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Thursday hoops roundup

Posted: January 30, 2014 - 11:59pm  |  Updated: January 31, 2014 - 12:32am

HOUSTON — Houston’s recipe for success if fairly simple. There is one major ingredient: energy.

With that, the Hawks raced to an early lead and scored a 51-37 nonconference win over Kenai on Thursday at Houston High.

“The thing with us, if we have energy usually we’re pretty good,” Houston head coach Steve Henderson said after the win. “It’s just a matter of being consistent and getting that energy. Playing smart, tough basketball with a lot of energy.”

After allowing an early Miles Jones 3-pointer that tied the game at 3 during the opening minutes of the game, Houston held Kenai scoreless until Jones drained another 3-pointer at the 6:58 mark of the second quarter.

“Our focus was on kind of locking them down a little bit,” Henderson said.

Kenai did manage a dozen points in the second quarter, but nine of those came during the final 3:09 of the half. At the 3:09 mark, Josh Jackman went to the basket, drew the foul and hit the ensuing free throw to complete the three-point play.

But before those Jackman points, the Matt Barron-led Hawks were cruising to a big lead. Barron, a senior, scored a dozen of his game-high 19 points during the first two quarters. The Hawks led 10-3 after the first quarter, and led 14-3 after Dustin Griffith grabbed easy buckets on back-to-back possessions early in the second quarter.

Barron hit a 3-pointer to push Houston’s advantage, and scored seven points in the quarter.

The Hawks led 26-15 at the break.

Kenai managed to cut Houston’s lead to single digits a handful of times in the second half, always trailed by at least nine points.

“Obviously we would like to put them away, but we didn’t let them back in. That’s a big step for us,” Henderson said.

Barron pulled down a game-high nine rebounds in the win. Lane Taylor finished with nine points and eight rebounds. Mitchell Ruta chipped in six points.

Jones led Kenai with 10 points, and was 2 for 5 from behind the arc. Nate Saavedra chipped in nine points and Jackman added eight.

Kenai was held to 1 of 10 shooting during the first quarter, and 25 percent shooting in the game.

Nikiski girls 46, Newhalen 42

The Bulldogs defeated Newhalen in the opening round of the round-robin Donlin Gold Basketball Tournament in Bethel on Thursday.

Nikiski led 16-9 after one quarter and 23-13 at halftime. But Newhalen cut the gap to 36-35 in the third, before Nikiski regained control in the fourth.

Rachel Thompson paced the Bulldogs with 16 points, while Emily Lynch added 11 points and 11 rebounds. Alyssa Darch pulled down 12 rebounds for the Bulldogs.

The score of the Nikiski boys game vs. Bristol Bay was not available as the Clarion went to press.

Barrow girls 46, Homer 37

The Whalers pulled out a victory in the opening round of the round-robin Whaler Invitational on Thursday. The score of the Homer-Bristol Bay boys game was not available as the Clarion went to press.

Lumen Christi girls 52,
Ninilchik 47

The visiting Archangels pulled out a Peninsula Conference victory.

Ninilchik led 16-12 after the first quarter, but Lumen dominated the second quarter for a 30-20 lead at halftime.

The Wolverines cut it to 39-35 after three, but the comeback came up short in the fourth quarter.

Robin Jones and Tori Kruger had 19 points for the Archangels.

For the Wolverines, Jessica Rogers had 15 points, Melissa Clark had 14 points and Jordan Finney pitched in 10.

Ninilchik boys 51,
Lumen Christi 15

The host Wolverines began the game with a 20-0 run that proved decisive in the Peninsula Conference victory.

Two freshmen led the way for the Wolverines, with Tyler Presley dumping in 26 and Austin White adding 14. White had 15 rebounds, while Robert Delgado had 12. Tyler Thorne pitched in six assists and eight steals for the Wolverines.

Lumen did not score until 6:35 remained in the second quarter. Joey Brown and Hoo-Hsin Chen each had four points for the Archangels.

Nikolaevsk boys 70, Nanwalek 44

The host Warriors led 21-9 after the first quarter and did not look back in claiming a Peninsula Conference win.

Nikolaevsk drained 11 3-pointers in the game. Jaruby Nelson had six en route to 24 points. Nikit Fefelov had three on the way to 13 points. Jonah Fefelov pitched in 10 points for Nikolaevsk.

John Romanoff had 23 points to lead the Eagles.

 

Clarion staff contributed to these reports.

 

Thursday boys

Wolverines 51, Archangels 15

Lumen 0 8 2 5 —15

Ninilchik 16 15 20 0 —51

LUMEN CHRISTI (15) — Pochop 0 0-0 0, Heilala 1 0-0 2, Brown 2 0-0 4, Reilly 0 0-0 0, Fortune 1 0-0 2, Pepe-Phelps 0 0-0 0, Chen 2 0-0 4, Lebechi 1 0-1 3, Samualson 0 0-0 0. Totals — 7 1-2 15.

NINILCHIK (51) — C. Appelhanz 2 0-0 4, Presley 12 2-7 26, Delgado 1 0-3 2, Bartolowits 1 0-0 2, Thorne 1 1-2 3, S. Appelhanz 0 0-0 0, White 6 2-2 14. Totals — 23 5-14 51.

3-point goals — none. Team fouls — Lumen 13, Ninilchik 10. Fouled out — Brown.

 

Warriors 70, Eagles 44

Nanwalek 9 12 11 12 —44

Nikolaevsk 21 18 26 5 —70

NANWALEK (44) — X. Romanoff 4 0-0 8, Ukatish 2 1-3 5, J. Romanoff 11 0-1 23, Anahonek 2 0-0 4, Evans 2 0-0 4. Totals — 21 1-4 44.

NIKOLAEVSK (70) — Lasiter 0 0-0 0, Molodih 0 0-0 0, Nelson 9 0-0 24, Trail 2 0-0 4, A. Yakunin 3 0-0 7, S. Yakunin 1 0-0 2, N. Fefelov 5 0-1 13, Gordeev 4 1-2 9, J. Fefelov 4 1-1 10, Kalugin 0 1-2 1. Totals — 28 3-6 70.

3-point goals — Nanwalek 1 (J. Romanoff), Nikolaevsk 11 (Nelson 6, N. Fefelov 3, A. Yakunin, J. Fefelov). Team fouls — Nanwalek 5, Nikolaevsk 10.

 

Hawks 51, Kardinals 37

Kenai 3 12 14 8 —37

Houston 10 16 13 12 —51

Kenai (37) — Theisen 1 0-0 2, Shirnberg 1 3-3 5, Jackman 3 2-3 8, Saavedra 3 2-2 9, Ivy 1 0-0 3, Jones 4 0-2 10; Totals: 15 7-10 37.

Houston (51) — Kleewein 1 2-2 4, Griffith 2 0-0 4, Baird 1 0-0 2, L. Taylor 2 5-6 9, Barron 8 2-3 19, N. Saechao 0 4-6 4, J. Taylor 1 1-2 3; Totals: 17 16-23 51.

3-point field goals: Kenai 4 (Jones 2), Houston 1 (Barron 1); Total fouls: 20, Houston 17.

 

Thursday girls

Archangels 52, Wolverines 47

Lumen 12 18 9 13 —52

Ninilchik 16 4 15 10 —47

LUMEN CHRISTI (52) — Dickhaus 0 0-0 0, Jones 6 7-13 19, Thoraness 1 0-0 2, Estes 3 0-0 7, Kruger 9 0-0 19, Childs 1 1-3 3, McCormick 0 0-0 0, Zitzow 0 0-4 0. Totals — 19 8-20 52.

NINILCHIK (47) — Rogers 6 5-11 15, Sinclair 0 1-3 1, Goins 2 0-0 4, Ehlers 0 1-2 1, Finney 4 2-5 10, Me. Clark 7 0-1 14, Robuck 0 0-0 0, Mi. Clark 0 0-0 0. Totals — 19 9-22 47.

3-point goals — Lumen 2 (Estes 1, Kruger 1). Team fouls — Lumen 20, Ninilchik 19. Fouled out — Zitzow, Goins.

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