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Weekend hoops wrapup: SoHi girls capture crown

Posted: February 11, 2012 - 10:54pm  |  Updated: February 11, 2012 - 11:15pm

The Soldotna girls won the Homer Winter Carnival on Saturday, finishing off Homer 61-16 to clinch the win.
Heidi Westerman scored 12 points to lead Soldotna, and Julie Litchfield and Kaillee Skjold each had eight points.
Kelci Benson won the tournament 3-point contest.
Tayla Cabana had eight points to lead Homer, and Elissa Tutt and Haley Oliver each had four.
Palmer’s junior varsity team was second in the tournament standings.
Homer won the boys tournament, while Grace Christian finished second.
In Saturday action, the Palmer JV girls edged Grace 32-28.
The Soldotna girls beat Palmer’s junior varsity 43-30 on Friday night, outscoring them 17-8 in the third quarter.
Skjold and Litchfield had 10 points each for Soldotna, while Britney Simmerman scored 14 points to lead Palmer.
Also Friday, the Homer girls lost to Grace 42-19. Homer was outscored 26-9 in the second half to seal the win for Grace.
Elissa Tutt scored six points to lead the Mariners, and Maggie Koplin had five points as well.
The Homer boys poured on the points in the second half to beat Grace 49-34 on Friday.
Leading 19-15 at the half, Homer proceeded to outscore Grace 30-18 in the second half to win.
Homer was led by Dyllan Day, who recorded 13 points. Luke Offord led Grace with 10 points.
On Thursday, the Soldotna girls topped Grace 62-42. Benson had 22 points for Soldotna, while Litchfield had 12 and Skjold had 11.
Also Thursday, the Grace boys topped Seldovia 60-24. In other action Thursday, the Palmer JV girls defeated Homer 47-45.
Seldovia competed with five eighth-graders, five freshmen and one senior starter, who happens to be a girls. Seldovia coach Mark Janes said he was proud of his team for competing with no fear against bigger, more experienced teams.
35th annual Valdez Elks Tournament
The Seward boys lost 64-25 to the Barrow on Friday in the semifinals. The results of Saturday’s third-place game were not available as the Clarion went to press.
Jeff Buchanan led Seward’s effort with nine points total, and Jalen Terry had eight points.
Xavier Edwards of Barrow had 13 points, along with 12 points by Eddie Benson.
On Saturday, the Nikiski boys lost in the fourth-place game to Cordova, 58-33.
The Bulldogs were down 33-16 at halftime. Keith Nolan had 27 points to lead Cordova.
For Nikiski, Lucas Herrin had 14 points, while Colton Anderson had 13 points.
The Bulldogs had advanced to the fourth-place game Friday with a 55-42 victory over Kotzebue. Anderson led that effort by scoring 28 points.
Also Saturday, the Seward girls toppled Bethel 47-33 for fourth place at the tournament. Meg Berry paced the Seahawks with 15 points, while Jessica Stallings had 13 and Chelsey Clarke added 12.
On Friday, the Seward girls had advanced to the fourth-place game by defeating Cordova 45-34. Berry paced the Seahawks with 11 points in that contest, while Clarke had 10.
The Nikiski girls took sixth place at the tournament on Saturday by defeating Cordova 52-41 in overtime.
The game was close throughout, and was tied at 40 at the end of regulation. The Bulldogs dominated the overtime.
Savannah Griffel had 17 points to lead Nikiski, while Kory Dixon added 10 points. For Cordova, Misa Webber had 21 points, while Angie Kelly had 10 points.
On Friday, the Bulldogs had fallen into the sixth-place game with a 45-37 loss to Bethel. Griffel paced the Bulldogs in that game with 18 points.
Nikolaevsk visits Unalaska
The Nikolaevsk girls picked up a 46-38, nonconference victory Friday in Unalaska. Nianiella Dorvall led the effort with 13 points, while Kayla Stafford had four 3-pointers for 12 points. Kilina Klaich added 10 points.
The Nikolaevsk boys continued to have injury woes in losing 82-25 to Unalaska on Friday. The Warriors only brought seven boys on the trip, but lost two more to injury in the game. Andre Tipikin paced the Warriors with 18 points.
The Nikolaevsk girls took the lead on a 16-6 run in the second quarter to beat Unalaska 42-39 on Saturday.
Kayla Stafford led Nikolaevsk with 11 points. Serafima Kalugin and Nianiella Dorvall each had eight points as well.
The boys scrimmaged on Saturday.
Ninilchik Tournament
The CIA boys overwhelmed Kalskag 76-16 Saturday.    
Levi Grinestaff totaled 19 points in the game to lead CIA, and teammate Riley Smithwick had 14.
Koebryn Mlynarik nearly had a quadruple-double, posting 13 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, and 11 steals.
The round-robin tournament ended in a three-way tie, with CIA, Unalakleet and Ninilchik tied. The tiebreaker went to Unalakleet, who allowed the least amount of overall points in the tournament with only 118 allowed. CIA finished second with 128 points allowed, and Ninilchik was third with 133.
CIA girls 28, Kalskag 22
The CIA girls beat Kalskag to finish first in the Ninilchik Tournament.
Ashleigh Hammond scored 10 points to lead CIA. The Eagles had a scoreless fourth quarter.
Kalskag’s top scorer was Cheyenne Wise with nine points.
Ninilchik boys 53, Unalakleet 45
Ninilchik outscored Unalakleet 32-21 in the second half to win a close game on Saturday.
Billy Riley led the Wolverines with 24 points.
Stuart Towarak was Unalakleet’s top scorer with 14 points.
Unalakleet girls 40, Ninilchik 36
The Unalakleet girls, led by a well-rounded team, beat Ninilchik on Saturday.
Ninilchik’s top scorer was Kaylee Smith with 10 points.
On Friday, the Cook Inlet Academy boys dropped a 50-45 contest to Unalakleet.
David Reischach had 25 points to lead CIA, and Koebryn Mlynarik had seven.
The CIA girls beat Unalakleet by 7.

Friday girls
Stars 43, Moose JV 30
Soldotna    7    10    17    9    —43
Palmer    2    9    8    11    —30
SOLDOTNA (43) — Benson 1 0-0 3, Kress 1 0-0 3, Litchfield 3 4-6 10, Wong 1 2-2 4, Ashe 1 0-0 3, Kerkvliet 1 2-2 4, Westerman 3 0-0 6, Skjold 4 1-2 10. Totals 15 9-12 43.
PALMER (30) — Southwick 4 2-3 10, DePriest 2 0-0 4, Osiensky 1 0-0 2, VanHoomissen 0 0-0 0, Straight 0 0-2 0, Milbradt 0 0-0 0, Simmerman 5 1-1 14. Totals 12 3-6 30.
3-point goals — Soldotna 4 (Benson 1, Kress 1, Ashe 1, Skjold 1); Palmer 3 (Simmerman 3).
Team fouls — Soldotna 14, Palmer 9. Fouled out — none.

Grizzlies 42, Mariners 19
Grace    10    6    13    13    —42
Homer    4    6    7    2    —19
GRACE (42) — Dupea 1 1-2 3, Baird 1 0-1 2, Todd 2 2-4 6, Johnson 5 3-6 13, Birky 0 0-0 0, Viergutz 4 1-1 9, Lash 0 0-0 0, Johnson 3 3-4 9. Totals 16 10-18 42.
HOMER (19) — Oliver 0 2-4 2, Tutt 3 0-0 6, Graham 1 0-0 2, Hill 0 0-0 0, Beach 1 2-2 4, Koplin 2 0-1 5, Cabana 0 0-2 0. Totals 7 4-9 19.
3-point goals — Grace 0; Homer 1 (Koplin 1).
Team fouls — Grace 7, Homer 14. Fouled out — none.

Friday boys
Whalers 64, Seahawks 25
Barrow    15    19    13    17    —64
Seward    11    7    5    2    —25
BARROW (64) — Long 4 1-3 9, Fosi 1 0-0 2, Nungasak 3 0-0 7, Kaleak 2 1-2 5, Olemaun 5 1-1 11, Edwards 5 3-3 13, Benson 6 0-0 12, Masterson 2 1-2 5. Totals 28 7-11 64.
SEWARD (25) — Buchanan 3 1-3 9, Atherton 0 0-0 0, Stovall 0 2-6 2, Thomassen 0 0-1 0, Marshall 0 0-0 0, O’Leary 0 0-0 0, Clemens 1 0-0 3, Moore 1 0-0 2, Haddow 0 0-0 0, Terry 4 0-0 8, Anderson 0 1-2 1. Totals 9 4-12 25.
3-point goals — Barrow 1 (Nungasak 1); Seward 3 (Buchanan 2, Clemens 1)
Teams fouls — Barrow 9, Seward 11. Fouled out — none.

Mariners 49, Grizzlies 34
Homer    11    8    15    15    —49
Grace    8    7    7    11    —34
HOMER (49) — Reutov 2 0-0 4, Johnson 3 2-2 8, Cotney 0 4-4 4, Rienert 2 0-0 4, Rivers 0 0-0 0, Day 5 0-0 13, Glosser 4 0-0 8, Kenneth 4 0-0 8, Moyer 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 6-6 49.
GRACE (34) — Boerger 1 0-0 3, Offord 4 1-2 10, Bournan 1 0-0 2, Potter 0 0-0 0, Karlberg 2 0-0 5, McGlaughlin 0 1-2 1, Fancher 1 0-0 3, Harrison 1 0-0 3, Martsel 2 1-2 7. Totals 12 3-6 34.
3-point goals — Homer 3 (Day 3); Grace 7 (Martsel 2, Boerger 1, Offord 1, Karlberg 1, Fancher 1, Harrison 1).
Team fouls — Homer 5, Grace 13. Fouled out — Boerger.

Saturday girls
Bulldogs 52, Wolverines 41, OT
Nikiski    9    8    9    14    12    —52
Cordova    11    6    6    17    1    —41
NIKISKI (52) — Griffel 4 6-11 17, D. Holloway 0 0-0 0, Epperheimer 0 0-0 0, Dixon 3 1-4 10, Thompson 3 2-5 9, T. Holloway 1 2-2 4, Wallis 3 1-3 7, Martin 2 1-2 5. Totals — 16 13-27 52.
CORDOVA (41) — Webber 7 5-6 21, Adajar 2 0-2 4, Maxwel 0 1-2 1, Kelly 3 2-4 10, Merritt 1 0-0 3, Hanberger 1 0-2 2. Totals — 14 8-16 41.
3-point goals — Nikiski 7 (Griffel 3, Dixon 3, Thompson 1); Cordova 5 (Webber, Kelly 2, Merritt 1). Team fouls — Nikiski 13, Cordova 21. Fouled out — Webber.

Wolfpack 40, Wolverines 36
Unalakleet    9    13    14    4    —40
Ninilchik    10    10    6    10    —36
UNALAKLEET (40) — L. Katchatag 1 1-2 4, Ivanoff 2 2-2 6, Wilson 5 2-2 16, Adams 1 1-2 4, J. Katchatag 0 0-0 0, Roberta Walker 2 4-4 8, Cooper 1 0-0 2. Totals 12 10-12 40.
NINILCHIK (36) — Rogers 3 0-2 6, Leach 2 0-0 5, Kippenhan 0 0-0 0, E. Ehlers 2 0-2 6, Clark 0 0-0 0, Smith 4 2-3 10, A. Ehlers 4 1-1 9. Totals 15 3-8 36.
3-point shots — Unalakleet 6 (Wilson 4, Katchatag 1, Adams 1); Ninilchik 3 (Ehlers 2, Leach 1).
Team fouls — Unalakleet 13, Ninilchik 10. Fouled out — none.

Eagles 28, Grizzlies 22
CIA    10    12    6    0    —28
Kalskag    2    5    7    8    —22
CIA (28) — Zimmerman 0 0-0 0, Nelson 0 2-2 2, Moffis 2 0-0 4, Jackits 0 0-0 0, Bunts 0 0-0 0, Orth 2 0-2 4, Powers 1 0-0 2, Hammond 4 2-4 10, Powers 3 0-0 6. Totals 12 4-8 28.
KALSKAG (22) — Simeon 2 1-2 5, Changsak 0 0-0 0, Wise 4 1-4 9, Williams 3 0-0 6, Davis 0 0-0 0, Holmberg 2 0-0 2, Samuelson 0 0-2 0. Totals 11 2-8 22.
3-point shots — CIA 0; Kalskag 0.
Team fouls — CIA 10, Kalskag 8. Fouled out — none.

Saturday boys
Wolverines 58, Bulldogs 33
Nikiski    12    4    10    7    —33    
Cordova    17    16    8    17    —58
NIKISKI (33) — Anderson 5 0-1 13, Johnson 0 0-0 0, Hartley 1 1-4 3, Carlson 0 0-0 0, Herrin 5 3-4 14, Griffith 0 1-2 1, Carstens 0 0-0 0, Eide 0 0-0 0, Wallis 0 0-0 0, Parrish 1 0-0 2, Taylor 0 0-0 0. Totals — 12 5-11 33.
CORDOVA (58) — Perry 1 0-0 2, Cheshet 2 0-0 5, Trumblee 2 0-0 4, Roemhildt 3 1-2 7, Werner 2 0-0 6, LeBere 1 1-1 3, Adams 2 0-1 4, Nolan 10 4-4 27, Curran 0 0-0 0, Beedle 0 0-0 0. Totals — 23 6-8 58.
3-point goals — Nikiski 4 (Anderson 3, Herrin 1); Cordova 6 (Nolan 3, Werner 2, Cheshet 1). Team fouls — Nikiski 11, Cordova 10. Fouled out — none.

Wolverines 53, Wolfpack 45
Ninilchik    13    8    16    16    —53
Unalakleet    8    16    6    15    —45
NINILCHIK (53) — Cooper 4 0-3 9, Riley 8 6-12 24, Klapak 0 0-4 0, Mireles 0 0-0 0, Peterson 1 2-2 4, Wheeler 6 0-0 12, Bear 2 2-4 4, Delgado 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 10-25 53.
UNALAKLEET (45) — Towarak 6 1-2 14, Katchatag 4 2-2 11, Mivsooke 0 0-0 0, Foote 0 0-0 0, Ivanoff 1 0-0 3, Johnson 0 0-1 0, Corsetti 3 1-2 7, Erickson 4 2-6 10. Totals 18 6-13 45.
3-point goals — Ninilchik 3 (Riley 2, Cooper 1); Unalakleet 3 (Towarak 1, Katchatag 1, Ivanoff 1).
Team fouls — Ninilchik 13, Unalakleet 16. Fouled out — Corsetti.

Eagles 77, Grizzlies 16
CIA    17    10    28    22    —77
Kalskag    6    6    2    2    —16
CIA (77) — Mlynarik 5 2-2 11, Smithwick 7 0-1 14, Osborn 4 1-2 9, Habermann 4 3-6 11, Taplin 5 1-2 11, Grinestaff 8 3-6 19. Totals 33 10-19 77.
KALSKAG (16) — Holmberg 1 0-0 2, Kerr 2 1-2 5, Davis 1 1-4 3, Hetherington 1 0-0 2, Wise 1 0-0 2, Samuelson 0 2-2 2, Mike 0 0-0 0. Totals 6 4-8 16.
3-point goals — CIA 1 (Mlynarik 1); Kalskag 0.
Team fouls — CIA 7, Kalskag 13. Fouled out — none.

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