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Kenai splits with Kodiak in separated games

Posted: January 26, 2013 - 10:05pm  |  Updated: January 26, 2013 - 11:37pm

COLONY — The Colony Knights ran away with a victory over the Soldotna Stars, literally. After escaping with a three-point victory earlier in the season, the Knights defeated the Stars 45-24 on Friday night at Colony High School.

Julie Litchfield led the Stars in scoring with eight points, and teammate Heidi Westerman chipped in five. Mary Klapperich led the Knights in scoring with 23 points.

Klapperich’s counterpart, SoHi senior Kaillee Skjold, would not enjoy the kind of offensive freedom as Klapperich. Skjold was held scoreless by a tireless Colony defense.

Colony started a taller lineup, but sped around the court for steals leading to a tiring fast break offense. Colony’s guards led the charge.

“I thought Audrey (Michaelson) played really good as far as getting us extra possessions. Sarah Brumbaugh as well, they did a fantastic job,” said Colony head coach Jeff Bowker.

Klapperich would seal the game in the fourth quarter, scoring five of her game-high 23.

Colony boys 47, Soldotna 30

PALMER — On a night when the basket was not a friendly place for basketballs of either team, the Colony Knights escaped with a over the Soldotna Stars.

Cory Carver scored a game-high 15 for the Stars.

Offense was anything but easy on Friday night. The smaller Soldotna Stars lineup dominated the boards, and Colony’s leading scorer went nearly three quarters between made baskets, but the depth of the Knights lineup led them to victory over a gritty Soldotna squad.

The Knights led the Stars 12-3 after the first quarter. From the start it was evident that this game would be a tough one to win for the Knights.

Offense was scarce on Friday night. Not backing down from a fight, Soldotna came out in a full court press in the second quarter. Junior point guard Damien Fulp scored on a baseline jumper, but that would be about all the offense the Knights could muster. Soldotna outscored the Knights 10-6 in the quarter. Colony lead at half 18-13.

Soldotna did not have the height of the Knights, but dominated the offensive glass.

“I thought our kids worked hard for position,” said Soldotna head coach Matt Johnson.

But the Stars had the same shooting troubles as the Knights. Without the height to score down low, the Stars used their patient offense to get open looks. But most Soldotna baskets came on broken plays after one or two offensive rebounds.

Kenai boys 52, Kodiak 38

The Kenai Central boys basketball team withstood a late charge from Kodiak to take a win at home on Friday night in Northern Lights Conference play.

Wyatt Fitt paced the Kards with 22 points.

Kenai held control from the start, building a 17-9 score by the half. Kenai pushed its lead to 11 by the end of the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, 43 total points were scored between the two teams — 23 from Kenai, although 15 was from free throws.

Kenai improves to 7-9 on the season.

Kodiak girls 43, Kenai 35

Kodiak jumped out to a 19-4 lead and never trailed. Kenai grabbed 15 offensive rebounds and outscored Kodiak in the second half 14-12, paced by Sydney Taylor with 13 points and Carly Norvelle with 10. Hannah Wandersee had 14 points to top Kodiak and Carissa Cannon added 11.

Kodiak improves to 3-0 in the Northern Lights Conference, 12-0 overall, while Kenai is 3-10 overall.

Cook Inlet girls 37, Tok 11

The Eagles improved to 2-0 at the Cordova Tipoff Tournament on Friday by crusing past the Wolverines.

Nicole Moffis had 14 points to lead the Eagles, while Megan Bauder added 12 points.

Cook Inlet boys 63, Seldovia 34

The visiting Eagles notched a Peninsula Conference victory over the Sea Otters on Friday.

Timmy Smithwick had 21 points for CIA, while Koebryn Mlynarik had 16 and Mylon Weems had 11.

Houston girls 59, Homer 32

Ne Ne Hale and Savannnah Wells combined for 13 of Houston’s 17 first-quarter points to help spark the Hawks early in a 59-32 Southcentral Conference win over Homer on Friday at Houston High.

Hale hit a three-pointer and scored eight of her game-high 26 points in the opening quarter. Wells added five of her 14 during the first.

Hale hit a trio of 3-pointers during the Houston win, and also grabbed a game-best nine steals. Wells shot 6 of 9 from the floor, and finished with 14 points and three steals.

Homer was held to only eight total points in the first half, and scored single digits in three of the four quarters.

Houston boys 61, Homer 45

In the boys game, Houston used a big second-half effort to earn a win over Homer. Matt Barron scored 22 of his game-high 27 points during the final two quarters. Houston scored 41 of its 61 points in the second half.

Sam Reinert posted a double-double, 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Mariners, and teammate Sheldon Hutt scored a game-high 13 points.

Lane Taylor added 10 points in the win. Barron also snagged 11 steals.

 

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Nikolaevsk girls 42, Ninilchik 19

The Warriors blew out what was a close game in the second half en route to the win against the Wolverines.

Serafima Kalugin and Nianiella Dorvall each had 12 points to lead Nikolaevsk, while Jordan Finney led Ninilchik with nine points. The game counted in the Peninsula Conference standings.

A 14-9 game at halftime, the Warriors outscored Ninilchik 15-6 in the third quarter and 13-4 in the fourth, eight of those 13 points coming from Dorvall.

Nikolaevsk boys 44, Ninilchik 33

The Warriors held steady and took a wire-to-wire victory against the Wolverines on Friday night at home in tourney and Peninsula Conference play.

Anthony Yakunin paced Nikolaevsk with 16 points and teammate Blake Klaich had 11, while Ninilchik was led by Jack Wheeler with 13 points.

In other tourney action Friday, the Lumen Christi girls topped Wasilla Lake Christian 45-23 and the Lumen Christi boys did slightly better against Wasilla Lake — a 48-23 victory.

 

Friday girls

Colony 45, Soldotna 24

Soldotna 11 2 7 4 —24

Colony 19 11 8 7 —45

SOLDOTNA (24) — Miller 1 0-0 2, Westerman 2 1-4 5, Kirkvliet 1 0-0 2, Hendrick 0 1-2 1, Wong 2 0-0 4, Litchfield 3 0-2 8, Benson 1 0-0 2. Totals 9 2-8 24.

COLONY (45) — Klapperich 8 4-5 23, Farris 3 1-2 7, Tweed 1 0-0 2, Turcotte 1 0-0 2, Willardson 1 0-0 2, Michaelson 1 1-2 3, Solano 2 2-2 6. Totals 17 8-11 45.

 

Bears 43, Kardinals 35

Kenai 11 10 4 10 —35

Kodiak 19 12 10 2 —43

KENAI (35) ­— Taylor 5 2-2 13, Ostrander 0 0-0 0, English 3 1-2 8, Steinbeck 0 0-0 0, Norvelle 4 1-5 10, Ross 1 0-0 2, Barcus 1 0-0 2. Totals — 14 4-9 35.

KODIAK (43) — Fabricante 0 0-0 0, Horn 0 0-0 0, Nelson 3 0-0 7, Ng 1 2-2 4, Cannon 4 2-8 11, Patterson 0 0-0 0, Pyles 3 1-4 7, Wandersee 7 0-0 14. Totals — 18 5-14 43.

 

Warriors 42, Wolverines 19

Nikolaevsk 7 7 15 13 —42

Ninilchik 4 5 6 4 —19

NIKOLAEVSK (42) — Se. Kalugin 6 0-2 12, Dorvall 6 0-2 12, So. Kalugin 2 2-4 6, Klaich 2 0-0 5, Jones 0 0-0 0, Tipikin 0 0-2 0, Stafford 2 0-0 5, Mametieff 0 0-0 0, N. Gordeev 0 0-0 0, E. Gordeev 0 0-0 0, Hickman 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 2-10 42.

NINILCHIK (19) — Finney 3 3-4 9, Clark 3 0-1 6, Ehlers 1 1-2 3, Sinclair 0 1-2 1, Goins 0 0-2 0. Totals 7 5-11 19.

3-point goals — Nikolaevsk 2 (Klaich 1, Stafford 1); Ninilchik 0.

Team fouls — Nikolaevsk 13; Ninilchik 9. Fouled out — none.

 

Eagles 37, Wolverines 11

Tok 4 2 0 5 —11

CIA 11 11 7 8 —37

TOK (11) — Thurnedu 1 1-5 3, Thomas 2 0-0 4, James 0 0-0 0, Northway 2 0-0 4, Brooks 0 0-0 0, McQuillin 0 0-0 0, Clark 0 0-0 0, Dorton 0 0-0 0. Totals — 5 1-5 11.

COOK INLET ACADEMY (37) — Davidson 0 0-0 0, Moffis 6 2-2 14, Bauder 5 0-0 12, Bunts 0 0-0 0, Brush 0 0-0 0, Orth 2 2-4 6, Hammond 2 0-2 5, McGahan 0 0-0 0. Totals — 15 4-8 37.

3-point goals — CIA 3 (Bauder 2, Hammond). Team fouls — Tok 7, CIA 7. Fouled out — none.

 

Hawks 59, Mariners 32

Homer 4 4 15 9 —32

Houston 17 10 13 19 —59

HOMER (32) — Oliver 1 2-4 4, Gee 0 2-2 2, Akinson 1 0-0 2, Koplin 1 0-0 3, Hill 0 2-2 2, Beach 0 2-2 2, Akers 2 0-0 4, Fellows 1 0-0 2, Isenhour 3 0-2 6, Luck 1 0-0 2, Cabana 0 2-2 2. Totals — 10 11-16 32.

 

Friday boys

Knights 47, Stars 30

Soldotna 3 10 7 10 —30

Colony 12 6 11 18 —47

SOLDOTNA (30) — Penrod 2 0-0 5, Young 0 1-2 1, Carver 5 2-4 15, Martin 1 0-0 2, McElroy 2 0-1 4. Totals 10 3-7 30.

COLONY (47) — Gray 3 0-0 9, Fulp 4 4-4 12, Umbarger 3 1-2 7, Nygard 1 0-0 3, Bush 3 0-2 6, Eisenhower 5 0-0 10. Totals 19 5-8 47.

 

Kardinals 52, Bears 38

Kenai 7 10 12 23 —52

Kodiak 2 7 9 20 —38

KENAI (52) — Fitt 7 7-8 22, McKee 4 3-4 12, Battistelli 2 6-8 11, Theisen 1 0-1 2, Berg 0 2-2 2, O’Neal 1 0-0 3, Kibling 0 0-0 0, Liedes 0 0-4 0. Totals 15 18-27 52.

KODIAK (38) — Frick 4 0-0 11, Medina 4 1-2 9, Hiner 3 1-2 7, Mangalus 0 0-0 0, Jimesy 2 0-0 4, Obas 2 0-0 5, Lenon 1 0-0 2, Garcia 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 2-4 38.

3-point goals — Kenai 4 (Fitt 1, O’Neal 1, Battistelli 1, McKee 1); Kodiak 3 (Frick 3).

Team fouls — Kenai 6; Kodiak 17. Fouled out — Medina, Hiner.

 

Warriors 44, Wolverines 33

Nikolaevsk 12 10 12 10 —44

Ninilchik 5 5 10 13 —33

NIKOLAEVSK (44) — Yakunin 6 1-2 16, Klaich 3 3-5 11, Mametieff 3 2-3 9, A. Fefelov 1 2-4 4, Holub 0 0-0 0, N. Fefelov 1 0-0 2, Gordeev 1 0-0 2. Totals 15 8-14 44.

NINILCHIK (33) — Wheeler 6 0-0 13, Mireles 2 1-2 5, Keogh 4 0-1 8, Thorne 1 0-0 3, Belmond 0 0-0 0, Cooper 2 0-0 4, Bear 0 0-2 0, Koch 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 1-5 33.

3-point goals — Nikolaevsk 6 (Yakunin 3, Klaich 2, Mametieff 1); Ninilchik 2 (Wheeler 1, Thorne 1).

Team fouls — Nikolaevsk 14; Ninilchik 18. Fouled out — none.

 

Hawks 61, Mariners 45

Homer 10 14 10 11 —45

Houston 16 4 19 22 —61

HOMER (45) — Reuton 0 1-4 1, Deaver 1 0-0 2, Schneider 1 2-3 5, Reinert 4 2-6 10, Brown 0 2-2 2, McGregor 1 0-0 2, Walsworth 3 2-3 8, Harris 1 0-0 2, Hutt 4 5-7 13; Totals: 15 14-25 45.

HOUSTON (61) — L. Taylor 10, Brandt 3 0-1 6, Barron 9 5-8 27, Ruta 1 4-5 6, Buzby 4 0-4 8, J. Taylor 1 1-2 4; Totals: 21 14-27 61.

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