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Ninilchik edges Selawik

Cook Inlet Academy girls, boys fall in opening round

Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Senior Krista Leman netted a game-high 17 points and senior Kayleigh Rice added 12 points in leading Ninilchik to a 40-31 victory over Selawik on Tuesday in the opening round of the Class 2A Girls State Basketball Championship.

Owning a 20-10 lead after eight minutes, the Wolverines jumped in front 24-14 at halftime and never looked back.

Heidi Skjold collected nine points and Tera Schnabl scored two for the Wolverines, who will take on top-ranked Yakutat in the seminfinals at 3:30 p.m. today. Yakutat easily defeated Tri-Valley, 61-41.

Nicole Johnson notched a team-high 11 points for Selawik.

Point Hope girls 56, CIA girls 41

Nancy Timothy scored a game-high 15 points in leading Point Hope past the Cook Inlet Academy girls in a back-and-forth opening round game.

The Eagles, who owned a four-point lead after one quarter, fell behind by one at halftime before regaining a one-point edge entering the fourth.

But Point Hope outscored them 25-9 in the final frame in advancing to the semifinals, where it’ll take on Galena at 5:10 p.m. today. Galena beat Kake, 46-38.

Anabelle Lane collected 12 points for Point Hope and Carol Omnik added 11.

Melissa Moffis led CIA with 11 points, Brooke Forsi scored nine, Amie Smithwick added eight and Chelsea Hardcastle chipped in seven.

The Eagles will play Kake at 9:40 a.m. today in the consolation semifinals.

Noorvik boys 54, CIA 32

The Cook Inlet Academy boys trailed by seven after one period and 10 at halftime in falling to Noorvik in the opening round of the Class 2A Boys State Basketball Championship.

Tim Field scored a game-high 19 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for the Bears, who outscored the Eagles 18-6 in the final frame.

Alan Conwell added 14 points and nine rebounds for Noorvik, while Willy Zibell scored 12 points.

Scotty Litchfield led CIA with 10 points and John Forsi added eight. Ryan Doyle also netted five points while Shane Moffis and Spencer McAuliffe each scored four points for the Eagles, who were outrebounded 51-24. CIA will play the loser of Tuesday’s matchup between Galena and Yakutat at 1 p.m. today.

Tuesday girls

Ninilchik 40, Selawik 31

Selawik 10 4 10 7 — 31

Ninilchik 20 4 9 7 — 40

SELAWIK (31) — Oviok 4, Johnson 11, Ticket 5, Foxglove 7, McCoy 4.

NINILCHIK (40) — Skjold 9, Leman 17, Rice 12, Schnabl 2.

Point Hope 56, Cook Inlet 41

CIA 12 5 15 9 — 41

Point Hope 8 10 13 25 — 56

CIA (41) — Hardcastle 7, White 4, Kopp 2, Smithwick 8, Moffis 11, Forsi 9.

POINT HOPE (56) — Attungana 2, Lane 12, Nash 8, Omnik 11, Timothy 15, Lane 6, Frankson 2.

Tuesday boys

Bears 54, Eagles 32

Cook Inlet 7 10 9 6 — 32

Noorvik 14 13 9 18 — 54

COOK INLET (32) — Litchfield 10, Rowley 1, Forsi 8, Moffis 4, McAuliffe 4, Doyle 5.

NOORVIK (54) — Beasley 2, L. Sampson 4, Field 19, Zibell 12, K. Sampson 1, A. Conwell 14, G. Conwell 2.



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