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Homer cagers sweep Skyview

Mariners boys thwart comeback attempt

Posted: January 7, 2012 - 3:00am  |  Updated: January 7, 2012 - 11:57am
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The Homers boys basketball team received a lot of help from center Robin Glosser and held off charging Skyview to win 53-46 on Friday night at Skyview in Northern Lights Conference action.

Earlier, the Mariners won the girls contest 38-21.

Glosser tallied 22 points for the night, including 16 in the second half alone. 

“I was just feeling good tonight and shots were just going in,” said Glosser, who also made 6 of 10 free throws in the game. 

Homer started out slow, going down 7-1 early, but recovered in the final five minutes of the first quarter to take the lead with 11 unanswered points. The Mariners held the lead from there to the end, but not without some close, thrilling battles with Skyview. 

After a 9-0 run in the third to lead by 10, the Mariners had that lead cut to five, thanks to some sharp shooting by Panthers senior Albert White, who finished with 21 points. Senior Jordan Jones also made some crucial shots down the stretch, finishing his night with 10 points.

“I’m pleased with the effort, and now we’re focusing on the Kenai game tomorrow,” Homer head coach Mark Casseri said, referring to Saturday’s matchup with the Kenai Kardinals at home. 

Casseri also spoke about the team balance.

“There’s not really any specific area we need to work on, just passing, shooting, playing basketball. Standard stuff," he said.

Skyview was down 11 with under five minutes to go in the game, but after an 11-3 run, White’s shooting brought the game to a head with 1:30 to go. Trailing by three, Skyview was not able to complete the charge, as baskets from Glosser and Quinn Daugharty, as well as a 3-pointer from Dyllan Day, led the Mariners to the win. 

Homer girls 38, Skyview 21

The Mariner girls had an easy night Friday at Skyview, scoring 14 unanswered points in the first half to gain the victory. 

Forward Tayla Cabana and center Elissa Tutt had great nights, netting 15 points and nine points, respectively. 

“We need to slow down and work on our defense,” Homers head coach Dennis Welch said of an otherwise great performance. “This is a young team, and I’m proud of them.”

Sophomore guard Samantha Reynolds was the leading scorer for Skyview with nine points. 

Friday boys

Mariners 53, Panthers 46

Homer1271420—53

Skyview771220—46

Homer (53) – R. Glosser 8 6-10 22, Daugharty 4 0-1 10, Cotney 3 1-2 7, Day 2 0-0 5, Reutov 2 0-1 4, M. Glosser 1 0-0 2, Rivers 1 0-0 2, Moyer 0 1-4 1, Schneider 0 0-0 0, Johnson 0 0-0 0. Totals - 21 8-18 53.

Skyview (46) – White 7 4-5 21, Jones 3 4-6 10, Reynolds 1 3-4 5, Penrod 2 0-2 4, Diaz 2 0-0 4, Hilbish 1 0-0 2, Harling 0 0-0 0, Henderson 0 0-0 0, Schwartz 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 11-17 46. 

3-point goals –Homer 3 (Daugharty 2, Day 1); Skyview 3 (White 3).

Friday girls

Mariners 38, Panthers 21

Homer710147—38

Skyview2577—21

Homer (38) – Cabana 7 1-1 15, Tutt 4 1-2 9, Hutt 2 3-5 8, Beach 2 1-2 5, Oliver 0 2-3 2, Turner 0 0-2 0, Koplin 0 0-2 0, Graham 0 0-0 0, Hill 0 0-0 0, Mastolier 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 8-17 38.

Skyview (21) – Reynolds 4 1-2 9, Malatesta 2 1-2 6, Halverson 1 0-0 2, Ahlers 1 0-0 2, Pearson 1 0-0 2, Derflinger 0 0-1 0, Tromblee 0 0-0 0, Ramsell 0 0-0 0, O’Toole 0 0-0 0. Totals 9 2-5 21.

3-point goals –Homer 1 (Hutt 1); Skyview 1 (Malatesta 1). 

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