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Nikiski girls win Cordova Tip Off

Posted: January 26, 2014 - 11:28pm

The Nikiski girls basketball team won the Cordova Tip Off Tournament this weekend, finishing the round robin 3-0.

The Bulldogs wrapped up the title Saturday with a 61-20 victory over Seldovia. Nikiski led 27-4 after the first quarter.

The Bulldogs put 11 players in the scoring column, led by Emily Lynch with 14.

Lynch was named the MVP of the tournament, while Rachel Thompson, Alyssa Darch and Katie Costello also made the all-tournament team.

Jenna Crosby paced the Sea Otters with 20 points. Xandria Swick was Seldovia’s representative on the all-tournament team.

The Nikiski boys finished second at the tournament with a 2-1 record. Both the Bulldogs and Seldovia were 1-1 headed into their game Saturday. Nikiski notched a 63-53 win.

The Bulldogs led 18-12 after one quarter, but Seldovia had a 29-26 lead at the break. Nikiski was up 44-41 after three, then closed it out.

Seth Carstens had 21 for the Bulldogs, while Luke Johnson had 19 and Cade Anderson had 16.

For Seldovia, Aidan Philpot had 18 and Dylan Waterbury had 15.

Johnson and Carstens made the all-tournament team for Nikiski, while Philpot and Calem Collier were honored for Seldovia.

Host Cordova won the boys tournament.

Tip Off Awards

Skill competitions

Free throws — Katie Costello, Nikiski; Andrew Werner, Cordova.

Hot shot — Seth Carstens, Nikiski; Emily Lynch, Nikiski.

3-point — Rachel Thompson, Nikiski; Hunter Holloway, Nikiski.

Girls sportsmanship award — Seldovia Sea Otters.

Girls MVP — Emily Lynch, Nikiski.

Girls all-tournament — Marina Olsen, Unalaska; Dariah Songer, Cordova; Rachel Thompson, Nikiski; Alyssa Darch, Nikiski; Lindsay Phillips, Cordova; Katie Costello, Nikiski; Amber Vernon, Unalaska; Xandria Swick, Seldovia.

Boys sportsmanship award — Unalaska Raiders.

Boys MVP — Eli Beedle, Cordova.

Boys all-tournament — Luke Johnson, Nikiski; Cooper Jewell, Cordova; Seth Carstens, Nikiski; Aiden Philpot, Seldovia; Ben Enlow, Unalaska; Zach Songer, Cordova; Andrew Muma, Cordova; Caleb Collier, Seldovia.

Saturday girls

Bulldogs 61, Sea Otters 20

Nikiski 27 18 8 8 —61

Seldovia 4 1 7 8 —20

NIKISKI (61) — Riddall 3 0-0 6, Vollertsen 1 0-0 2, Cook 4 0-0 8, Costello 3 0-0 7, Litke 1 0-0 2, Lynch 7 0-0 14, Thompson 2 0-1 4, Parrish 0 0-2 0, Kornstad 2 0-0 4, Kaser 1 0-0 2, Litzen 1 4-4 6, Darch 3 0-0 6. Totals — 28 4-7 61.

SELDOVIA (20) — Chissus 2 4-6 8, Omar 0 0-0 0, Mitchell 0 0-0 0, Waterbury 0 0-0 0, Swick 0 0-0 0, Turner 1 0-0 3, Crosby 4 0-0 9. Totals — 7 4-6 20.

3-point goals — Nikiski 1 (Costello); Seldovia 2 (Turner, Crosby). Team fouls — Nikiski 7, Seldovia 7. Fouled out — none.

Saturday boys

Bulldogs 63, Sea Otters 53

Nikiski 18 8 18 19 —63

Seldovia 12 17 12 12 —53

NIKISKI (63) — Stangel 1 0-1 2, Anderson 6 2-2 16, Johnson 5 9-10 19, Castro 0 0-0 0, Holloway 0 1-2 1, Tauriainen 1 1-2 3, S. Carstens 10 1-1 21, N. Carstens 0 0-0 0, Jackson 0 1-2 1, Pamplin 0 0-0 0. Totals — 23 15-20 63.

SELDOVIA (53) — R. Waterbury 0 0-0 0, Crosby 0 0-0 0, Sidibe 0 0-0 0, D. Waterbury 5 5-7 15, Collier 2 3-5 7, Haller 0 2-3 2, Philpot 8 0-0 18, O’Leary 3 3-6 9. Totals — 18 13-21 53.

3-point goals — Nikiski 2 (Anderson 2); Seldovia 2 (Philpot 2). Team fouls — Nikiski 20, Seldovia 20. Fouled out — S. Carstens.

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