Service, Bartlett to meet in Tip Off title game

sports@adn.comDecember 20, 2013 

Service and Bartlett will square off Saturday in the championship game of the Cougar Tip Off boys basketball tournament at Service High.

The host Cougars clinched a spot in the 5 p.m. title game by beating Palmer 58-34 in Friday's semifinals. Bartlett got there with a 75-69 triumph over defending state champion East.

Bartlett 75, East 69

Marquis White scored nine of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to help the Golden Bears hold off East. He sank six of eight from the foul line for the quarter and 10 of 14 for the game.

Bentiu Panoam added 16 points and Bradley Johnson had 10 for Bartlett, which led at every quarter stop.

Desmond Johnson poured in 21 points for East, Eudy Gomez pitched in 17 and Jacob Hamey 13.

Service 58, Palmer 34

Five players reached the scoring column in the first quarter for Service, setting the tone for the Cougars in their win over Palmer.

Palmer's Adam Ramoth topped all scorers with 19 points but Reece Robinson's 17 points led a balance Service attack.

The Cougars, who led 14-5 after one quarter, got eight points apiece from C.J. Toomer, Ihro Raguindin and Pindo Drammeh.

Nome 64, Eagle River 46

Tyler Eide scored a game-high 18 points and Daniel Head pumped in 17 to lead Nome to a 64-46 consolation win over Eagle River.

Eagle River's Thomas Jones finished with a team-high 15 points, and Eric Anderson pitched in 11.

Kodiak 42, Chugiak 36

Alec Canete-Hall's 14 points powered a 42-36 win for Kodiak over Chugiak in a consolation game.

Canete-Hall scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half to help Kodiak overcome a two-point halftime deficit. Austin Frick chipped in with 12 points for the Bears.

Alex Hess led Chugiak with 15 points, and Matt Oldenkamp scored eight.

Cougar Tip Off
At Service High
Friday's results

Bartlett 75, East 60
Service 58, Palmer 34

Consolation games
Nome 64, Eagle River 46
Kodiak 42, Chugiak 36

Saturday's games
Championship -- Bartlett vs. Service, 5 p.m.
Third place -- East vs. Palmer, 3:15 p.m.
Fifth place -- Nome vs. Kodiak, 1:30 p.m.
Seventh place -- Eagle River vs. Chugiak, 11:45 a.m.



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