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CIA boys take crown

Reischach scores 40 points to take down Lumen Christi

Posted: March 3, 2012 - 9:36pm

The Cook Inlet Academy boys shut down Lumen Christi Friday night to win the Peninsula Conference tournament 62-30 and earn a berth at the Class 2A state tournament.
David Reischach powered CIA to the win with 40 points, making it seem as if he owned the court with big shot after big shot.
“Feels great, that was our goal the whole year, and it’s awesome that we did it as a team,” Reischach said after the game. “It doesn’t feel any better right now.”
Eighteen of Reischach’s points came in the third quarter, as CIA outscored Lumen Christi 25-12. Reischach ended the third quarter with a buzzer beater shot from approximately half court.
At halftime, CIA led 23-9, and head coach Justin Franchino told his team to give more as the Eagles attempted to earn a state berth after missing out on the big dance last year.
“We talked about that at the half, how teams will usually make a push, but I told them to not be rattled by that, to stick to the game plan and execute, and that’s what we did,” Franchino said. “To be able to spread the floor like that, they didn’t have an answer for David, and our other four guys are threats, and they couldn’t just focus on David. We have Koebryn (Mlynarik) hitting threes and Zac (Taplin) taking the ball down low, and that kept them honest.”
Mlynarik had eight points of his own, while Levi Grinestaff produced six points.
“We held them to nine points in the first half, and that’s a team that scores 65, 70 points a game,” Franchino said. “Braden Chumley guarded probably the third best player in our region, and shut him down.”
The Archangels’ top scorer was Pat Moran with 15 points.
Lumen Christi head coach Stewart Allen did not make any excuses for a disappointing loss.
“I just want to say Reischach and CIA had a great game, and they came in well prepared,” Allen said. “I can’t take anything away from that, but I wish I could, I wish I could sit back and say we were playing a bad game, but that wasn’t the case.
“Our motivation for next year will be that Reischach is graduating.”
Bristol Bay boys 50,
Lumen Christi 46
The Bristol Bay boys earned the Peninsula Conference runner-up honors Saturday at Kenai, as well as a state berth.
“We came out and the boys knew what they had to do,” head coach Delbert Pacheco said. “It came down to how bad they wanted it, and I told them we fought our way to this point, now it comes down to how much heart and soul they have.
“All I could do is tell them what to do and instruct them. They did everything it took to win.”
With Dallas Zimin, Sergie Chukwak and Brandon Rush as the only seniors on the team, and the rest composed of sophomores and freshmen, Pacheco said the team found ways to overcome Lumen Christi’s effort.
Bristol Bay won after defeating Nikolaevsk earlier in the day to qualify for the game.
Brandon Rush led the Angels with 22 points, including six 3-pointers. Teammate Sergie Chukwak had 12 points to compliment Rush’s effort.
Pat Moran led Lumen Christi with 18 points, and teammate Michael Sholl had 14 points.
The third quarter is what ultimately decided the match, as Bristol Bay outscored Lumen Christi 12-8 after leading by a single point at halftime.
Bristol Bay boys 59,
Nikolaevsk 50
The Wolverines dropped their second-place semifinal match against Bristol Bay on Saturday morning at Kenai.
“The boys played a tough game, and they worked hard on offense and defense, but they ran into serious problems with Sergie Chukwak,” head coach Steve Klaich said. “Our primary defender just didn’t have enough for him.”
Chukwak put up 27 points for Bristol Bay, and Everett Moorcraft had 16 as well.
After trailing Bristol Bay 30-29 at halftime, Nikolaevsk was outscored 16-8 in the third quarter, and they were not able to recover.
Andre Tipikin from Nikolaevsk had 25 points of his own to lead the team, while teammate Blake Klaich had 13.
Nikolaevsk boys 56,
Ninilchik 47
The Nikolaevsk boys managed to topple Ninilchik in the Peninsula Conference tournament on Friday at CIA to advance to the semifinal round for the second-place match.
Nikolaevsk was strong from the beginning, outscoring Ninilchik 18-9 in the first quarter, but Ninilchik managed to rally back to tie the game up at halftime. With a one-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter, however, Nikolaevsk pulled away in the final frame to cruise to the win.
Eric Mametieff scored 21 points to lead Nikolaevsk, while teammate Blake Klaich had 16 points.
Jack Wheeler had a big game for Ninilchik, despite the loss, as he scored 26 points.
Bristol Bay 57, Seldovia 42
The Bristol Bay boys began their run to the second-place title at the Peninsula Conference tournament with a win over Seldovia Friday at CIA.
Once again, a third quarter run is what fueled the Angels to the win, as they outscored the Otters 19-10 in that frame.
Everett Moorcraft scored 21 to lead Bristol Bay, while teammate Sergie Chukwak had 18.
Nathan Suydam had 25 points to pace Seldovia.
All Tournament
The Peninsula boys tournament wrapped up Saturday with the boys All Tournament team announced. The lineup was voted on by coaches for play during the tournament.
The boys All Tournament team lineup: Koebryn Mlynarik, CIA. Billy Riley, Ninilchik. Hugh Sturgelewski, Lumen Christi. Sergie Chuckwak, Bristol Bay. Blake Klaich, Nikolaevsk. Jack Wheeler, Ninilchik. Levi Grinestaff, CIA. Everett Moorcroft, Bristol Bay. Pat Moran, Lumen Christi. Andre Tipikin, Nikolaevsk.
The All Conference team was also announced, consisting of the best players from the regular season voted by the coaches.
The boys All Conference first team lineup: Andre Tipikin, Nikolaevsk. David Reischach, CIA. Pat Moran, Lumen Christi. Sergei Chuckwak, Bristol Bay. Jack Wheeler, Ninilchik.
Second team lineup: Blake Klaich, Nikolaevsk. Levi Grinestaff, CIA. Eric Reimers, Lumen Christi. Hugh Sturgelewski, Lumen Christi. Billy Riley, Ninilchik.
Boys coach of the year — Justin Franchino, CIA.
Boys MVP — David Reischach, CIA.

Friday boys
Eagles 62, Archangels 30
CIA    13    10    25    14    —62
Lumen Christi    3    6    12    9    —30
CIA (62) — Mlyarnick 3 0-2 8, Boudreaux 0 0-0 0, O’Dell 0 2-2 2, Riley 0 1-2 1, Chumley 1 1-3 3, Taplin 1 0-0 2, Grinestaff 3 0-0 6, Reischach 15 5-7 40. Totals 20 9-16 62.
LUMEN CHRISTI (30) — Moran 5 4-4 15, Sholl 1 1-2 3, Bergt 0 0-0 0, Aleshire 0 0-0 0, Sturgulewski 2 4-10 8, Novcaski 1 0-0 2, Reimers 1 0-0 2. Totals 10 9-16 30.
3-point goals — CIA 7 (Reischach 5, Mlyarnik 2); Lumen Christi 1 (Moran).
Team fouls — CIA 14, Lumen Christi 16. Fouled out — none.

Wolverines 56, Wolverines 47
Nikolaevsk    18    6    18    14    —56
Ninilchik    9    15    17    6    —47
NIKOLAEVSK (56) — J. Fefelov 0 0-0 0, A. Fefelov 1 0-0 2, Yakunin 2 1-2 5, Holub 0 0-0 0, Klaich 6 4-4 16, Gordeev 1 0-0 2, Mametieff 5 8-10 21, Tipikin 4 2-3 10. Totals 19 15-19 56.
NINILCHIK (47) — Riley 4 1-2 10, Klapak 0 0-0 0, Mireless 0 0-0 0, Peterson 2 0-0 4, Wheeler 11 2-4 26, Cooper 1 2-2 4, Bear 0 3-4 3, Delgado 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 8-12 47.
3-point goals — Nikolaevsk 3 (Mametieff 3); Ninilchik 3 (Wheeler 2, Riley 1).
Team fouls — Nikolaevsk 11, Ninilchik 17. Fouled out — none.

Angels 57, Otters 42
Bristol Bay    14    10    19    14    —57
Seldovia    8    12    10    12    —42
BRISTOL BAY (57) — A. King 3 1-2 7, Zimin 1 0-0 2, M. King 0 0-0 0, Chukwak 8 2-3 18, Rush 0 0-0 0, Moorcraft 9 3-7 21, Pacheco 1 0-0 2, Aspelund 2 3-4 7. Totals 24 9-16 57.
SELDOVIA (42) — Collier 3 0-0 6, Waterbury 0 0-0 0, O’Leary 0 0-0 0, Noimen 2 0-0 4, Suydam 9 4-9 25, Waterbury 0 1-2 1, O’Leary 2 1-2 6, Anahona 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 6-13 4.
3-point goals — Bristol Bay 0; Seldovia 4 (Suydam 3, O’Leary 1).
Team fouls — Bristol Bay 7, Seldovia 9. Fouled out — none.

Saturday boys
Angels 59, Warriors 50
Bristol Bay    18    12    16    13    —59
Nikolaevsk    17    12    8    13    —50
BRISTOL BAY (59) — Zimin 2 0-0 4, King 0 0-0 0, Chukwak 11 5-6 27, Rush 3 1-2 8, Moorecraft 7 2-2 16, Pacheco 2 0-0 4. Totals 25 8-10 59.
NIKOLAEVSK (50) — Lasiter 0 0-0 0, J. Fefelov 0 0-0 0, A. Fefelov 0 0-0 0, Yakunin 2 0-0 5, Holub 0 0-0 0, Klaich 4 2-2 13, Gordeev 0 0-0 0, Mametieff 2 2-2 7, Tipikin 11 0-0 25. Totals 19 4-4 50.
3-point goals — Bristol Bay 1 (Rush 1); Nikolaevsk 8 (Klaich 3, Tipikin 3, Yakunin 1, Mametieff 1).
Team fouls — Bristol Bay 10, Nikolaevsk 12. Fouled out — none.

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