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Soldotna boys blow past Braves

Posted: Friday, January 08, 2010

The Soldotna boys basketball team defeated Mt. Edgecumbe 36-28 on Thursday during the first day of the round-robin Heritage Christian Invitational in Anchorage.

The Braves grabbed a 10-9 lead after the first quarter, but the Stars held Mt. Edgecumbe to one point in the second quarter to grab a 15-11 lead. The Stars then stretched their lead to 31-22 after three quarters.

Senior Boomer Blossom paced the Stars with 13 points, while Daniel Peters pumped in 11 points for the Braves.

In the tournament's other game, Heritage blew out West Valley's junior varsity, 72-25.

Soldotna will play West Valley's JV at 5:15 p.m. today and then face Heritage on Saturday at 4 p.m.

At the Grace Classic, the Barrow boys topped Skyview 71-25, taking a 25-3 lead after the first quarter. Jordan Jones paced the Panthers with seven points.

The Skyview boys play West Valley at 4:45 p.m. today, then conclude the tournament by playing Grace at 4:15 p.m. Saturday.

The Skyview girls lost to Barrow 51-30 in the Grace Christian Classic. Lynette Heppa, a freshman center, had 13 points for the Whalers, while Virginia Sovalik added 12.

Casee Penrod had 15 points for Skyview. Ivy O'Guinn added 10 points.

The Skyview girls play Eagle River today at 3 p.m. and Grace on Saturday at 4:15 p.m.

Boys

Whalers 71, Panthers 25

Barrow 25 15 19 12 --71

Skyview 3 11 2 9 --25

BARROW (71) -- Adams 4 0-0 10, Edwardson 1 1-2 3, Long 2 0-0 10, Enlow 2 1-1 5, Gerke 3 2-2 9, Nashakwik 2 1-3 5, Unutoa 4 0-0 8, Thomas 6 0-0 12, Benson 2 0-0 4, Paniaeo 2 0-0 5. Totals -- 30 5-8 71.

SKYVIEW (25) --Hallford 2 0-0 4, McNamara 0 1-2 1, White 1 1-2 3, Malatesta 0 0-0 0, Jones 1 5-6 7, Harvey 1 0-1 2, Parham 1 0-0 2, Diaz 1 1-4 3, Oakes 1 1-2 3. Totals -- 8 9-17 25.

3-point goals -- Barrow 6 (Adams 2, Long 2, Gerke, Paniaeo). Team fouls -- Barrow 15, Skyview 11. Fouled out -- none.

Stars 36, Braves 28

Soldotna 9 6 16 5 --36

Mt. Edgecumbe 10 1 11 6 --28

SOLDOTNA (36) -- Hahn 2 0-0 6, Story 1 0-0 2, Blossom 5 2-2 13, Jackson 0 0-2 0, Carver 2 0-0 5, Stilchen 1 1-2 3, Skjold 1 0-0 2, Smithwick 0 2-2 2, Withrow 0 0-0 0, Barnes 1 0-0 3. Totals -- 13 5-8 36.

MT. EDGECUMBE (28) -- Kewan-Bartleson 0 0-0 0, Sherman 0 0-0 0, Ivanoff 0 0-0 0, Peters 4 3-4 11, Bartleson 3 0-1 8, Melovidov 2 1-2 5, Nick 0 0-0 0, Kruger 1 1-2 3, Peterson 0 1-2 1. Totals -- 10 6-11 28.

3-point goals -- Soldotna 5 (Hahn 2, Blossom 1, Carver 1, Barnes 1); Mt. Edgecumbe 2 (Bartleson 2). Team fouls -- Soldotna 17, Mt. Edgecumbe 12. Fouled out -- none.

Girls

Whalers 51, Panthers 30

Barrow 9 19 15 8 --51

Skyview 7 14 7 2 --30

BARROW (51) -- Nungasak 6, Sovalik 12, Kanayurak 4, Simmonds 3, Kim 9, Heppa 13, Havea 4.

SKYVIEW (30) -- Jones 2, O'Guinn 10, Penrod 15, Mercier 2, Lamborn 1.



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