The Cook Inlet Academy boys basketball team opened up defense of the District 3/2A crown with a 52-46 victory over Homer's Community Christian School Wednesday at Homer High School.
The Eagles actually trailed the Knights 10-8 after the first eight minutes of the first-round District 3/2A tourney game, but came back to grab a 22-17 lead at halftime.
Junior Eric Minelga paced CIA with 15 points, while sophomore Justin Franchino added 14 and senior Noah Shields scored 10.
For the Knights, Shiloh Seymour and Karl Keim had 13 points apiece, while Joshua Veldstra dumped in 11.
CIA moves on to play Bristol Bay in a 4:15 p.m. game today, while CCS will face Nikolaevsk in a 12:45 p.m. game in the losers bracket.
Bristol Bay boys 53,
The Angels bombarded the Warriors with seven 3-pointers in the first-round game Wednesday.
Chad Anderson connected on four treys en route to his game-high 17 points, while Chris Young had three trifectas on his way to 11 points.
Dimitry Martusheff, a 5-foot-3 senior guard, paced Nikolaevsk with 14 points, while 6-0 sophomore Kiril Martushev joined Martusheff in double figures with 10 points.
Unalaska boys 55, Ninilchik 46
Buck Kvasnikoff's 22 points were not enough to lift the Wolverines over the Raiders. Unalaska will face Seldovia at 7:45 p.m. today, while Ninilchik will face the loser of the Cook Inlet Academy-Bristol Bay game at 1:30 p.m. Friday.
CIA girls 42, Unalaska 40
The Eagles moved on to face Ninilchik at 6 p.m. today, while Unalaska will face the Seldovia-Bristol Bay loser at noon Friday.
Seldovia girls 39,
Community Christian School 30
Amelia Dillon and Michelle Gruber each had 11 points to slide the Sea Otters into a 2:30 p.m. game against Bristol Bay today.
CCS will play the loser of the CIA-Ninilchik game at 9 a.m. Friday.
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