Sports Briefs

Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2002

Kenai cagers sweep Nikiski

Both the Kenai Central High School girls and boys basketball teams took advantage of fast starts Tuesday as the Kardinals swept the Nikiski Bulldogs in a pair of special Endowment games in Nikiski.

The Kenai boys opened up the game with a 21-7 run in the first quarter en route to winning 66-52.

The Kenai girls also started fast, taking an 18-6 lead after the first quarter of a 58-51 win.

The games were played to benefit the Alaska Endowment for Youth Activities, a fund established by the Alaska School Activities Association to help cover costs of schools traveling to state events, to ensure the financial stability of ASAA and to fund other activity-related items.

The Endowment Games are played in addition to each teams' regular schedule.

Marcus Webster paced the Kenai boys with 24 points while Ian Foley chipped in with 16 points.

David Holloway had 18 points for the Bulldogs while Jeremiah Taylor scored 14 points.

The Nikiski girls trailed by 12 points, 31-19, at the half, and cut that deficit to five points with a big third quarter, but the Kardinals were able to maintain their edge.

Erica Shinn scored 19 points for the Kardinals, Erin Smith netted 15 points and Jamie Montgomery hit for 14 points.

Amanda Weaver led the Bulldogs with 16 points while Sally Glaze scored 14 and Karen Rabung netted 13.

Kenai visits Skyview Friday in Region III/4A play while Nikiski hosts Houston in District 3/3A competition.

Girls

KARDINALS 58, BULLDOGS 51

Kenai 18 13 10 17 -- 58

Nikiski 6 13 17 15 -- 51

KENAI (58) -- Saltzgiver 2 0-0 4, Knudsen 0 0-0 0, Baldwin 0 0-0 0, Montgomery 5 4-4 14, Goggia 1 0-0 2, Edwards 2 0-0 4, McLeod 0 0-0 0, Hall 0 0-0 0, Shinn 8 2-2 19, Smith 5 5-9 15. Totals -- 23 11-15 58.

NIKISKI (51) -- Floyd 0 0-2 0, Gillaspie 1 1-2 3, Weaver 5 6-12 16, Lofstedt 1 1-2 3, Rabung 5 2-3 13, Carr 0 2-5 2, Glaze 6 1-3 14. Totals -- 18 13-29 51.

3-point goals -- Kenai 1 (Shinn), Nikiski 2 (Rabung, Glaze). Total fouls -- Kenai 24, Nikiski 18. Fouled out -- none.

KARDINALS 66, BULLDOGS 52

Kenai 21 13 17 15 -- 66

Nikiski 7 11 14 20 -- 52

KENAI (66) -- Pault 0 0-0 0, Alexander 1 1-2 3, Foley 6 1-1 16, Webster 11 0-0 24, Carreon 1 0-0 2, Steiner 2 1-2 6, Schooley 4 0-0 8, Barnes 0 0-0 0, Boyd 0 0-0 0, Dunn 2 1-2 5, Myers 1 0-0 2. Totals -- 28 4-7 66.

NIKISKI (52) -- Reilly 5 3-4 13, J. Gerke 1 0-1 2, K. Gerke 0 0-0 0, Taylor 6 2-2 14, Holloway 6 4-6 18, Bowlin 1 2-2 5, Hitchcock 0 0-1 0. Totals -- 19 9-16 52.

3-point goals -- Kenai 6 (Foley 3, Webster 2, Steiner), Nikiski 3 (Holloway 2, Bowlin). Total fouls -- Kenai 14, Nikiski 11. Fouled out -- none.

Summerall-Madden team splitting up

NEW YORK -- Pat Summerall and John Madden are parting ways after 21 years in which they became the standard by which NFL announcing teams are judged.

Summerall announced Tuesday that he will leave his longtime NFL broadcasting partner after they call the Super Bowl for Fox Sports.

But the 71-year-old former New York Giants star kicker, who's been associated with the NFL for 50 years as a player or announcer, said he won't rule out doing more TV work.

Asked if he's set on retiring, Summerall said: ''Absolutely not. I still want to do games. I still want to work with the NFL. I'd love to get back involved in golf in some way. I'd love to do tennis again.''

While Summerall called those sports when he was at CBS, he is best known as half of the longest-paired NFL TV duo ever.

Summerall's play-by-play and Madden's color analysis have complemented each other since they were paired at CBS in 1981. They moved together to Fox in 1994 after that network bought NFL rights.

Their Feb. 3 swan song will be Summerall's 17th Super Bowl broadcast.



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