Anchorage — girls basketball
Bartlett 53, West 52
Kiera Stokes made two clutch free throws in the waning seconds of a Cook Inlet Conference girls basketball game Wednesday to lift Bartlett to a 53-52 win over host West and give the Golden Bears sole possession of second place in the CIC standings.
Bartlett (9-2) and West (8-3) came into the game tied for second, and the teams were tied 34-34 after three quarters. A wild fourth came down to the wire and Bartlett's wining sequence began with Hannah Johnson blocking a shot, securing the rebound and firing the ball up court. A couple of passes later, Stokes was fouled and went to the free-throw line with the Golden Bears trailing 52-51 and 2.5 seconds remaining. Stokes made both foul shots and West failed to get off another shot.
Nadine Fraker drilled five 3-pointers to lead Bartlett with 15 points, and Tiemchieng Panoam pulled in 20 rebounds to go with 12 points. Sarah Johnson chipped in 14 points for the Golden Bears.
CeCe Cockerham led West with 16 points and Aliste Aguilar hit for 13.
Dimond 67, East 29
Led by 18 points from Tara Thompson and 18 rebounds from Sierra Afoa, the Dimond girls basketball team trounced East 67-29 in a CIC game at Dimond High on Wednesday.
The Lynx (11-0), who also got 15 points from Ione Fischer and 11 rebounds from Aminata Cole, led 28-3 after one quarter.
Dajah Motuga led East (5-6) with 13 points.
South 50, Chugiak 35
South's Sabrina Ungaro nearly racked a triple-double in her first game back from an ankle injury Wednesday, leading the Wolverines to a 50-35 home CIC win over Chugiak.
Ungaro, who missed the last two weeks due to injury, racked 17 points, 12 steals and seven rebounds. Zulai Cole tossed in 13 points for the Wolverines (6-5).
Andre Samaniego led Chugiak (3-8) with 10 points and Anna Ingraham chipped in eight.
West 91, Bartlett 61
All 10 players scored for West on Wednesday, and the Eagles blew past Bartlett with a 91-61 Cook Inlet Conference boys basketball win.
Don McMorris and Joe Riley each scored 16 for West, with McMorris making seven steals and Riley pulling in 13 rebounds. Da'shon Wyche added 11 points for the Eagles (6-5).
Iziah Sherman-Newsome led Bartlett (2-9) with 15 points and Bradley Johnson notched 10.
South 51, Chugiak 35
David Alston came within a point of a triple-double Wednesday, propelling South to a 51-35 CIC boys basketball win over visiting Chugiak.
Alston collected 10 rebounds and 10 assists to go with his nine points. Louis Page led the Wolverines with 20 points, with 12 coming within a 19-2 third-quarter run that broke open a game tied 18-18 at halftime. Wade Ellis contributed 14 points for the Wolverines (6-5).
Skyler Fullmer's 18 points led Chugiak (0-11).
East 66, Dimond 57
The East boys basketball TEAM handed Dimond its third straight loss Wednesday, earning a 66-57 win over the Lynx at Dimond High.
Four players reached double-digit point totals for East (7-4) -- the Thunderbirds received 17 from Jarred Laws, 14 from Austin Huss, 12 from Xavier Johnson and 10 from Travon Brackett. The T-birds trailed by two points through three quarters, but rallied to outscore Dimond 25-14 in the fourth.
Damon Cikanek scored a game-high 22 points to lead Dimond (7-4), with Payton Lauwers kicking in 13.
Service 75, Eagle River 46
Service's Amu Aukusitino hit for 16 of his game-high 21 points in the second half Wednesday, and the Cougars ran away with a 75-46 CIC boys basketball win over visiting Eagle River.
Adam Klie knocked in 15 points for Service (10-1), and Reece Robinson added 10.
Eric Roberts deposited 20 points to lead Eagle River (6-5).
Service, Wasilla atop 4A rankings
The Service boys and Wasilla girls held the top Class 4A spots in the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches poll released Wednesday.
East, which handed Service its only Cook Inlet Conference loss last week, is ranked second for Class 4A boys. The Dimond girls, who have yet to lose a CIC game, are second behind Wasilla.
No rankings for 2A girls were available.
1. Anchorage Christian
2. Monroe Catholic
2. Anchorage Christian
5. Mt Edgecumbe
1. Hooper Bay
3. Bristol Bay High
4. Point Hope
2. Cook Inlet Academy