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Wolverine cagers open with victory

Posted: Friday, January 12, 2001

The defending Class 2A state champion Ninilchik girls basketball team opened up its season Thursday with a 48-32 victory over Kotzebue at the Yakutat Tournament.

Whitney Leman, a first-team all-state player last season, led all scorers with 20 points. Leman buried four 3-pointers, and overall the Wolverines hit from downtown seven times.

Molly Bosick, the other returning starter from last year's team, pitched in with 10 points for Ninilchik.

WOLVERINES 48, HUSKIES 32

Ninilchik 8 12 16 12 --48

Kotzebue 9 6 9 8 --32

NINILCHIK (48) -- Hansen 1 0-0 3, W. Leman 6 4-8 20, Russo 1 0-0 2, Bosick 5 0-0 10, B. Leman 3 0-0 8, Matson 0 0-0 0, Moerlein 0 1-2 1, Johnson 0 0-0 0, Deiman 2 0-0 4. Totals -- 16 5-12 48.

KOTZEBUE (32) -- Jessup 1 0-0 2, Jones 2 0-0 5, Greene 2 1-4 5, A. Conwell 1 2-2 4, E. Conwell 4 1-2 9, Black 1 1-2 3, Joule 2 0-0 4. Totals -- 13 5-11 32.

3-point goals -- Ninilchik 7 (W. Leman 4, B. Leman 2, Hansen 1), Kotzebue 1 (Jones 1). Total fouls -- Ninilchik 10, Kotzebue 10. Fouled out -- none.

Dimond boys 78, Skyview 44

The host Lynx overwhelmed the Panthers in the Dimond Prep Shootout Thursday.

Dimond, which received 20 points from Kenard Walker, 14 from Joe Chirhart and 11 from Jason Simmons, shot 55.4 percent from the field in the game, including 61.3 percent in the second half. Skyview was 40 percent from the floor.

Mark McGarry paced the Panthers with 12 points, while Nolan Rose chipped in 10.

Skyview will face Juneau-Douglas at the tournament today.

LYNX 78, PANTHERS 44

Skyview 10 13 10 11 -- 44

Dimond 19 15 19 25 -- 78

SKYVIEW (44) -- McGarry 5 2-3 12, Burdick 1 1-4 3, Mallett 1 1-2 3, Rose 2 5-6 10, Norman 2 1-3 5, Edwards 2 1-2 5, Shadura 0 0-0 0, Hand 0 0-0 0, Rowell 3 0-2 6. Totals -- 17 11-22 44.

DIMOND (78) -- Stovall 1 1-2 3, Chirhart 6 0-0 14, Brady 4 1-2 9, Walker 9 0-0 20, Joseph 2 2-3 6, Hensel 1 3-5 5, Corbin 0 0-0 0, Flakes 0 0-0 0, Simmons 4 2-3 11, Schreckenghost 2 0-0 5, Hodges 2 1-1 5. Totals -- 31 10-16 78.

3-point goals -- Skyview 1 (Rose 1), Dimond 6 (Chihart 2, Walker 2, Simmons 1, Schreckenghost 1). Total fouls -- Skyview 18, Dimond 24. Fouled out -- McGarry, Brady.



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