Ninilchik sweeps Nikolaevsk

Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Despite being outscored 17-9 in the fourth quarter, the Ninilchik boys held on to defeat host Nikolaevsk, 70-61, on Tuesday.

Junior Austin Vanderford scored a game-high 22 points for the Wolverines, who owned a 26-15 edge after eight minutes and a 15-point advantage at halftime.

Sophomore Tyler Sutherland also netted 18 points for Ninilchik and senior Brandon Nobles added 14.

Sophomore Markell Melkomukov collected a team-high 18 points for the Warriors, while junior Daniel Nestor scored 16 and senior Mavrick Kuzmin chipped in 11.

Ninilchik girls 61, Nikolaevsk 32

The visiting Wolverines jumped out to a 16-4 lead after eight minutes and never looked back in topping the Warriors on Tuesday night.

Ninilchik senior Jen Erickson led all scorers with 14 points, while sophomore Efrosia Yakunin scored a team-high 10 points for Nikolaevsk.

Tuesday boys

WOLVERINES 70 WARRIORS 61

Ninilchik 26 18 17 9 — 70

Nikolaevsk 15 14 15 17 — 61

NINILCHIK (70) — Sutherland 7 1-1 18, Vanderford 9 4-11 22, Garrison 0 0-2 0, Presley 3 1-1 7, Dwyer 2 1-6 5, Covey 0 0-1 0, Nobles 6 2-4 14, Bennett 2 0-1 4. Totals — 29 9-27 70.

NIKOLAEVSK (61) — Nestor 5 6-7 16, Ellert 1 0-0 2, Melkomukov 7 4-6 18, J. Yakunin 2 1-2 5, Ivanov 0 1-2 1, V. Yakunin 1 2-8 4, Fefelov 2 0-0 4, Kuzmin 4 3-4 11. Totals — 22 17-29 61.

3-point goals — Ninilchik 3 (Sutherland 3). Total fouls — Ninilchik 25, Nikolaevsk 24. Fouled out — Sutherland, Vanderford, Fefelov.

Tuesday girls

WOLVERINES 61 WARRIORS 32

Ninilchik 16 16 12 17 — 61

Nikolaevsk 4 10 9 9 — 32

NINILCHIK (61) — H. Skjold 4 0-0 8, Leman 1 1-2 3, Walcoff 3 0-0 6, Rohr 3 0-0 6, Rice 2 0-1 4, K. Skjold 3 1-2 8, Schnabl 2 0-0 4, Erickson 6 2-4 14, Ehlers 1 6-6 8. Totals — 25 10-15 61.

NIKOLAEVSK (32) — S. Fefelov 1 0-0 2, Kojin 1 0-2 2, Yakunin 3 4-6 10, An. Gordeev 0 0-0 0, C. Fefelov 1 0-0 3, Al. Gordeev 4 0-1 9, Kalugin 3 0-4 6. Totals — 13 4-13 32.

3-point goals — Ninilchik 1 (K. Skjold), Nikolaevsk 2 (C. Fefelov, Al. Gordeev). Total fouls — Ninilchik 11, Nikolaevsk 16. Fouled out — none.



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