Bartlett thwarts Kenai upset bid

Kards scare Bears

Posted: Friday, March 22, 2002

Kenai boys coach Rich Bartolowits said before his 8 a.m. Class 4A state tournament game against second-ranked Bartlett that, "It's so early my guys will still be asleep, and I know they shoot well in their dreams."

How prescient.

By knocking down 12-of-17 from 3-point land, the Kardinals nearly pulled off a huge upset of the Golden Bears. In the end, Bartlett notched a 71-70 victory at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.

Bartlett moves on to face Dimond in the semifinals, while Kenai will play Chugiak in the semifinals of the fourth-place bracket at 11:30 a.m. today.

Ian Foley did the majority of the damage from the outside for Kenai, hitting 7 of his 9 3-pointers en route to 23 points.

Marcus Webster hit 2-of-4 from 3-point land on his way to 20 points. Finally, Steve Steiner knocked down 3 of his 4 3-balls for 11 points. Joel Dunn joined his teammates in double figures with 12 points.

Bartlett was able to overcome Kenai's sharpshooting with a solid day from its two 6-foot-7 players. Andrew Smith had 18 points and Marcus Watts had 15 points as the duo combined to shot 14-of-21 from the floor.

Freshman guard Mario Chalmers added 17 points for the Golden Bears.

GOLDEN BEARS 71, KARDINALS 70

Kenai 14 24 18 14 --70

Bartlett 19 21 14 17 --71

KENAI (70) -- Foley 8 0-0 23, Webster 7 4-5 20, Steiner 3 2-2 11, Schooley 1 0-0 2, Barnes 0 2-2 2, Dunn 3 6-6 12, Myers 0 0-0 0. Totals -- 22 14-15 70.

BARTLETT (71) -- Hardy 3 0-0 6, Showers 0 0-0 0, Chalmers 6 3-4 17, Bowman 0 0-0 0, Blewett 0 0-0 0, Moss 3 0-0 6, Moore 0 0-0 0, Lagos 0 0-0 0, Brown 4 0-0 9, Smith 7 4-4 18, Watts 7 1-3 15. Totals -- 30 8-11 71.

3-point goals -- Kenai 12 (Foley 7, Steiner 3, Webster 2); Bartlett 3 (Chalmers 2, Brown 1). Total fouls -- Kenai 12, Bartlett 14. Fouled out -- none.

Juneau-Douglas 51, Colony 38

The Crimson Bears outscored the Knights 19-5 to overcome a 33-32 deficit heading into the fourth quarter.

It wasn't a pretty offensive game for either team, with Juneau shooting 16-of-45 from the field and Colony hitting on 16 of its 47 field-goal attempts.

But the Bears got to the foul line for 14 points, while Colony picked up just three points at the charity stripe.

Curtis Lane paced Juneau with 12 points, while Clay Hotchkiss and Brandon Hyslip each had 10 points for the Knights.

Wasilla 71, Lathrop 62, 2 OT

After an offensively inept first overtime where both teams managed just four points, the Warriors outscored the Malemutes 16-7 in the second overtime to secure the victory.

Wasilla overcame a 43-33 deficit heading into the fourth quarter in order to get to overtime. The Warriors, ranked third in the state, also won despite losing 47-33 in the rebound battle.

Adam Fitt-Chappell paced all scorers with 27 points, while Ray Schafer added 18 and Scott Faeo had 10 for Wasilla. For Lathrop, Justin Bourne had 19 points, Ivan Snowden had 12 points and John Kalberg had 11 points.

Dimond 51, Chugiak 45

The fourth-ranked Lynx notched a win over the fifth-ranked Mustangs behind 23 points from Joe Chirhart.

Dimond took a 15-7 lead after the first quarter and made it stand up for the rest of the game.

Chris Devine led all Chugiak scorers with 10 points.



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