Ninilchik girls edge Dimond JV in overtime

Posted: Friday, February 10, 2006

Kendra Moerlein hit a 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left in regulation to tie the game, and the Ninilchik girls basketball team defeated the Dimond JV squad 61-57 at the Ninilchik Invitational Thursday.

Also at the tournament, the Yakutat girls defeated Glennallen 37-19. Hannah Esbenshade led Yakutat with 15 points.

Moerlein’s 3-pointer tied the Ninilchik-Dimond game at 53, and the Wolverines went on to outscore the Lynx 8-4 in the extra period, including a team 6-for-6 effort at the foul line. Moerlein finished with 18 points while Heidi Skjold netted 14 and Krista Leman scored 13.

Maria Davydenko paced the Lynx with 23 points.

In boys action at the Ninilchik Tournament, Yakutat defeated Glennallen 68-23 and the Dimond junior varsity defeated Ninilchik 65-59. Jesse Leman paced the Wolverines with 26 points, while Deonte Powe had 15, Dan Roderick had eight, Brendan Cuffe had seven, Sean Dwyer had two and Austin Vanderford had one. A complete box score was not available for the game.

Valdez Elks Tournament

The Skyview High School girls basketball team opened the tournament with a 73-26 win over Northway Thursday in Valdez. Melissa Fay scored 16 for the Panthers, Melissa Massey scored 15 and Nicole Van Ryzin added 14.

Also in Valdez, the Seldovia girls dropped their tournament opener 57-32. Naomi Gallien led the Sea Otters with 13 points.

In boys action at the Valdez Elks, Skyview defeated Seldovia 61-49 behind 28 points from Rich Shirnberg and 14 from Greg Bosick. For Seldovia, Colton Collier and Levi West-Harkness had 14 points and Evan Mickelson had 12 points. Skyview plays Cordova in the semifinals today at 3:45 p.m., while Seldovia plays Dillingham in the fourth-place semifinals at 9 a.m.

Whaler Invitational

The Kenai Central High School basketball teams each opened the Whaler Invitational in Barrow with wins.

Kevin Epperheimer scored 19, Nate Saltzgiver scored 13 and Brandon Miles netted 10 points as the Kenai boys defeated Grace Christian 73-66.

The Kenai girls watched an early lead shrink in the fourth quarter but held on the beat Bethel 57-54. Demaris Craig scored nine of her team-high 18 points, including a 5-for-5 effort from the foul line, in the final frame. Kelsey Brewer scored 13 and Lindsay Keener netted 11 for the Kardinals.

Ninilchik Invitational

Girls

WOLVERINES 61, LYNX 57

Dimond JV 19 6 14 14 4 — 57

Ninilchik 14 13 12 14 8 — 61

DIMOND JV (57) — Davydenko 9 5-9 23, Ferris 0 1-2 1, Wilson 2 0-2 4, Anderson 1 0-0 2, D. DeGuzman 0 0-0 0, J. DeGuzman 4 2-4 12, Gimino 2 0-0 6, MacAdoo 1 0-0 2, Nuevo 3 0-0 7. Totals — 22 8-17 57.

NINILCHIK (61) — J. Bartolowits 3 1-3 7, Moerlein 7 1-3 18, Wolford 1 0-2 2, Leman 2 9-9 13, K. Skjold 3 0-0 6, H. Skjold 5 4-4 14, A. Bartolowits 0 0-0 0, Schnable 0 1-2 1. Totals — 21 16-23 61.

3-point goals — Dimond 5 (J. DeGuzman 2, Gimino 2, Nuevo), Ninilchik 1 (Moerlein). Total fouls — Dimond 18, Ninilchik 18.

Valdez Elks Basketball Tournament

Girls

PANTHERS 73, WARRIORS 26

Skyview 20 17 28 8 — 73

Northway 10 7 6 3 — 26

SKYVIEW (73) — Heffner 3 0-0 6, Meyer 0 0-2 0, Martin 1 0-0 2, M. Fay 6 1-1 16, Van Ryzin 6 1-1 14, Mercier 1 0-0 2, Blake 3 2-2 9, Massey 4 7-10 15, A. Fay 4 1-2 9. Totals — 28 12-18 73.

NORTHWAY (26) — Albert 2 0-0 6, Thomas 4 2-4 11, Demit 3 2-2 8, Hildebrand 0 0-0 0, Paul 0 1-2 1, Marunde 0 0-0 0. Totals — 9 5-8 26.

3-point goals — Skyview 5 (M. Fay 3, Van Ryzin, Blake), Northway 3 (Albert 2, Thomas). Total fouls — Skyview 11, Northway 12. Fouled out — none.

LIONS 57, SEA OTTERS 32

Seldovia 12 6 2 12 — 32

ACS 16 13 13 15 — 57

SELDOVIA (32) — K. Gallien 0 1-2 1, Giles 2 4-7 8, N. Gallien 6 1-3 13, O’Leary 1 4-4 6, Haynes 1 0-2 2, Lewis 1 0-0 2. Totals — 11 10-18 32.

ANCHORAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (57) — White 3 0-0 6, Rubeck 1 0-0 2, Jentzen 3 0-0 6, Volstad 1 0-0 2, Berlen 2 1-1 5, Hoch 2 2-3 6, Dyson 2 0-0 4, Randall 4 0-0 8, Grace 7 0-0 18, Totals — 25 3-4 57.

3-point goals — ACS 4 (Grace 4). Total fouls — Seldovia 8, ACS 14. Fouled out — none.

Boys

PANTHERS 61, SEA OTTERS 49

Skyview 16 13 15 17 —61

Seldovia 10 13 8 18 —49

SKYVIEW (61) — West 0 0-0 0, Merritt 0 0-0 0, Dolifka 3 1-2 7, Rodgers 0 0-0 0, McMilin 1 0-2 2, Bosick 5 2-4 14, Blossom 2 0-0 4, Singleton 0 0-0 0, Shirnberg 10 8-9 28. Totals — 24 11-17 61.

SELDOVIA (49) — Collier 6 2-2 14, Burt 1 0-0 2, Swick 1 0-0 2, Geagel 1 0-0 2, O’Leary 1 0-0 2, Baines 0 1-2 1, West-Harkness 7 0-2 14, Mickelson 5 2-3 12, Tucker 0 0-0 0. Totals — 22 5-9 49.

3-point goals — Skyview 2 (Bosick 2). Team fouls — Skyview 13, Seldovia 16. Fouled out — Bosick.

Whaler Invitational

Girls

KARDINALS 57, WARRIORS 54

Kenai 11 19 11 16 — 57

Bethel 7 13 12 22 — 54

KENAI (57) — Navarre 2 0-0 4, Keener 2 7-10 11, Foley 1 1-4 5, Moore 0 0-0 0, Craig 6 6-7 18, Johnson 0 0-0 0, Stewart 4 0-4 8, Brewer 5 1-1 3. Totals — 20 15-26 57.

BETHEL (54) — Pollock 0 0-0 0, Davis 1 3-4 5, Magyrck 11 4-7 26, Fairbanks 1 1-2 3, Saddler 3 1-2 7, Soots 1 1-2 3, Hoffman 3 0-0 8, Poe 0 2-2 2, Kaiser 0 0-0 0. Totals — 20 12-19 54.

3-point goals — Kenai 2 (Brewer 2), Bethel 2 (Hoffman 2). Total fouls — Kenai 21, Bethel 16. Fouled out — Navarre, Brewer.

Boys

KARDINALS 73, GRIZZLIES 66

Grace Christian 12 16 16 22 — 66

Kenai 14 10 23 26 — 73

GRACE CHRISTIAN (66) — Lo. Karlberg 0 4-4 4, Boerger 8 2-3 22, Le. Karlberg 4 3-5 13, Moll 10 3-5 23, Hartman 1 0-0 2, Ingalls 0 0-0 0, Stark 1 0-0 2. Totals — 24 12-17 66.

KENAI (73) — Saltzgiver 5 1-4 13, Gustkey 0 0-0 0, Toombs 1 0-1 2, Beeson 2 0-0 4, Ward 0 0-0 0, Chappell 1 3-3 5, Ellis 3 0-0 6, Epperheimer 6 6-6 19, Faumui 0 0-0 0, McLeod 4 3-3 13, Miles 3 2-4 10. Totals — 25 15-21 73.

3-point goals — Grace 6 (Boerger 4, Le. Karlberg 2), Kenai 7 (Saltzgiver 2, McLeod 2, Miles 2, Epperheimer). Total fouls — Grace 20, Kenai 19. Fouled out — Lo. Karlberg.



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