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Seldovia, Ninilchik girls roll at tourney

Sea Otter boys upset by Kake

Posted: Friday, March 31, 2000

The Kake boys basketball team upset top-ranked Seldovia 33-30 Thursday in the first round of the Class 2A state boys basketball tournament at Service High School in Anchorage.

In girls action involving peninsula teams, both Ninilchik and Seldovia advanced to the semifinals. The top-ranked Wolverines strolled by Kake 69-32, while the Sea Otters used a solid third quarter to pull away from Tri-Valley and notch a 50-30 victory.

Thanks to freshman Whitney Leman, the Viking Warriors did not have a chance of staying with the Wolverines. Leman scored 11 of the team's first 13 points on her way to a 28-point evening.

Ninilchik, which also received 18 points from senior Theresa Chihuly and 10 points from senior Tasha Leman, had a 17-3 lead in the game and a 49-17 advantage after three quarters. The Wolverines were 6-of-7 from 3-point land in the game.

Ninilchik moves on to face Minto, which defeated Point Hope 45-42 Thursday, in a semifinal game tonight at 5:35 p.m. at Service.

The Wolverines, who are undefeated at the Class 2A level, defeated Minto twice this season in late February. The scores in those games were 59-44 and 70-38.

The Seldovia girls advanced to the semifinals by getting all their scoring from three players. Freshmen Jaime Geagel and Amelia Dillon led the way with 19 and 17 points, respectively.

Junior Jacquelyn Brown added 14 points for the Sea Otters, which had a 18-12 lead at halftime, but increased that advantage to 35-19 after three quarters.

The Sea Otters will face Unalakleet today at 4 p.m. for the right to get to the final. Unalakleet topped Yakutat 51-45 Thursday.

In the 2A boys tournament, Seldovia will begin its quest for fourth place by playing Minto at 1:30 p.m. today. Tanana, which will face Kake in a semifinal at 8:45 p.m., defeated Minto Thursday 62-45.

In the other semifinal, Tri-Valley will play Angoon at 7:10 p.m., while Bristol Bay and Nulato will square off in a losers bracket semifinal at 11:55 a.m. Tri-Valley topped Bristol Bay 56-41, while Angoon defeated Nulato 65-48.

In the Class 1A girls tournament Wainwright defeated Aniak 57-51, Chefornak defeated King Cove 74-68, Nenana defeated White Mountain 44-39 and Noorvik topped Chevak 73-53.

In today's semifinals, Wainwright will face off against Chefornak at 7:10 p.m. and Noorvik will battle Nenana at 8:45 p.m. The semifinals of the losers bracket will see Aniak vs. King Cove at 11:55 a.m. and Chevak vs. White Mountain at 1:30 p.m.

In the Class 1A boys tournament, Sand Point ripped Atmautlauk 91-41, Akiachak defeated Wainwright 56-55, Shaktoolik defeated Fort Yukon 53-49 and Noorvik topped Kotlik 63-50.

Today, the semifinals will feature Akiachak vs. Sand Point at 4 p.m. and Noorvik vs. Shaktoolik at 5:35 p.m. The semifinals in the losers bracket will pit Wainwright vs. Atmautlauk at 8:45 a.m. and Kotlik vs. Fort Yukon at 10:20 a.m.

All of today's 1A games will be at East High in Anchorage.

SEA OTTERS GIRLS 50,

VIKING WARRIORS 30

Seldovia 11 8 16 15 --50

Tri-Valley 7 4 8 11 --30

SELDOVIA (50) -- Gruber 0 0-0 0, Brown 6 2-6 14, Suydam 0 0-0 0, Oliveira 0 0-0 0, Geagel 8 3-5 19, Chartier 0 0-1 0, Dillon 8 1-2 17. Totals -- 22 6-14 50.

TRI-VALLEY (30) -- Habecker 0 0-0 0, Lohrenz 1 2-2 4, Clark 1 0-0 2, Lasell 1 0-0 2, T. Lausen 8 4-10 20, M. Blakeway 1 0-0 2, L. Lausen 0 0-0 0, Chapman 0 0-0 0, Jordan 0 0-1 0. Totals -- 12 6-13 30.

Total fouls -- Seldovia 13, Tri-Valley 14. Fouled out -- none. 3-point goals -- none.

WOLVERINES GIRLS 69,

THUNDERBIRDS 32

Kake 3 8 6 15 --32

Ninilchik 17 18 14 20 --69

KAKE (32) -- Martin 1 0-0 2, Morris 0 0-1 0, Jackson 0 0-0 0, D. Knudson 8 0-0 16, McNelly 0 0-0 0, Berkeley 0 0-0 0, R. Knudsen 4 5-9 14. Totals -- 13 5-10 32.

NINILCHIK (69) -- T. Leman 3 2-2 10, Hansen 0 0-0 0, W. Leman 11 3-5 28, Russo 1 2-2 4, Chihuly 7 4-5 18, Moerlein 1 0-0 2, Bosick 1 0-6 2, D. Leman 1 0-0 3, Johnson 0 0-0 0, Deiman 0 0-0 0, Sullivan 1 0-0 2, Goodwin 0 0-0 0. Totals -- 26 11-20 69.

3-point goals -- R. Knudsen, T. Leman 2, W. Leman 3, D. Leman. Total fouls -- Kake 16, Ninilchik 11. Fouled out -- none.

THUNDERBIRDS BOYS 33,

SEA OTTERS 30

Kake 5 6 14 8 --33

Seldovia 9 7 6 8 --30

KAKE (33) -- Demmert 0 0-0 0, Anderson 0 0-0 0, Dolan 6 0-0 14, Mills 1 1-4 4, Kondro 1 1-2 3, James 0 0-0 0, Hawk 5 0-0 10, Martin 1 0-0 2. Totals -- 14 2-6 33.

SELDOVIA (30) -- Chartier 0 0-0 0, Oliveira 0 0-0 0, Swick 5 3-4 15, Guiles 0 0-0 0, Mickelson 4 3-3 11, Brown 2 0-0 4, Dillon 0 0-0 0. Totals -- 11 6-7 30.

3-point goals -- Dolan 2, Mills, Swick. Total fouls -- Kake 10, Seldovia 12. Fouled out -- none.



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