul pitched in 12.

Cook Inlet Academy boys 62, Nanwalek 37

Host Cook Inlet Academy notched a Peninsula Conference victory over Nanwalek on Tuesday.

CIA led 7-0 after the first quarter and 21-15 at halftime. The score was 44-31 after three quarters before CIA ran away in the fourth quarter.

Cole Moore had 24 points for the Eagles, while Mason Zeigler had 11 points. Also for CIA, Josh Boyd had six, Grizzly Beard had four, Abraham Henderson had four, Michael Schilling had three, Ethan Boyd had three, Isaac Johnson had two and Lucas Cragg had two.

Malachi Joseph had 14 points for Nanwalek, while Charlie Moonin added 13 points.

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