SoHi, Kenai girls stay perfect at Kenai River Challenge

Soldotna, Mt. Edgecumbe and Kenai picked up victories Friday at the Kenai River Challenge at Kenai Central High School.
Soldotna blew out Bethel 76-30 to stay unbeaten at the tournament. Kelci Benson had 20 points, including six 3-pointers. Julie Litchfield had 18 points, while Kaillee Skjold had 17 points. For Bethel, Kira Polk had 14 points.
Mt. Edgecumbe notched a 52-35 victory over Nikiski. The Braves got their first victory of the tournament, while the Bulldogs remained winless. Scarlet Beaver had 13 points for Mt. Edgecumbe, while Brandi Hale added 10. For the Bulldogs, Dylan Holloway pumped in 11 points.
Kenai also stayed perfect at the tournament by beating Galena 35-32. The Kards led 16-10 at halftime and 29-21 after three quarters.
Morgan Wensley had 14 points for the Kards, who were 16 of 19 from the line. Jenna Buchanan had 13 points for the Hawks.

Friday girls
Stars 76, Warriors 30
Soldotna    29    20    20    7    —76
Bethel    6    12    6    6    —30
SOLDOTNA (76) — Prior 0 0-0 0, Benson 7 0-0 20, Kress 0 0-0 0, Litchfield 8 0-0 18, Tachick 0 0-0 0, Hendricks 2 1-2 6, Kerkvliet 4 0-1 8, Westerman 0 1-2 1, Skjold 6 4-6 17, Miller 0 0-0 0, Smith 2 2-3 6. Totals — 29 8-14 76.
BETHEL (30) — McElwee 2 0-2 4, Dyment 0 2-3 2, Brink 2 2-2 6, Crow 0 0-0 0, Joseph 2 0-1 4, Beans Polk 0 0-0 0, Williams 0 0-0 0, Polk 6 2-2 14. Totals — 12 6-10 30.
3-point goals — Soldotna 10 (Benson 6, Litchfield 2, Hendricks 1, Skjold 1). Team fouls — Soldotna 14, Bethel 9. Fouled out — none.

Braves 52, Bulldogs 36
Nikiski    8    5    12    11    —36
Mt. Edgecumbe    9    10    18    15    —52
NIKISKI (36) — Griffel 3 2-2 9, D. Holloway 5 1-3 11, Epperheimer 0 1-2 1, Dixon 3 0-0 9, Thompson 1 0-0 2, Cook 0 0-0 0, Wallis 2 0-0 4. Totals — 14 4-7 36.
MT. EDGECUMBE (52) — Beaver 4 2-3 13, Kaleak 0 1-2 1, Okakok 1 1-2 3, Hale 4 0-3 10, Olson 0 0-0 0, White 1 2-6 4, Johanson 7 0-0 14, Fisher 0 0-0 0, Martin 2 2-2 7. Totals — 17 8-18 52.
3-point goals — Nikiski 4 (Dixon 3, Griffel 1); Mt. Edgecumbe 5 (Beaver 3, Hale 2). Team fouls — Nikiski 18, Mt. Edgecumbe 9. Fouled out — none.

Kardinals 35, Hawks 32
Kenai    5    11    13    6    —35
Galena    6    4    11    11    —32
KENAI CENTRAL (35) — English 0 0-0 0, Beeson 1 7-9 9, Keifer 1 0-0 2, Taylor 2 0-0 4, Ross 1 4-4 6, Wensley 4 5-6 14. Totals — 9 16-19 35.
GALENA (32) — Burley 1 0-0 2, Green 2 0-0 5, Erickson 0 0-0 0, George 2 0-0 5, Buchanan 4 4-6 13, Sheldon 1 1-2 3, Sam 1 2-2 4. Totals — 11 7-10 32.
3-point goals — Kenai 1 (Wensley 1); Galena 3 (Green 1, George 1, Buchanan 1). Team fouls — Kenai 8, Galena 17. Fouled out — none.

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