Alaska high school basketball report for Feb. 12

sports@adn.comFebruary 12, 2013 

The Service boys and Dimond girls each picked up Cook Inlet Conference basketball wins Monday to maintain 8-0 league records and one-game leads in the league standings.

The Service boys are a game up on Dimond (7-1) and the Dimond girls are a game up on West (7-1).

All the CIC teams are scheduled for action Wednesday, with the Service boys visiting fourth-place East (4-3).

The Dimond girls will hit the road for a showdown with seventh-place Eagle River (1-7).

boys basketball

ACS 80, Grace 49

Jalen Terry scored 21 points and Calvin Hoffman pitched in 16 Tuesday to lead Anchorage Christian to an 80-49 home win over Grace Christian in a high school boys basketball game.

ACS led 23-14 after a quarter and cruised from there. Alex Brown tossed in 12 points for the Lions, and Gus Simmers hit for 11.

Hans Karlberg lit it up from long range for Grace, draining six 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 22 points. Alex Fancher and Luke Offord each scored eight points for the Grizzlies.

Unalakleet 68, Nikolaevsk 55

Stuart Towarak put up 34 points Tuesday to lead Unalakleet to a 68-55 win over Nikolaevsk in a high school basketball game at Nikolaevsk.

Tristan Ticket scored nine of his 16 points in the first quarter for Unalakleet, which jumped to a 26-13 lead after the first frame.

Eric Mametieff led Nikolaevsk with 15 points.

Dimond 63, South 51

Dimond's Damon Cikanek drained 17 of 18 foul shots Monday and led all scorers with 28 points in Dimond's 63-51 Cook Inlet Conference win over host South.

Dimond trailed by 10 at halftime, but roared back to outscore the Wolverines by 10 in the third quarter and 12 in the fourth. Payton Lauwers added 11 points for Dimond, with Austin Torrance and Stanson Afoa each contributing 10.

South got 15 points apiece from Louis Page and Jack Hobbs, who knocked in three 3-pointers. David Alston accumulated 10 points and nine rebounds for the Wolverines.

Service 81, West 60

Adam Klie scored 20 of his game-high 27 points in the second half Monday to help Service roll to an 81-60 CIC boys basketball win over West.

Service's Marques Robinson buried three first-quarter 3-pointers on his way to 17 points. Amu Aukusitino and Reece Robinson each came up with 10 for the Cougars.

West's offense included points from 11 players, Deandre Wilson leading the way with nine.

girls basketball

ACS 68, Grace 18

Dallas Dickerson's 27 points powered a 68-18 girls basketball victory for Anchorage Christian over visiting Grace Christian on Tuesday.

Twelve players scored for ACS, which held Grace to less than 10 points in each quarter and used a 28-5 second quarter to blow the game open. Dickerson scored 18 in the first half.

Madi Lash topped Grace scorers with six points.

Nikolaevsk 45, Unalakleet 34

The Nikolaevsk girls basketball team outscored Unalakleet by 14 in the fourth quarter Tuesday, running away with a 45-34 victory.

The 16-2 fourth-quarter run included six points from Nikolaevsk's Nianiella Dorval, who finished with a team-high 17 points. Kilini Klaich added 10 points for Nikolaevsk.

Unalakleet's Jonisha Wilson topped all scorers with 21 points.

Dimond 78, South 29

Led by 20 points from Tara Thompson, four Dimond girls scored in double figures Monday and the visiting Lynx throttled South 78-29 in a Cook Inlet Conference basketball game.

Dimond's Sierra Afoa hit 8 of 13 field-goal attempts to finish with 18 points, Kaylynn Hawood pumped in 14 on 6 of 9 shooting and Ione Fischer deposited 10. Anastasia Tosi collected 10 rebounds to lead the Lynx.

Taylor Murray paced South with 18 points.

West 60, Service 14

The West girls basketball team dominated host Service on Monday, posting a 60-14 CIC win behind 18 points and six assists from Alistie Aguilar.

Chanel Bookert netted 17 points for West and added six steals. Theyoung Pouy kicked in 12 points, and CeCe Cockerham notched 10 to go with six rebounds.

Imoe, Page are MVPs

Wasilla's Alexis Imoe and East's Taria Page were each named most valuable players in the Dimond Lady Lynx Prep Shootout girls basketball tournament last weekend, Imoe honored in the gold bracket and Page in the maroon bracket.

Imoe helped Wasilla claim the tournament title, knocking off defending champion Dimond in the gold-bracket final.

Page scored 76 points in four games to lead the tournament in scoring and help East finish fifth in the consolation maroon bracket.

Dimond Lady Lynx Prep Shootout

All-tournament team (gold bracket)

Alexis Imoe (most valuable player), Wasilla; Ruthy Hebard, Lathrop; Kaillee Skjold, Soldotna; Mayr Klapperich, Colony; Hannah Wandersee, Kodiak; Marina Washburn, West Valley; Alexis Crellin, Ketchikan; Aminata Cole, Dimond; Kyla Dinkel, Wasilla; Sierra Afoa, Dimond; Jenna Ford, Wasilla.

All-tournament team (maroon bracket)

Taria Page (most valuable player), East; Chanel Bookert, West; Leya Dupriest, Palmer; Nadine Fraker, Bartlett; Taylor Murray, South; Justice English, Kenai; Gabi Fenumiai, Juneau; Shiccia Harris-Grant, West; Marissa Brakes, Juneau; Brandy Bookout, Chugiak; CeCe Cockerham, West.

Awards

Free throw champion -- Alexis Imoe, Wasilla (27 made free throws); Rebounding champion -- Ruthy Hebard, Lathrop (65 rebounds); Scoring champion -- Taria Page, East (76 points); 3-point champion -- Nadine Fraker, Bartlett (13 made 3-pointers); Defense award -- Alysha Devine, Wasilla (18 steals); Blocked shots champion -- Ruthy Hebard, Lathrop (15 blocks); Assist champion -- Marissa Brakes, Juneau (20 assists).

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