Alaska high school sports digest: Jan. 25


East 4, West 2

The East Thunderbirds hockey team scored twice in the final 2:16 Friday to grab a 4-2 win over West in a Cook Inlet Conference game at Ben Boeke.

West tied the game 2-2 with Dmitry Hamm's goal with 4:24 left to play. Tarini Tosi delivered the go-ahead goal for East at 2:16 and Craig Hayes added an empty-netter with eight seconds left.

Joe Chekan stopped 25 shots on goal for West, which got a second-period goal from Ted Kelly.

Kris Oldham turned back 12 shots for East, which led 1-0 after one period on Sam Stinson's goal and 2-1 after two periods on another goal by Tosi.

Service 2, Bartlett 0

Braden Mitchell scored two first-period goals and Takoda Castillo stopped 15 shots Friday to lift Service past Bartlett 2-0 Friday afternoon at Ben Boeke.

Tyler Miknich scored in the second period for Service, which prevailed despite eight penalties.

Justin Driskell stopped 28 shots for the Golden Bears.


ACS 78, Grace 51

Gus Simmers and Jaylen Terry got hot in the second half Friday to lead Anchorage Christian past Grace Christian 78-51 in a battle Friday night between Anchorage's Class 3A basketball teams.

Grace Christian kept things close in the first half, using 11 points from Hans Karlberg (17 points) to trail 26-21 at intermission.

But ACS, one of the top teams in the state at any level, took control in the second half by outscoring Grace 52-30. Simmers scored 16 of his 25 points and Terry netted 17 of his 20 in the second half.

ACS drained nine 3-pointers, getting three apiece from Terry and Calvin Hoffman. Karlsberg hit three for the Grizzlies, who scored eight times from long-range.

Palmer 59, Wasilla 41

Connor Looney scored 20 points and handed out eight assists and Brian Selmer furnished 18 points Friday to power the Palmer boys basketball team to a 59-41 triumph over rival Wasilla.

Looney buried three of his six attempts from 3-point range for the Moose, who led 31-19 at the half.

Cameron Brown's 13 points and Cash McGregor's 10 points topped Wasilla. The Warriors owned a 26-19 advantage on the boards but were hurt by 27 turnovers.

Colony 47, Soldotna 30

Damien Fulp and Hunter Eisenhower combined for 22 points Friday, sparking Colony's 47-30 homecourt win over Soldotna.

Cory Carver's 15 points for Soldotna led all scorers.

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