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Seahawks girls, boys advance

Posted: Friday, March 18, 2005

The Seward girls and boys basketball teams opened up play at the Southcentral Conference tournament Thursday in Seward with big victories.

The Seward girls topped Susitna Valley 56-16, with Lara Loomis hitting for 15 points. All 12 of Seward's players scored in the game.

Seward moves on to a semifinal at 2 p.m. against Grace Christian. The winner of that game gets a berth to state.

The Nikiski girls, who had a bye Thursday, play in the other semifinal against Houston at 6 p.m.

The Seward boys held on to beat Nikiski 71-63. The Seahawks had a 63-33 lead heading into the final quarter, but then Nikiski outscored Seward 30-8 in the final eight minutes.

Ryan Dieckgraeff had 29 points for Seward, while Cory Hetrick had 12 points. For Nikiski, Chris Curren had 19 points, Travis McGahan had 18 points and Zech Hemphill added 11 points.

Seward moves into a semifinal against Heritage Christian, the No. 1-ranked team in Class 3A, at 8 p.m. today. Nikiski gets a bye into the consolation final Saturday at 11 a.m.

Girls

SEAHAWKS 56, RAMS 16

Su Valley 4 0 6 6 —16

Seward 28 14 9 5 —56

SU VALLEY (16) — Ostermick 1 0-2 2, Timmers 0 0-0 0, Crosby 1 3-4 5, Bartel 0 0-0 0, Lester 0 1-2 1, Armstrong 0 0-0 0, Hartly 1 2-2 4, Check 2 0-0 4, Wigeu 0 0-0 0. Totals — 5 6-10 16.

SEWARD (56) — Sawyer 1 1-6 3, Hetrick 2 0-0 5, Prochazka 1 1-2 3, Hoogland 1 1-1 3, Beals 1 0-2 2, Sela 1 0-0 2, Stallings 4 0-0 8, Foldager 2 2-3 6, Loomis 6 0-0 15, Buchanan 0 3-6 3, Crane 2 0-0 4, Adelmann 1 0-0 2. Totals — 22 8-20 56.

3-point goals — Seward 4 (Loomis 3, Hetrick 1). Total fouls — Su Valley 15, Seward 14. Fouled out — none.

Boys

SEAHAWKS 71, NIKISKI 63

Nikiski 9 13 11 30 —63

Seward 23 21 19 8 —71

NIKISKI (63) — Hemphill 3 2-4 11, Taylor 1 4-8 7, Kellie 2 0-0 4, Curren 7 3-3 19, Holloway 0 0-0 0, Vance 1 0-0 2, McGahan 7 4-5 18. Totals — 22 13-20 63.

SEWARD (71) — Hetrick 5 1-1 12, B. Beck 1 0-0 2, Harris 0 0-0 0, Swiderski 2 0-0 4, Buchanan 3 0-0 6, C. Beck 4 0-0 8, Smith 0 0-0 0, Elhard 2 0-0 4, Dieckgraeff 12 5-6 29, Adelmann 3 0-4 6. Totals — 32 6-11 71.

3-point goals — Nikiski 6 (Hemphill 3, Curren 2, Taylor 1); Seward 1 (Hetrick 1). Total fouls — Nikiski 15, Seward 20. Fouled out — Hetrick.



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