Alaska high school basketball for Dec. 27

sports@adn.comDecember 27, 2012 

Dane Kuiper poured in 32 points to lead the Wasilla Warriors past Bartlett 67-58 in the marquee matchup Thursday at the Doc Larson Roundball Classic, a boys and girls basketball tournament in Wasilla.

Kuiper hit 65 percent of his shots, making 13 of 20 attempts, to highlight the day's action. Bartlett put nine players in the scoring column, none of them in double figures.

Wasilla's girls won too, steamrolling Chugiak 56-24 behind Kyla Dinkle's 23 points and 11 rebounds. Alexis Imoe chipped in 11 points and seven assists and Alysha Devine added 10 points and nine rebounds for the defending state champions, while Andre Samaniego led Chugiak with seven points and seven boards.

In other games:

• The Siegel Stars of Tennessee went on a 14-0 run in the final four minutes to pull away from the Colony boys, 81-61. The Knights kept things close for most of the game, getting 19 points from Joe Gray and 14 rebounds from Antonio Bush, who helped Colony grab a 40-33 rebounding edge.

But Siegel forced most of Colony's 29 turnovers, with Dominique Gooch leading the way with 10 steals and 15 points. Robert Brandon pumped in 20 points and Charles Clark tossed in 17 for Siegel.

• The Xaverian Clippers of New York used depth and 57 percent shooting to rout Chugiak 67-27, getting points from nine players and rebounds from 11. George Lambert's 14 points and Robert Rossiter's 11 led a balanced attack for Xaverian, while Chugiak's Skylar Fullmer led all scorers with 16.

• West Valley's Caitlin Bryce posted a double-double and Hannah Mattson piled up 13 points, seven assists and four steals in a 47-39 win over the Century Jaguars of Oregon. Bryce finished with 12 points and 14 rebounds.

In the late game, Wasilla's boys met Bartlett.

Friday's action begins at 1 p.m. with the Bartlett boys taking on Siegel. The Chugiak and West Valley girls play at 2:45 p.m., the Colony and Chugiak boys meet at 4:30 p.m., the Wasilla and Century girls play at 6:15 p.m. and the Wasilla and Xaverian boys play at 8 p.m.

Capital City Classic

Anchorage Christian made its free throws and East didn't Thursday at the Capital City Classic boys and girls basketball tournament in Juneau.

The ACS girls sank 25 of 39 free throws on their way to a 62-47 victory over East, which missed more than half of its free throws, going 16 of 33 from the line.

Dallas Dickerson hit all eight of her free throws to finish with a game-high 20 points for ACS. Taria Page scored 14 and Tegafiti Manu added 11 for East.

In the other girls game, Gabi Fenumiai scored eight of her game-high 16 points in the first quarter to key Juneau's 56-40 win over Sitka.

In boys action, East cruised past West Valley 77-54 and Sitka used a huge fourth quarter to upend Juneau 65-59.

Xavier Johnson and Jarred Laws each poured in 17 points for the T-birds, who got 13 points from Desmond Johnson and 10 from Michael Bond.

Sitka shellshocked Juneau with a 29-point fourth quarter. The Wolves trailed 47-36 after three quarters, but Brian Way and Jon DelaCruz both pumped in 10 points in the fourth quarter to help their team outscore the Crimson Bears 29-12.

Way finished with 22 points and DelaCruz chipped in 15. Adam Empson led Juneau with 20.

Dimond girls win, lose

The Dimond girls basketball team lost its first game but bounced back to win its second game Thursday at the Las Vegas Holiday girls basketball tournament.

The Lynx lost 57-36 to the Reno Huskies and beat Desert Oasis of Las Vegas 59-43. In both games, Dimond was dominated in the first quarter, but in the second game, the Lynx answered with a strong second quarter to gain conrol.

Aminata Cole racked up 13 points and 13 rebounds in the win and 10 points in the loss. In the win over Deser Oasis, Tara Thompson and Siera Afoa each scored 11 points and Rohyn Huss added 10 for Dimond.

Service boys romp

Adam Klie's 28 points fueled a 70-44 win for the Service boys Thursday at the Sam Barlow Trail basketball tournament in Gresham, Ore.

Amu Aukisitno netted 14 points and Marquis Robinson contributed 10 in the victory over Skyview High of Vancouver, Wash.

The Cougars limited Skyview to 20 first-half points on their way to a spot in Friday's semifinals.

Anchorage Daily News is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service