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Nikiski girls topple Skyview at Tipoff

Posted: Sunday, January 16, 2005

The Nikiski girls defeated Skyview 52-39 Friday in the 16th annual Nikiski Tipoff Tournament.

Sarah Herrin scored 13 points and Hannah Thompson added 10 points for the Bulldogs, who played their usual tough defense and allowed Skyview just 25 points through three quarters.

The Panthers were paced by Melissa Fay's 11 points.

Lathrop girls 62, South 48

The Malemutes put three players in double figures Friday and remained undefeated at the tournament.

Alana Clooten and Sheena Brown each had 17 points, while Sarah States had 12 points. For South, Jessie Merkiey had 17 points and Morgan Willis added 13 points.

Skyview boys 71, Nikiski 68

Brian Blossom nailed a shot from half court at the buzzer to lift the Panthers over the Bulldogs Friday.

After Nikiski's Travis McGahan hit 1 of 2 foul shots to tie the game at 68, Blossom hit his dramatic shot to finish with 20 points on the night. Jeff Dolifka had 13 points for Skyview, while Zack Rowell added 10.

For the Bulldogs, Steven Taylor, Chris Curren and McGahan had 16 points. Chad Holloway added 10 points.

Cook Inlet Academy 63, South JV 40

The Eagles remained undefeated in the tournament Friday in a game in which they had more 3-pointers than they did fouls.

Cook Inlet connected on eight 3-pointers in the game and had just seven fouls. Mike Kytonen paced CIA with 17 points, while Jeremy Franchino had 13, Brian Beeson had 12 and Andy Hall had 11. For South, Ben McKee scored 16.

Girls

BULLDOGS 52, PANTHERS 39

Skyview 9 8 8 14 —39

Nikiski 15 12 13 12 —52

SKYVIEW (39) — Heffner 1 2-4 4, Thornton 0 0-0 0, Van Ryzin 0 1-2 1, Dreifuerst 2 1-2 5, Blake 3 0-0 7, Smith 1 1-4 3, Shadura 2 0-0 4, A. Fay 0 4-6 4, M. Fay 4 2-5 11. Totals — 13 11-23 39.

NIKISKI (52) — Lee 1 0-0 2, Carlson 2 1-2 6, Gladden 2 2-2 6, Griffel 2 0-0 5, Auldridge 1 5-10 8, Thompson 3 4-4 10, Herrin 6 0-1 13, Hitchcock 0 2-2 2, Pritchard 0 0-0 0, Jorgensen 0 0-0 0. Totals — 18 14-21 52.

3-point goals — Skyview 2 (Blake 1, M. Fay 1); Nikiski 4 (Carlson 1, Griffel 1, Auldridge 1, Herrin 1). Total fouls — Skyview 16, Nikiski 17. Fouled out — none.

Boys

PANTHERS 71, BULLDOGS 68

Skyview 12 23 22 14 —71

Nikiski 10 21 15 22 —68

SKYVIEW (71) — VanHoose 3 2-4 8, Rowell 4 0-1 10, Dolifka 6 1-4 13, Bosick 4 0-2 8, D. Blossom 0 0-0 0, B. Blossom 8 3-3 20, Singleton 2 0-0 4, Hering 4 0-0 8. Totals — 31 6-16 71.

NIKISKI (68) — Hemphill 2 0-0 5, Taylor 7 1-2 16, Kellie 1 2-2 4, Curren 6 1-2 16, Holloway 4 0-1 10, Vance 0 1-2 1, McGahan 3 10-12 16. Totals — 23 15-21 68.

3-point goals — Skyview 3 (Rowell 2, B. Blossom 1); Nikiski 7 (Curren 3, Holloway 2, Taylor 1, Hemphill 1). Total fouls — Skyview 19, Nikiski 14. Fouled out — none.

EAGLES 63, WOLVERINES 40

CIA 15 17 19 12 —63

South 11 8 11 10 —40

COOK INLET ACADEMY (63) — Franchino 5 0-0 13, Zufelt 0 0-0 0, Fowler 0 0-0 0, Byrd 0 0-0 0, Kytonen 6 0-0 17, Beeson 5 2-2 12, Forsi 1 0-3 2, Burger 0 1-2 1, McAuliffe 1 0-0 2, Hall 5 1-2 11, Brown 0 0-0 0, Gabriel 2 1-4 5. Totals — 25 5-13 63.

SOUTH (40) — Anderson 4 0-0 9, Glore 0 0-0 0, Hisey 0 0-0 0, McKee 7 0-0 16, Nulder 0 0-0 0, Stophlet 0 1-2 1, Gibson 2 0-0 4, Wells 0 0-2 0, Thomas-Williams 0 0-0 0, Beverly 0 0-0 0, Stevens 1 0-0 2, Graham 1 0-0 2, LaCroix 2 0- 4, Nolan 0 0-0 0. Totals — 18 1-6 40.

3-point goals — CIA 8 (Kytonen 5, Franchino 3); South 5 (Anderson 3, McKee 2). Total fouls — CIA 7, South 13. Fouled out — none.



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