East 66, Service 65
Service suffered its first league loss Wednesday when East's Jarred Laws drilled a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Thunderbirds a 66-65 Cook Inlet Conference boys basketball home win.
Laws finished with a game-high 27 points, and the game-winner was his only field goal of the fourth quarter. East improved to 5-3 in CIC play and Service fell to 8-1.
Austin Huss added 14 points for East, with Xavier Johnson pitching in eight.
Amu Aukustino led Service with 17 points, Marques Robinson deposited 14, Ihro Raguindin hit for 12 and Adam Klie dropped in 11.
Eagle River 60, Dimond 49
Hunter Hill, Eric Roberts and Thomas Jones each scored 14 points Wednesday, propelling Eagle River to a 60-49 CIC boys basketball win over host Dimond. The win was just the second against Dimond in Eagle River's eight-year history.
"The team's really pumped up," Eagle River coach Fred Young said. "I couldn't contain 'em in the locker room."
Eagle River (5-4 CIC) led by just two points through three quarters, but used a 22-13 fourth-quarter run to close out the win. Hill hauled in 13 rebounds for the Wolves, who owned a 34-25 edge on the boards.
Dimond (7-2) got 12 points apiece from Payton Lauwers and Damon Cikanek and 10 from Allen Pangelinan. Stanson Afoa's nine rebounds led the Lynx.
South 63, Bartlett 61 OT
The South boys basketball team needed overtime to nail down a 63-61 CIC win over host Bartlett on Wednesday.
Led by 24 points from Jack Hobbs and 17 from Louis Page, South (5-4 CIC) sealed a back-and-forth extra frame by making free throws in the closing minutes.
Bartlett's Marcus White, whose driving layup tied the game with two seconds left in regulation., paced the Golden Bears (1-8) with 15 points and Bradley Johnson kicked in 11.
West 59, Chugiak 44
The West boys rolled over Chugiak 59-44 in a CIC boys basketball game Wednesday at Chugiak High, getting a team-high 16 points from Deandre Wilson.
I.K. Oghide ruled the glass with 12 rebounds for the Eagles (3-5 CIC) and Dazhon Wyche hit for 10 points.
Skyler Fullmer led Chugiak (0-8) with 19 points and Payton Fullmer added 12.
Bartlett 57, South 45
Kiera Stokes' all-around strong play sparked a 57-45 Cook Inlet Conference girls basketball win for Bartlett on Wednesday, when the Golden Bears pulled away from visiting South in the second half.
Stokes finished with a game-high 21 points, but her passing ability opened up Bartlett's offense and helped the Golden Bears (7-2 CIC) build on a three-point halftime lead.
"Kiera was super positive and looking to pass the ball," Bartlett coach Steve Stansbury said. "Even though she scored the most, she had the most assists as well."
Nadine Fraker came up with 17 points for Bartlett, with Hannah Johnson and Tiemchieng Panoam each contributing seven.
Taylor Murray led the South attack with 18 points. Sierra Mains chipped in seven for the Wolverines (4-5).
Dimond 88, Eagle River 20
Five Dimond girls hit double-digit point totals Wednesday and the Lynx downed Eagle River 88-20 in a CIC basketball game at Eagle River High.
Dimond's Sierra Afoa drained 10 of 12 shots to finish with a game-high 24 points. She also pulled in game-high 10 rebounds for the Lynx (9-0 CIC), who held a 55-11 lead at halftime after shutting out the Wolves (1-8) in the second quarter.
Kaylynn Haywood pumped in 18 for Dimond, with Karenna Liggon and Ione Fischer adding 16 apiece and Tara Thompson chipping in 14.
Mikayla Smith-Douglas led Eagle River with seven points.
East 58, Service 14
Fiti Manu notched 14 points and seven rebounds Wednesday to lead East to a 58-14 CIC win over Service in a girls basketball game at East High.
East's Jasmine Richard put up 12 points and Dajah Motuga dished seven assists.
East improved to 4-4 in the CIC and Service fell to 0-9.
West 47, Chugiak 40
Led by 17 points from Chanel Bookert and seven from Shiccia Harris-Grant, the West girls basketball team slipped past host Chugiak 47-40 in a CIC match up Wednesday.
Anna Ingraham produced 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead Chugiak, and Sammie McMullen tossed in 10 points.
Second-place West is 8-1 in CIC play, and Chugiak dropped to 2-6.
This story has been updated
In an earlier version of this story, it was incorrectly stated that the Eagle River boys beat Dimond for the first time. It was also incorrectly stated that Chugiak's Payton Fullmer scored 26 points against West.
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