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Eagles girls get 3-peat

Nikolaevsk girls earn 1st state berth since 1991

Posted: March 3, 2012 - 10:45pm

The Cook Inlet Academy girls overwhelmed Nikolaevsk 56-20 on Friday to win their third consecutive Peninsula Conference title.
The Eagles effectively sealed the win with a big third quarter, outscoring Nikolaevsk 18-5.
“Megan (Bauder) spearheads our defense, and she does not let any ballhandler feel comfortable, and our two guards came up big as well,” head coach Rustin Hitchcock said. “Keely Powers took Nikolaevsk out of it.”
Hitchcock didn’t overlook the fact that the younger players are making an impact.
“We lost some seniors last year, and had two sophomores on the court today, so it looked pretty good,” he said. “Our younger kids are coming into the program and playing well, so hopefully that’s a sign of things to come.”
Bauder led CIA with 16 points in the game, while teammates Keely Powers and Kelsie Leaf had 15 and 13 points, respectively.
Nikolaevsk was led by Sophia Kalugin, who had eight points.
Bauder was announced as the tournament girls Most Valuable Player Saturday at the awards ceremony at Kenai on Saturday.
Nikolaevsk girls 41,
Bristol Bay 22
The Warriors topped the Archangels on Saturday morning at Kenai to earn second-place honors and a berth at state. It is Nikolaevsk’s first state berth since 1991.
“It was definitely a defensive effort, I was just thrilled that eight girls out of 10 scored,” head coach Bea Klaich said. “It was a team effort, they were focused, and after that loss (Friday), we talked and they fought back.”
The points were evenly distributed among Nikolaevsk, as Nianiella Dorvall had 10 points of her own to lead the team. Teammates Kayla Stafford had eight points, and Sophia Kalugin had six points.
Klaich said she took nothing for granted.
“I was definitely expecting to reach this stage but at the same time was cautiously optimistic. I prepare my girls to focus on what they do well, and they made it happen,” Klaich said. “I think they should be able to do well at state.
“I think they haven’t realized what they’ve accomplished, so if they keep their focus, they can do well.”
Brittany Munk had eight points to lead the Bristol Bay girls.
Nikolaevsk did not give the Archangels a chance in the second half, outscoring them 22-11, including holding them scoreless in the third quarter.
Bristol Bay girls 51,
Lumen Christi 45
The Angels managed to knock off the Archangels on Friday at CIA, as the win advanced Bristol Bay to the Peninsula Conference tournament second-match game.
Bristol Bay was actually outscored in the first quarter 18-3, but were able to rally back by halftime, outscoring Lumen Christi 18-1 in the second quarter.
Ashley Bales and Jennifer Shryock each had 12 points to lead Bristol Bay. Lumen Christi was paced by Maggie McConnell who contributed 17 points.

All-Tournament Team
Kayla Stafford, Nikolaevsk. Shanyce Pacheco, Bristol Bay. Jennifer Shryock, Bristol Bay. Jessica Roberts, Lumen Christi. Ashley Bales, Bristol Bay. Keely Powers, CIA. Nianiella Dorvall, Nikolaevsk. Kelsie Leaf, CIA. Kilina Klaich, Nikolaevsk. Maggie McConnell, Lumen Christi.
Girls coach of the year, Heath Lyon, Bristol Bay.
Girls MVP, Megan Bauder, CIA.

All-Conference Team
First team: Megan Bauder, CIA; Kaylee Smith, Ninilchik; Kilina Klaich, Nikolaevsk; Shanyce Pacheco, Bristol Bay; Raelynn Zitzo, Lumen Christi.
Second team: Nianiella Dorvall, Nikolaevsk; Maggie McConnell, Lumen Christi; Sophia Kalugin, Nikolaevsk; Keely Powers, CIA; Ashley Bales, Bristol Bay.

Friday girls
Eagles 56, Wolverines 20
CIA    14    16    18    8    —56
Nikolaevsk    2    11    5    2    —20
CIA (56) — Nelson 0 0-2 0, Moffis 2 0-0 6, Bauder 8 0-0 16, Jackits 0 0-0 0, Bunts 0 0-0 0, Orth 0 2-2 2, K. Powers 6 2-5 15, Hammond 0 0-1 0, M. Powers 2 0-0 4, Leaf 5 3-4 13. Totals 23 7-14 56.
NIKOLAEVSK (20) — Klaich 2 0-0 6, Stafford 0 0-0 0, Tipikin 0 0-0 0, So. Kalugin 4 0-1 8, Mametieff 0 0-0 0, Se. Kalugin 0 0-0 0, Dorvall 2 0-0 4, Gordeev 1 0-0 2, Hickman 0 0-0 0. Totals 9 0-1 20.
3-point goals — CIA 3 (Moffis 2, K. Powers 1); Nikolaevsk 2 (Klaich 2).
Team fouls — CIA 7, Nikolaevsk 11. Fouled out — none.

Saturday girls
Wolverines 41, Archangels 22
Nikolaevsk    11    8    8    14    —41
Bristol Bay    6    5    0    11    —22
NIKOLAEVSK (41) — Klaich 0 4-5 4, Stafford 3 2-3 8, Tipikin 0 0-0 0, So. Kalugin 3 0-5 6, Kulikov 1 0-0 2, Mametieff 0 0-0 0, Se. Kalugin 2 1-2 5, Dorvall 5 0-0 10, Hickman 1 0-0 2. Totals 17 7-15 41.
BRISTOL BAY (22) — Munk 3 0-0 8, M. McClain 0 0-0 0, Emory 0 1-2 1, Bales 0 1-4 1, Holstrom 0 1-2 1, Wassillie 0 0-0 0, P. McClain 1 0-0 2, Swartz 0 0-0 0, Shryock 1 1-3 3, Schoneman 2 2-7 6, Pacheco 0 0-0 0. Totals 7 6-18 22.
3-point goals — Nikolaevsk 0; Bristol Bay 2 (Munk 2).
Team fouls — Nikolaevsk 17, Bristol Bay 15. Fouled out — Klaich.

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