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Boys topple Kodiak in overtime for title

Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2006

The Barrow High School boys basketball team won a thriller Saturday, defeating Kodiak 66-65 in overtime to take the tournament title at the Subway SoHi Tipoff at Soldotna High School.

The Homer boys took third with a 61-52 win over Soldotna, Kenai beat Bethel 75-52 to take fifth and Nikiski beat Skyview 55-48 to take seventh.

Barrow and Kodiak were tied at 62 at the end of regulation. Each team hit a 3-pointer in the extra session — Kodiak’s Mark Putney connected for his third 3-pointer of the game while Barrow’s Bobby Pico hit his sixth — but it was a foul shot by Payuk Pimental that provided the margin of victory.

Pico led all scorers with 28 points while John Miller scored 18 and Pimental finished with 11.

Michael Thomas scored 20 for the Bears and Mark Putney finished with 13 points.

Kodiak led 30-26 at the half and extended its lead to nine points by the end of the third quarter before Barrow came back to tie the game in the fourth quarter.

Homer boys 61, Soldotna 52

A slow start hurt the Stars in the third-place game at the Subway SoHi Tipoff Tournament.

Homer raced out to a 30-13 lead at the half and cruised through the second half of play. Luke Gilbert led the Mariners with 21 points while Justin Smith scored 16 and Preston Logan netted 11.

Brian Blossom led the Stars in scoring with 15 points, but was held scoreless in the first half. Tony Besse scored 12 points and Kelly Seggerman finished with 11 for the Stars.

Kenai boys 75, Bethel 52

The Kenai Kardinals boys team cruised past Bethel 75-52 in the fifth-place game Saturday at the Subway Tipoff Classic at Soldotna High School.

Kenai used a balanced scoring attack with four players scoring in double figures.

Cory Toombs led the Kardinals with 14 points while Kevin Epperheimer had 13, Nate Saltzgiver pitched in 12, and Brandon Miles added 11.

Bethel’s Chase Powers pumped in a game-high 25 points for the Warriors.

Nikiski boys 55, Skyview 48

The Nikiski Bulldogs used a big fourth quarter to overcome the Skyview Panthers 55-48 in the seventh-place game of the Subway Tipoff Classic Saturday.

After a slow start to the second half by both teams, Nikiski ignited by outscoring Skyview 21-10 in the final period for the win.

Rick Miller led the charge with 11 of his 16 points coming in the final eight minutes for the Bulldogs.

Greg Bosick paced the Skyview with 19 points, while Nikiski was led by Steven Taylor’s 20 points.

KARDINALS 75, WARRIORS 52

Kenai 16 17 17 25 — 75

Bethel 10 8 16 18 — 52

KENAI (75) — Saltzgiver 4 4-6 12, Chappell 1 0-2 2, Gutsky 2 0-0 4, Ellis 3 0-0 6, Toombs 4 3-4 14, Blanning 1 0-0 2, Epperheimer 3 7-10 13, Faumui 0 0-0 0, Miles 3 5-6 11, McLeod 2 4-4 8, Chimphalee 2 0-0 4. Totals — 25 23-32 75.

BETHEL (52) — Kalistook 0 0-0 0, Powers 8 2-4 25, Lindsey 1 0-0 2, McIntyre 2 0-0 4, Tabor 1 3-9 5, Street 2 1-3 5, Glasheen 1 4-6 6. Totals — 18 10-24 52.

3-point goals — Kenai 3 (Toombs), Bethel 6 (Powers 5, Atti). Total fouls — Kenai 24, Bethel 26. Fouled out — Ellis, Epperheimer, Glasheen, Tabor, Kalistook.

BULLDOGS 55, PANTHERS 48

Nikiski 14 12 8 21 — 55

Skyview 13 16 9 10 — 48

NIKISKI (55) — Hemphill 0 2-2 2, Taylor 7 5-5 20, Lofquist 0 0-0 0, Fagan 0 0-0 0, Miller 7 2-6 16, Cook 1 1-2 3, Ju. Vance 3 1-3 8, Jo. Vance 0 0-0 0, Tumbaga 0 0-0 0, Thurman 1 4-6 6. Totals — 19 15-24 55.

SKYVIEW (48) — West 1 0-0 3, Merritt 0 0-0 0, Dolifka 1 0-0 2, Rodgers 0 0-0 0, McMilin 0 2-2 2, Duke 0 2-2 2, Foister 2 0-0 5, Bosick 7 4-8 19, Blossom 0 0-2 0, Shirnberg 5 1-2 11. Totals — 18 9-16 48.

3-point goals — Nikiski 2 (Ju. Vance, Taylor), Skyview 3 (West, Foister, Bosick). Total Fouls — Nikiski 18, Skyview 15. Fouled out — Foister, Miller.

MARINERS 61, STARS 52

Homer 16 14 11 20 — 61

Soldotna 5 8 9 30 — 52

HOMER (61) — Smith 5 6-8 16, Szymoniak 0 1-2 1, Andrews 2 2-4 7, Gilbert 7 4-6 21, McKinstry 1 0-0 2, Isenhour 0 0-0 0, Logan 3 4-4 11, Thompson 0 0-0 0, McWilliams 1 1-4 3. Totals — 19 18-28 61.

SOLDOTNA (52) — Lybrand 0 0-0 0, Hepner 1 0-0 3, Jackson 0 0-0 0, Blossom 6 0-0 15, Martin 0 0-0 0, Besse 4 4-11 12, Chatham 1 0-1 2, Seggerman 4 3-4 11, Newsome 0 0-0 0, Carver 1 3-3 6, Wilbanks 1 1-2 3. Totals — 18 11-21 52.

3-point goals — Homer 5 (Gilbert 3, Andrews, Logan), Soldotna 5 (Blossom 3, Hepner, Carver). Total fouls — Homer 22, Soldotna 23. Fouled out — Isenhour.

WHALERS 66, BEARS 65, OT

Barrow 10 16 14 22 4 — 66

Kodiak 13 17 19 13 3 — 65

BARROW (66) — Fischer 0 0-0 0, Carrol 0 0-0 0, Pimental 3 5-9 11, Nageak 3 0-0 6, Douglas 1 0-0 2, Pico 10 2-2 28, Miller 7 3-3 18, Voss 0 1-3 1, Lambrecht 0 0-0 0. Totals — 24 11-17 66.

KODIAK (65) — Fried 0 0-0 0, Catt 4 1-1 9, Buenaluz 0 0-0 0, Putney 5 0-0 13, Simpson 2 0-0 6, Johnson 4 2-2 10, Thomas 10 0-3 20, Odell 0 0-0 0, Sweeney 0 0-0 0, Bryant 0 0-0 0, Jensen 2 3-5 7. Totals — 27 6-11 65.

3-point goals — Barrow 7 (Pico 6, Miller), Kodiak 5 (Putney 3, Simpson 2). Total fouls — Barrow 12, Kodiak 17. Fouled out — Catt.



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