SoHi boys edge Bristol Bay in OT

Trailing for much of the contest, the Soldotna boys basketball team rallied to beat Bristol Bay 54-47 in overtime at the Joe Floyd Tournament in Kodiak on Thursday evening, the first day of the event.

 

Nathan Spence and Brooks Furlong scored 11 of Soldotna’s 14 overtime points, as the Stars outscored Bristol Bay 14-7 in the 4-minute overtime period. Spence led Soldotna with 15 points, while Furlong had eight.

Trailing 18-15 at halftime, SoHi managed to cut the Angels’ lead to two by the end of the third quarter. Soldotna’s Daniel McElroy scored six of his 12 points in the fourth quarter, helping Soldotna to a 40-all tie with Bristol Bay after regulation ended.

The Stars will face Unalakleet at 4:45 p.m. today before taking on the host team Kodiak Bears at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Joe Floyd Tournament

Thursday, Kodiak High School

Stars 54, Angels 47

Soldotna 6 9 11 14 14 —54

Bristol Bay 7 11 10 12 7 —47

SOLDOTNA (54) — Spence 5 3-4 15, Calloway 1 0-0 2, Kuntz 0 0-0 0, Young 2 0-0 4, Conradi 1 4-5 6, Furlong 2 2-4 8, Kruse 3 0-0 7, Fowler 0 0-0 0, McElroy 6 0-0 12. Totals 20 9-13 54.

BRISTOL BAY (47) — Babiak 4 3-4 11, Pacheco 5 1-1 11, Moorcroft 5 5-9 15, A. King 4 1-1 10, M. King 1 0-0 2, Aspelund 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 10-15 47.

3-point field goals — Soldotna 5 (Furlong 2, Spence 2, Kruse 1); Bristol Bay 1 (A. King 1).

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