The Bristol Bay boys basketball team dealt Cook Inlet Academy a big blow in its quest to repeat as District 3/2A champions.
The Angels defeated the Eagles 45-43 Thursday in a District 3/2A tournament game at Homer High School. The tournament is double elimination, and the Eagles are still alive because it was only their first loss of the tournament. Noah Shields dumped in 13 points to pace CIA.
Bristol Bay will face Seldovia at 8 p.m. Friday, while CIA will face Ninilchik at 1:30 p.m. Friday.
Seldovia boys 33, Unalaska 23
The Sea Otters, ranked No. 1 in the latest prep poll, opened up the tournament with a victory over the Raiders.
Junior Jeremiah Dillon had 12 points and was the only player to reach double figures for Seldovia in the slow-paced game, which saw just six total points in the first quarter.
Seldovia will play Bristol Bay at 8 p.m. Friday, while Unalaska must face Community Christian School at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Seldovia girls 49,
Bristol Bay 34
The Sea Otters received 20 points from senior Jaime Geagel and 13 points from freshman Amelia Dillon to advance past the Angels.
Seldovia, ranked No. 3 in the latest prep poll, has a showdown with top-ranked Ninilchik today at 6:30 p.m. Bristol Bay will start trying to work its way through the losers bracket with a noon game against Unalaska.
Christian School boys 54,
With the game tied at 35 after the third quarter, the Knights went went on a 19-0 tear to finish the game and seal a second-round win.
Karl Keim scored 19 points for the Knights, leading all scorers, while Shiloh Seymour netted 16 points. Keim contributed six points to the Knights' fourth-quarter run.
Dimitry Martusheff scored 13 points for the Warriors while teammate Kiril Martushev netted 11.
Ninilchik girls 64,
Cook Inlet Academy 12
The Wolverines, who were ranked No. 1 in the latest prep poll and are the defending district champs, demolished the Eagles. Whitney Leman had 19 points for Ninilchik, while Theresa Chihuly added 14.
Chantal Reese paced the Eagles with seven points.
Ninilchik moves on to face Seldovia at 6:30 p.m. today, while CIA will square off against Community Christian School at 9 a.m. today.
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