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SoHi girls destroy North Pole

Posted: February 5, 2014 - 11:58pm  |  Updated: February 6, 2014 - 12:14am

If you thought Sunday’s Super Bowl blowout was impressive, wait until you see the score that the Soldotna girls hoops team put up.

The SoHi girls easily handled North Pole with a 63-5 win on the first day of the 2014 Dimond Lady Lynx Prep Shootout Wednesday in Anchorage.

After racing to a 26-1 lead after one quarter, and 37-5 at halftime, Soldotna completely blanked the Patriots in the second half to take the win and improve its unbeaten season record to 13-0 (overall).

North Pole managed only a single basket in the game, coming from Willow Stewart, who led her team with four points.

Senior Julie Litchfield led the Stars with 18 points, while sophomore Lindsey Wong racked up a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Katelynn Kerkvliet grabbed 18 rebounds to go along with nine points.

When the game was well in hand midway through the second quarter, SoHi coach Doug Blossom began subbing in bench players, leading to 19 bench points, including Wong’s performance.

SoHi also dominated the stat sheet in rebounds (50 to 21), turnover points (37 to 1) and field goal attempts, taking 76 shots compared to just 28 from North Pole.

Soldotna will play Chugiak today at 2:45 p.m. The Mustangs beat Juneau on Wednesday.

West girls 53, Kenai 22

The Eagles cruised to a win over the Kardinals Wednesday to move on to a bout with Wasilla on Friday.

Senior Justice English led the Kards with 11 points and six rebounds. Chanel Bookert and Marshala Eady led West with 20 points each.

West took a 35-19 lead into halftime, and began to tighten up on defense, holding Kenai to only three points in the second half. The Kards failed to make a bucket on 21 tries in the half.

Kenai will face South Anchorage at 8 p.m. today. South were the losers against Wasilla on Wednesday.

 

Ninilchik Invitational

The Ninilchik girls hoops team used a late rally to beat Noatak 42-38 Wednesday in Ninilchik.

After trailing 20-14 at halftime and 34-25 after three quarters, the Wolverines outscored the Lynx 17-4 in the fourth quarter.

Melissa Ehlers had 15 points to lead Ninilchik, while Noatak was topped by Eileen Norton with 18.

Noatak boys 80, Ninilchik 42

The Ninilchik boys were crushed by Noatak Wednesday night in Ninilchik.

Austin White led Ninilchik with 17 points, but Noatak had two 19-point scorers in Ezra Arey and Ralph Stalker Jr., while Ivan Luther contributed an additional 17 points.

In the two early games Wednesday, the Chevak girls beat Noorvik 64-45 and the Noorvik boys topped Chevak 64-38.

The Skyview girls, who had a bye on Wednesday, will play Chevak at noon today, while the Skyview boys will face Noorvik at 1:30 p.m. The Ninilchik girls play Unalakleet today at 5 p.m., while the Ninilchik boys will face the loser of the Skyview-Noorvik boys game Friday at 12:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday girls

Stars 63, Patriots 5

Soldotna 26 11 16 10 —63

North Pole 1 4 0 0 —5

SOLDOTNA (63) — Nelson 0 0-0 0, Benson 3 0-0 7, Shaw 0 0-0 0, Litchfield 7 2-2 18, M. Wong 4 0-0 8, L. Wong 6 0-0 12, Hendrick 1 0-0 2, Kerkvliet 4 1-2 9, Miller 3 1-2 7. Totals 28 4-6 63.

NORTH POLE (5) — Chimura 0 0-0 0, Moisan 0 1-1 1, Parker 0 0-0 0, Daley 0 0-0 0, McCormick 0 0-2 0, Stewart 1 2-3 4. Totals 1 3-6 5.

3-point field goals — Soldotna 3 (Litchfield 2, Benson 1); North Pole 0.

Team fouls — Soldotna 12; North Pole 3.

 

Eagles 53, Kardinals 22

West 17 18 12 6 —53

Kenai 11 8 0 3 —22

WEST (53) — Rivera 0 0-0 0, Roderick 0 0-0 0, Malaetia 1 0-0 2, Bookert 7 2-3 20, Alcantara 0 0-0 0, Frye 0 0-0 0, Eady 8 2-2 20, Puoy 3 0-0 7, Tua 0 0-0 0, Cockerham 2 0-0 4, Tuiniua 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 4-5 53.

KENAI (22) — Ostrander 0 0-0 0, English 4 2-2 11, Drury 0 0-0 0, Steinbeck 0 0-0 0, Creighton 0 2-4 2, Baker 0 0-0 0, Steinbeck 0 0-0 0, Barcus 1 0-0 2, Beck 1 5-10 7, Every 0 0-0 0. Totals 6 9-16 22.

3-point field goals — West 7 (Bookert 4, Eady 2, Puoy 1); Kenai 1 (English 1).

Team fouls — West 12; Kenai 4.

 

Wolverines 42, Lynx 38

Ninilchik 6 8 11 17 —42

Noatak 10 10 14 4 —38

NINILCHIK (42) — Sinclair 3 1-2 7, Goins 3 0-0 6, Ehlers 5 5-9 15, Finney 4 0-0 8, Me. Clark 3 0-2 6, Mi. Clark 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 6-13 42.

NOATAK (38) — Outwater 3 0-0 6, Adams 4 0-0 8, Norton 9 0-0 18, Onalik 2 0-0 4, Luther 0 0-0 0, Mills 1 0-0 2, Ju. Sherman 0 0-0 0, Je. Sherman 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 0-0 38.

3-point field goals — none.

Team fouls — Ninilchik 6; Noatak 15.

 

Wednesday boys

Lynx 80, Wolverines 42

Noatak 20 16 26 18 —80

Ninilchik 10 10 9 13 —42

NOATAK (80) — Arey 8 0-0 19, Van Amburg 6 0-0 12, Luther 7 3-3 17, Stalker Jr. 8 1-2 19, Wesley 2 3-4 7, McDonald 1 0-0 2, Sherman 2 0-0 4, Adams Jr. 1 0-0 2. Totals 35 7-9 80.

NINILCHIK (42) — C. Appelhanz 1 0-0 3, Presley 4 0-2 8, Delgado 3 2-4 8, Bartolowitz 0 0-0 0, Thorn 2 2-2 6, S. Appelhanz 0 0-0 0, White 6 5-8 17. Totals 16 9-16 42.

3-point field goals — Noatak 5 (Arey 3, Stalker Jr. 2); Ninilchik 1 (C. Appelhanz 1).

Team fouls — Noatak 17; Ninilchik 11.

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