Tournament MVP Zulai Cole helped the South Wolverines earn the championship at the Nome Subway Showdown girls basketball tournament Saturday in Nome.
Cole poured in 16 points in a 63-51 victory over Nome in the tournament finale. Sabrina Ungara, an all-tournament pick, added 14 points for South, Hailee Hodgson and Olivia Lade pulled down six rebounds apice and Sadie Hodgson tallied six steals.
The win was the second of the day for the Wolverines, who earlier picked up a 59-32 win over Point Hope. Cole led the way with 16 points and Ungaro chipped in 11.
Wasilla 49, Kenai 39
Using strong first and third quarters, the Wasilla girls basketball team hung on for a 49-39 victory over Kenai in a high school game at Wasilla High on Saturday.
The Warriors, who led 14-11 after one period and outscored Kenai 12-5 in the third, got a game-high 26 points from Shayla Johnson.
Justice English led Kenai with 20 points and Hannah Barcus pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds.
Kodiak 55, ACS 45
Hannah Wandersee’s 12 points in the first half sparked top-ranked Kodiak’s 55-45 win over host ACS on Saturday.
Wandersee, who finished with 17 points, propelled the Bears to a 29-15 halftime lead. Jerica Nelson added 16 points, with nine coming on 3-pointers.
Dallas Dickerson’s 26 points for ACS led all scorers.
West 54, Juneau 38
The West Eagles steamrolled Juneau 54-38 in a nonconference girls game at West.
Chanel Bookert paced West with 14 points, and Marshala Eady added 11.