Red-hot Kodiak to face East in T-Bird Classic finale

Anchorage Daily NewsDecember 20, 2013 

The Kodiak Bears showed up late for the Lady T-Bird Classic, but once there, the Bears were ready to roll.

After missing their game Thursday because bad weather delayed their flight to Anchorage, the Bears played twice Friday and won both games handily to cruise into Saturday's championship game.

Kodiak trounced Eagle River 62-10 in its first game and handled Palmer 51-23 in the semifinals.

The Bears will face host East in the 4:30 title game. The Thunderbirds advanced with a 56-20 win over Seward.

Kodiak 51, Palmer 23

Kodiak crushed Palmer 51-23 to advance to the title game, roaring to a 31-12 halftime lead.

Jerica Nelson led the Bears with 15 points, six steals and five assists. Hannah Wandersee added 14 and Carissa Cannon 12.

Carly Venzke's 11 points topped Palmer.

Kodiak 62, Eagle River 10

Kodiak bolted to massive early lead and steamrolled Eagle River 62-10 in a first-round game played Friday due to Kodiak's late arrival.

Kodiak, paced by 16 points by Jerica Nelson, led 30-0 after one quarter. Hannah Wandersee contributed 14 points and Adriane Horn notched 11.

Samantha Coy led Eagle River with five points.

Nome 62, Eagle River 37

A monster third quarter led Nome to a 62-37 consolation win over Eagle River.

The Nanooks outscored Eagle River 21-1 in the third quarter and led by as much as 32 points en route to the win. Senora and Adelaine Ahmasuk each scored 19 points, with Adelaine making three 3-pointers along the way. Ariana Horner also reached double-digits with 12 points.

Samantha Coy led Eagle River with 12 points and four steals.

Lady T-Bird Classic
At East High
Friday's results

Kodiak 51, Palmer 23
East 56, Seward 20

Consolation games
Nome 62, Eagle River 37
Houston 36, Service 32

First-round game
Kodiak 62, Eagle River 10

Saturday's games
Championship -- Kodiak vs. East, 4:30 p.m.
Third place -- Palmer vs. Seward, 3 p.m.
Fifth place -- Nome vs. Houston

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