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Barrow, Kodiak advance to championship

Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2006

Barrow and Kodiak advanced to the championship game of the Subway Tipoff Classic with victories Friday at Soldotna High School.

The Whalers defeated Homer 47-42. John Miller paced Barrow with 13 points, while Ernest Nageak added 12. For Homer, Jeremy Andrews had 17 points and Justin Smith added 12 points.

The Bears defeated Soldotna 43-30. Kodiak used solid defense to get the win, including holding the Stars to two points in the second quarter.

Michael Thomas had 16 points for Kodiak, while Curtis Catt added 10 points. Tony Besse paced Soldotna with 14 points.

Friday Tipoff

Bethel 43, Skyview 34

The Warriors came back from a one-point deficit after the third quarter to earn a spot in the fifth-place game. Gordon Street and Chase Powers led Bethel’s charge with 10 points apiece. Rich Shirnberg paced Skyview with 14 points, while Jacob Bellinger added 10 points.

Kenai Central 75, Nikiski 40

The Kardinals worked off some steam over a loss to Barrow Thursday night with a 27-12 first quarter, then cruised from there to a spot in the fifth-place game.

Kevin Epperheimer had 16 points for Kenai, while Cory Toombs and Nate Saltzgiver had 11 points apiece and Austin McLeod had 10 points.

For Nikiski, Steven Taylor dumped in 16 points.

WARRIORS 43, PANTHERS 34

Skyview 8 12 10 9 —34

Bethel 10 13 6 14 —43

SKYVIEW (34) — West 1 0-0 2, Merritt 2 0-0 4, Dolifka 0 1-2 1, Rodgers 0 0-0 0, Duke 0 0-0 0, Foister 1 0-0 2, Bosick 3 0-0 6, Blossom 0 0-0 0, Bellinger 4 2-2 10, Shirnberg 6 2-6 14. Totals — 17 5-10 34.

BETHEL (43) — Kalistok 3 1-2 7, Powers 4 2-2 10, McIntyte 2 0-0 4, Atti 3 0-1 7, Tabor 1 1-1 3, Street 3 3-3 10, Glasheen 0 2-2 2. Totals — 16 9-11 43.

3-point goals — Bethel 2 (Atti 1, Street 1). Team fouls — Skyview 16, Bethel 14. Fouled out — none.

KARDINALS 75, BULLDOGS 40

Kenai 27 18 17 13 —75

Nikiski 12 10 9 9 —40

KENAI (75) — Saltzgiver 5 1-1 11, Chappell 3 0-0 6, Gustkey 3 0-0 7, Ellis 6 0-0 12, Toombs 5 0-0 11, Blanning 0 0-0 0, Epperheimer 7 2-2 16, Faumui 0 0-0 0, McLeod 4 2-2 10, Chimphalee 1 0-0 2. Totals — 34 5-5 75.

NIKISKI (40) — Hemphill 3 0-3 8, Taylor 6 2-5 16, Fagan 2 0-2 4, Miller 1 0-0 2, Cook 1 0-0 2, Ju. Vance 2 2-3 6, Jo. Vance 0 0-2 0, Tumbaga 0 0-0 0, Thurman 1 0-0 2. Totals — 16 4-15 40.

3-point goals — Kenai 2 (Gustkey 1, Toombs 1); Nikiski 4 (Hemphill 2, Taylor 2). Team fouls — Kenai 16, Nikiski 9. Fouled out — Blanning.

WHALERS 47, MARINERS 42

Barrow 8 10 15 14 —47

Homer 7 8 10 17 —42

BARROW (47) — Fischer 0 0-0 0, Carrol 1 2-3 5, Pimental 2 2-3 6, Nageak 3 6-8 12, Douglas 0 1-2 1, Pico 3 2-3 8, Miller 5 1-3 13, Voss 1 0-0 2, Lambrecht 0 0-2 0. Totals — 15 14-24 47.

HOMER (42) — Smith 5 1-2 12, Szymoniak 0 0-0 0, Andrews 8 0-0 17, Gilbert 3 0-0 6, Isenhour 1 0-0 2, Logan 1 0-0 3, Layland 1 0-0 2, McWilliams 0 0-0 0. Totals — 19 1-2 42.

3-point goals — Barrow 3 (Miller 2, Carrol 1); Homer 3 (Smith 1, Andrews 1, Logan 1). Team fouls — Barrow 9, Homer 19. Fouled out — Gilbert, McWilliams.

BEARS 43, STARS 30

Kodiak 13 8 11 11 —43

Soldotna 10 2 9 9 —30

KODIAK (43) — Fried 0 0-0 0, Catt 5 0-0 10, Buenalos 0 0-0 0, Putney 2 0-0 4, Simpson 1 0-0 2, Johnson 3 2-3 8, Thomas 7 2-3 16, O’Dell 0 1-2 1, Sweeney 0 0-0 0, Bryant 1 0-0 2, Jensen 0 0-0 0. Totals — 19 5-8 43.

SOLDOTNA (30) — Lybrand 0 0-0 0, Hepner 0 0-0 0, Jackson 0 0-0 0, Blossom 2 0-2 5, Martin 0 0-0 0, Besse 6 2-3 14, Newsome 0 0-1 0, Carver 1 0-0 2, Roberts 0 0-0 0, Wilbanks 0 0-0 0, Chatham 0 0-0 0, Seggerman 4 0-2 9. Totals — 13 2-8 30.

3-point goals — Soldotna 2 (Blossom 1, Seggerman 1). Team fouls — Kodiak 8, Soldotna 10. Fouled out — none.



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