CIA boys top Nanwalek

Nikolaevsk boys topple Seldovia, Warriors girls beat Nikiski JV
Cook Inlet’s Braden Chumley keeps the ball from Nanwalek’s Antore Ukafish in the first period Thursday at CIA.

The Cook Inlet Academy boys executed a strong second half to overthrow Nanwalek 78-33 on Thursday night at CIA in Peninsula Conference play.
“We got off to a slow start, we were standing a little on defense, and thinking the game would come to us,” CIA head coach Justin Franchino said. “We got after it in the second half, we picked up our defense, and eventually the defense turned into offense.”
David Reischach put up some big numbers for CIA, with 28 points in the game, with 25 of those points coming in the first and third quarters.
Riley Smithwick and Levi Grinestaff each had 10 points.
Franchino said a halftime speech is what sealed the eventual win for the team.
“I told them to quit staring at the ball. We were playing zone defense, and everyone was staring at the ball, and a guy would cut into the lane, get the ball and score,” he said.
John Romanoff had 13 points to lead Nanwalek, and Antone Ukatish had 12 as well.
“We want to peak at regions,” Franchino said. “The plan is to get better every game and be at our best at the regional tournament.”
The Peninsula Conference tournament begins Wednesday.
Nikolaevsk girls 37,
Nikiski JV 33
The host Warriors edged the Bulldogs junior varsity in nonconference action Thursday.
The game was tied at the half, and Nikolaevsk held a 29-27 lead after three quarters.
Sophia Kalugin had 11 points to lead the Warriors, while Sienna Wallis paced the Bulldogs with eight points.
Nikolaevsk boys 59,
Seldovia 45
The host Warriors notched a Peninsula Conference victory over the Sea Otters on Thursday.
Nikolaevsk led 13-5 after one quarter, and 34-23 at halftime.
Andre Tipikin poured in 22 points for the Warriors, while Blake Klaich had 18. For Seldovia, Aidan Philpot pumped in 12 points, while Nathan Suydam added 10.

Thursday girls
Warriors 37, Bulldogs JV 33
Nikiski    11    8    8    6    —33
Nikolaevsk    11    8    10    8    —37
NIKISKI JV (33) — T. Holloway 2 0-1 5, Epperheimer 0 0-0 0, Thompson 2 2-3 7, Lynch 2 1-6 5, Cook 2 1-1 5, Costello 0 0-0 0, Darch 1 1-2 3, Wallis 4 0-0 8. Totals — 13 5-13 33.
NIKOLAEVSK (37) — Klaich 2 3-10 8, Stafford 2 0-2 4, Kulikov 0 0-0 0, Mametieff 0 0-0 0, Se. Kalugin 2 0-0 5, Dorvall 4 1-2 9, Gordeev 0 0-0 0, Hickman 0 0-0 0, So. Kalugin 5 1-4 11. Totals — 15 5-18 37.
3-point goals — Nikiski JV 2 (T. Holloway 1, Thompson 1); Nikolaevsk 2 (Klaich 1, Se. Kalugin 1). Team fouls — Nikiski JV 16, Nikolaevsk 12. Fouled out — none.

Thursday boys
Eagles 78, Eagles 33
CIA    16    15    23    24    —78
Nanwalek    7    13    9    4    —33
CIA (78) — Mlynarik 1 0-0 2, Brudreaux 0 1-2 1, Smithwick 5 0-0 10, Osborn 1 0-0 2, Grinestaff 3 4-6 10, Habermann 2 0-0 4, O’Dell 4 0-2 8, Riley 1 1-4 3, Chumley 2 1-2 5, Taplin 2 1-2 5, Reischach 12 2-2 28. Totals 33 10-20 78.
NANWALEK (33) — Ukatish 0 0-0 0, Greene 0 0-0 0, Ukatish 0 0-2 0, Romanoff 1 0-0 2, Evans 1 4-6 6, Ukatish 6 0-0 12, Romanoff 5 2-2 13. Totals 13 6-10 33.
3-point goals — CIA 2 (Reischach 2); Nanwalek 1 (Romanoff 1).
Team fouls — CIA 15, Nanwalek 17. Fouled out — Evans, Ukatish.

Warriors 59, Sea Otters 45
Seldovia    5    18    14    4    —45
Nikolaevsk    13    21    13    12    —59
SELDOVIA (45) — Collier 3 0-0 6, R. Waterbury 0 0-0 0, Se. O’Leary 3 1-4 8, Norman 2 0-0 4, Suydam 3 3-4 10, Philpot 6 0-0 12, D. Waterbury 1 0-0 2, Sa. O’Leary 1 1-4 3, Anahonak 0 0-0 0. Totals — 19 5-12 45.
NIKOLAEVSK (59) — Lasiter 0 0-0 0, J. Fefelov 0 0-0 0, A. Fefelov 3 2-2 8, Yakunin 3 0-0 6, Holub 0 0-0 0, Klaich 7 4-6 18, Gordeev 2 0-0 5, Tipikin 10 2-2 22. Totals — 25 8-10 59.
3-point goals — Seldovia 2 (Se. O’Leary 1, Suydam 1); Nikolaevsk 1 (Gordeev 1). Team fouls — Seldovia 6, Nikolaevsk 11. Fouled out — none.

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