Sports Briefs

Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2002

Colorado College tops Alaska Anchorage

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Tom Preissing scored midway through the first period and Jeff Sanger had a shutout with just 16 saves as Colorado College defeated Alaska-Anchorage 1-0 on Saturday.

Colorado College (24-11-3) advances to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five after sweeping Alaska-Anchorage 2-0 in the best-of-three first-round playoff series.

Colorado College won 8-1 on Friday.

Preissing, a defenseman, scored at 10:51 in the first after a pass from Alex Kim. It was Preissing's first game-winning goal this season.

Chris King finished with 31 saves for Alaska-Anchorage (12-19-5).

Sanger, a senior, recorded his 15th career shutout, a school record. He has six shutouts this season.

Each team was 0-2 on power-play chances. Alaska-Anchorage managed just one power-play shot against Colorado College, the WCHA's top penalty-killing team.

Ninilchik girls top CCS

The Ninilchik girls basketball team defeated host Community Christian School 63-16 Saturday in a District 3/2A matchup.

Janelle Moerlein paced the Wolverines with 19 points, while Kelsey Deiman added 11 points.

"It was nice to see them break out and have good shooting games," coach Dan Leman said after his team improved to 20-0.

Whitney Leman had just three points for Ninilchik, but had 10 assists. The Wolverines only had five turnovers in the game.

WOLVERINES 63, KNIGHTS 16

Ninilchik 11 21 16 15 --63

CCS 4 0 10 2 --16

NINILCHIK (63) -- W. Leman 1 1-3 3, K. Moerlein 2 0-0 4, Matson 3 1-2 10, J. Moerlein 9 1-1 19, Bosick 3 4-4 10, Johnson 2 0-0 4, Deiman 4 0-0 11, McKee 1 0-0 2. Totals -- 20 7-10 63.

CCS (16) -- Beachy 1 0-0 2, Seymour 2 3-6 9, Keim 2 0-0 5. Totals -- 5 3-6 16.

3-point goals -- Ninilchik 3 (Deiman 3); CCS 3 (Seymour 2, Keim 1). Total fouls -- Ninilchik 6, CCS 7. Fouled out -- none.



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