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Posted: January 23, 2014 - 11:59pm  |  Updated: January 24, 2014 - 12:12am
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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Cook Inlet Academy's 11 manuevers her way in for a shot during their game against Kodiak Thursday Jan. 23, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Cook Inlet Academy's 11 manuevers her way in for a shot during their game against Kodiak Thursday Jan. 23, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

The Cook Inlet Academy girls came up short in a 34-25 nonconference loss to the Kodiak JV hoops squad Thursday night at Cook Inlet Academy in Soldotna.

Led by the sharpshooting of senior Nicole Moffis, the Eagles managed to stay within reach of the Bears after a sluggish start, but Kodiak took control and distanced itself in the final minute of the game. The loss drops CIA to a 3-3 overall record.

“I was just trying to keep them focused on rebounding, boxing out,” said CIA coach Rustin Hitchcock. “(Kodiak is) a 4A team, and I know it’s their JV team but they had experience to go up against.”

CIA also was hampered by the absence of Madison Orth, a regular starter for the team. Hitchcock said Orth was suffering from back spasms.

Defense was the name of the game early on, as a 6-1 score after one quarter would indicate. It wasn’t until Ashleigh Hammond threw up a layup early in the second quarter that CIA would get a bucket. Sure enough, the Eagles offense began to find a rhythm, hitting three straight shots to tie the score up at 12 apiece with 1 minute, 5 seconds, left in the first half.

However, once the offense got going, the defense began to struggle. Kodiak managed two easy layups in the final 46 seconds to distance itself once again.

The same problems struck in the second half — Moffis hit consecutive 3-pointers midway through the third quarter to bring CIA within four points of Kodiak, but the Bears answered with another layup. Moffis’ jumper with 6:34 to go in the game closed the gap to two points at 24-22, but Kodiak immediately hit a layup in transition, plus the foul.

Danielle Hills’ bucket put CIA within three points of the lead with 5:03 to go, but that was the closest the Eagles would get. Kodiak ended the game on a 7-1 run in the final two and half minutes to clinch victory.

CIA will face Peninsula Conference opponent Wasilla Lake on Saturday at home, with the boys tipping off at 1:30 p.m. and the girls at 3 p.m.


Cordova Tip Off Tournament

The Nikiski girls and boys basketball teams opened up play in Cordova on Thursday with victories.

The Nikiski girls topped Unalaska 53-30, while the boys notched a 47-41 victory over Unalaska.

Luke Johnson led the Bulldogs with 17 points, while teammate Seth Carstens contributed 10. Johnson hit 7 of 12 free throws in the fourth quarter.

“It was a back-and-forth game, and we were able to control the ball and get free throws in the end,” said Nikiski boys coach Reid Kornstad.

The boys improved to 3-9 on the season.

The girls put Unalaska away early with a halftime lead of 34-9.

Nikiski was led by Alyssa Darch with 12 points, while teammates Rachel Thompson and Emily Lynch each added 10.

Also in Cordova, the Seldovia girls were swamped by Cordova in a 56-17 loss, after starting slow with only two points in the first quarter. The home team put up 14 buckets in the first half en route to a 29-15 halftime lead.

Marina Chissus led Seldovia with seven points, all in the second quarter, while teammate Olivia Turner added six points in the first half.

The Cordova boys routed Seldovia with a 62-37 victory.

 

Nikolaevsk Warrior Rumble

The Skyview girls started off the tournament with a victory over the hosts Thursday.

The Panthers took a 13-2 lead after the first quarter. Nikolaevsk then gradually cut into the lead as the game wore on.

Samantha Reynolds led Skyview with 14 points, while Meghan Powers added 13. For Nikolaevsk, Kilina Klaich and Serafima Kalugin each had nine points.

The Nikolaevsk boys capped the night with a 56-35 victory over Kalskag, taking command with a 26-13 first quarter.

Neil Gordeev had 16 points for the Warriors, while Jonah Fefelov had 12 and Jaruby Nelson added 10.

For Kalskag, Derrick Holmberg had 13 points.

In Friday’s early girls game, Nenana defeated Birchwood Christian 65-21. Mariah Dela Rosa paced Nenana with 21 points, while Edna Standifer pitched in with 17 points. For Birchwood Christian, Tia Goward had eight points.

In Friday’s early boys game, Nenana rolled to a 67-43 victory. Kynan Monroe had 15 points to lead Nenana, while Frankin Richards had 12 points and Glenn Krause notched 10. For Birchwood Christian, Tyler Kieffer led all scorers with 25 points, while Dakota Jones added 10.

 

Thursday girls

Bears 34, Eagles 25

Kodiak JV 6 10 8 10 —34

CIA 1 11 7 6 —25

KODIAK JV (34) — Krysthel 3 0-0 6, Rica 0 0-0 0, Kahye 1 0-0 2, Rosie 0 0-0 0, Richelle 0 1-2 1, Sadie 4 1-2 9, Chaimaine 1 0-0 2, Stephanie 7 0-4 14. Totals 16 2-8 34.

CIA (25) — Moffis 5 0-2 13, Hanna 0 0-0 0, Taplin 0 0-0 0, Brush 1 0-0 2, Lyons 0 0-0 0, Hammond 1 2-5 4, McGahan 0 1-2 1, Hills 2 1-2 5. Totals 9 4-11 25.

3-point field goals — CIA 3 (Moffis 3).

Team fouls — Kodiak JV 9; CIA 10.

 

Bulldogs 53, Raiders 30

Nikiski 17 17 11 8 —53

Unalaska 4 5 10 11 —30

NIKISKI (53) — Riddall 2 1-1 5, Vollersten 0 0-0 0, Cook 2 0-0 4, Costello 4 0-0 8, Litke 1 2-4 4, Lynch 5 0-0 10, Thompson 4 0-2 10, Parrish 0 0-0 0, Kornstad 0 0-0 0, Litzen 0 0-0 0, Darch 5 2-6 12. Totals 21 5-13 53.

UNALASKA (30) — Tungul 1 0-0 2, Vernon 3 0-0 6, Price 0 0-0 0, Olson 3 2-3 8, Seman 2 0-0 4, Kochuten 1 0-0 2, Shaishnikoff 2 1-2 6. Totals 12 3-5 30.

3-point field goals — Nikiski 2 (Thompson 2); Unalaska 1 (Shaishnikoff 1).

Team fouls — Nikiski 11; Unalaska 12.

 

Wolverines 56, Sea Otters 17

Cordova 17 12 19 8 —56

Seldovia 2 13 0 2 —17

CORDOVA (56) — Gonzales 0 0-0 0, Hoepfner 7 0-0 14, Songer 7 0-2 14, Platt 1 0-0 2, Felix 1 0-0 2, Phillips 2 0-0 4, Wiese 2 2-2 6, Hamberger 6 2-5 14. 26 4-9 56.

SELDOVIA (17) — Chissus 3 0-4 7, Omar 0 0-0 0, Mitchell 0 0-2 0, Waterbury 1 0-0 2, Swick 1 0-0 2, Turner 3 0-0 6, Crosby 0 0-0 0. Totals 8 0-6 17.

3-point field goals — Seldovia 1 (Chissus 1).

Team fouls — Cordova 13; Seldovia 8.

 

Panthers 38, Warriors 32

Skyview 13 4 10 11 —38

Nikolaevsk 2 5 13 12 —32

SKYVIEW (38) — Powers 4 4-8 13, Ramsell 2 3-5 7, Mahan 1 0-2 2, Reynolds 3 6-6 14, Rouse 1 0-0 2, Glaves 0 0-0 0. Totals — 11 13-21 38.

NIKOLAEVSK (32) — Ki. Klaich 3 0-0 9, Kr. Klaich 0 0-0 0, Fefelov 0 0-0 0, So. Kalugin 2 2-2 6, Stafford 1 0-0 2, Se. Kalugin 4 1-3 9, Dorvall 3 0-2 6, Hickman 0 0-0 0. Totals — 13 3-7 32.

3-point goals — Skyview 3 (Reynolds 2, Powers); Nikolaevsk 3 (Ki. Klaich 3). Team fouls — Skyview 6, Nikolaevsk 17. Fouled out — none.

 

Thursday boys

Bulldogs 47, Raiders 41

Nikiski 6 12 13 16 —47

Unalaska 6 13 6 16 —41

NIKISKI (47) — Stangel 1 0-1 2, Anderson 2 2-2 7, Johnson 4 9-15 17, Holloway 2 0-0 4, Tauriainen 0 2-2 2, S. Carstens 4 2-3 10, N. Carstens 0 0-0 0, Riddall 0 0-0 0, Jackson 2 0-0 5. Totals 15 15-23 47.

UNALASKA (41) — Magalong 0 0-0 0, Seman 2 0-0 4, Nagnos 6 0-0 12, R. Enlow 5 2-2 12, B. Enlow 0 0-0 0, Remolino 2 0-0 5, Earnshaw 0 0-0 0, Carpentero 4 0-0 8. Totals 19 2-2 41.

3-point field goals — 2 (Anderson 1, Jackson 1); Unalaska 1 (Remolino 1).

Team fouls — Nikiski 5; Unalaska 17.

 

Warriors 56, Grizzlies 35

Kalskag 13 14 2 6 —35

Nikolaevsk 26 13 6 11 —56

KALSKAG (35) — L. Levi 1 0-0 2, Samuelson 1 3-4 5, R. Levi 0 0-0 0, A. Hetherington 1 0-0 3, R. Levi 0 0-0 0, Holmberg 6 0-2 13, Davis 3 0-0 6, B. Hetherington 2 0-0 6, Kerr 0 0-0 0. Totals — 14 3-6 35.

NIKOLAEVSK (56) — Lasiter 0 0-1 0, Molodih 1 0-2 2, Nelson 4 0-1 10, Trail 0 0-0 0, A. Yakunin 2 0-4 6, S. Yakunin 0 0-0 0, N. Fefelov 3 1-4 8, Gordeev 8 0-0 16, J. Fefelov 4 4-7 12, Kalugin 1 0-0 2. Totals — 23 5-19 56.

3-point goals — Kalskag 4 (B. Hetherington 2, Holmberg, A. Hetherington); Nikolaevsk 5 (Nelson 2, A. Yakunin 2, N. Fefelov). Team fouls — Kalskag 15, Nikolaevsk 11. Fouled out — A. Hetherington.

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