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Saturday hoops roundup

Posted: February 2, 2013 - 11:54pm

The Nikolaevsk Lady Warriors took home the crown in the Nenana Invitational Tournament on Saturday, defeating the home team Lynx 53-42.

Up until the fourth quarter, the game had been very close, as the Warriors led 21-19 at halftime, and 38-37 after three quarters. But, Nikolaevsk put the hammer down in the fourth, outscoring Nenana 15-5 and walking off with the victory.

Sophia Kalugin topped Nikolaevsk with 15 points (nine in the first half) and 12 rebounds, and teammate Kayla Stafford had 11 points.

Kilina Klaich also chipped in nine points, and Serafima Kalugin and Nianiella Dorvall each added eight. Dorvall grabbed 11 boards as well.

In the boys NIT championship game, the Minto Lakers edged the Nikolaevsk boys 45-42, led by Tajh Washington with 18 points.

Eric Mametieff topped the Warriors with 16 points and 14 boards. Blake Klaich and Anthony Yakunin each added 12 points.

Minto built up a lead in the first half, outscoring Nikolaevsk 12-7 in the first quarter and 12-9 in the second, leading to a 24-16 halftime score.

The Warriors then stormed back in the second half with a 13-8 third-quarter effort, but came no closer.

Three local girls were named to the NIT All-Tournament team — Sophia Kalugin and Kilina Klaich from Nikolaevsk, and Melissa Ehlers from Ninilchik.

Nianiella Dorvall from Nikolaevsk was named the tournament MVP.

For the boys All-Tournament team, Blake Klaich and Eric Mametieff of Nikolaevsk were named, as well as Jack Wheeler from Ninilchik.

In the girls third-place game, Susitna Valley topped Ninilchik 34-18. Sarena Drover and Emily Hartley had nine points for the Rams, while Melissa Ehlers had eight for the Wolverines.

In the boys third-place game, Huslia topped Ninilchik 48-44. Joe Bitett had 16 points for Huslia, while Sam Mireles and Jack Wheeler each had 13 for Ninilchik.

Houston girls 38, Seward 29

Ne Ne Hale had 24 points to lead the Hawks past the host Seahawks on Saturday in Southcentral Conference action. Ashley VonBorstel had nine points to lead Seward.

Seward boys 60, Houston 48

The Seahawks took advantage of foul trouble to beat the visiting Hawks on Saturday in Southcentral Conference play.

Michael Wolfe and Matthew Moore each had 16 points for Seward. The Seahawks were 28-of-42 from the foul line.

Houston had five players foul out. Matt Barron had 17 points, while Jace Taylor added 11.

Saturday girls

Rams 34, Wolverines 18

Ninilchik 6 3 0 9 —18

Su-Valley 2 11 12 9 —34

NINILCHIK (18) — Sinclair 0 0-0 0, Goins 0 0-0 0, Ehlers 4 0-2 8, Finney 1 1-2 3, Clark 3 1-2 7. Totals — 8 2-6 18.

SUSITNA VALLEY (34) — Loper 4 0-0 8, Jurasek 1 0-1 2, Hall 0 0-0 0, Sackett 1 0-0 2, Drover 4 1-2 9, Reynolds 2 0-0 4, Hartley 4 1-3 9, Swett 0 0-0 0, Dodds 0 0-0 0. Totals — 16 2-6 34.

3-point goals — none. Team fouls — Ninilchik 6, Su-Valley 8. Fouled out — none.

Hawks 38, Seahawks 29

Houston 13 7 8 10 —38

Seward 6 6 9 8 —29

HOUSTON (38) — Lee 0 0-0 0, Wells 0 1-2 1, Nida 0 0-0 0, Baybado 3 2-4 9, Barber 0 0-0 0, Quincy 2 0-0 4, Hale 8 4-4 24, Irvin 0 0-0 0. Totals — 13 7-10 38.

SEWARD (29) — VonBorstel 3 2-2 9, Jackson 0 0-0 0, Brockman 0 1-2 1, Robinson 1 0-0 2, Whiteshield 1 0-0 2, Clemens 1 0-0 2, Perea 4 1-1 9, Adelmann 2 0-0 4. Totals — 12 4-5 29.

3-point goals — Houston 5 (Hale 4, Baybado); Seward 1 (VonBorstel). Team fouls — Houston 4, Seward 13. Fouled out — none.

Saturday boys

Huslia 48, Ninilchik 44

Ninilchik 11 8 12 13 —44

Huslia 8 10 22 8 —48

NINILCHIK (44) — Mireles 5 3-4 13, Keogh 0 0-0 0, Thorne 0 1-2 1, Belmond 3 0-0 6, Wheeler 5 3-6 13, Cooper 2 1-4 5, Bear 3 0-2 6. Totals — 18 8-18 44.

HUSLIA (48) — Douglas 2 0-0 5, Henderson 3 0-1 7, Vent 0 0-0 0, Dayton 5 0-0 11, Moses III 2 0-0 5, Bitett 6 1-3 16, Vent 1 0-0 2, Dayton 0 0-0 0, Albert 1 0-0 2. Totals — 20 1-4 48.

3-point goals — Huslia 7 (Bitett 3, Douglas, Henderson, Dayton, Moses III). Team fouls — Ninilchik 12, Huslia 18. Fouled out — none.

Seahawks 60, Hawks 48

Houston 14 8 10 16 —48

Seward 8 14 12 26 —60

HOUSTON (48) — Griffith 0 0-0 0, Baird 1 0-0 2, Taylor 1 0-0 3, Brandt 2 0-0 4, Barron 4 5-8 17, Sacchao 1 0-0 2, Ruta 3 3-3 9, Buzby 0 0-0 0, Pease 0 0-0 0, Taylor 2 7-9 11. Totals — 14 15-21 48.

SEWARD (60) — Buchanan 1 3-6 5, Marshall 0 3-4 3, Pahno 0 0-0 0, Thomassen 2 5-8 9, Wolfe 5 5-6 16, Ivy 0 2-4 2, Moore 4 8-12 16, Broughton 0 0-0 0, Jackson 3 2-2 9. Totals — 15 28-42 60.

3-point goals — Houston 5 (Barron 4, Taylor); Seward 2 (Wolfe, Jackson). Team fouls — Houston 30, Seward 18. Fouled out — Taylor, Barron, Ruta, Buzby, Taylor.

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