Skyview girls win 2 straight, Kodiak boys claim wins over Panthers

Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2006

 

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  Skyview's Greg Bosick drives past a Kodiak defender in the second half Saturday. Photo by M. Scott Moon

Skyview's Jeff Dolifka makes a shot over Kodiak's Curtis Catt (5) in the second half Saturday afternoon.

Photo by M. Scott Moon

The Skyview girls and the Kodiak boys both picked up Northern Lights Conference wins Friday and nonconference wins Saturday at Skyview High School.

On Saturday, the Skyview girls completed a two-game sweep of the visiting Bears, notching a 43-31 conference win, while the Kodiak boys edged the Panthers 55-49.

“It was a good weekend for us ... We played solid, intense defense,” Skyview girls coach Wade Marcuson said.

Skyview’s tough defense caused the Kodiak girls to shoot only 23 percent from the floor while committing 21 turnovers in the game.

“They’re (Skyview) a good ball club. They utilized their strengths and just attacked us,” Kodiak coach Amy Fogle said.

Giving up some size in the post, Skyview’s guards did most of the damage offensively. Nicole VanRyzin scored 12 points and Shelly Hefner scored 10 points to lead the Panthers.

“We worked together well and just ran our plays right,” Hefner said.

Kodiak post player Allison Nuesll led Kodiak with 15 points.

 

Skyview's Greg Bosick drives past a Kodiak defender in the second half Saturday.

Photo by M. Scott Moon

“Our guard play was very good ... Shelly (Hefner) and Melissa (Fay) stepped up and executed on offense well for us,” Marcuson said.

Skyview trailed by as many as six points on two occasions in the first half. The Panthers closed the second quarter on a 9-0 run, though, which included a VanRyzin 3-point play that gave Skyview a 23-20 lead.

Skyview shot 7-for-13 in the second quarter and forced six Kodiak turnovers.

By the end of the third quarter, the Panthers had extended their lead to 35-25.

“We didn’t really do anything on the defensive end and they just kept at it,” Fogle said.

The Panthers maintained their lead and sank all four of the their free throws in the final minute to seal the win.

“We respect them (Kodiak), they never gave up or stopped playing. ... It was tough game,” Hefner added.

Kodiak boys 55, Skyview 49

The Skyview boys felt confident after losing by only three, 56-53, Friday night against Kodiak and jumped to an early 11-5 lead at the end of the first quarter Saturday.

Kodiak’s Calen Johnson scored 10 of his 13 points in the second quarter as Kodiak notched 18 points to close within 24-23 at halftime, though.

“Our guards played a great game and did a good job of taking the ball at (Skyview’s) defense. We got to the foul line a lot, which was important,” Kodiak coach Ron Bryant said.

Skyview played a very solid first half, though, making 11-of-21 shots from the field and holding an 18-11 rebounding edge. Ritchie Shirnberg’s inside presence was a big factor for Skyview.

Shirnberg scored 18 points, including eight of Skyview’s 13 points in the second quarter, which prevented Skyview from falling behind early.

“We had to deal with a lot of pressure and Skyview’s post presence (Shirnberg) was tough to deal with,” Kodiak’s Garret Jensen said.

In the second half, Kodiak’s post players, primarily Jensen, matched Shirnberg.

Jensen scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half, including the first eight points of the third quarter as Kodiak took a 31-24 lead.

“One of our post players (Mike Thomas) had an injury, but Jensen stepped up and had a great weekend,” Bryant said.

Skyview closed the gap late in the third quarter and on a reverse layup by Greg Bosick with 2:18 remaining, the score was tied 33-33.

There were nine lead changes following the tie, but Kodiak held onto a slim four-point lead and maintained possession following two Skyview turnovers in the final minute of the game for the win.

“We were right there with them (Kodiak) but just had a couple mental mistakes in the end. We played tough for 90 percent of the game, we just need to work on the other 10 percent,” Skyview coach Shaun O’Shea said.

Bosick finished with 16 points, while Jeff Dolifka added 15 points for Skyview. Shirnberg, Bosick and Dolifka were the only Skyview players who scored.

“We played all out, just like we always do, but just had several dead times late in the game,” Dolifka said.

Curtis Catt scored 13 points and Mark Putney netted 12 points for Kodiak.

Skyview girls 55, Kodiak 51

Kodiak outscored Skyview 14-8 in the final quarter, but fell short 55-51 Friday night at Skyview High School.

“(Anna) Blake shot the ball well last night. ... We had a good team concept and good flow too,” Skyview coach Wade Marcuson said.

Blake finished with 19 points to lead the Panthers, Shelly Hefner scored 12 points and Melissa Fay and Melissa Massey each netted nine points.

Alyssa Horn scored 10 points to lead Kodiak.

Kodiak boys 56, Skyview 53

A 33-25 halftime lead for Skyview was slowly chipped away by the visiting Bears on Friday at Skyview High School. Kodiak outscored the Panthers 17-8 in the third quarter en route to a 56-53 win.

Skyview’s Jeff Dolifka poured in a game-high 24 points in the loss. Greg Bosick pitched in 12 points in the loss.

Kodiak’s Mark Putney scored 15 points, Garret Jensen scored 14 points and Calen Johnson added 10 points to lead Kodiak.

Saturday girls

PANTHERS 43, BEARS 31

Kodiak 13 7 5 6 — 31

Skyview 10 15 10 8 — 43

KODIAK (31) — Tilburn 1 1-2 3, Yoat 2 1-3 5, Paulos 0 0-0 0, Keplinger 0 0-0 0, E. Horn 0 0-1 0, A. Horn 1 0-0 2, Nault 0 0-0 0, Timpke 2 2-2 6, Nuesll 6 3-3 15. Totals — 11 7-11 31.

SKYVIEW (43) — Hefner 5 0-0 10, Meyer 0 0-0 0, Martin 2 0-0 5, M. Fay 1 2-2 4, Van Ryzin 4 4-5 12, Mercier 0 0-0 0, Blake 1 2-4 4, West 0 0-0 0, Massey 2 0-0 4, A. Fay 2 0-0 4. Totals — 17 8-11 43.

3-point goals — Skyview 1 (Martin 1). Total fouls — Kodiak 15, Skyview 14. Fouled out — none.

Friday girls

PANTHERS 55, BEARS 51

Kodiak 10 12 15 14 —51

Skyview 9 22 16 8 —55

KODIAK (51) — Filburn 4 0-1 8, Yomat 1 0-4 3, Poulos 2 2-2 6, Keplinger 0 0-0 0, E. Horn 3 0-0 7, A. Horn 3 4-6 10, Nault 0 0-0 0, Neusll 4 0-1 8. Totals — 20 9-20 51.

SKYVIEW (55) — Heffner 2 8-14 12, M. Fay 1 7-8 9, VanRyzin 1 1-2 3, Blake 5 6-7 19, Massey 3 3-6 9, A. Fay 1 0-0 2. Totals — 13 26-39 55.

3-point goals — Kodiak 2 (Yomat 1, Horn 1); Skyview 3 (Blake 3). Team fouls — Kodiak 29, Skyview 21. Fouled out — Neusll, Blake.

Saturday boys

BEARS 55, PANTHERS 49

Kodiak 5 18 15 17 — 55

Skyview 11 13 13 12 — 49

KODIAK (55) — Fried 0 0-0 0, Catt 4 5-8 13, Buenaluz 0 0-0 0, Putney 5 0-1 12, Will 0 0-0 0, Simpson 2 0-0 5, Johnson 4 3-5 13, O’Dell 0 0-0 0, Sweeney 0 0-0 0, Jensen 5 2-2 12. Totals — 20 10-16 55.

SKYVIEW (49) — West 0 0-0 0, Merrit 0 0-0 0, Dolifka 7 1-2 15, Rodgers 0 0-0 0, McMilin 0 0-0 0, Duke 0 0-0 0, Bosick 6 4-6 16, Blossom 0 0-1 0, Bellinger 0 0-0 0, Detavernier 0 0-0 0, Singleton 0 0-0 0, Shirnberg 8 2-3 18. Totals — 21 7-12 49.

3-point goals — Kodiak 5 (Johnson 2, Putney 2, Simpson 1). Total fouls — Kodiak 10, Skyview 20. Fouled out — none.

Friday boys

BEARS 56, PANTHERS 53

Kodiak 14 11 17 14 —56

Skyview 20 13 8 12 —53

KODIAK (56) — Friel 0 1-2 1, Catt 3 1-2 7, Putney 6 0-1 15, Simpson 3 0-0 6, Johnson 4 2-2 10, Thomas 0 0-0 0, Odell 1 0-0 2, Sweeney 0 1-2 1, Jensen 6 2-2 14. Totals — 23 7-11 56.

SKYVIEW (53) — Merritt 0 0-0 0, Dolifka 10 1-3 24, Rodgers 0 0-0 0, McMilan 2 0-0 4, Bosick 5 1-3 12, Blossom 0 0-0 0, Bellinger 1 -2 4, Shirnberg 3 3-6 9. Totals — 21 7-14 53.

3-point goals — Kodiak 3 (Putney 3); Skyview 4 (Dolifka 3, Bosick 1). Team fouls — Kodiak 13, Skyview 15. Fouled out — none.



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