Homer girls, Soldotna boys win close ones

Posted: Sunday, January 16, 2005

The Soldotna High School basketball teams visited Homer Saturday and came home with a split in Northern Lights Conference play.

The Soldotna girls lost by a point, 33-32, as Homer's Bailey Lowney scored her only basket of the game, a 3-pointer, with the clock winding down in the fourth quarter to give the Mariners the win.

The Stars led 20-12 at the half, but the Mariners were able to come back in the second half, holding Soldotna to just one field goal and just four points in the fourth quarter.

Allison Horazdovsky led the Mariners with 12 points. Christa Kennedy scored nine and Mikala Smith netted eight for the Stars.

The Soldotna boys needed overtime to put away the Mariners 50-45.

The Stars trailed by two, 32-30, entering the fourth quarter but tied it up thanks to a 6-for-8 effort from the charity stripe in the final period of regulation.

The Stars then outscored the Mariners 10-5 in the extra period to clinch the win.

Dan Spindler led the Stars with 20 points while Ryan Hall chipped in with 12.

Luke Gilbert scored 15 and John Taylor netted 12 for the Mariners.

Dimond girls 50, Homer 39

The Lynx trailed 25-23 at the half before rallying for the victory behind Shaina Afoa's game-high 23 points Friday in Homer in nonconference action.

In the first half, Bailey Lowney and Allison Horazdovsky gave Dimond fits, with Lowney scoring 10 of her 12 points and Horazdovsky netting nine of her 12 points.

In the fourth quarter, Jasmynn Liggon took over for Dimond and scored all nine of her points. Andrea Stigall added 10 for the Lynx.

Nikolaevsk girls 64, Anderson 16

The Warriors marched to a nonconference victory Friday in Nikolaevsk, taking a 20-0 lead in the first quarter.

Seward girls 46, West 37

The Seahawks scored 23 points in the fourth quarter to overcome a 25-23 deficit after three quarters and notch a nonconference victory Saturday in Seward.

Teal Hetrick and Lara Loomis each had 14 points for the Seahawks, with Hetrick scoring eight in the final frame and Loomis adding 10.

For West, Mindy John had 11 points.

Nikolaevsk boys 67, Anderson 31

Stepan Nikitenko and Anecta Kalugin poured in 23 points apiece Friday to lead the host Warriors to a nonconference victory over the Grizzlies. Zach Nelson had 11 points for Anderson.

Ninilchik boys 68, Seldovia 63

Jesse Leman scored 17 points to lead the Wolverines to a Peninsula Conference victory over Seldovia Friday in Seldovia.

Also for the Wolverines, Connor Cooper had 13 points, Brendan Cuffe had 12 points and Blaine Doyle had 10 points. For the Sea Otters, Jimmie Payton had 19 points, Colton Collier had 16 points and Evan Mickelson had 14 points.

Girls

LYNX 50, MARINERS 39

Dimond 12 11 10 17 —50

Homer 16 9 4 10 —39

DIMOND (50) — Liggon 1 6-6 9, Dupree 0 0-0 0, Savage 1 0-0 2, Sa. Afoa 2 0-0 4, Sh. Afoa 9 4-7 23, Stigall 4 1-2 10, Winegartner 1 0-0 2. Totals — 18 11-15 50.

HOMER (39) — Pollack 4 1-2 9, Creamer 0 2-2 2, Horazdovsky 4 4-6 12, McKinstry 0 0-0 0, Siekaniec 0 0-0 0, Lowney 1 9-11 12, Temple 1 2-4 4. Totals — 10 18-25 39.

3-point goals — Dimond 3 (Liggon 1, Sh. Afoa 1, Stigall 1); Homer 1 (Lowney 1). Total fouls — Dimond 16, Homer 8. Fouled out — none.

WARRIORS 64, GRIZZLIES 16

Anderson 0 6 8 2 —16

Nikolaevsk 20 11 15 18 —64

ANDERSON (16) — Kettner 0 0-0 0, Nelson 2 1-2 7, Sutton 0 0-0 0, Axford 0 0-0 0, Skinner 0 0-2 0, Berry 0 1-2 1, Nelson 4 0-2 8. Totals — 6 2-8 16.

NIKOLAEVSK (64) — Melkomukov 3 0-0 6, S. Reutov 6 0-0 12, Kojin 0 0-0 0, Snegrien 1 0-0 2, L. Yakunin 3 0-0 6, G. Reutov 0 0-0 0, Bailey 1 0-0 2, Martushev 0 0-0 0, Tipikin 3 1-4 7, Kuzmin 7 0-0 14, Gordeev 7 0-0 15, R. Yakunin 0 0-0 0, Kalugin 0 0-0 0. Totals — 31 1-4 64.

3-point goals — Anderson 2 (Nelson 2); Nikolaevsk 1 (Gordeev 1). Total fouls — Anderson 7, Nikolaevsk 11. Fouled out — Skinner.

SEAHAWKS 46, EAGLES 37

West 11 12 2 12 —37

Seward 7 11 5 23 —46

WEST (37) — Eisses 4 0-0 8, Hinton 2 4-6 8, John 4 0-0 11, Holt 2 0-1 4, Holt 2 0-1 4, Mejia 0 0-2 0, Dixon 2 0-2 4, Heyano 0 0-0 0, Delk 1 0-0 2. Totals — 15 4-11 37.

SEWARD (46) — Sawyer 0 0-0 0, Hetrick 2 8-13 14, Prochazka 0 1-2 1, Hoogland 2 2-2 6, Sela 0 0-0 0, Stallings 0 0-0 0, Loomis 4 4-5 14, Crane 3 0-0 6, Adelman 2 1-8 5. Totals — 13 16-30 46.

3-point goals — West 3 (John 3); Seward 4 (Hetrick 2, Loomis 2). Total fouls — West 20, Seward 9. Fouled out — none.

MARINERS 33, STARS 32

Soldotna 13 7 8 4 — 32

Homer 8 4 10 11 — 33

SOLDOTNA (32) — Smith 4 0-0 8, McCown 0 1-4 1, Kennedy 4 1-2 9, Stenga 2 0-0 4, Wilbanks 1 2-5 4, Howard 2 0-0 4, Marey 0 0-0 0, Denna 1 0-0 2. Totals — 14 4-11 32.

HOMER (33) — Gruber 1 0-0 2, Pollack 3 0-1 6, Creamer 0 0-0 0, Horazdovsky 6 0-0 12, Siekaniec 0 0-0 0, Lowney 1 0-0 3, Temple 3 2-2 8. Totals — 15 2-3 33.

3-point goals — Homer 1 (Lowney). Total fouls — Soldotna 9, Homer 10. Fouled out — none.

Boys

WARRIORS 67, GRIZZLIES 31

Anderson 11 5 6 9 —31

Nikolaevsk 17 24 12 14 —67

ANDERSON (31) — S. Nelson 0 1-3 1, E. Nelson 1 1-2 3, D. Berry 0 0-2 0, H. Berry 1 0-0 2, Z. Nelson 2 7-13 11, Hollis 2 1-2 5, Skinner 4 1-2 9, Irmen 0 0-0 0, Pacheco 0 0-0 0, Pressler 0 0-0 0. Totals — 10 11-24 31.

NIKOLAEVSK (67) — J. Tutt 3 0-0 6, P. Nester 0 0-0 0, E. Tutt 2 3-5 7, Nikitenko 9 4-6 23, V. Yakunin 3 0-0 6, P. Yakunin 0 0-0 0, D. Nester 1 0-2 2, Kalugin 11 1-5 23.

3-point goals — Nikolaevsk 1 (Nikitenko 1). Total fouls — Anderson 19, Nikolaevsk 16. Fouled out — P. Nester.

WOLVERINES 68, SEA OTTERS 63

Ninilchik 15 13 12 28 —68

Seldovia 18 11 12 22 —63

NINILCHIK (68) — Halpin 2 1-2 7, Vanderford 1 2-2 4, Doyle 5 0-0 10, Klapack 1 0-0 2, Chihuly 0 1-2 1, Leman 7 2-2 17, Skypjck 0 2-2 2, Cuffe 4 4-6 12, Cooper 5 2-2 13. Totals — 25 14-18 68.

SELDOVIA (63) — Collier 7 0-0 16, Swick 3 1-2 8, O'Leary 3 0-0 6, Payton 8 2-4 19, Baines 0 0-0 0, Markness 0 0-0 0, Mickelson 7 0-0 14. Totals — 28 3-6 63.

3-point goals — Ninilchik 4 (Halpin 2, Leman 1, Cooper 1); Seldovia 4 (Collier 2, Swick 1, Payton 1). Total fouls — Ninilchik 14, Seldovia 3.

STARS 50, MARINERS 45, OT

Soldotna 12 9 9 10 10 — 50

Homer 10 13 9 8 5 — 45

SOLDOTNA (50) — Turnbull 0 0-0 0, Harp 1 0-0 2, Hilbish 1 0-0 2, Hall 5 2-2 12, Besse 4 1-3 9, Carver 0 0-0 0, Roberts 2 1-2 5, Spindler 6 8-11 20. Totals — 19 12-18 50.

HOMER (45) — Ju. Smith 2 0-5 4, Taylor 5 1-1 2, Gilbert 7 0-1 15, Siekaniec 2 0-1 4, Isenhour 0 0-0 0, Trowbridge 2 0-0 4, Ja. Smith 3 0-2 6, Thompson 0 0-0 0. Totals — 21 1-10 45.

3-point goals — Homer 2 (Taylor, Gilbert). Total fouls — Soldotna 12, Homer 12. Fouled out — Turnbull.



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