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Heritage boys nip Soldotna

Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2010

Host Heritage Christian defeated Soldotna's boys 54-40 in the de facto championship game of the round-robin tournament on Saturday.

The Eagles led by seven at the half. SoHi cut the lead to five at the end of three quarters. But an 18-9 fourth quarter in favor of Heritage sealed the victory for the Eagles.

Heritage was led by Amos Vreeman, who was named to the all-tournament team, with 20 points. Seven different Eagles contributed to the scoring.

SoHi's Boomer Blossom paced the Stars with 13 points. He, along with Tyler Hahn, was named to the all-tournament team. The Stars were 2-1 in the tourney and took second place.

Soldotna's boys steamrolled West Valley's junior varsity squad 82-31 in Friday action of the Heritage Christian Invitational.

Boomer Blossom led the Stars with 23 points. Josh Barnes and Dylon Story each had 11. Nine different players recorded points for SoHi.

Lorenzo Graham led West Valley with 11 points.

The Stars outscored the Wolfpack in each of the four quarters. They led 38-25 at the half. SoHi put up 44 second-half points to West Valley's six.

The Stars made 18 of 26 free throw attempts. The Wolfpack were 4-for-13.

Mount St. Elias Classic

Despite shooting 4-of-17 from the line, host Yakutat's boys defeated Ninilchik 46-44 Friday in Mount St. Elias Classic action.

The Eagles held a two-point lead after the first half. The Wolverines took the lead 35-32 after the third quarter. But a 14-9 fourth gave Yakutat the victory.

Clint Ivers paced the Eagles with 16 points. Rex Newlun had 14.

Ninilchik was led by Hunter Cooper with 15 points. Sam Bennett followed with 12.

Yakutat made four 3-pointers in the contest.

Like the boys, Yakutat's girls notched a two-point win over Ninilchik on Friday, 39-37.

After holding a 17-15 lead at the half, the Wolverines were outscored 12-7 in the third quarter. That lead was enough for Yakutat to hold off Ninilchik in the final eight minutes.

Katrina Fraker paced Yakutat with 21 points. Linsey Rohr led Ninilchik with 13. Cassie Fefelov had 12.

Ninilchik's boys opened the tournament with a 55-49 win over Skagway on Thursday.

The Wolverines jumped out to a 30-22 lead at the half. They held a 16-point lead after the third quarter.

Though the Panthers outscored the Wolverines 18-8 in the fourth, Ninilchik's lead was too great for Skagway to recover from.

Jeff Klapak paced Ninilchik with 26 points. Hunter Cooper had 14.

Mickey Wilson led Skagway with 13 points.

Skagway's girls earned a split with Ninilchik Thursday defeating the Wolverines 62-24.

The Panthers held a 32-12 advantage after the first half. They outscored Ninilchik 30-12 in the second half.

Jesse Ellis led Skagway with 20 points. Lindsay Schnabl had a team-high seven for Ninilchik.

The Saturday results of the tournament were not available as the Clarion went to press.

Grace Christian tournament

A 10-0 first-quarter run helped give Skyview's girls a 33-28 win over host Grace Christian on Saturday. With the win, the Panthers finished the weekend 2-1, losing only to tournament-champion Barrow on Thursday.

Though they were blanked in the opening eight minutes, Grace had a one-point lead after three quarters. But Skyview outscored the Eagles 11-5 in the fourth, sealing the victory.

Casee Penrod had a team-high 10 points for SkyHi. Jaxon Hill had nine. Seven Panthers recorded points.

All nine Grace Christian Grizzlies scored points Saturday en route to their 63-23 win over Skyview. Grace won its round robin tourney.

The Grizzlies held a 34-7 advantage at halftime. They outscored Skyview 29-16 in the second half.

Three players recorded double digits in scoring for Grace. Cameron Harvey paced the Panthers with nine points.

Eighteen of Grace's points came from 3-pointers. Five different players scored from 3-point land for the Grizzlies.

Skyview's girls scored enough points in the first quarter of Friday's matchup against Eagle River to win. The Panthers cruised to a 58-14 victory in day two of the Grace Christian tournament.

Casee Penrod led Skyview with 31 points. Eight different Panthers recorded points in the game.

West Valley cruised to a 57-30 victory over Skyview on Friday at the Grace Christian tournament.

The Wolfpack carried a 24-8 lead going into the second half. They outscored the Panthers 33-22 in the second half.

Three West Valley players totaled double digits in scoring. Nine Wolfpack players contributed to the scoring.

Albert White paced Skyview with 11 points.

The Panthers were 8-for-11 from the line. West Valley made nine of its 19 free throw attempts.

Mariners 35, Seahawks 30

After a slow start, Homer's boys put up 26 second-half points for a 35-30 win over visiting Seward on Saturday.

The Seahawks led 15-9 after two quarters of play. But the Mariners outscored Seward by 11 points in the second half.

Michael Pate paced Homer with 14 points. Devon Kennelty had 13. Six of the eight Mariners that saw playing time had points.

Andrew Buchanan had a team-high 15 points for Seward.

Seahawks 49, Lady Mariners 27

Emily Draper and Chelsey Clarke each put up 12 points in Seward's 49-27 win over Homer on Saturday.

The visiting Seahwaks gained a 24-15 advantage at the half. Seward outscored Homer 25-12 in the second half.

Seward made 14 of 22 free throws. Homer was 4-for-11 from the line.

Krystal Edens and Melissa Wood paced the Lady Mariners with nine points apiece.

Lynx 62, Stars 50

An eight-point, first-quarter difference was enough for Dimond to hold on for a 62-55 win against Soldotna's girls Friday.

The Stars trailed the Lynx 36-30 after the first half. Dimond outsocred SoHi by one point in the second half, sealing the victory.

Krishna Engel led Dimond with 28 points. Karen Senette paced the Stars with 14 points. Kaillee Skjold had 11 and Kelsey VanAntwerp chipped in 10.

The Lynx made 20 of 34 free throw attempts. SoHi was 6-of-14 from the line.

Eagles 26, Sea Otters 19

Cook Inlet Academy's girls earned a 26-19 win over Seldovia in a defensive battle Friday.

The Eagles started the game with an 8-0 run in the first quarter. Heading into the fourth quarter, CIA had a 14-point lead. The Sea Otters fought back, outscoring the Eagles 9-2 in the final quarter. But the deficit was too much for Seldovia to recover from.

Amie Smithwick led CIA with 12 points, including shooting a perfect 4-of-4 from the line. Sarah O'Leary paced Seldovia with eight points and Sara Geagel had seven.

CIA boys 61, Whittier 33

Cook Inlet Academy's Matthew Moffis hit five 3-pointers and had 25 total points as the Eagles rolled to a 61-33 win over Whittier on Friday.

CIA held a 37-15 advantage after the first half. All 11 CIA players saw playing time. Nine Eagles contributed to the scoring.

Whittier was led by Austin Lipscomb with nine points.

Thursday girls

Panthers 62, Wolverines 24

Ninilchik 7 5 12 0 -- 24

Skagway 15 17 15 15 -- 62

NINILCHIK (24) -- L. Schnabl 2 3-4 7, S. Klein 0 0-2 0, B. Motoyama 2 1-2 5, L. Rohr 1 3-4 6, E. Ehlers 0 0-0 0, A. Ehlers 0 0-0 0, K. Smith 0 0-0 0. Totals -- 8 7-12 24.

SKAGWAY (62) -- J. Ellis 9 0-0 20, K. O'Daniel 3 1-2 7, K. Surdyk 5 0-2 10, R. Leavorton 6 1-1 13, A. Korsno 2 0-0 4, A. Jensen 0 0-0 0, K. Honrickson 1 0-0 2, E. Horbig 3 0-0 6, P. Brown 0 0-0 0. Totals -- 29 2-5 62.

3-point goals --Ninilchik 1 (Rohr 1); Skagway 2 (Ellis 2). Team fouls -- Ninilchik 7; Skagway 11. Fouled out -- None.

Thursday boys

Wolverines 55, Panthers 49

Ninilchik 16 14 17 8 -- 55

Skagway 15 7 9 18 -- 49

NINILCHIK (55) -- H. Cooper 6 2-3 14, J. Klapak 11 4-8 26, Ju. Klapak 0 0-0 0, S. Goins 3 1-2 7, D. Covey 0 0-0 0, S. Bennett 1 1-2 3, Q. Bennett 0 0-0 0, R. Bear 2 1-4 5. Totals -- 23 9-19 55.

SKAGWAY (49) -- J. Madden 0 0-0 0, I. Klupan 0 0-0 0, T. Etve 5 0-0 10, D. Fairbanks 2 0-1 4, L. Webber 4 0-0 9, D. Moore 0 0-0 0, Q. Webber 3 1-2 7, N. Ackerman 2 2-4 6, M. Wilson 5 3-6 13. Totals -- 21 6-13 49.

3-point goals -- Skagway 1 (L. Webber 1). Team fouls -- Ninilchik 15; Skagway 18. Fouled out -- S. Bennett, M. Wilson.

Friday girls

Lynx 62, Stars 55

Dimond 20 16 11 15

Soldotna 12 18 11 14

DIMOND (62) -- C. Fairchild 1 2-2 4, C. Hoffman 0 0-0 0, K. Jackson 2 2-6 6, Prestegard 0 0-0 0, Rogers 0 1-2 1, Halverson 0 0-0 0, K. Engel 8 10-15 28, Hanley 4 0-2 8, Bagsby 0 2-3 2, Anderson 5 3-4 13. Totals -- 20 20-34 62.

SOLDOTNA (55) -- L. Forbes 0 0-0 0, K. Senette 5 2-2 14, K. Sholin 3 0-1 6, S. Dykstra 3 0-4 6, S. Ackerman 0 0-0 0, K. VanAntwerp 5 0-0 10, J. Duke 1 0-0 3, M. Hardy 1 3-4 5, K. Skjold 5 1-3 11. Totals --23 6-14 55.

3-point goals --Dimond 2 (Engel 2); Soldotna 3 (Senette 2, Duke 1). Team fouls --Dimond 17; Soldotna 19. Fouled out --None.

Eagles 26, Sea Otters 19

Seldovia 0 7 3 9 -- 19

CIA 8 8 8 2 -- 26

SELDOVIA (19) -- C. Collier 1 0-1 2, S. Geagel 1 5-5 7, M. Turner 0 0-0 0, K. Gruber 0 0-4 0, K. Hecks 1 0-1 2, S. O'Leary 2 4-6 8. Totals -- 5 9-17 19.

CIA (26) -- T. Smith 2 1-2 5, T. McGahan 1 1-3 3, L. Bauder 0 0-0 0, M. Bauder 0 0-0 0, S. Arneson 0 0-0 0, A. Smithwick 4 4-4 12, K. Powers 0 0-0 0, K. Brush 0 0-0 0, K. Leaf 3 0-0 6. Totals -- 10 6-9 26.

3-point goals -- None. Fouled out -- None.

Eagles 39, Wolverines 37

Ninilchik 10 7 7 13 -- 37

Yakutat 8 7 12 12 -- 39

NINILCHIK (37) --L. Schnabl 0 0-0 0, L. Rohr 5 3-4 13, C. Fefelov 5 0-2 12, B. Motoyama 2 0-0 4, S. Klein 3 2-4 8, K. Smith 0 0-0 0. Totals --15 5-10 37.

YAKUTAT (39) --K. Fraker 9 2-2 21, E. Esbenshade 2 0-0 4, J. Jensen 1 0-2 2, S. Beckstrom 0 0-0 0, T. Esbenshade 4 1-1 12, A. Israelson 0 0-0 0, K. Ivers 0 0-0 0, C. Klushkan 0 0-0 0. Totals --16 3-5 39.

3-point goals --Ninilchik 2 (Fefelov 2); Yakutat 4 (Fraker 1, T. Esbenshade 3). Team fouls --Ninilchik 10; Yakutat 13. Fouled out -- None.

Panthers 58, Wolves 14

Skyview 21 12 10 15 -- 58

Eagle River 10 0 2 2 -- 14

SKYVIEW (58) -- J. Jones 2 0-0 4, I. O'Guinn 2 0-0 4, C. Penrod 12 5-6 31, J. Stewart 1 0-0 2, P. Cooper 1 1-2 3, B. Mercier 0 0-0 0, J. Hill 3 0-0 6, J. Lamborn 2 0-0 4, M. Parham 2 0-0 4. Totals --25 6-8 58.

EAGLE RIVER (14) -- K. Ducik 0 0-0 0, C. Barsaton 0 0-0 0, N. Carroll 1 0-0 2, R. Campion 0 0-0 0, L. Prado 2 1-4 5, S. Goldberg 1 0-0 3, M. Byman 0 0-0 0, S. Hurst 2 0-0 4, M. Jerome 0 0-0 0. Totals --6 1-4 14.

3-point goals -- Skyview 2 (Penrod 2); Eagle River 1 (Goldberg 1). Team fouls --Skyview 9; Eagle River 6. Fouled out -- None.

Friday boys

CIA 61, Whittier 33

Whittier 5 10 8 10 -- 33

CIA 19 18 10 14 -- 61

WHITTIER (33) -- N. Swain 3 1-2 8, J. Morice 1 2-3 4, A. Phillips 1 0-2 2, M. Lipscomb 0 1-2 1, A. Lipscomb 4 0-2 9, J. Ginn 1 3-3 5, A. Ladd 1 2-2 4. Totals --11 9-16 33.

CIA (61) -- B. Chumley 1 0-1 2, T. Solie 0 1-2 1, C. Munn 1 0-2 2, L. Grinestaff 3 1-2 7, K. O'Dell 0 0-0 0, S. Reischach 0 0-0 0, J. Holly 1 0-1 2, K. Powers 3 0-1 6, M. Moffis 10 0-0 25, M. Horton 3 0-1 6, D. Reischach 3 2-2 10. Totals -- 25 4-12 61.

3-point goals --Whittier 2 (Swain 1, A. Lipscomb 1); CIA 7 (Moffis 5, D. Reischach 2). Team fouls -- CIA 12. Fouled out --Morice.

Eagles 46, Wolverines 44

Ninilchik 10 14 11 9 -- 44

Yakutat 15 11 6 14 -- 46

NINILCHIK (44) -- H. Cooper 7 1-4 15, J. Klapak 3 2-4 9, S. Goins 0 0-0 0, D. Covey 0 0-0 0, S. Bennett 5 2-2 12, Q. Bennett 3 2-2 8, R. Bear 0 0-0 0. Totals --18 7-12 44.

YAKUTAT (44) -- R. Newlun 7 0-0 14, C. Ivers 5 4-9 16, S. Karsunky 1 0-0 2, W. Porter 0 0-0 0, R. Henry 5 0-8 11, C. Jensen 1 0-0 3, M. Weinrick 0 0-0 0. Totals --9 4-17 46.

3-point goals --Ninilchik 1 (Klapak 1); Yakutat 4 (Ivers 2, Henry 1, Jensen 1). Team fouls --Ninilchik 19; Yakutat 14. Fouled out -- Cooper.

Wolfpack 57, Panthers 30

Skyview 2 6 9 13 -- 30

West Valley 7 17 19 14 -- 57

SKYVIEW (30) -- C. Hallford 0 0-0 0, J. McNamara 1 2-2 4, A. White 4 2-2 11, J. Malatesta 0 0-0 0, J. Jones 3 0-0 7, C. Harvey 1 2-3 4, D. Parham 0 0-0 0, D. Diaz 0 1-2 1, C. Oakes 1 1-2 3. Totals --10 8-11 30.

WEST VALLEY (57) -- K. Ariok 6 0-0 14, W. Ckark 1 1-2 3, W. Vealy 2 0-2 4, K. Campbell 3 0-0 6, A. Hinzman 4 2-6 10, J. Renfro 1 0-0 2, H. McKenze 3 0-0 6, J. Graham 3 5-7 11, J. Hornslay 0 1-2 1. Totals --23 9-19 57.

3-point goals --Skyview 2 (McNamara 1, Jones 1); West Valley 2 (Ariok 2). Team fouls --Skyview 14; West Valley 12. Fouled out -- Jones.

Stars 82, Wolfpack JV 31

Soldotna 17 21 20 24 -- 82

West Valley 9 16 5 1 -- 31

SOLDOTNA (82) --T. Hahn 2 0-0 4, D. Story 3 3-3 11, B. Blossom 9 4-4 23, A. Jackson 3 3-6 9, B. Carver 2 1-2 5, D. Stilchen 1 5-6 7, R. Skjold 0 0-0 0, R. Smithwick 2 0-0 4, E. Withrow 4 0-3 8, J. Barnes 4 2-2 11. Totals --30 18-26 82.

WEST VALLEY (31) --B. Rodenberger 1 0-0 2, L. Graham 4 1-4 11, R. Hawdeshek 1 0-0 3, J. Larson 0 0-1 0, B. Hall 2 0-0 4, L. Eastwood 1 0-0 2, B. Vandemeer 1 0-4 2, T. Baker-Reynolds 0 0-0 0, M. Hadjakovich 2 3-4 7, A. Orizo 0 0-0 0. Totals --12 4-13 31.

3-point goals --Soldotna 4 (Story 2, Blossom 1, Barnes 1); West Valley 3 (Graham 2, Hawdeshek 1). Team fouls -- Soldotna 15; West Valley 20. Fouled out -- Graham, Becker-Reynolds.

Saturday girls

Seahawks 49, Lady Mariners 27

Seward 8 16 18 7 -- 49

Homer 10 5 7 5 -- 27

SEWARD (49) -- Ganser 4 1-1 9, Lindquist 0 0-0 0, Atherton 1 1-4 3, T. Berry 0 0-0 0, M. Berry 3 0-0 6, Draper 3 5-8 12, Zwiefel 1 0-0 2, Espelin 1 3-5 5, Clarke 4 4-4 12. Totals --17 14-22 49.

HOMER (27) -- B. Edens 1 0-0 2, Oliver 0 0-0 0, Hutt 0 0-0 0, Needham 2 0-3 4, K. Edens 3 3-3 9, Stafford 1 1-3 3, Tutt 0 0-0 0, Erickson 0 0-0 0, Cordova 0 0-2 0, Wood 4 0-0 9. Totals --11 4-11 27.

3-point goals --Seward 1 (Draper 1); Homer 1 (Wood 1). Team fouls -- Seward 13; Homer 18. Fouled out --Wood, Safford.

Panthers 33, Grizzlies 28

Skyview 10 7 5 11 -- 33

Grace 0 10 13 5 -- 28

SKYVIEW (33) --J. Jones 1 0-0 2, I. O'Guinn 1 0-1 2, C. Penrod 5 0-0 10, J. Stewart 1 3-5 5, P. Cooper 0 2-4 2, B. Mercier 0 0-0 0, J. Hill 3 3-4 9, J. Lamborn 1 1-4 3. Totals --12 9-18 33.

GRACE (28) -- M. Dupea 1 0-2 2, Davis 0 0-0 0, Sutton 0 0-0 0, Fredrickson 2 2-4 6, Todd 0 0-0 0, Erkmann 4 7-8 16, Burroughs 2 0-0 4, McIlvain 0 0-0 0. Totals --9 9-16 28.

3-point goals --Grace 1 (Erkmann 1). Team fouls --Skyview 13; Grace 16. Fouled out -- None.

Saturday boys

Eagles 54, Stars 40

Soldotna 8 13 10 9 -- 40

Heritage 15 13 8 18 -- 54

SOLDOTNA (40) --T. Hahn 2 0-0 5, D. Story 1 2-2 5, B. Blossom 6 0-0 13, Z. Jackson 1 0-0 2, B. Carver 3 0-2 7, D. Stilchen 2 0-0 4, R. Skjold 1 0-0 2, R. Smithwick 0 0-0 0, E. Withrow 1 0-0 2, J. Barnes 0 0-0 0. Toals --17 2-4 40.

HERITAGE (54) --P. Hanks 1 0-0 2, J. Miller 1 3-4 5, J. Ridgeway 5 2-4 12, J. Miessner 3 0-0 8, G. Vreeman 1 3-4 5, A. Vreeman 8 3-4 20, J. Brady 1 0-0 2, K. LeBaron 0 0-0 0. Totals -- 20 11-16 54.

3-point goals --Soldotna 4 (Hahn 1, Story 1, Blossom 1, Carver 1); Heritage 3 (Miessner 2, A. Vreeman 1). Team fouls -- 13; Heritage 8. Fouled out --None.

Mariners 35, Seahawks 30

Seward 5 10 8 7 -- 30

Homer 3 6 15 11 -- 35

SEWARD (30) -- J. Lindquist 1 0-0 3, N. Dipiero 0 0-0 0, J. Buchanan 0 0-0 0, M. Thorn 0 0-0 0, R. Sawyer 1 1-4 3, E. Pullins 2 2-7 6, A. Buchanan 4 5-6 15, K. Larson 1 1-2 3. Totals --9 9-19 30.

HOMER (35) -- C. Watry 1 0-2 2, M. Walsworth 0 2-5 2, J. Jemeniz 0 0-0 0, L. Garvey 1 0-0 2, J. Jester 0 0-0 0, N. Anderson 0 0-0 0, D. Day 0 0-0 0, R. Glasser 0 0-0 0, D. Kennelty 5 3-5 13, M. Pate 5 4-7 14, F. Shannon 0 2-2 2. Totals -- 12 11-21 35.

3-point goals --Seward 3 (Linquist 1, Larson 2). Team fouls -- Seward 19; Homer 18. Fouled out -- Larson.

Grizzlies 63, Panthers 23

Skyview 2 5 12 4 -- 23

Grace 15 19 15 14 -- 63

SKYVIEW (23) --Hallford 0 0-0 0, McNamara 0 2-2 2 White 3 1-1 7, Malatesta 0 0-0 0, Jones 1 0-0 2, Harvey 3 1-4 9, Parham 0 0-0 0, Diaz 1 0-0 2, Oakes 0 1-2 1. Totals --8 5-9 23.

GRACE (63) --Davis 3 1-2 8, Heer 2 0-1 4, Vandervalk 5 0-1 10, Edwards 4 0-0 9, Harris 1 0-0 3, Bouman 3 4-6 11, Fancher 5 0-1 12, Johnson 1 1-2 3, Mathews 1 1-1 3. Totals --25 7-14 63.

3-point goals -- Skyview 2 (Harvey 2); Grace 6 (Davis 1, Edwards 1, Harris 1, Bouman 1, Fancher 2). Team fouls --Skyview 17; Grace 12. Fouled out -- None.



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