Skyview hoops sweep

Posted: Friday, February 15, 2002

The Skyview High School girls basketball team opened the Valdez Invitational with a win, downing Cordova 60-27 Thursday.

The Panthers led 19-11 after the first quarter and extended their lead to 30-16 heading into the locker room at the half.

Skyview boys 67, Houston 58

The Skyview boys defeated Houston in their opening game of the Valdez Invitational Thursday in Valdez.

The Panthers opened with a big first quarter, and led 33-25 at the half.

Houston hit six treys, three in the second quarter and three more in the fourth, but couldn't make up the gap.

Josh Rowell led the Panthers with 24 points while Adam Kosydar turned in a big game, scoring 18 points.

PANTHERS 67, HAWKS 58

Skyview 16 17 19 15 -- 67

Houston 7 18 10 23 -- 58

SKYVIEW (67) -- McGarry 1 2-2 4, Shields 0 0-0 0, Travers 2 0-1 4, Mattaresse 0 0-0 0, Malmquist 0 0-0 0, Lewis 1 1-2 3, Gellar 1 2-2 4, St. Clair 0 1-2 1, Smith 0 1-2 1, Kosydar 7 4-7 18, Cooper 4 0-4 8, Rowell 10 4-6 24. Totals -- 26 15-28 67.

HOUSTON (58) -- Craig 1 0-0 2, J. Webb 1 2-2 4, Haragan 1 0-0 2, Smith 3 2-4 8, Sandidge 1 0-0 3, Foster 1 0-0 2, Clemens 1 0-0 3, Ridney 0 0-0 0, Connor 0 2-2 2, T. Webb 9 5-6 27, Shurtleff 2 1-5 5. Totals -- 20 12-19 58.

3-point goals -- Houston 6 (T. Webb 4, Sandidge, Clemens). Total fouls -- Skyview 16, Houston 22. Fouled out -- J. Webb.

Ninilchik Tournament

In first-day action at the Ninilchik Tournament, it was Palmer junior varsity girls 38, Seldovia 33; Palmer junior varsity boys 60, Seldovia boys 56; and Ninilchik girls 61, Bristol Bay 21.

As the Clarion went to press, the Ninilchik and Bristol Bay boys were still playing. Results from that game, as well as box scores from Thursday's games, will be in Sunday's Clarion.

Today, the Seldovia girls face Bristol Bay at 3:30 p.m., the Seldovia boys face Bristol Bay at 5:30 p.m., the Ninilchik girls face Palmer's jv at 7:30 p.m. and the Ninilchik boys face Palmer's jv at 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, Palmer's junior varsity girls play Bristol Bay at 9:30 a.m., Palmer's junior varsity boys play Bristol Bay at 11:30 a.m., Ninilchik's girls play Seldovia at 1:30 p.m. and Ninilchik's boys play Seldovia at 3:30 p.m.

Nenana Invitational Tournament

The Cook Inlet Academy boys opened the Nenana Invitational with a 50-31 win over Wainwright Thursday.

The Nikolaevsk boys also posted a win, defeating Tri-Valley 63-58.

In the girls bracket, Cook Inlet Academy lost to Wainwright 50-40 while Nikolaevsk dropped a 50-13 decision to Tri-Valley.

Calder Hillyer led the CIA boys with 21 points while Jacob Peterson netted 11 and Bryan Powers scored 10 points.

Stephan Nikitenko and Peter Tipkin each scored 17 points to lead the Nikolaevsk boys.

The Warriors trailed by two, 15-13, after the first quarter, and after taking a 33-31 lead at the half, found themselves trailing 46-41 after the third quarter.

Nikolaevsk outscored Tri-Valley 22-12 in the final quarter, though, to clinch the win.

Chantal Reese scored 17 points and Alyse Bell netted 10 points for the CIA girls, but the Eagles were unable to make up a 10-point halftime deficit.



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