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Service boys race past Dimond

Jeremy Peters
Mohamad Cole of Dimond dribbles into the key against Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Sierra Afoa of Dimond goes up for a shot during second-half action against Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Austin Osborne of Service drives the baseline before making a pass during first-half action against Dimond Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Austin Osborne of Service drives the baseline before making a pass during first-half action against Dimond Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Elijah Pili of Dimond, right, dives for the ball against Ihro Raguindin of Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Adam Klie of Service puts up a shot against Dimond Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Marques Robinson of Service puts up a tough shot between Dimond defenders Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Marques Robinson of Service puts up a tough shot between Dimond defenders Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Kyla Pearce of Service, left, drives against defender Nicole Forrey of Dimond during second-half action Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
D'Andre Lampkin of Service reaches for the basket over Elijah Pili of Dimond on a breakaway Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Stanson Afoa of Dimond, left, is charged with a foul as Adam Klie of Service drives to the basket during first-half action Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Stanson Afoa of Dimond, left, is charged with a foul as Adam Klie of Service drives to the basket during first-half action Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Austin Torrance of Dimond flies out of bounds while keeping the ball in play during first-half action against Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Alissa Nanez of Service puts up a shot against defender Nicole Forrey of Dimond Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Tara Thompson of Dimond puts up a shot over Tatiyanna Venable of Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Tara Thompson of Dimond puts up a shot over Tatiyanna Venable of Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Elijah Pili of Dimond has his scoring attempt blocked by Kylelle Brown of Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Elijah Pili of Dimond flies to the hoop past Service defenders during first-half action Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Isaiah Pili of Dimond drives to the basket against Reece Robinson of Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Isaiah Pili of Dimond drives to the basket against Reece Robinson of Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Rebecca Hodson of Service drives the baseline past Ione Fischer of Dimond Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
UAA head basketball coach Rusty Osborne and volunteer assistant Brad Lauwers take in the Service-Dimond boys game Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Amu Aukusitino of Service puts up a shot against Dimond Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Amu Aukusitino of Service puts up a shot against Dimond Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Stanson Afoa, left, of Dimond and Amu Aukusitino of Service chase down a loose ball during first-half action Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Damon Cikanek of Dimond races to the hoop against Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Amu Aukusitino of Service, left, puts his football skills to work diving for a loose ball against Austin Torrance of Dimond during first-half action Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Amu Aukusitino of Service, left, puts his football skills to work diving for a loose ball against Austin Torrance of Dimond during first-half action Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Aminata Cole of Dimond pulls down a tough rebound during second-half action against Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Nicole Forrey of Dimond runs into the arm of Service defender Sarah Marsh Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Kylelle Brown of Service drives the lane but finds the hoop blocked by a Dimond defender Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Nicole Forrey of Dimond runs into the arm of Service defender Sarah Marsh Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Kylelle Brown of Service drives the lane but finds the hoop blocked by a Dimond defender Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Austin Osborne of Service drives the baseline before making a pass during first-half action against Dimond Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Mohamad Cole of Dimond dribbles into the key against Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Sierra Afoa of Dimond goes up for a shot during second-half action against Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Mohamad Cole of Dimond dribbles into the key against Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Sierra Afoa of Dimond goes up for a shot during second-half action against Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Marques Robinson of Service puts up a tough shot between Dimond defenders Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Elijah Pili of Dimond, right, dives for the ball against Ihro Raguindin of Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Adam Klie of Service puts up a shot against Dimond Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Elijah Pili of Dimond, right, dives for the ball against Ihro Raguindin of Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Adam Klie of Service puts up a shot against Dimond Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Stanson Afoa of Dimond, left, is charged with a foul as Adam Klie of Service drives to the basket during first-half action Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Kyla Pearce of Service, left, drives against defender Nicole Forrey of Dimond during second-half action Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
D'Andre Lampkin of Service reaches for the basket over Elijah Pili of Dimond on a breakaway Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Kyla Pearce of Service, left, drives against defender Nicole Forrey of Dimond during second-half action Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
D'Andre Lampkin of Service reaches for the basket over Elijah Pili of Dimond on a breakaway Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Alissa Nanez of Service puts up a shot against defender Nicole Forrey of Dimond Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Tara Thompson of Dimond puts up a shot over Tatiyanna Venable of Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Austin Torrance of Dimond flies out of bounds while keeping the ball in play during first-half action against Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Alissa Nanez of Service puts up a shot against defender Nicole Forrey of Dimond Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Austin Torrance of Dimond flies out of bounds while keeping the ball in play during first-half action against Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Elijah Pili of Dimond flies to the hoop past Service defenders during first-half action Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Isaiah Pili of Dimond drives to the basket against Reece Robinson of Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Elijah Pili of Dimond has his scoring attempt blocked by Kylelle Brown of Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Elijah Pili of Dimond flies to the hoop past Service defenders during first-half action Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Elijah Pili of Dimond has his scoring attempt blocked by Kylelle Brown of Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
UAA head basketball coach Rusty Osborne and volunteer assistant Brad Lauwers take in the Service-Dimond boys game Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Amu Aukusitino of Service puts up a shot against Dimond Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Rebecca Hodson of Service drives the baseline past Ione Fischer of Dimond Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
UAA head basketball coach Rusty Osborne and volunteer assistant Brad Lauwers take in the Service-Dimond boys game Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Rebecca Hodson of Service drives the baseline past Ione Fischer of Dimond Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Damon Cikanek of Dimond races to the hoop against Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Amu Aukusitino of Service, left, puts his football skills to work diving for a loose ball against Austin Torrance of Dimond during first-half action Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Stanson Afoa, left, of Dimond and Amu Aukusitino of Service chase down a loose ball during first-half action Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Damon Cikanek of Dimond races to the hoop against Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Stanson Afoa, left, of Dimond and Amu Aukusitino of Service chase down a loose ball during first-half action Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Nicole Forrey of Dimond runs into the arm of Service defender Sarah Marsh Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Kylelle Brown of Service drives the lane but finds the hoop blocked by a Dimond defender Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Aminata Cole of Dimond pulls down a tough rebound during second-half action against Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill
Aminata Cole of Dimond pulls down a tough rebound during second-half action against Service Tuesday evening Jan. 8, 2013 at Dimond.
Erik Hill

It isn’t often Service senior Adam Klie gets to dunk a basketball twice in a game, but he pulled off the feat Tuesday at Dimond High in helping the Cougars take down the Lynx in a rematch of last season’s state title game.

After suffering an overtime loss to Dimond in last season’s Class 4A finale, Service managed a small measure of revenge with a 71-61 win that kicked off Cook Inlet Conference play for both teams.

“We came into this game knowing that they beat us last year and having a little chip on our shoulder,” Klie said. “We wanted to come in and play well. We didn’t have the best first half, but at least we came out with the W.” 

Klie, who missed a potential game-winning shot at the end of regulation in last season’s title game, just missed a double-double with 20 points and nine rebounds. Amu Aukusitino collected 14 points, seven rebounds and six steals, helping Service win the turnover battle 21-13.

Dimond senior Damon Cikanek led all scorers with 28 points but turnovers hurt the Lynx, who lost seven seniors from last season’s championship team.

“The effort was there, but we just need to clean up the mental game and we’ll be OK,”  Cikanek said. “Everyone thinks we’re not as good as last year, so we wanted to show up in the first game against Service. It was a big game for us.”

Service trailed by two at the half after Dimond went on a 21-11 second-quarter run, but the Cougars turned things around with a 20-9 third-quarter run to make it 48-39 at the start of the fourth. 

Dimond started the fourth quarter with a 12-5 run, cutting Service’s lead to two points on a 3-pointer from sophomore Mohamad Cole. 

The Dimond crowd went wild when Cole drew a charging call on Klie to end Service’s next possession, but Klie hushed the home fans a few moments later when he stole the ball at mid-court and raced in for a wide-open, two-handed dunk to put Service up 55-51. 

“Dunking the ball is a swing for us, a momentum swing, so it felt good,” Klie said. “It’s always good, it gets the team pumped up and that’s always nice, but the main thing was to get the two points.”

Service slowly pulled away after that, building its lead back to 10 on a pair of free throws by Marques Robinson with 1:20 remaining. 

Klie put an exclamation point on the win when a Dimond turnover with about 30 seconds left led to his second two-handed jam.

The game was physical and intense, which created a lot of fouls and a lot of scoring chances from the free throw line, where Service held the edge. The Cougars made 22 of 32 free throws and Dimond hit 19 of 28, missing some key free throws in the closing minutes that may have kept the game within reach. 

 

South 60, West 56 OT

Enrique Morgan scored six points in overtime to help propel South to a 60-56 victory over West in the CIC opener for both teams Tuesday at West.

West led by six point at the half, but South came back to tie it at the end of the third quarter. The score remained tied at the end of regulation, 46-46.

Morgan finished with 12 points for South. Louis Page pumped in 20 points and David Alston supplied 11.

Deandre Wilson tossed in 16 and Theo Obligde added 10 for West.

 

Bartlett 64, Chugiak 53

Iziah Sherman-Newsome dropped in a team-high 17 points to fuel Bartlett’s 64-53 win over Chugiak in CIC action at Bartlett.

Chugiak led 15-7 after one quarter but Bartlett rallied with a 27-point second quarter for a 34-31 halftime lead.

Marques White chipped in 10 points and Evan Little added eight for Bartlett.

Skyler Fullmer’s 17 points led Chugiak, which got another 15 points from Payton Fullmer, who hit 10 of his 12 free throws.

 

 

   

 


By JEREMY PETERS
jpeters@adn.com