Dimond used Ryden Hines' strong game and a momentum-swinging third quarter Thursday night to lift the host team to a 61-43 victory over Kenai in the opening round of the Alaska Prep Shootout boys basketball tournament.
Hines copped game highs of 22 points and 10 rebounds, and he led four Lynx scorers in double figures.
The game was tied 26-26 at intermission, then Dimond unleashed a 21-9 scoring advantage in the third quarter to pull away.
Colter Lasher furnished Dimond with 12 points, Sagan Osborne added 11 and Damon Cikanek chipped in 10. Brock Crow added 10 assists.
A.J. Hull led the Kardinals with 13 points and seven rebounds, and Bo Reilly added 11 points. In other tournament games:
ACS 77, South 55
Calvin Hoffman scored 22 points to lead four guys in double figures and push Anchorage Christian into the semifinals against Monroe.
Nate Simmers added 16 points for the Lions, who also received 11 points and a game-high 14 rebounds from Augustus Simmers. Bobby Wilson added 10 points for ACS. Besides his game high in points, Hoffman seized a game-high four steals.
Louis Page carried South with 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Jack Hobbs added eight points.
Monroe 68, Unalaska 34
Monroe's win was powered three double-digit scoring performances, with John Michael and LaDarius Milton each scoring 12 points and Milo Hajdukovich pitching in 11.
Monroe opened with a 21-4 first-quarter run and led by as many as 39 points. J.J. Fernandez led Unalaska with 14 points, six rebounds and four assists.
Lathrop 54, Ketchikan 36
Lathrop led by just three points through three quarters, but used a 22-7 run in the fourth quarter to close out a win over Ketchikan.
Everett Green notched a double-double for Lathrop, producing 12 points and 10 rebounds. Kyle Carlson led the Malemutes with 16 points, going 5 for 5 from the free-throw line.
Ketchikan's top scorer was Kyle Day, who drilled four 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 18 points. Travis Taylor contributed 15 points for the Kings, who were outrebounded 43-19.
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