The Southcentral Conference tourney in Homer promised some big upsets. It delivered Thursday. The seventh-seeded Cordova girls knocked off second-seeded Grace Christian 44-43 on Thursday. Cordova moves into the semifinals with a 6:30 p.m.
The Cook Inlet Academy boys basketball team reached the finals of the Peninsula Conference tournament with a 58-47 overtime victory over Nikolaevsk on Thursday. The Eagles square off with defending champion Seldovia for the conference title at 6:30 p.m.
Whether it was the hot air inside the gym at Kenai Central High School, or the rabid Kardinals defense, something was stifling the Soldotna girls Thursday night in the first round of the Northern Lights Conference tournament.
In the span of an entire high school basketball season, individual plays hardly have an impact on end-of-season results. But in the case of Soldotna and Kenai Central, those plays could now mean the difference between heading off to state or going home.
Peninsula athletes Michaela Hutchison and Allie Ostrander will be honored at the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony tonight at the Anchorage Museum auditorium.
The event will be from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is free and open to the public.