Seward boys take 5th

Posted: Sunday, March 07, 2010

The Seward boys came back from a fourth-quarter deficit to take the consolation game 54-52 at the Southcentral Conference tournament on Saturday at Seward High School.

The Seahawks went into the final quarter trailing 44-39, but Andrew Buchanan came alive for nine of his 11 points in the final quarter to secure the victory. Sam Taylor had 15 points to lead the Bulldogs, while Brando Wik had 13 points and Bob Seater added 10 points.

Seward girls 41, Grace 38

The Seahawks came back in the fourth quarter to win the third-place game over the Grizzlies on Saturday.

Seward led 15-9 after the first quarter and 26-21 at halftime. However, Grace outscored the Seahawks 10-4 in the third quarter to take a one-point lead into the final quarter. Seward was able to hold Grace to just seven points in the final eight minutes to seal the win.

Marjorie Dupea had 10 points to pace the Grizzlies, while Meg Berry had 10 points to lead the Seahawks.

ACS girls 56, Cordova 35

The Lions, the top seed, defended their Southcentral Conference championship behind a 38-point outburst from Debbiey Simmers.

Simmers had just four points in the first quarter, but then she really got rolling -- with 16 points in the second quarter, 10 in the third quarter and eight in the fourth quarter. The Wolverines couldn't keep up with Simmers in the scoring column, much less the Lions. Misa Webber had 13 points to pace Cordova.

Heritage boys 48, Cordova 43

The top-seeded Eagles came back in the fourth quarter to claim the Southcentral Conference title on Saturday.

Heritage trailed 9-6 after the first quarter, but led 26-23 at halftime. Cordova came back to take a 35-34 lead entering the final eight minutes, but Heritage held the Wolverines to eight points in the final quarter.

Jeremiah Ridgeway paced the Eagles with 24 points, while Jonathan Millar had 11 points. For Cordova, Christian Brackerts had 17 points, while Keith Nolan had 11 points.

Grace boys 62, ACS 52

The Grizzlies took home third place on Saturday by topping the Lions.

Caleb Davis and Grant Mathews each had 17 points for Grace, while Ron Fancher had 14. For ACS, Aaron Richwine had 18 points, Gus Simmers had 17 points and Daniel Brandon had 10 points.

Cordova girls 47, Seward 45

The second-seeded Wolverines edged the Seahawks on Friday to earn a Class 3A state berth and move into the finals.

With 1:13 to play in the game, Seward's Meg Berry nailed a 3-pointer to cut Cordova's lead to 44-43. In the final minute, Teal Webber hit free throws at 36 and 28 seconds to increase the lead to 46-43. Berry hit a bucket with eight seconds left for a 46-45 game, then Angie Kelly finished the scoring for Cordova with a free throw with six seconds left.

Seward trailed 23-15 at halftime and 29-25 after three quarters. Dani Hess paced Cordova with 13 points, while Webber had 11 points. For Seward, Berry dumped in 12 points, including seven in the fourth quarter.

ACS girls 38, Grace 28

The Lions moved into the finals and into the Class 3A state tournament by defeating the Grizzlies on Friday. Debbiey Simmers had 16 points to lead ACS, which jumped out to a 19-8 lead at halftime. Marjorie Dupea had 16 points to pace Grace Christian.

Cordova boys 62, Grace 52

The second-seeded Wolverines received 22 points from Dane Meyer in advancing to the finals on Friday.

Cordova, which also clinched a state berth with the victory, led 33-24 at the half after the game was tied at 12 after one quarter. Christian Brockert added 17 points for the Wolverines, while Eric Johnson pitched in 11 points.

Caleb Davis had 15 points for the Grizzlies, while Ron Fancher had 11 and Grant Mathews added 10.

Heritage boys 46, ACS 45

The top-seeded Eagles overcame a second-half deficit to top the Lions, advance to the championship game and earn a Class 3A state berth.

The game was tied at 14 after one quarter, but Heritage grabbed a 25-22 lead at halftime. ACS held the Eagles to eight points in the third quarter in grabbing a 36-3 lead.

Jeremiah Ridgeway had 18 points to pace the Eagles, while Amos Vreeman had 17. For ACS, Aaron Richwine had 17 points and Gus Simmers added 12 points.

Friday girls

Wolverines 47, Seahawks 45

CORDOVA (47) --Webber 2 3-7 7, Beedle 4 0-2 9, A. Beedle 4 0-2 9, T. Webber 3 2-4 11, Phillips 0 0-0 0, Kelly 1 4-7 7, Hess 5 3-4 13. Totals -- 15 12-24 47.

SEWARD (45) --Ganser 2 0-0 4, Atherton 3 0-0 7, M. Berry 4 2-2 12, Draper 3 2-5 8, Stallings 2 0-0 4, Fleming 1 1-2 3, Espelin 1 2-2 4, Clarke 1 1-2 3. Totals -- 17 8-13 45.

3-point goals -- Cordova 5 (T. Webber 3, Beedle 1, Kelly 1), Seward 2 (Atherton 1, M. Berry 1). Team fouls -- Cordova 13, Seward 22. Fouled out -- M. Webber, Atherton, Clarke.

Saturday girls

Seahawks girls 41, Grizzlies 38

Grace 9 12 10 7 --38

Seward 15 11 4 11 --41

GRACE CHRISTIAN (38) -- M. Dupea 4 2-4 10, Fredrickson 1 5-6 7, Todd 0 0-0 0, Eckmann 2 5-8 9, Burroughs 1 0-0 3, Birky 1 0-1 2, V. Dupea 1 0-0 2, Veirgutz 2 0-0 5. Totals -- 12 12-21 38.

SEWARD (41) -- Zweifel 1 0-1 2, Ganser 1 0-0 2, Atherton 2 2-4 6, T. Berry 0 0-0 0, M. Berry 3 2-2 10, Draper 3 0-1 8, Fleming 0 2-2 2, Espelin 0 0-0 0, Clarke 2 5-6 9, Adelmann 1 0-0 2. Totals -- 13 11-16 41.

3-point goals -- Grace 2 (Burroughs, Veirgutz), Seward 4 (M. Berry 2, Draper 2). Team fouls -- Grace 18, Seward 18. Fouled out -- none.

Saturday boys

Seahawks 54, Bulldogs 52

Nikiski 9 18 17 8 --52

Seward 14 13 12 15 --54

NIKISKI (52) -- Anderson 0 0-1 0, Seater 5 0-0 10, Wik 3 6-7 13, Herrin 3 1-8 7, Taylor 6 0-0 15, Krogseng 2 3-7 7. Totals -- 19 10-23 52.

SEWARD (54) -- Lindquist 2 0-0 4, Stebbins 0 0-0 0, Atherton 1 0-0 2, Dipiero 3 0-0 6, J. Buchanan 1 0-0 2, Thorn 3 0-0 6, Sawyer 4 0-0 8, Pullins 3 0-0 6, A. Buchanan 5 1-1 11, Adelmann 1 1-1 3, Larson 0 0-0 0, Terry 1 0-0 2, Perea 2 0-0 4. Totals -- 26 2-2 54.

3-point goals -- Nikiski 4 (Taylor 3, Wik 1). Team fouls -- Nikiski 8, Seward 18. Fouled out -- none.



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