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Friday prep hoops roundup

Posted: February 9, 2013 - 1:47am

The Soldotna girls basketball team dropped a 53-49 game against Lathrop on Friday, their second loss in a row, at the Lady Lynx Prep Tournament at Dimond High School.

Senior Kaillee Skjold again led the Stars with 21 points and seven rebounds on 6-for-13 shooting, including hitting all four of her shots from beyond the arc.

For Lathrop, Ruthy Hebard paced the Malamutes with 19 points and 15 rebounds, and teammate Jasmine White added 18 points.

In a game that never saw the two teams separated by more than six points, Soldotna just could not keep Lathrop down in the fourth quarter, as the Stars saw a lead of 37-36 slip away when the Malamutes outscored them 17-12 in the fourth.

The Stars scored 21 points in the second quarter, giving them a 31-26 advantage at halftime.

Soldotna (11-8 overall) will finish off the tournament with a 10:45 a.m. matchup against Ketchikan on Saturday.

Kenai girls 68, South 52, OT

The Kardinals surged at the right time to defeat South Anchorage in overtime on Friday at the Lady Lynx Prep Tournament.

Senior Justice English exploded for 33 points, hitting 18 of 22 free throws, and five rebounds. Teammate Sydney Taylor added 19 points and seven boards.

Taylor Murray led South with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

The Kards held control early in the game, outscoring the Wolverines in the first two quarters to hold a 28-19 lead at halftime. In the second half, however, South charged back by outscoring Kenai 33-24 in the second half and tying up the game 52-52 after time had expired.

In the extra, 4-minute period, Kenai had everything go right, scoring 16 points and not allowing a single point from South.

Kenai (5-12 overall), will finish the Lady Lynx tournament on Saturday at 12:30 p.m., as they attempt to knock off the East Thunderbirds.

Kenai boys 48, Grace 46, OT

Kenai didn’t give up a field goal in overtime on Friday to claim a win over Grace Christian in a non-conference game at Grace Christian.

Shane Spalding scored four of his game-high 14 points in the extra period to spark Kenai, which trailed 15-8 after the first quarter. The game was tied 41-41 at the end of regulation.

Wyatt Fitt also added 12 points for the Kardinals.


Homer Winter Carnival

Nikiski girls 42, CIA 36

The Bulldogs held off the charging Cook Inlet Academy Eagles on Friday in Homer to grab their fourth consecutive win.

Rachel Thompson led the way for Nikiski with 12 points, followed by teammates Taylor Holloway with 11 and Sienna Wallis with 10.

Nicole Moffis paced CIA with 16 points, with nine in the fourth quarter.

Nikiski outscored CIA in the first three quarters, resulting in a 32-23 lead heading into the fourth. That’s when CIA started to gain back some of those points, but fell short by outscoring Nikiski 13-10.

Nikiski (11-5 overall), will finish up the Homer Winter Carnival on Saturday at 3:15 p.m. when they play the host team Homer Mariners.

West Valley boys 70, Nikiski 49

The Wolf Pack routed the Bulldogs on Friday in Homer, helped by nine players scoring.

Daniel Hornbuckle led West Valley with 16 points, while Nikiski’s top scorer was Luke Johnson, also with 16. Johnson scored 14 in the second half. Seth Carstens chipped in 14 for Nikiski.

West Valley did most of their damage in the second quarter, scoring 27 points and grabbing a 43-23 lead at halftime. Lorenzo Graham had 10 points for the Wolf Pack in the quarter.

Homer girls 38, Grace 15

The Mariners overwhelmed the Grizzlies in Homer on Friday, which featured 10 different Homer players scoring.

Of the 10, Madison Akers had the most with seven points, all in the second quarter.

Homer controlled the game from the start, holding Grace Christian to a single point in the first quarter and seven at the half, and will play Nikiski on Saturday at 3:15 p.m. to wrap up their tournament.


Seward Seahawk Subway Classic

Delta girls 34, Seward 29

After leading 8-7 after the first quarter, the Seahawks tried to rally back in the fourth quarter but came up short on Friday in Seward.

Tessa Adelmann led the Hawks with 14 points, while Jess Reiter also had 14 for Delta.

Delta outscored Seward 14-4 in the second quarter, and Seward in turn outscored Delta 8-2 in the fourth.

Seward boys 44, Delta 39

Like the girls game, the Seward boys found themselves in an early hole, but they were able to complete the rally on Friday in Seward.

Delta owned a 22-17 halftime lead, but the Seahawks outscored Delta 12-5 to take the lead in the third quarter and 15-12 in the fourth.

Matt Moore topped Seward with 15 points, while Delta’s John Crabtree and Vlad Didenko also had 15 each.

Bethel girls 35, Kodiak JV 29

The Bethel girls took a close victory in Seward on Friday over Kodiak’s junior varsity squad, although the game was not as close as the score indicates.

Bethel led 15-5 at the half, and 23-11 after three quarters. In the fourth, Kodiak outscored Bethel 18-12.

Bethel boys 86, Homer JV 16

The Bethel boys had a field day against Homer’s junior varsity squad on Friday in Seward, posting 86 points against Homer’s 16.

Kyle Koester led Bethel with 23 points. Filimon Molodie topped Homer with six points.


Noatak boys 62, Ninilchik 49

The Noatak boys defeated Ninilchik on Friday in Ninilchik, led by Anthony Ashby with 17 points. Derrick Adams added 14.

Ninilchik was led by Jack Wheeler with 20 points, and Jayke Cooper chipped in eight.

After a 34-19 halftime score, Ninilchik began to close the gap on Noatak, and at one point trailed by only four points, and outscored Noatak 18-15 in the third quarter.


Thursday's games

Skyview girls 62, Ninilchik 23

The Panthers dominated enroute to a win on Thursday against Ninilchik.

Senior Samantha Reynolds led the Panthers in scoring with 17 points and five rebounds, and teammate Meghan Powers scored 11 points to go along with her three steals.

Sierra Glonek also chipped in 10 points, and Hayley Ramsell had an all-around great game with seven points, 11 rebounds, five steals and one blocked shot.

Nikiski girls 56, Grace 23

The Nikiski girls took a convincing win over the Grizzlies on Thursday to start their Homer Winter Carnival.

Sienna Wallis led the Bulldogs with 18 points and teammate Emily Lynch added 11.

Nikiski boys 66, Valdez 59

Both the Bulldogs and Buccaneers shot well on Thursday to begin the Homer Winter Carnival, but it was the Dawgs coming away with the victory, led by Seth Carstens and Luke Johnson who each had 17 points. The Bulldogs took a total of 32 free throws, only hitting 13.

Valdez’s Levi Auble led the Buccaneers with 27 points.

Nikiski had 20 points in the first quarter to Valdez’s 11, and from there did not drop the lead.

West Valley boys 68, Homer 54

Led by Lorenzo Graham’s 22 points, the Wolf Pack took a win against host team Homer on Thursday.

Quinn Daugherty and Sam Reinert each had 10 points to pace the Mariners.

Leading 15-13 after the first quarter, West Valley pulled away in the second by scoring 21 points, resulting in a 36-29 halftime lead.

Homer girls 39, CIA 35

An 18-point second quarter effort by the Mariners held up under a second-half rally from the Eagles.

Homer led 27-14 at the half, but Cook Inlet began to come back by outscoring Homer 6-2 in the third quarter and 15-10 in the fourth.

Tayla Cabana led Homer with 20 points, while Cook Inlet’s top scorer was Nicole Moffis with 12 points.


Friday girls

Malemutes 53, Stars 49

Lathrop 14 12 10 17 —53

Soldotna 10 21 6 12 —49

SOLDOTNA (49) — Skjold 6 5-6 21, Kerkvliet 3 1-4 7, Benson 2 0-0 6, Westerman 3 0-0 6, Litchfield 2 1-2 5, Kress 0 0-0 0, Wong 0 0-0 0, Hendricks 2 0-0 4. Totals 18 7-12 49.

LATHROP (53) — Hebard 9 1-1 19, White 7 2-2 18, Shaw 1 0-0 2, Addy 0 0-0 0, Fitzgerald 0 0-0 0, Talley 4 2-2 10, Jordan 2 0-0 4. Totals 23 5-5 53.

3-point goals — Soldotna 6 (Skjold 4, Benson 2); Lathrop 2 (White 2).

Team fouls — Soldotna 13; Lathrop 6. Fouled out — Litchfield.

Kardinals 68, Wolverines 52, OT

Kenai 18 10 12 12 16 —68

South 15 4 16 17 0 —52

KENAI (68) — English 7 18-22 33, Taylor 7 5-7 19, Barcus 3 0-0 6, Ostrander 1 0-0 2, Drury 0 0-0 0, Steinbeck 2 0-0 4, Norvelle 0 2-2 2, Ross 1 0-1 2. Totals 21 25-32 68.

SOUTH (52) — Murray 5 10-14 20, Ashby 7 1-3 15, Hodgeson 1 2-3 4, Aikens 0 0-0 0, Williams 0 1-2 1, Cole 3 1-3 8, Brinkman 0 0-0 0, Mains 2 0-0 4, Anderson 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 15-25 52.

3-point goals — Kenai 1 (English); South 1 (Cole).

Team fouls — Kenai 22; South 23. Fouled out — Barcus, Ashby.

Bulldogs 42, Eagles 36

Nikiski 14 10 8 10 —42

Cook Inlet 12 6 5 13 —36

NIKISKI (42) — Thompson 5 1-5 12, Holloway 3 4-5 11, Wallis 5 0-0 10, Cook 1 2-2 4, Epperheimer 0 2-2 2, Lynch 0 0-3 0, Darch 1 1-2 3. Totals 15 10-19 42.

CIA (36) — Moffis 6 2-6 16, Orth 2 4-4 8, Hammond 3 1-1 8, Bauder 1 1-2 4, Davidson 0 0-2 0, Bunts 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 8-15 36.

3-point goals — Nikiski 2 (Thompson 1, Holloway 1); CIA 4 (Moffis 2, Bauder 1, Hammond 1).

Team fouls — Nikiski 13; CIA 17. Fouled out — Bauder.

Mariners 38, Grizzlies 15

Homer 9 17 4 8 —38

Grace 1 6 1 7 —15

HOMER (38) — Akers 3 0-2 7, Gee 3 0-0 6, Koplin 3 0-0 6, Oliver 0 0-0 0, Alexander 0 2-2 2, Hill 1 0-0 2, Beach 0 0-0 0, Draves 0 2-4 2, Isenhour 1 0-0 2, Brewn 2 0-0 4, Luck 2 0-0 4, Cabana 1 0-2 3. Totals 16 4-10 38.

GRACE (15) — Shamburger 2 0-0 4, Pasol 0 0-2 0, Hagon 1 0-0 2, Baird 1 0-0 2, Dunagan 0 0-0 0, Hogan 0 0-0 0, Logan 0 1-2 1, Davis 1 0-0 2, Houston 0 1-2 1, Viergutz 1 0-0 2, Sliwinski 0 1-2 1. Totals 6 3-4 15.

3-point goals — Homer 2 (Akers 1, Cabana 1); Grace 0.

Team fouls — Homer 14; Grace 13. Fouled out — Shamburger.

Delta 34, Seahawks 29

Delta 7 14 11 2 —34

Seward 8 4 9 8 —29

DELTA (34) — Reiter 4 4-4 14, Linnick 4 2-2 10, Hanson 4 0-0 8, Rivera 1 0-3 2, Mitchell 0 0-0 0, Amory 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 6-9 34.

SEWARD (29) — Adelmann 5 4-4 14, VonBorstel 2 0-0 5, Clemens 2 2-2 4, Perea 2 0-0 4, Jackson 1 0-0 2, Brockman 0 0-0 0, Whiteshield 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 6-6 29.

3-point goals — Delta 2 (Reiter 2); Seward 1 (VonBorstel).

Team fouls — Delta 8; Seward 15. Fouled out — none.

Friday boys

Wolf Pack 70, Bulldogs 49

West Valley 16 27 8 19 —70

Nikiski 11 12 10 16 —49

NIKISKI (49) — Lu. Johnson 6 4-5 16, Carstens 6 2-3 14, Stangel 1 0-0 2, Anderson 0 0-0 0, Li. Johnson 1 1-2 3, Hartley 2 1-2 6, Ross 3 0-1 6, Griffith 1 0-0 2, Wallis 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 8-13 49.

WEST VALLEY (70) — Hornbuckle 7 2-2 16, Carson 6 0-2 12, Graham 6 0-0 12, Gordan 3 1-1 8, Meadows 1 0-0 3, Remington 0 0-0 0, Sudduth 2 0-0 4, Forrest 0 0-0 0, Connell 2 2-2 6, Martines 1 0-0 2, Gordon 3 1-2 7. Totals 31 6-8 70.

3-point goals — Nikiski 1 (Hartley); West Valley 2 (Meadows 1, Gordan 1).

Team fouls — Nikiski 16; West Valley 12. Fouled out — none.

Seahawks 44, Delta 39

Seward 9 8 12 15 —44

Delta 12 10 5 12 —39

SEWARD (44) — Moore 3 9-10 15, Buchanan 2 3-6 8, Marshall 1 1-4 4, Pahno 1 0-0 3, Thomassen 1 1-2 3, Berry 0 0-0 0, Wolfe 2 0-0 4, Ivy 0 0-0 0, Jackson 2 1-1 7. Totals 12 15-23 44.

DELTA (39) — Crabtree 5 2-3 15, Didenko 5 2-4 15, Williams 1 0-0 2, Blankenship 0 0-0 0, Kezlov 0 0-0 0, St. Peter 0 0-0 0, Swan 0 0-0 0, Bryan 3 1-1 7. Totals 14 5-8 39.

3-point goals — Seward 4 (Jackson 2, Buchanan 1, Marshall 1); Delta 6 (Crabtree 3, Didenko 3).

Team fouls — Seward 13; Delta 19. Fouled out — none.

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