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SoHi girls edge Bulldogs by two

Nikiski boys defeat Soldotna

Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2002

The Soldotna High School girls basketball team rallied from a six-point deficit after three quarters to defeat Nikiski 37-35 in a nonregion game Tuesday at Nikiski.

Also Tuesday, the Nikiski boys defeated Soldotna 60-45 on the strength of a 73 percent effort from the foul line, including a 15-for-16 night from the charity stripe by David Holloway.

The Nikiski girls led 20-17 at the half, extending that lead to 29-23 in the third quarter.

Soldotna rallied with a 14-point fourth quarter, led by four points apiece from Hillary Zobeck and Rachel Besse, and three points each from Erin Wolfe and Sam Penner during the run.

The Stars' defense, meanwhile, held the Bulldogs to six points in the final quarter.

Wolfe finished with 11 points for the Stars while Zobeck notched nine points and Besse scored eight points.

Amanda Weaver netted 11 points to lead the Bulldogs while Karen Rabung and Sally Glaze each scored nine points.

Holloway hit five baskets from the floor in addition to his free throws for the Nikiski boys, scoring a game-high 25 points. Josh Reilly netted 13 points for the Bulldogs.

Adam Kiffmeyer notched 13 points for the Stars while Ben Histand contributed nine points.

Girls

STARS 37, BULLDOGS 35

Nikiski 14 6 9 6 -- 35

Soldotna 8 9 6 14 -- 37

NIKISKI (35) -- Floyd 0 0-0 0, Gillaspie 0 0-0 0, Weaver 5 1-2 11, Lofstedt 1 2-2 4, Rabung 4 1-4 9, Carr 1 0-0 2, Glaze 3 2-2 9. Totals -- 14 6-10 35.

SOLDOTNA (37) -- A. Penner 0 0-0 0, Senette 0 0-0 0, Wolfe 4 1-4 11, Christensen 1 0-0 3, Besse 4 0-2 8, S. Penner 2 1-4 5, Syverson 0 1-2 1, Severson 0 0-0 0, Zobeck 3 3-4 9, Breakfield 0 0-0 0. Totals -- 14 6-16 37.

3-point goals -- Nikiski 1 (Glaze), Soldotna 3 (Wolfe 2, Christensen). Total fouls -- Nikiski 14, Soldotna 9. Fouled out -- none.

BULLDOGS 60, STARS 45

Nikiski 14 11 17 18 -- 60

Soldotna 9 8 13 15 -- 45

NIKISKI (60) -- Reilly 5 3-6 13, Mellberg 0 0-0 0, Crumpacker 0 2-2 2, Calderwood 0 0-0 0, J. Gerke 1 2-4 4, K. Gerke 0 0-0 0, Taylor 4 0-0 8, Holloway 5 15-16 25, Bowlin 4 0-0 8, Hitchcock 0 0-2 0, Jorgensen 0 0-0 0. Totals -- 19 22-30 60.

SOLDOTNA (45) -- Turnbull 0 0-0 0, Nettles 0 0-0 0, Histand 3 2-2 9, Kennedy 3 0-0 6, Richman 2 0-0 4, Sizemore 2 0-1 4, Kiffmeyer 5 3-4 13, Baker 1 0-0 3, Michal 2 0-0 4, Simpson 1 0-0 2, Kohler 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 5-7 45.

3-point goals -- Soldotna 2 (Histand, Baker). Total fouls -- Nikiski 15, Soldotna 20. Fouled out -- Crumpacker, Kennedy.



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