Hoop titles for Wasilla and ACS girls, Service and East boys

The Wasilla girls basketball team wrapped up a dominating, undefeated showing at the Doc Larson Roundball Classic by thumping West Valley 71-36 Saturday at Wasilla High.

The win followed blowout victories over Chugiak and Century High of Hillsboro, Ore.

The one-two punch of Kyla Dinkle and Alexis Imoe kayoed West Valley. Dinkle, the tournament's MVP, piled up 24 points and 14 rebounds and Imoe racked up 20 points and nine rebounds.

Hannah Mattson's 11 points and nine rebounds paced West Valley.

The round-robin tournament featured four girls teams and six boys teams. In other games Saturday:

• The Siegel Stars of Murfreesboro, Tenn., took the boys title by claiming a 67-57 win in a well-played finale against Xaverian of Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Stars led by just four at the half but took command in the third quarter by outscoring Xaverian 26-14. Leading Siegel were Charles Clark (26 points), tournament MVP Robert Brandon (16 points) and Damien Clark (10 rebounds). George Lambert racked up 21 points and Robert Rossiter collected 18 points and nine rebounds for Xaverian.

• Bartlett's boys put three players in double figures in a 75-54 win over Chugiak -- Marquis White poured in 18 points, Iziah Sherman-Newsome contributed 13 points and eight rebounds and Keandra Rowland added 12 points.

The Golden Bears shot 52.6 percent from the field while racing to a 48-20 halftime lead.

Chugiak's Skyler Fullmer was the game's top scorer with 26 and the top rebounder with 11.

• The Chugiak girls used a big fourth quarter to rally past Century 49-42. The Mustangs outscored the Oregonians 21-11 in the final quarter.

Kenzie Mathis powered Chugiak with 15 points and 12 rebounds and Haley Scott chipped in 13 points. Emily Ellis led Century with 10 points and eight rebounds.

• Joe Gray pumped in 18 points to lead the Colony boys past Wasilla 60-39. The Knights took control in the third quarter by outscoring Wasilla 19-8.

Hunter Eisenhower tossed in 13 points and Nathan Umbarger hauled down 13 rebounds for Colony, while Dane Kuiper scored 18 points for Wasilla.

Doc Larson Roundball Classic

All-tournament team


Lamel Faison, Xaverian; Joe Gray, Colony; Dane Kuiper, Wasilla; Ryan Jones, Siegel; George Lambert, Xaverian; Robert Rossiter, Xaverian; Antonio Bush, Colony; Dominique Gooch, Siegel; Charles Clark, Siegel. MVP -- Robert Brandon, Siegel.


Alysha Devine, Wasilla; Alexis Imoe, Wasilla; Hannah Mattson, West Valley; Sierra Nakano, Century; Caitlyn Brice, West Valley. MVP -- Kyla Dinkle, Wasilla.


Capital City Classic

The Anchorage Christian girls basketball team won their third game in three days, beating Sitka 57-35 Saturday at the Capital City Classic to emerge as the only undefeated girls team in the round-robin tournament in Juneau.

Tournament MVP Dallas Dickerson pumped in 22 points and Sarah Geagel dropped in 16 to lead ACS. Dickerson netted six of her points in the fourth quarter, when the Lions outscored Sitka 18-6.

The East boys, led by tournament MVP Jarred Laws, took the boys title with a 2-1, missing their shot at an undefeated tournament by falling to Juneau 56-53 Saturday.

In other games, the Juneau girls beat East 60-51 and the Sitka boys outlasted West Valley 68-65 in double overtime.

Sitka won behind Brian Way's 22 points and John DelaCruz's 19. The game was tied 56-56 after regulation and 62-62 after the first overtime; Way and DelaCruz both scored baskets in each overtime period.

Capital City Classic

All-tournament team


Jason Gordon, West Valley; Xavier Johnson, East; Gary Speck, Juneau; Brian Way, Sitka; Desmond Johnson, East; Daniel Hornbuckle, West Valley; Adam Empson, Juneau; A.J. Inman, Sitka. MVP -- Jarred Laws, East.


Taria Page, East; Marissa Brakes, Juneau; Megan Reid, Sitka; Sarah Geagel, ACS; Gabi Fenumiai, Juneau; Esra Siddeek, Juneau; Sid Riggs, Sitka, Kyn Kelly, Juneau. MVP -- Dallas Dickerson, ACS.


Service boys take title

Stellar defense helped the Service Cougars capture the championship of the Sam Barlow Trail boys basketball tournament with a 70-32 shellacking of tournament host Barlow on Saturday in Gresham, Ore.

Four players landed in double figures for Service -- Marques Robinson (13 points), Adam Klie (12), Rguindin Iroho (11) and Amu Aukusitino (11).

The Cougars led 17-13 after one quarter and then asserted themselves defensively in the second quarter, allowing Barlow just two points while grabbing a 30-15 halftime lead. Service cemented the victory with a 21-4 fourth quarter.


South boys lose in OT

A 3-point buzzer shot at the end of overtime doomed the South boys basketball team Saturday at the Indian Shootout in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

The Wolverines suffered a 61-58 loss to host Choctawhatchee High to end the tournament with an 0-3 record.

Michael Hawkins put up the shot that beat South, his 10th 3-pointer in a 40-point performance.

South was led by David Alston (15 points), Jack Hobbs (13) and Wade Ellis (11).


Dimond girls hang on

A strong first half carried the Dimond girls basketball team to a 63-59 win Saturday over Arbor View High of Las Vegas at the Vegas Holiday Classic.

Aminata Cole's 14 points and 11 rebounds fueled the Lynx, who shot 56.7 percent on their way to a 39-25 halftime lead and then withstood Arbor View's second-half comeback.

Siera Afoa tossed in 16 points and Rohyn Huss added 11 for Dimond.


West girls get victory

Chanel Bookert chalked up 20 points and CeCe Cockerham posted a double-double Saturday to lead the West girls to a 65-40 win over Shadow Ridge of Las Vegas at the Vegas Holiday Classic.

Cockerham tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles.



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