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Ninilchik girls top Homer

Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2001

The Ninilchik girls basketball team, the defending Class 2A state champion and the No. 1-ranked Class 2A team in the state, defeated Class 4A foe Homer 45-36 on the road Wednesday night.

Sophomore Whitney Leman poured in 23 points to lead Ninilchik, while Molly Bosick added 12 for the Wolverines.

Danica High paced Homer by pumping in 11 points.

Ninilchik took a 23-13 halftime lead and was able to maintain that advantage for the rest of the contest.

The Wolverines (6-0 overall) will face another Class 4A foe Saturday when they travel to Kenai Central High School for a 1:30 p.m. game against the Kardinals.

WOLVERINES GIRLS 45, MARINERS 36

Ninilchik 14 9 7 15 -- 45

Homer 7 6 6 18 -- 36

NINILCHIK (45) -- Hansen 0 1-2 1, W. Leman 8 5-9 23, Russo 2 2-2 6, Bosick 4 4-4 12, B. Leman 0 0-0 0, Moerlein 0 0-0 0, Deiman 0 3-4 3. Totals -- 14 15-21 45.

HOMER (36) -- Eller 4 0-0 8, High 4 3-4 11, Epley 1 0-0 2, Mack 1 0-0 3, Brooks 2 0-0 4, Cousins 0 0-0 0, Gaethle 1 1-2 3, Sweet 2 1-2 5, Lane 0 0-0 0. Totals -- 15 5-8 36.

3-point goals -- Ninilchik 2 (W. Leman 2), Homer 1 (Mack 1). Total fouls -- Ninilchik 10, Homer 18. Fouled out -- Russo.



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