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Weekend hoops roundup

Posted: January 19, 2013 - 10:42pm

The Soldotna boys took a convincing 51-28 win over Grace Christian on Friday at the Alaska Prep Shootout at Dimond High School in Anchorage.

The victory advances the Stars to the tournament’s fourth-place game against the Dimond Lynx, who beat Ketchikan 60-44.

In Friday’s game, the Stars held control throughout the game, outscoring Grace 22-3 at one point in the first half, and holding a 28-12 lead at halftime.

Cory Carver once again led the Stars on points, scoring 21 on 8-for-15 shooting. Noah Fowler added nine points as well.

Hans Karlberg paced the Grizzlies with 10 points.

Late in the third, Soldotna held a lead of 38-12, which essentially sealed the win for the Stars.

Dimond girls 70, Soldotna 33

The Soldotna girls team continued what is now a four-game losing streak Friday night at SoHi against powerhouse Dimond Lynx.

The Lynx controlled the pace from the start and held a lead of 35-13 at the half.

Senior Katelynn Kerkvliet led the Stars’ effort with nine points, all coming in the second half. Teammate Julie Litchfield added seven points.

Sierra Afoa paced the Lynx with 22 points, including 12 in the second quarter.

The Stars now hold a 7-4 overall season record.

Skyview boys 54, Cordova 40

The Panthers notched a Southcentral Conference victory in Cordova on Friday.

Timothy Duke paced Skyview with 15 points, while Jacob Werner had 14 for the Wolverines.

Cordova girls 42, Skyview 28

The Wolverines picked up a Southcentral Conference victory in Cordova on Friday.

Mallory Merritt had 14 points for the Wolverines, while Samantha Reynolds had 15 points for the Panthers. Hayley Ramsell shared player of the game honors given out at Cordova with Reynolds due to blocks, hustle plays and four points.

Nome boys 62, Kenai 34

The Nanooks cruised to a nonconference victory over the visiting Kardinals on Friday.

Seward boys 58, Nikiski 34

The host Seahawks rolled to a 58-34 victory over Nikiski on Friday.

Seward led 21-12 after the first quarter and 35-18 at halftime.

Matt Moore had 15 points to pace the Seahawks, while Jeff Buchanan pitched in 14. Seth Carstens led the Nikiski attack with 15 points.

Seward girls 47, Nikiski 37

The host Seahawks used a strong first half to down Nikiski in Southcentral Conference action.

Seward led 12-6 after one quarter and 30-16 at halftime.

Both teams struggled at the foul line. Seward was 6-of-14, while Nikiski was 12-of-26.

Tessa Adelmann had 18 points for the Seahawks, including three 3-pointers. Jasmine Perea pitched in 11.­­

For Nikiski, Alyssa Darch pumped in 14 points.

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The Nikolaevsk Warriors knocked off Noorvik 63-44 on Friday in Point Hope on the strength of an impressive first half.

Nikolaevsk led 23-8 after only the first quarter, and although Noorvik closed the gap to 38-26 by the half, Nikolaevsk went at it again in the third by holding Noorvik to only six points.

Nianiella Dorvall paced Nikolaevsk with 17 points, and teammates Kayla Stafford and Sophia Kalugin weren’t far behind with 14 and 13 points, respectively.

The win moves the team to the championship match on Saturday with host Point Hope, which are the defending state champions.

Noorvik boys 63, Nikolaevsk 59

Also Friday, the Nikolaevsk boys came up short in a late rally against the Bears on Friday in Point Hope in a 63-59 loss.

Eric Mametieff provided the energy for Nikolaevsk, as he sunk 25 points, and teammates Blake Klaich and Anatoli Fefelov each chipped in 12 points.

After a strong start, Nikolaevsk trailed 29-28 at halftime, but weren’t able to mount a challenge in the third quarter as they were outscored 16-10.

The Warriors found some offensive firepower in the fourth quarter with 21 points, but it was ultimately too little, too late.

Ninilchik boys 57, Seldovia 51

The Ninilchik boys traveled to Seldovia to take on the Otters. In a hard-fought Peninsula Conference game, the Wolverines led at the half 21-15 and extended the lead to 18 points at the end of the third quarter.

The Otters fought back, but in the fourth but the Wolverines prevailed at the final buzzer.

Jack Wheeler of Ninilchik led all scorers with 20 points. Jayke Cooper added 15 for the Wolverines. The Otters were led by Calem Collier with 15, followed by the tandem of Aidan Philpot and Dylan Waterbury, who both put in 14.

Friday boys

Stars 51, Grizzlies 28

Soldotna 16 12 13 10 —51

Grace 8 4 12 4 —28

SOLDOTNA (51) — Carver 8 3-4 21, N. Fowler 4 0-0 9, Kruse 3 1-2 8, Tovoli 1 0-0 2, Young 2 0-0 5, Conradi 0 0-0 0, Furlong 0 0-0 0, Spence 0 2-2 2, Martin 1 0-0 2, McElroy 1 0-0 2, McCollum 0 0-0 0, D. Fowler 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 6-8 51.

GRACE (28) — Karlberg 3 3-5 10, Johnson 3 0-2 8, Osborne 0 0-0 0, Thomas 0 0-0 0, Offord 1 1-2 4, VanderWeide 1 0-0 2, Fancher 1 1-2 4, Laker 0 0-0 0, Markel 0 0-0 0. Totals 9 5-11 28.

3-point goals — Soldotna 5 (Carver 2, Young 1, Kruse 1, N. Fowler 1); Grace 5 (Johnson 2, Offord 1, Karlberg 1, Fancher 1).

Team fouls — Soldotna 10; Grace 8. Fouled out — none.

Bears 63, Warriors 59

Noorvik 17 12 16 18 —63

Nikolaevsk 19 9 10 21 —59

NIKOLAEVSK (59) — Mametieff 8 6-6 25, Fefelov 5 2-5 12, Klaich 5 0-2 12, Yakunin 3 2-2 10, Gordeev 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 10-15 59.

3-point goals — Nikolaevsk 7 (Mametieff 3, Klaich 2, Yakunin 2).

Seahawks 58, Bulldogs 34

Nikiski 12 6 7 9 —34

Seward 21 14 14 9 —58

NIKISKI (34) — Stangel 2 0-0 6, Anderson 0 0-0 0, Li. Johnson 2 1-2 5, Lu. Johnson 0 0-0 0, Hartley 0 1-2 1, Ross 3 0-0 6, Griffith 0 1-1 1, Carstens 7 0-0 15. Totals — 14 3-5 34.

SEWARD (58) — Buchanan 7 0-1 14, Marshall 3 1-2 7, Pahno 0 0-0 0, Thomassen 1 2-3 4, Atherton 0 0-0 0, Berry 1 0-0 2, Wolfe 3 0-0 6, Ivy 0 1-2 1, Moore 6 3-3 15, Broughton 4 1-2 9, Jackson 0 0-0 0. Totals — 25 8-13 58.

3-point goals — Nikiski 3 (Stangel 2, Carstens 1). Team fouls — Nikiski 18, Seward 7. Fouled out — none.

Friday girls

Lynx 70, Stars 33

Dimond 17 18 19 16 —70

Soldotna 9 4 10 10 —33

SOLDOTNA (33) — Kerkvliet 4 1-2 9, Litchfield 1 4-8 7, Skjold 2 0-2 4, Westerman 1 2-2 4, Wong 2 1-2 5, Benson 0 2-2 2, Kress 0 0-0 0, Hendricks 0 0-2 0, Miller 0 2-2 2. Totals 10 12-22 33.

DIMOND (70) — Afoa 10 1-4 22, Torrey 1 2-2 4, Liggon 2 0-0 6, Fischer 3 0-0 9, Thompson 2 0-0 4, Cole 3 2-2 8, Huss 2 0-0 6, Haywood 1 0-0 2, Tosi 4 1-1 9. Totals 28 6-9 70.

3-point goals — Soldotna 1 (Litchfield); Dimond 8 (Fischer 3, Liggon 2, Huss 2, Afoa 1).

Team fouls — Soldotna 14; Dimond 16. Fouled out — none.

Warriors 63, Bears 44

Nikolaevsk 23 15 13 12 —63

Noorvik 8 18 6 12 —44

NIKOLAEVSK (63) — Dorvall 7 3-4 17, Stafford 6 0-0 14, Kalugin 4 5-9 13, Klaich 4 2-2 11, Jones 0 0-0 0, Kalugin 2 0-1 4, Gordeev 0 0-0 0, Hickman 2 0-0 4. Totals 25 10-16 63.

3-point goals — Nikolaevsk 3 (Stafford 2, Klaich 1).

Seahawks 47, Bulldogs 37

Nikiski 6 10 5 16 —37

Seward 12 18 5 12 —47

NIKISKI (37) — Epperheimer 1 1-2 3, Lynch 2 0-4 4, Thompson 3 3-7 8, Holloway 0 2-3 2, Cook 0 0-0 0, Wallis 3 0-0 6, Darch 4 6-10 14. Totals — 13 12-26 37.

SEWARD (47) — Von Borstel 3 1-2 7, Jackson 2 1-2 5, Brockman 1 0-0 2, Robinson 0 0-0 0, Whiteshield 1 0-0 2, Clemens 0 2-2 2, Perea 6 1-4 11, Adelmann 7 14 18. Totals — 20 6-14 47.

3-point goals — Nikiski 1 (Thompson); Seward 4 (Adelmann 3, Perea 1). Team fouls — Nikiski 14, Seward 18. Fouled out — none.

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