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ACS girls topple Cook Inlet

Posted: Friday, February 25, 2005

The Cook Inlet Academy girls high school basketball team put together a solid game against Anchorage Christian Schools Thursday, but the visiting Lions pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 39-30 nonconference win at CIA's Memorial Gymnasium.

"We kind of broke down on defending the screens at the end — we gave up too many easy baskets," CIA coach Greg Bell said. "But I'm proud of the girls. It's not like they ran away with it."

Indeed, the score was tied at 15 at the half and the Eagles led by a point, 24-23, entering the fourth quarter.

Cook Inlet's shooters went cold in the final quarter of play, though, and Anchorage Christian began connecting with open players cutting through the lane for uncontested layups.

Kendra Madren scored 11 points to lead the Lions.

Melissa Moffis netted 12 points for the Eagles while Alyse Bell finished with 11 points.

Greg Bell did see plenty of positives from his Class 2A team as they matched up well against the Class 3A Lions for three quarters. The Eagles are preparing for their stretch run leading up to the Peninsula Conference tournament March 9-12.

"We've been struggling a little running our offense, but the girls were patient and we had better ball movement. We weren't just throwing the ball away," said Bell.

Bell said his team also played some man-to-man defense against the Lions, something the Eagles don't do very often.

"It's good that we could show we can go man-to-man and stay with them," Bell said.

The Eagles also have improved their rebounding, something Bell figures will be a big factor in determining how far CIA gets in the conference tournament.

The Eagles play the Homer junior varsity team Saturday, then finish up with three straight conference games: at Ninilchik Tuesday; at Nikolaevsk Thursday; and home against Lumen Christi March 4.

LIONS 39, EAGLES 30

Anchorage Christian 11 4 8 16 — 39

Cook Inlet Academy 10 5 9 6 — 30

ANCHORAGE CHRISTIAN (39) — White 0 0-0 0, Jentzen 0 0-0 0, H. Volstad 1 0-0 2, Berlen 3 3-3 9, Hoch 2 0-1 4, LeBoeuf 2 0-0 4, Dyson 4 1-3 9, Madren 5 1-2 11. Totals — 17 5-9 39.

COOK INLET ACADEMY (30) — Query 0 0-0 0, Smith 2 0-0 4, McNutt 0 0-0 0, Bell 5 0-1 11, Hillyer 0 0-0 0, Moffis 5 2-2 12, E. Thornton 0 0-0 0, Forsi 1 1-4 3, H. Thornton 0 0-0 0. Totals — 13 3-7 30.

3-point goals — CIA 1 (Bell). Total fouls — ACS 7, CIA 14. Fouled out — none.

Tok Round Robin Tournament

Ninilchik girls 62, Alak 31

Ninilchik boys 76, Tanana 63

The Ninilchik boys and girls basketball teams posted wins in the opening round of the Tok Round Robin Tournament Thursday in Tok.

The Ninilchik boys, led by 28 points from Connor Cooper and 15 from Javin Halpin, overcame a stiff challenge from Nenana to win 76-63. Ninilchik trailed by two points, 11-9, after the first quarter but outscored the Wolves 31-15 in the second quarter to take control of the game.

The Ninilchik girls defeated Alak (Wainwright) 62-31. Kendra Moerlein scored 19 points to lead the Wolverines while Emily Wood chipped in with 10. Ninilchik was tied at 10 with the Huskies after the first quarter before pulling away for the win.

Girls

WOLVERINES 62, HUSKIES 31

Ninilchik 10 20 11 21 — 62

Alak (Wainwright) 10 7 10 4 — 31

NINILCHIK (62) — H. Skjold 0 0-0 0, A. Bartolowitz 2 0-0 4, Leman 3 0-0 7, Wolford 1 1-2 3, Rohr 0 0-0 0, Moerlein 9 -16 19, Wood 4 1-4 10, K. Skjold 1 0-0 2, J. Bartolowitz 0 0-0 0, Schnabl 0 0-0 0, Erickson 3 3-8 9, Dawson 3 2-4 8. Totals — 26 8-24 62.

ALAK (31) — O. Aveoganna 0 0-0 0, Tagarook 0 1-2 1, Aguvluk 1 1-3 3, Phillips 0 0-0 0, Ahmaogak 7 4-5 19, Mayer 3 2-4 8, E. Aveoganna 0 0-0 0. Totals — 11 8-14 31.

3-point goals — Ninilchik 2 (Leman, Wood), Alak 1 (Aguvluk). Total fouls — Ninilchik 11, Alak 17. Fouled out — E. Aveoganna.

Boys

WOLVERINES 76, WOLVES 63

Tanana 11 15 20 17 — 63

Ninilchik 9 31 14 22 — 76

TANANA (63) — T. Hyslop 4 3-6 11, Carlo 11 1-3 24, R. Hyslop 7 2-4 17, Campbell 1 0-0 2, Pearce 2 2-2 6, Zuray 1 0-0 3, Stickman 0 0-0 0, Peters 0 0-2 0. Totals — 26 8-17 63.

NINILCHIK (76) — Halpin 6 1-2 15, Vanderford 1 6-7 8, Doyle 2 4-4 8, Chihuly 0 0-0 0, Leman 4 2-4 12, Cuffe 2 1-2 5, Cooper 13 1-4 28. Totals — 28 15-23 76.

3-point goals — Tanana 3 (Carlo, R. Hyslop, Zuray), Ninilchik 5 (Halpin 2, Leman 2, Cooper). Total fouls — Tanana 17, Ninilchik 15. Fouled out — Pearce, Doyle.

Skyview girls 40, Kodiak 25

The Skyview High School girls basketball team defeated Kodiak in a nonconference game at Skyview.

Anna Blake scored 10 points, all in the third quarter, to lead a second-half Skyview surge. The Panthers were tied with the Bears at 10 after the first half of play.

Shelley Heffner contributed eight points for the Panthers.

PANTHERS 40, BEARS 25

Kodiak 4 6 7 8 — 25

Skyview 8 2 13 17 — 40

KODIAK (25) — Filburn 0 0-0 0, Yamat 0 0-0 0, Poulos 2 3-3 7, Quass 3 0-0 6, Johnson 0 2-2 2, Keegan 0 2-2 2, E. Horn 1 0-0 2, Nault 0 0-0 0, A. Horn 0 0-0 0, Timpre 3 0-2 6, O'Dell 0 0-0 0, Ball 0 0-0 0. Totals — 9 7-9 25.

SKYVIEW (40) — Heffner 4 0-2 8, Thornton 0 0-0 0, M. Fay 3 0-1 7, Van Ryzin 1 0-4 2, Dreifuerst 2 3-5 7, Blake 4 0-0 10, Smith 0 0-0 0, A. Fay 2 2-2 6. Totals — 16 5-14 40.

3-point goals — Skyview 3 (Blake 2, M. Fay). Total fouls — Kodiak 13, Skyview 13. Fouled out — Poulos.



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