Sports Briefs

Posted: Monday, February 12, 2007

Kenai, Sitka split in hoops

The Kenai and Sitka basketball teams split nonconference games on Saturday in Sitka, with the Kenai boys winning 67-46 and the Sitka girls claiming a 33-27 victory.

In the girls game, the Kardinals came back from a 11-4 deficit after the first quarter to take an 18-17 lead at halftime. Sitka then held Kenai to nine points in the second half to secure the victory. Hannah Delaney and Kyla Steward each had 10 points for the Kardinals, while Justine Chapman dumped in 10 points for the Wolves.

The boys game was tied at 27 at halftime but the Kardinals outscored the Wolves 12-1 in the third quarter to take command of the game. Kenai had five players in double figures, with Daniel Gustkey scoring 15, Casey Ellis scoring 14, Nate Saltzgiver scoring 11 and Cory Toombs and Zach Beeson scoring 10 apiece.

Girls

WOLVES 33, KARDINALS 27

Kenai 4 14 4 5 —27

Sitka 11 6 10 6 —33

KENAI (27) — Delaney 4 1-6 10, Foley 0 1-2 1, Moore 0 0-0 0, Wortham 0 0-0 0, Craig 1 0-0 2, Gabriel 0 0-0 0, Steward 3 3-7 10, Garcia 1 2-3 4. Totals — 9 7-18 27.

SITKA (33) — Parrent 1 0-0 2, Trani 0 4-5 4, Albee 0 0-0 0, Carlson 0 0-0 0, DelMoral 1 0-0 2, Medinger 0 0-0 0, Chapman 4 0-2 10, Johnson 3 1-2 7, Puletau 2 1-3 5. Totals — 12 6-12 33.

3-point goals — Kenai 2 (Delaney 1, Steward 1), Sitka 3 (Chapman 2, Coleman 1). Team fouls — Kenai 14, Sitka 16. Fouled out — none.

Boys

KARDINALS 67, WOLVES 46

Kenai 9 188 12 28 —67

Sitka 14 13 1 18 —46

KENAI (67) — Saltzgiver 4 0-0 11, Werba 0 1-2 1, Feguson 0 1-1 1, Toombs 2 5-6 10, Beeson 2 6-7 10, Ellis 6 1-2 14, Gustkey 3 8-9 15, Lazaro 0 0-0 0, Chimphalee 2 1-1 5. Totals — 19 23-28 67.

SITKA (46) — Rivera 2 2-2 4, Hansen 4 8-10 16, McCarty 0 0-0 0, Rule 0 0-0 0, Petus 6 2-2 14, E. Diaz 0 1-2 1, U. Diaz 0 0-0 0, Espeleta 2 0-0 4, Mathson 0 0-0 0, Veeneberg 1 5-6 7, Dunlap 0 0-0 0, Lee 0 0-0 0. Totals — 15 18-22 46.

3-point goals — Kenai 6 (Saltzgiver 3, Toombs 1, Ellis 1, Gustkey 1). Team fouls — Kenai 19, Sitka 23. Fouled out — Saltzgiver, Toombs.



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