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Ninilchik boys defeat Nikolaevsk

Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2008

Tyler Sutherland netted a game-high 20 points, including 16 of his team's 21 points in the third quarter, in leading the Ninilchik boys to a 60-24 victory over Nikolaevsk on Wednesday in the opening round of the Peninsula Conference tournament at Cook Inlet Academy.

Cody Presley and Chris Smith each scored 12 points and Austin Vanderford chipped in 11 for the fourth-seeded Wolverines, who are seeking their first state tournament berth since 2000, when they lost a double-overtime thriller to Cook Inlet.

Leading 18-2 after the opening quarter, Ninilchik extended it's cushion to 30-12 at halftime and never looked back.

Markell Melkomukov paced the Warriors with 10 points, while Jonah Yakunin added eight.

Ninilchik now faces top-seeded Bristol Bay at 7:15 p .m. today. Second-seeded CIA will square off with third-seeded Seldovia at 3:45 p.m. today.

Seldovia boys 62, Lumen Christi 10

Matthew Gain netted 14 points, Griffen Swick added 13 and Jordan Geagel 10 as the third-seeded Sea Otters handled the sixth-seeded Archangels in the opening round of the Peninsula Conference tournament on Wednesday at Cook Inlet Academy.

Nikolaevsk girls 45, Bristol Bay 42

Cassie Fefelov scored a game-high 20 points, Valerie Yakunin added 16 and the Warriors outscored the Angels 21-13 in the fourth quarter en route to an opening-round win in the Peninsula Conference tournament on Wednesday.

Stevie Klein netted 12 points and Anna Chukwak chipped in 10 for Bristol Bay, which led by five after three quarters.

Fourth-seeded Nikolaevsk will now play No. 1 Ninilchik at 5:30 p.m. today, while third-seeded Seldovia and second-seeded Cook Inlet will meet at 2 p.m.

Boys

WOLVERINES 60, WARRIORS 24

Nikolaevsk 2 10 4 8 24

Ninilchik 18 12 21 9 60

NIKOLAEVSK (24) Trail 0 0-0 0, Melkomukov 4 2-2 10, M. Fefelov 0 0-0 0, Yakunin 4 0-2 8, Ivanov 1 0-0 2, Kalugin 0 0-0 0, Konovalov 0 0-0 0, V. Fefelov 2 0-0 4. Totals 11 2-4 24.

NINILCHIK (60) Vanderford 4 3-4 11, Presley 4 2-2 12, Skjold 1 1-2 3, Sutherland 10 0-2 20, Cooper 0 0-0 0, Goings 0 0-0 0, Garrison 0 0-0 0, Smith 5 0-0 12, Covey 0 0-0 0, Pinnow 0 0-0 0, Q. Bennett 1 0-2 2, S. Bennett 0 0-0 0. Totals 25 6-12 60.

3-point goals Ninilchik 4 (Presley 2, Smith 2). Team fouls Nikolaevsk 10, Ninilchik 8. Fouled out none.

SEA OTTERS 62, ARCHANGELS 10

Lumen Christi 0 2 3 5 10

Seldovia 18 20 15 9 62

LUMEN CHRISTI (10) Wyric 1 0-0 3, Bakic 0 0-0 0, Teel 0 0-0 0, Neurberg 0 0-0 0, Rodvik 1 0-0 3, Portell 0 0-0 0, Stvrgelewski 2 0-0 4. Totals 4 0-0 10.

SELDOVIA (62) Kroll 3 1-2 7, Baines 2 0-0 6, Swick 6 1-1 13, Geagel 5 0-0 10, O'Leary 2 0-0 4, Gain 6 1-2 14, Harkness 4 0-0 8. Totals 28 3-5 62.

3-point goals Lumen Christi 2 (Wyric, Rodvik), Seldovia 3 (Baines 2, Gain 1). Team fouls Lumen Christi 3, Seldovia 4. Fouled out none.

Girls

WARRIORS 45, ANGELS 42

Bristol Bay 6 9 14 13 42

Nikolaevsk 8 11 5 21 45

BRISTOL BAY (42) Monson 3 0-0 6, Klein 6 0-1 12, Chukwak 5 0-0 10, Wilson 3 0-0 7, Wassily 2 1-2 5, Monk 1 0-0 2, Trefon 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 1-3 42.

NIKOLAEVSK (45) Fefelov 8 1-2 20, V. Yakunin 8 0-0 16, E. Yakunin 1 3-4 5, Bailey 2 0-0 4, Gordeev 0 0-2 0. Totals 19 4-8 45.

3-point goals Bristol Bay 1 (Wilson), Nikolaevsk 3 (Fefelov 3). Team fouls Bristol Bay 8, Nikolaevsk 9. Fouled out none.



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