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Thursday hoops roundup

Posted: December 20, 2012 - 11:58pm

The Kenai Central basketball team notched a 60-41 nonconference victory over host Skyview on Thursday.

The Kards had a 19-8 lead after the first quarter. Shane Spalding scored eight points in that first quarter en route to a game-high 18. Josh Liedes added 14 for Kenai, while Josh McKee had 10. For the Panthers, Kaleb Henderson had 18 points, while DJ Collier chipped in 10.

Soldotna girls 67, Valdez 40

The Stars used a 23-5 first quarter to stop the Buccaneers on Thursday in the opening round of the Lady T-Bird Classic in Anchorage.

The Stars move to the semifinals, where they will face Kenai Central today at 5:45 p.m. The championship is Saturday at 6:15 p.m.

Kelci Benson paced the Stars with 13 points, which included a 3 for 7 effort from 3-point land. Kaillee Skjold added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Stars.

Marian Wamsley led all scorers for Valdez with 19 points on 9 of 15 shooting.

Kenai Central girls 40,
Eagle River 15

The Kards used a dominating defensive effort to move into the semifinals of the Lady T-Bird Classic in Anchorage.

Kenai plays SoHi at 5:45 p.m.

Kenai kept Eagle River from scoring more than four points in a quarter. The Wolves were 5 of 32 from the field in the game.

Justice English had 12 points for the Kards, while English and Sarah Every paced the team with six rebounds apiece.

Dana Panfil had six points for Eagle River.

East girls 42, Seward 26

The Thunderbirds held the Seahawks to nine points in the first half in moving into the semifinals of the Lady T-Bird Classic on Thursday in Anchorage.

East plays Palmer, a 58-44 winner over Kotzebue, at 7:30 p.m. in the semis. Seward plays Kotzebue at 4 p.m. in the consolation bracket.

Taria Page lead East with 13 points, while Emily Brockman had seven points for Seward.

Dimond boys 58, Soldotna 39

The Dimond boys stifled the Stars on the opening day of the Grace Christian Grizzly Classic on Thursday in Anchorage.

Danion Cikanek had 18 points to lead the Lynx, while Stanson Afoa had 11 and Samuel Liaga chipped in 10 points.

For Soldotna, Colton Young and Cory Carver each had 12 points.

Soldotna continues play at the round-robin tournament today at 3:45 p.m. vs. Homer, then the Stars conclude tourney play Saturday with a 4:15 p.m. game against Grace.

Grace Christian girls 33, Homer 21

The Grizzlies notched a victory at the opening day of the Grace Christian Grizzly Invitational in Anchorage.

Mary Hogan had 10 points for Grace, while Miranda Beach had seven for Homer.

Grace Christian boys 70, Homer 28

The Grizzlies cruised in the first round of the Grizzly Invitational.

Hans Karlberg led Grace with 19 points. For Homer, Sam Reinert had 10 points.

Thursday girls

Stars 67, Buccaneers 40

Soldotna 23 20 9 15 —67

Valdez 5 9 8 18 —40

SOLDOTNA (67) — Prior 1 0-0 2, Benson 5 0-0 13, Kress 4 0-2 8, Litchfield 4 1-2 9, Wong 0 0-0 0, Blossom 0 0-0 0, Shaw 1 1-2 3, Hendricks 2 1-2 5, Kerkvliet 2 0-0 4, Westerman 3 1-2 7, Skjold 5 0-0 10, Miller 3 0-0 6. Totals — 30 4-10 67.

VALDEZ (40) — Franciosi 0 0-0 0, Hursh 0 0-0 0, Sapp 0 3-3 3, Merioles 1 0-0 3, Nease 2 1-2 5, Fleming 3 0-2 8, Williams 0 0-0 0, Wamsley 9 1-2 19, Cox 1 0-0 2. Totals — 16 5-9 40.

3-point goals — Soldotna 3 (Benson 3). Team fouls — Soldotna 14, Valdez 7.

Kardinals 40, Wolves 15

Eagle River 4 3 4 4 —15

Kenai 10 8 16 6 —40

EAGLE RIVER (15) — Frost 1 1-2 3, T. Heagy 0 1-2 1, Smith Douglas 0 1-2 1, Panfil 3 0-0 6, Bergqvist 1 0-2 2, Coy 0 0-0 0, J. Heagy 0 0-0 0, Williams 0 2-3 2, Crow 0 0-0 0, Tomter 0 0-0 0. Totals — 5 5-11 15.

KENAI CENTRAL (40) — Ostrander 0 2-2 2, English 4 3-4 12, Drury 4 3-4 12, Taylor 4 0-0 8, Steinbeck 1 0-0 2, Norvelle 3 2-2 8, Ross 2 0-0 4, Barcus 1 0-0 2, Every 1 0-0 2. Totals — 16 7-8 40.

3-point goals — Kenai 1 (English). Team fouls — Eagle River 6, Kenai 14. Fouled out — none.

Thunderbirds 42, Seahawks 26

Seward 2 7 5 12 —26

East 7 12 11 12 —42

SEWARD (26) — Stallings 0 0-0 0, Brockman 3 1-2 7, Von Borstel 1 0-0 2, Anderson 0 0-0 0, Whiteshield 1 2-2 4, Jackson 0 4-6 4, Robinson 2 1-1 5, Clemens 1 0-2 2, Perea 0 0-3 0, Adelmann 1 0-0 2. Totals — 9 8-16 26.

EAST (42) — Pdero 1 2-4 4, Motuga 1 0-0 2, Miles 0 1-2 1, Richard 4 0-2 8, F. Manu 2 0-0 4, F. Makihele 1 0-0 2, M. Makihele 0 0-0 0, Gillion 1 0-0 2, T. Manu 3 0-0 6, Page 6 1-2 13. Totals — 6 1-2 13.

3-point goals — none. Team fouls — Seward 13, East 19. Fouled out — Pdero.

Thursday boys

Lynx 58, Stars 39

Dimond 17 15 10 16 —58

Soldotna 11 9 11 8 —39

DIMOND (58) — Cikanek 6 2-2 18, E. Pili 1 0-0 2, Lauwers 2 0-0 5, Torrence 0 1-3 1, Afoa 5 1-2 11, Pangelinan 2 0-0 5, Mills 0 0-0 0, Juan 0 0-0 0, Osborne 0 0-0 0, Cerveny 0 0-0 0, I. Pili 2 0-2 6, Liaga 5 0-0 10, Cole 0 0-0 0. Totals — 23 4-9 58.

SOLDOTNA (39) — Tovoli 0 0-2 0, Penrod 3 3-6 9, Young 4 2-3 12, Conradi 0 0-0 0, Carver 4 2-3 12, Spence 0 0-0 0, Kruse 0 2-2 2, Martin 1 0-0 2, Fowler 0 0-0 0, McElroy 1 0-0 2. Totals — 13 9-16 39.

3-point goals — Dimond 8 (Cikanek 4, I. Pili 2, Lauwers, Pangelinan), Soldotna 4 (Young 2, Carver 2). Team fouls — Dimond 17, Soldotna 14. Fouled out — none.

Kardinals 60, Panthers 41

Kenai 19 17 18 6 —60

Skyview 8 6 9 18 —41

KENAI CENTRAL (60) — Theisen 2, Battistelli 4, J. McKee 10, A. McKee 0, Spry 2, Berg 1, O’Neal 5, Spalding 18, Kibling 0, Jones 2, Liedes 14.

SKYVIEW (41) — Collier 10, Rice 0, Hill 0, Jones 3, Cunningham 4, Duke 4, Carlson 2, Henderson 18, Harley 0.

3-point goals — none. Team fouls — Kenai 13, Skyview 6. Fouled out — none.

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