Weekend hoops roundup: SoHi, Kenai girls wrap up play at Lady Lynx tourney

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  • Saturday, February 6, 2016 1:43am
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The Soldotna girls basketball team dropped a 45-32 decision to Chugiak on Saturday in the championship game of the Maroon bracket at the Lady Lynx Prep Shootout at Dimond.

Nicole Pickney had 14 for the Mustangs, while Randi McMullen had 12. For the Stars, Lindsey Wong had seven.

Also in the Maroon bracket, the Kenai girls picked up fourth place with a 44-41 victory over Thunder Mountain.

Lara Creighton led the way for Kenai with 21 points. For the Falcons, Ava Tompkins and Aolondra Echielli each had 10.

Daisy Nelson and Wong made the Maroon all-tournament team for the Stars, while Creighton represented Kenai.

Friday, the Stars escaped with a narrow 37-36 victory over the South Anchorage Wolverines, setting up SoHi in the championship game of the Maroon bracket against Chugiak, which beat Juneau 32-24 in Friday’s other semifinal.

SoHi senior Lindsey Wong led the charge with a game-high 18 points. Morgan Lash led South with 13 points

Also Friday, the Kenai girls toppled Palmer 44-42. Senior Hannah Drury tallied 18 points to lead the Kardinals.

Kenai boys 58, Kodiak 35

The Kardinals cruised to a Northern Lights Conference road win Friday over the Kodiak Bears.

Kenai lifted its NLC record to 1-3 and 8-8 overall. Kodiak dropped to 0-3 NLC and 2-12 overall.

Josh Jackman dropped 20 points to lead the Kards, including going 6 for 6 from the charity stripe. Taylor Landry chipped in 10 points.

Kenai outscored the home team in every quarter of action, and led 27-15 at halftime before extending the lead to 41-21 after the third quarter.

Kenai boys 48, Kodiak 47

The Kardinals finished the sweep of the weekend series in Kodiak.

Luke Beiser hit a pair of game-winning foul shots with 4.2 seconds left for the Kards. Beiser had 10 points, while Josh Jackman led with 17.

East boys 78, Soldotna 68

The Thunderbirds held off the hard charging Stars in the second half to secure a nonconference win Saturday in Anchorage. Moses Miller led East with 32 points.

Although the game was nonconference, the loss still holds an impact with the Winning Percentage Index (WPI) in effect. The WPI determines the two at-large bids at the Class 4A state tournament in March.

After taking a 43-26 lead into the halftime break, East was outscored by SoHi 42-35 in the second half. SoHi knocked down 11 triples along the way.

The Stars were led by Timmy Smithwick, who poured in 20 points, including six 3s in the second half. Derek Evans added 16 points and Griffin Casey chipped in 13.

Seahawk Classic

The Homer girls took the round-robin Seahawk Classic in Seward with a 62-49 win Saturday over Valdez, bumping the Mariners to a 3-0 record over the weekend in the round robin tournament.

Madison Akers paced the Mariners with 17 points, while Kayla Stafford had 15 and Aurora Waclawski added 14.

For Valdez, Bobbi Mott had 12, while Jane Sharrai added 11.

The Seward girls finished 0-3 at the tournament after a 44-36 loss to Glennallen. Seward led 10-7 after one quarter, but the Panthers had a 26-21 lead at halftime.

Sophia Tyrone had 11 points for the Panthers, while Sierra Virgin added 10.

Ayla Lapinskas had 17 points to pace the Seahawks.

On the boys side, Valdez defeated Homer 47-34. Charles Rohr led the Mariners with 10 points, including three triples.

The Buccaneers led 21-9 at the half, then held on from there.

Also Saturday, the Seward boys crushed Glennallen 59-26, led by 15 points each by Seth Brewi and Ronnie Jackson.

The Seahawks led 16-9 at the end of the first quarter and 27-18 at halftime, then blew open the game in the third frame by outscoring Glennallen 26-2.

The Homer girls took care of business against the host team Seahawks with a 49-33 win Friday.

Madison Akers continued her terrific season with a game-high 17 points for Homer before fouling out, while Aurora Waclawksi chipped in 12.

Jessica Honebein and Ayla Lapanskas led Seward with 10 points each.

Homer pressed early and grabbed an 18-10 first-quarter lead en route to a 29-17 lead at halftime.

In boys action, Seward bounced back from an opening day loss Thursday to grab a 63-60 win over Homer on Friday. Both teams are 1-1 in the tournament.

Seward staked out an early 17-8 lead, then pushed it to 32-21 at the half. However, the Seahawks had to hold off a determined charge by Homer to win by three points. The Mariners outscored Seward 23-16 in the fourth quarter.

The Seahawks had nine of their 11 players score, led by Ronnie Jackson’s 19 points. Koby Etzwiler led Homer with 17 points and Johann Kallelid added 12.

In other games, the Valdez girls defeated Glennallen 54-25 and the Valdez boys beat Glennallen 42-24.

Ninilchik Invitational Championship

The Ninilchik girls and boys basketball teams swept the titles Saturday at the Ninilchik Invitational Championship.

The Ninilchik girls claimed the title with a 46-19 victory over Akiak, taking control with a 14-2 second quarter for a 23-5 lead at halftime.

DeeAnn White made sure the Thunderbolts wouldn’t catch up in the second half, scoring 16 of her game-high 22 points. Jordan Finney added 12 for the Wolverines, all in the first half.

Miranda Dementieff had 19 points to lead Akiak.

The Ninilchik boys cruised past Noorvik 66-51 for the title. The Wolverines took control early, winning the first quarter 19-9 and the second 26-11.

Austin White had 24 for Ninilchik, while Pat Brandt had 18 and Tyler Presley had 12.

In the girls semifinal Saturday morning, Akiak notched a 42-38 victory over Klawock. That left Klawock in third place.

In the girls consolation game, Homer JV defeated Kalskag 37-31.

In Saturday’s boys semifinal, Noorvik knocked off Seldovia 56-39 with a 21-7 run in the fourth quarter. Calem Collier and Aidan Philpot did all the scoring for Seldovia, with Collier getting 20 and Philpot hitting for 19.

In the boys consolation game Saturday, Homer JV topped Kalskag 43-36.

Ninilchik swept the competition in Friday’s semifinals en route to the championship games at the NIT tournament.

The Ninilchik boys topped reigning 1A state champs Seldovia 69-56, while the Ninilchik girls beat Akiak 50-29.

The Wolverine boys got a big game out of Austin White, who tallied 24 points to lead Ninilchik. Pat Brandt also chipped in 18 points, while Tyler Presley had 15.

Seldovia’s dynamic duo of Calem Collier and Aidan Philpot combined for 43 points, as Collier scored a game-high 28 points and Philpot added 15. Collier scored 18 points in the fourth quarter alone, including four treys.

However, that wasn’t enough to dig Seldovia out of a big first-half hole in which the Sea Otters trailed the Wolverines at halftime 40-20.

In the boys loser-out second-chance bracket, Noorvik beat the Homer JV squad 87-42, then defeated Klawock 83-50 to set itself up with a Saturday morning clash with Seldovia. The winner will face Ninilchik in the championship game at 4:30 p.m.

In the girls game Friday, Ninilchik took charge early by outscoring Akiak 17-6 in the first quarter, then pushed their lead to 28-10 at halftime. DeeAnn White led the Wolverines with 15 points, while Amanda Goins notched 14 and Olivia Delgado added 10.

In the loser-out second-chance bracket, the Seldovia girls defeated the Homer JV squad 70-39 to begin the day on Friday, but later fell to Klawock 55-29. Klawock’s victory set the Chieftans up with a Saturday morning date with Akiak, losers of Friday’s semifinal against Ninilchik.

In Seldovia’s win over the Homer JV, it was the Olivia Turner show. Turner outscored Homer by herself, pouring in 42 points, and went 11 of 15 from the free throw line to lead the Sea Otters. Turner scored 18 of Seldovia’s 27 points in the third quarter to distance the Sea Otters from the Mariners.

Nenana Invitational Tournament

The Nikolaevsk boys captured the NIT Saturday in Nenana, winning the championship game 80-44 over Fort Yukon.

Jonah Fefelov led Nikolaevsk with 24 points on 71 percent shooting. Felemon Molodih added 20 points, and Nikit Fefelov and Neil Gordeev chipped in 12 points as well, with Gordeev bringing down 16 rebounds.

The Warriors dominated from the get go, rushing out to a 21-5 lead at the first-quarter pole and taking a 38-18 lead into the halftime break. Nikolaevsk sealed the win with a 26-12 fourth-quarter performance.

Also Saturday, the Nikolaevsk girls defeated Tri-Valley 57-24 for third place at the tournament.

Megan Hickman had 16 points for the Warriors, while Serafima Kalugin added 12. Also for Nikolaevsk, Elizabeth Fefelov had six; Markiana Yakunin, Chelsea Johnson, Vera Fefelov and Ellena Gordeev had four; Kristin Klaich, Feodora Mametieff and Anastacia Dorvall had two; and Sophia Klaich had one.

Friday, the Nikolaevsk boys beat Nenana 60-41 to move to Saturday’s championship game against Fort Yukon.

Led by Jonah Fefelov’s 22 points on 8-for-14 shooting, including six 3-pointers, the Warriors distanced themselves in the second quarter by outscoring Fort Yukon 21-10, giving Nikolaevsk a 35-21 lead at halftime. Nikit Fefelov also chipped in 15 points for Nikolaevsk, while Neil Gordeev had six points and 11 rebounds.

The Nikolaevsk girls fell to Nenana 49-40, placing the team in the tournament third-place game against Tri Valley.

Serafima Kalugin and Megan Hickman led the Warriors with 14 points each.

Nenana staked out a 23-16 lead at halftime, then extended it to 38-26 after three quarters. A 14-11 performance in the fourth quarter by Nikolaevsk was not enough to overcome the deficit.

 

Friday girls

MARINERS 49, SEAHAWKS 33

Homer 18 11 15 5 —49

Seward 10 7 10 6 —33

HOMER (49) — Todd 0 0-0 0, Reutov 3 0-0 6, Knott 1 0-0 2, Cleary 0 0-0 0, Kuhns 0 0-0 0, Draves 2 2-3 6, Akers 6 5-8 17, Cole 0 0-0 0, Waclawski 3 6-8 12, Stafford 2 0-0 6. Totals 17 13-19 49.

SEWARD (33) — Moriarty 0 0-0 0, Anderson 0 0-2 0, Terry 0 0-0 0, Honebein 4 1-3 10, Tolson 0 0-0 0, Jackson 0 4-8 4, Lapanskas 5 0-0 10, VonBorstel 3 2-3 9, Petrosius 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 7-16 33.

3-point goals — Homer 2 (Stafford 2); Seward 2 (VonBorstel 1, Honebein 1).

Team fouls — Homer 19; Seward 18. Fouled out — Anderson, Akers.

 

WOLVERINES 50, THUNDERBOLTS 29

Akiak 6 4 12 7 —29

Ninilchik 17 11 12 10 —50

AKIAK (29) — Egaak 3 0-0 7, Williams 0 0-0 0, Williams 3 0-0 6, Jones 0 0-0 0, Ivan 1 0-0 2, Demientieff 6 0-0 14, Ivan 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 0 0-0 29.

NINILCHIK (50) — Delgado 5 0-0 10, Appelhanz 0 0-0 0, Sinclair 2 0-0 4, Goins 4 6-7 14, White 6 3-4 15, Finney 2 1-4 5, Clark 1 0-0 2. Totals 20 10-15 50.

3-point goals — Ninilchik 0; Akiak 3 (Demientieff 2, Egaak 1).

Team fouls — Ninilchik 4; Akiak 10. Fouled out — none.

 

SEA OTTERS 70, MARINERS 39

Seldovia 10 15 27 18 —70

Homer JV 10 4 13 12 —39

SELDOVIA (70) — Cook 1 0-0 2, Chissus 7 1-1 16, Metcalf 0 0-0 0, Mitchell 1 0-0 2, Romanoff 1 0-0 2, Turner 14 11-15 42, Waterbury 2 1-3 6. Totals 26 13-19 70.

HOMER (39) — Fabich 2 0-0 4, Sonnen 1 0-0 2, Martustev 1 0-0 2, Bales 3 0-0 6, Rio 3 0-0 6, Parish 3 2-8 8, Ross 1 2-3 4, Veldstra 2 0-0 4, Box 1 1-2 3, Dawson 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 5-13 39.

3-point goals — Seldovia 5 (Turner 3, Chissus 1, Waterbury 1); Homer 0.

Team fouls — Seldovia 14; Homer 17. Fouled out — Chissus.

 

CHIEFTAINS 55, SEA OTTERS 29

Klawock 10 21 8 16 —55

Seldovia 13 6 5 5 —29

KLAWOCK (55) — Rubio 6 0-0 12, Turan 0 0-0 0, Chapin 5 0-0 10, Carle 2 0-0 4, Looney 3 0-0 6, Huffine 5 0-0 11, Sanorson 5 0-0 10, Tarpin 0 0-0 0, Wiley 1 0-0 2. Totals 27 0-0 55.

SELDOVIA (29) — Mitchell 0 0-0 0, Cook 0 0-0 0, Chissus 4 1-2 11, Metcalf 0 0-0 0, Romanoff 0 0-0 0, Turner 8 0-2 18, Waterbury 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 1-4 29.

3-point goals — Klawock 1 (Huffine); Seldovia 4 (Chissus 2, Turner 2).

Team fouls — Klawock 10; Seldovia 5. Fouled out — none.

 

LYNX 49, WARRIORS 40

Nikolaevsk 11 5 10 14 —40

Nenana 17 6 15 11 —49

NIKOLAEVSK (40) — Klaich 0 0-0 0, Yakunin 0 0-0 0, Johnson 1 0-0 2, Fefelov 1 0-0 2, Mametieff 0 0-0 0, Kalugin 5 4-9 14, Gordeev 4 0-0 8, Dorvall 0 0-0 0, Hickman 6 0-0 14. Totals 17 4-9 40.

3-point goals — Nikolaevsk 2 (Hickman 2).

Team fouls — Nikolaevsk 12. Fouled out — none.

Friday boys

KARDINALS 58, BEARS 35

Kenai   12   15   14   17 — 58

Kodiak   6   9   6   14 — 35

Kenai (58) — Daniels 0 0-0 0, Taylor Landry 5 0-0 10, Ivy 3 0-0 8, Vest 0 0-0 0, Brazell 2 0-0 4, Tristian Landry 2 3-3 7, Tuttle 0 0-0 0, Jackman 7 6-6 20, Beiser 2 1-2 5, Heiber 0 0-0 0, Dye 0 0-0 0, Beeson 0 0-0 0, Johnson 2 0-0 4. Totals — 21 10-11 58.

Kodiak (35) — A. Cauging 3 0-0 9, Monge 0 0-0 0, Alcaide 2 0-0 5, Bezona 3 0-2 6, Morzo 0 4-6 4, Sabado 0 0-0 0, B. Cauging 1 1-1 3, Osowski 2 0-1 4, Rocheleau 0 0-0 0, Mendones 0 0-0 0, Mangrobang 0 0-0 0, Koller 2 0-0 4. Totals — 13 5-10 35.

3-point goals — Kenai 2 (Ivy 2), Kodiak 4 (A. Caguing 3, Alcaide). Team fouls — Kenai 10, Kodiak 8. Fouled out — none.

 

SEAHAWKS 63, MARINERS 60

Homer 8 13 16 23 —60

Seward 17 15 15 16 —63

HOMER (60) — Ravin 0 0-0 0, Rohr 4 4-6 12, Etzwiler 6 3-4 17, Beachy 2 0-2 4, Edens 4 2-3 11, Felde 1 2-2 4, Kallelid 5 2-5 12, Carroll 0 0-0 0, Swoboda 0 0-0 0. Totals 22 13-22 60.

SEWARD (63) — Berry 1 1-2 3, Hauze 1 2-2 5, Zweifel 2 2-2 6, Kratz 0 0-0 0, Brewi 1 0-1 3, Jacobson 1 2-3 4, Sieverts 3 3-6 9, Pahno 3 2-4 8, Nillson 0 0-0 0, Jackson 7 2-2 19, Petrosius 2 2-2 6. Totals 20 16-24 63.

3-point goals — Homer 3 (Etzwiler 2, Edens 1); Seward 5 (Jackson 3, Hauze 1, Brewi 1).

Team fouls — Homer 20; Seward 21. Fouled out — Berry, Brewi, Edens.

 

WOLVERINES 69, SEA OTTERS 56

Seldovia 11 9 13 23 —56

Ninilchik 24 16 16 13 —69

SELDOVIA (56) — Waterbury 0 0-0 0, Collier 9 5-7 28, Haller 4 0-0 9, Philpot 6 1-2 15, Swearengen 0 0-0 0, Stanish 2 0-0 4. Totals 21 6-9 56.

NINILCHIK (69) — Appelhanz 0 0-0 0, Presley 7 0-1 15, Kack 0 0-0 0, Geppert 4 2-2 12, Brandt 8 2-5 18, Bartolowits 0 0-0 0, White 12 0-0 24. Totals 31 4-8 69.

3-point goals — Seldovia 8 (Collier 5, Philpot 2, Haller 1); Ninilchik 3 (Geppert 2, Presley 1).

Team fouls — Seldovia 13; Ninilchik 13. Fouled out — none.

 

WARRIORS 60, LYNX 41

Nikolaevsk 14 21 13 12 —60

Nenana 11 10 9 11 —41

NIKOLAEVSK (60) — Boquecosa 0 0-0 0, K. Molodih 3 0-0 7, Jones 0 0-0 0, Trail 0 0-0 0, Whaley 0 1-2 1, Yakunin 0 0-0 0, N. Fefelov 6 0-0 15, Gordeev 3 0-0 6, F. Molodih 2 1-2 7, J. Fefelov 8 0-0 22, Kalugin 1 0-0 2. Totals 23 2-4 60.

3-point goals — Nikolaevsk 12 (J. Fefelov 6, N. Fefelov 3, F. Molodih 2, K. Molodih 1).

Team fouls — Nikolaevsk 10. Fouled out — none.

 

Saturday girls

WOLVERINES 46, THUNDERBOLTS 19

Akiak 3 2 6 8 —19

Ninilchik 9 14 8 15 —46

AKIAK (19) — Egoak 2 0-2 5, Williams 0 0-0 0, Ivan 1 1-2 3, Demientieff 4 0-0 11. Totals — 7 1-4 19.

NINILCHIK (46) — Delgado 2 2-10 6, Appelhanz 0 0-0 0, Sinclair 1 2-2 4, Goins 1 0-0 2, White 11 0-0 22, Finney 6 0-0 12, Clark 0 0-0 0. Totals — 21 4-12 46.

3-point goals — Akiak 4 (Dementieff 3, Egoak). Team fouls — Akiak 12, Ninilchik 5. Fouled out — Dementieff.

 

MARINERS 62, BUCCANEERS 49

Homer 17 11 19 15 —62

Valdez 2 15 9 23 —49

HOMER (62) — Todd 2 0-1 4, Reutov 2 1-2 5, Cleary 0 0-0 0, Kuhns 0 0-0 0, Draves 3 0-1 6, Akers 5 7-12 17, Cole 0 1-2 1, Waclawski 3 8-10 14, Stafford 5 3-5 15, Kann 0 0-0 0. Totals — 20 20-33 62.

VALDEZ (49) — Langsetti 0 0-0 0, Hursh 1 0-1 2, MacDonald 1 0-0 2, Woods 1 1-2 3, Merioles 1 0-0 2, Fleming 0 1-3 1, Mott 4 4-4 12, Johnson 0 0-0 0, Fleming 3 2-2 8, Franciosi 3 2-2 8, Sharrai 5 1-2 11. Totals — 19 11-16 49.

3-point goals — Homer 2 (Stafford 2). Team fouls — Homer 19, 23. Fouled out — Mott, Franciosi.

 

PANTHERS 44, SEAHAWKS 36

Seward 10 11 6 9 —36

Glennallen 7 19 8 10 —44

SEWARD (36) — Anderson 1 0-0 2, Terry 0 0-0 0, Honebein 1 3-9 5, Tolson 0 2-4 2, Jackson 0 2-2 2, Lapinskas 7 3-3 17, VonBorstel 2 2-3 6, Petrosius 1 0-0 2. Totals — 12 12-21 36.

GLENNALLEN (44) — David 4 0-2 9, Jones 2 2-4 7, Sawyer 0 0-1 0, Lorence 0 0-0 0, Virgin 3 4-6 10, Tyrone 4 2-2 11, Jacobsen 2 3-8 7. Totals — 15 11-23 44.

3-point goals — Glennallen 3 (David, Jones, Tyrone). Team fouls — Seward 20, Glennallen 21. Fouled out — David, Jones.

 

Saturday boys

KARDINALS 48, BEARS 47

Kenai 14 16 11 7 — 48

Kodiak 12 13 17 5 — 47

Kenai (48) — Daniels 0 0-0 0, Taylor Landry 1 1-2 3, Ivy 1 0-0 2, Brazell 1 0-0 2, Tristan Landry 1 4-5 7, Jackman 4 5-6 17, Beiser 4 2-2 10, Johnson 2 0-2 4. Totals — 15 12-17 48.

Kodiak (47) — A. Cauging 0 0-0 0, Alcaide 5 3-4 17, Bezona 4 1-1 9, Morzo 1 0-2 2, Osowski 3-4-4 10, Rocheleau 3 0-2 8, Koller 0 1-2 1. Totals — 16 9-15 47.

3-point goals — Kenai 6 (Jackman 4, Vest, Tristan Landry), Kodiak 6 (Alcaide 4, Rocheleau 2) Team fouls — Kenai 15, Kodiak 14. Fouled out — none.

 

Thunderbirds 78, Stars 68

Soldotna 14 12 21 21 —68

East 21 22 17 18 —78

SOLDOTNA (68) — Trammell 0 0-0 0, Kuntz 2 0-0 6, Sheridan 1 0-2 3, McElroy 1 0-0 2, Reutov 0 0-0 0, Crowder 0 0-0 0, Casey 6 0-0 13, Spence 0 2-2 2, Dickson 1 1-2 4, Smithwick 7 0-0 20, Evans 6 4-9 16, Kant 0 0-0 0, Tuisaula 1 0-0 2, Lovelace 0 0-0 0, Marcuson 0 0-0 0. Totals 25 7-15 68.

EAST (78) — Reed 0 0-0 0, White 5 3-5 13, Lindbolm 1 0-0 2, Paulsen 1 0-0 2, Williams 0 0-0 0, Vizcaino 1 0-0 2, Canete-Hall 7 4-4 18, Jones 2 0-0 4, Miller 12 2-2 32, Washburn 2 0-0 5, Jenkins 0 0-0 0. Totals 31 9-11 78.

3-point goals ­— Soldotna 11 (Smithwick 6, Kuntz 2, Sheridan 1, Casey 1, Dickson 1); East 7 (Miller 6, Wasburn 1).

Team fouls — Soldotna 8; East 14. Fouled out — none.

 

BEARS 56, SEA OTTERS 39

Noorvik 16 8 11 21 —56

Seldovia 15 10 7 7 —39

NOORVIK (56) — Coffin 1 0-0 2, Williamson 8 0-2 16, Downey 0 0-0 0, Newlin 8 1-1 19, Cleveland 2 0-0 4, Sampson 3 0-1 6, Snyder 4 0-0 9, Armstrong 0 0-0 0. Totals — 26 1-4 56.

SELDOVIA (39) — Waterbury 0 0-0 0, Collier 7 2-3 20, Haller 0 0-0 0, Philpot 6 4-5 19, Stanish 0 0-0 0. Totals — 13 6-8 39.

3-point goals — Noorvik 3 (Newlin 2, Snyder); Seldovia 7 (Collier 4, Philpot 3). Team fouls — Noorvik 11, Seldovia 10. Fouled out — none.

Wolverines 66, Bears 51

Noorvik 9 11 14 17 —51

Ninilchik 19 26 9 12 —66

NOORVIK (51) — Coffin 5 1-1 11, Williamson 0 1-2 1, Downey 2 0-0 4, Newlin 1 1-2 3, Cleveland 0 0-0 0, Sampson 2 0-0 4, Snyder 7 2-2 20, Armstrong 3 0-0 8. Totals — 20 5-7 51.

NINILCHIK (66) — Presley 6 0-0 12, Geppert 2 1-3 6, Brandt 7 4-6 18, Bartolowits 2 0-0 6, White 9 6-8 24. Totals — 26 11-17 66.

3-point goals — Noorvik 6 (Snyder 4, Armstrong 2); Ninilchik 3 (Bartolowits 2, Geppert). Team fouls — Noorvik 16, Ninilchik 11. Fouled out — Newlin.

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