Alaska high school basketball from Jan. 26


Bartlett 56, East 52

Bartlett's Kiera Stokes had to sit for the first quarter after showing up late for warmups Saturday, but she did enough damage in the last three quarters to carry the Golden Bears to a dramatic 56-52 Cook Inlet Conference win over East.

Stokes scored 29 points, including 16 in the final quarter as the Golden Bears outscored their hosts 25-12 for a come-from-behind win.

Stokes' 25-point second half included an 11-of-12 showing at the foul line. Teammate Sarah Johnson joined her in double figures with 13 points.

Felila Manu dropped in 17 points and Fita Manu added 13 for the Thunderbirds.


Dimond 76, West 55

Four players hits double figures for Dimond to offset a 24-point performance by West's Chanel Bookert in a CIC girls game Saturday at West.

Dimond raced to a 25-8 lead in the first quarter and never looked back in the 76-55 rout. Sierra Afoa led the Lynx with 15 points, Karenna Liggon contributed 13 points and five steals, Ione Fischer added 12 points and Anastasia Tosi 11.


South 55, Service 16

Zulai Cole netted 12 points to lead a balanced scoring attack Saturday in South's 55-16 CIC win over host Service.

The Wolverines led 34-7 at the half but Service, a team that starts four sophomores and a freshman, matched South point for point in a 7-7 third quarter.

Alissa Nanez and Rebecca Hodson each scored five points for the Cougars.


Wasilla 48, Sohi 22

Kyla Dinkel racked up 11 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots and the Wasilla Warriors totaled 15 teals Saturday in a 48-22 conference win over Soldotna in Wasilla.

Alexis Imoe scored a game-high 18 points and had four steals and Jenna Ford added another five steals. Alisha Devine contributed 13 points.

On Friday, the trio of Imoe, Dinkel and Devine was good for 41 points in a 51-29 homecourt romp over Palmer.

Imoe contributed 16 points and five assists, Devine tallied 12 points, seven rebounds and six steals, ad Dinkel chipped in 13 points and seven rebounds.

Taylor Blake's 16 points and Leya Depriest's 14 rebounds paced Palmer, which had the ball stolen 18 times.



Dimond 59, West 57

Dimond crawled out of an early hole Saturday to grab a 59-57 Cook Inlet Conference boys basketball win over West.

The Lynx trailed 17-10 after the first quarter at West High, 32-27 at the half and 43-42 after three quarters. They outscored West 17-14 in the final eight minutes to pull out the victory.

Stanson Afoa missed a double-double by one rebound, posting 16 points and nine rebounds for Dimond. Teammates Damon Cikanek added 16 points and Austin Torrance 10.

West was led by Deandre Wilson's 14 points and eight rebounds.


Service 65, South 43

Marques Robinson poured in 22 points and Service sank 19 of 25 free throws to trounce South 65-43 in a CIC game Saturday at Service.

Adam Klie and Ihro Raguindin each tossed in 15 points for the Cougars.

Klie hit eight of 12 free throws and Robinson netted six of seven.

Louis Page’s 19 points paced South.


Soldotna 44, Wasilla 31

A dominant second quarter propelled the Soldotna boys past Wasilla 44-31 Saturday in Wasilla.

Down 9-8 after one quarter, the Stars outscored their hosts 15-4 in the second quarter to gain command.

Cory Carver's 13 points, five rebounds and four assists gave Soldotna a boost, while Cameron Brown's 14 points and Cash McGregor's 10 led Wasilla, which was hampered by 27.8 percent shooting.


Houston sweeps Homer

Matt Barron and Dajonee Hale delivered masterful performances to ignite Houston's sweep of Homer in a pair of basketball games Saturday in Houston.

Barron pumped in 27 and stole the ball 11 times in the Houston boys' 61-45 win over Homer. The Hawks outscored Homer 41-21 in the secod half to rally from a first-half deficit.

Sam Reinert's 10 points and 10 rebounds topped the Mariners.

In the girls game, Hale turned in an all-around game of 26 points, nine steals, five rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots to carry Houston to a 52-32 victory.