Ninilchik takes two

Posted: Friday, January 24, 2003

The Ninilchik boys and girls high school basketball teams each won their opening-round games at the Cordova Tournament Thursday.

The Ninilchik girls needed overtime to defeat the Grace Christian Grizzlies 41-39. Amanda Matson led the Wolverines with 19 points while Whitney Leman two of the team's four overtime points. Leman finished with 13 points.

Kendra scored the other overtime basket for the Wolverines -- her only two points of the game.

Ninilchik trailed by a point, 22-21, at the half, and led by one, 32-31, after the third quarter. The game was tied at 37 at the end of regulation, and Ninilchik held the Grizzlies to two points in overtime.

Cody Hatfield led the Ninilchik boys with 20 points in the Wolverines 53-42 win over Grace. Steven Miller netted 10 points for the Wolverines.

Ninilchik built a 10-point lead in the first quarter and added to it in the second, taking a 32-17 lead into the locker room at the half.

Girls

WOLVERINES 41, GRIZZLIES 39 OT

Ninilchik 13 8 11 5 4 -- 41

Grace Christian 9 13 9 6 2 -- 39

NINILCHIK (41) -- Peterson 0 0-0 0, Ka. Moerlein 0 2-2 2, Leman 6 0-0 13, Matson 9 1-3 19; Ke. Moerlein 1 0-4 2, Wood 0 0-0 0, Johnson 0 0-0 0, Deiman 2 0-2 3. Totals -- 18 3-11 41.

GRACE CHRISTIAN (39) -- Christensen 4 0-2 9, Marchuk 4 0-1 8, Daly 0 0-0 0, Sailors 3 0-0 7, Bylsma 0 0-0 0, Havard 3 0-0 6, Perry 0 0-1 0, Moll 4 1-1 9. Totals -- 18 1-5 39.

3-point goals -- Ninilchik 2 (Leman, Deiman), Grace 2 (Christensen, Sailors). Total fouls -- Ninilchik 10, Grace 14. Fouled out -- none.

WOLVERINES 53, GRIZZLIES 42

Grace Christian 7 10 11 14 -- 42

Ninilchik 17 15 8 13 -- 53

GRACE CHRISTIAN (42) -- Clarkson 0 0-0 0, Sandstrom 5 0-2 11, Gugel 0 0-0 0, Wickler 0 0-0 0, Lewis 0 2-3 2, Perry 4 3-7 14, Hale 2 0-0 4, Musgrave 4 3-6 11. Totals -- 15 8-18 42.

NINILCHIK (53) -- Miller 3 3-5 10, Schollenberg 2 2-8 6, Hatfield 8 4-6 20, Russo 2 2-4 6, Loggins 2 0-0 4, Kruzick 1 0-0 3, Cooper 1 2-2 4. Totals -- 19 13-25 53.

3-point goals -- Grace 4 (Perry 3, Sandstrom), Ninilchik 2 (Miller, Kruzick). Total fouls -- Grace 23, Ninilchik 17. Fouled out -- Sandstrom, Perry.



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