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Bartlett, Chugiak boys earn spots in Alaska Prep Shootout title game

Chugiak and Bartlett each won semifinal games Friday in the Alaska Prep Shootout at Dimond High, setting up a championship showdown Saturday in the boys basketball tournament.

Chugiak held on for a 53-49 win over a late-charging Juneau squad, and Bartlett ran away from Palmer in a 74-51 win.

In consolation play, Soldotna downed Grace 51-28, and Dimond dropped Ketchikan 60-44.


Chugiak 53, Juneau 49

Skyler Fullmer erupted for 26 points to spark Chugiak's 53-49 win, adding eight rebounds to the effort.

Led by Jake Brownlee's 10 rebounds, the Mustangs held a 41-29 edge on the boards. Chugiak led 31-19 at halftime and held on despite being outscored 18-13 in the final period.

Keith Ainsworth led Juneau with 12 points and eight rebounds. Gary Speck produced 11 points and six rebounds for the Crimson Bears.


Bartlett 74, Palmer 51

Bradley Johnson turned in a monster game, racking up 21 points and 16 rebounds in Bartlett's 74-51 win over Palmer.

Johnson hit 10 of 12 field goals for the Golden Bears, who owned a 40-29 advantage on the boards. Marquis White chipped in 17 points and Iziah Sherman-Newsome turned in a solid effort with 11 points, eight rebounds and five steals.

Connor Looney led Palmer with 17 points and seven rebounds. James Nisbett and Nathan Meyer combined for another 22 points.


Soldotna 51, Grace 28

Cory Carver's 21 points led Soldotna's 51-28 win over Grace Christian. The Stars shot 50 percent from the field while outscoring the Grizzlies in each quarter.

Soldotna, which also got nine points from Noah Fowler and eight from Austin Kruse, led 16-8 after one quarter and 28-12 at halftime.

Hans Karlberg, who was coming off a 30-point performance Thursday, led Grace with 10 points.


Dimond 60, Ketchikan 44

Dimond used a big advantage at the foul line to get past Ketchikan 60-44.

Damon Cikanek drained 11 of 12 free throw attempts and the Lynx were 20 of 26 as a team, getting twice as many points from free throws as Ketchikan, which struggled at the line, hitting 10 of 18.

Cikanek also connected on 7 of 11 of his field goals, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range, to finish with a game-high 28 points. Stanson Afoa led the Lynx on the boards with nine rebounds.

Malik Almenzor's 10 points topped Ketchikan.



BOYS BASKETBALL

Seward 58, Nikiski 34

Getting 15 points from Matt Moore, Seward rolled to a 58-34 boys basketball win over visiting Nikiski on Friday.

Jack Braughton added nine points and Michael Marshal tossed in seven for Seward.

Seth Carstens led Nikiski with 15 points.



GIRLS BASKETBALL

ACS 81, Galena 46

Dallas Dickerson pumped in 36 points Friday to guide Anchorage Christian to an 81-46 girls basketball win over Galena in a tournament at Delta Junction.

Sarah Geagel added 11 points and Samantha Busse eight for the Lions.


Palmer 66, Service 21

Taylor Blake poured in 21 points and Leya DePriest tossed in 19 to spark Palmer's 66-21 victory over Service in a nonconference game Friday in Palmer.

The Moose charged to a 19-4 first-quarter lead and dominated the third quarter 20-3.

Alissa Nanez netted 10 points for Service.


Dimond 70, Soldotna 33

Sierra Afoa scored 12 of her game-high 22 points in the second quarter to help Dimond pull away early for a 70-33 nonconference win over Soldotna in a nonconference game Friday in Soldotna.

The Lynx outscored their hosts 18-4 in the second quarter to take a 35-13 halftime lead.

Katelyn Kerkvliet topped the Stars with nine points, all of them coming in the second half.


Seward 47, Nikiski 37

Tessa Adelmann drained three 3-pointers Friday and finished with 18 points to propel Seward to a 47-37 win over visiting Nikiski in a girls basketball game.

Jasmine Pera added 11 points for Seward, and Alyssa Darch led Nikiski with 14.


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