Alaska boys basketball report for Jan. 4

sports@adn.comJanuary 4, 2013 

— Eleven players scored for the South boys basketball team in a Friday semifinal at the ACS Lime Solar/Pepsi Invitational, earning the Wolverines a big win and a spot in Saturday’s championship game against host Anchorage Christian.

ACS rallied from behind late in the other semifinal to force overtime against Bethel and beat the Warriors 98-86. South, led by 23 points from Jack Hobbs, beat Sitka 84-58.

Valdez and Glennallen picked up wins in consolation play, Valdez defeating Skyview 48-40, and Glennallen securing a dramatic 47-44 overtime win over Barrow. 

ACS trailed Bethel by nine points with less than four minutes remaining in regulation, but managed to close the gap and force extra time. The Lions overcame a hot shooting Bethel squad that sank 14 shots from beyond the arc. 

South raced to a 22-13 lead through one quarter against Sitka and extended the lead to 36-24 by halftime. South’s Louis Page scored nine of his 14 points in the third quarter and David Alston scored seven of his 16 in the fourth quarter to help the Wolverines cement the win.

In one of the tournament’s best offensive performances, Sitka’s Brian Way led all scorers with 29 points, hitting all eight of his free-throw attempts.

The Valdez boys used a second-half surge to seal a close game with Skyview, turning a one-point halftime lead into an eight-point win.

Valdez’ Levi Auble hit two 3-pointers on his way to a team-high 11 points. Skyview’s D.J. Collier led all scorers with 12. 

Barrow had three chances to take a late lead over Glennallen in regulation before being outscored 4-1 in overtime. Barrow’s Lawrence Kaleak, who nailed five 3-pointers and led all scorers with 19 points, was fouled while attempting a trey in the final seconds of regulation. The score was tied 43-43 when he went to foul line, but he missed all three free throws and the game went to overtime.

Glennallen’s William Endres and Brady Parmenter each made field goals in overtime to help seal the victory. Cameron Peters led Glennallen with 16 points, Parmenter finished with 14 and Brent Sampson notched 11.


West 58, Kodiak 54

I.K. Obligde racked his second straight double-double for the West boys basketball team Friday, helping the Eagles to a 58-54 win over host Kodiak at the Joe Floyd Tournament.

Don McMorris led West with 16 points, and Obligde netted 12 to go with 10 rebounds. Joe Riley produced 13 points and seven rebounds.

West (4-1) will play North Pole on Saturday for a chance to win the round-robin tournament.


Houston 43, Delta 31

Matt Barron's 12 points led all scorers Friday and helped Houston blow by Delta Junction 43-31 in a boys high school basketball game at Houston High.

Houston led 24-16 at halftime and pulled away with a 12-7 third-quarter run.

John Crabtree knocked in two second-half 3-pointers to lead Delta with 10 points.


Grace 74, Hutchison 65

Hans Karlberg and Luke Offord each nailed four 3-pointers and reached the 20-point mark Friday, leading the Grace Christian boys basketball team to a 74-65 win over visiting Hutchison.

Karlberg generated 13 of his team-high 21 points in the second quarter, and Offord made one trey in each period to finish with 20.

Hutchison's Darren Silas led all scorers with 27 points, with Michael Benson tossing in 16.


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