Alaska high school basketball for Feb. 16


West 59, Dimond 54

Joe Riley's free throw shooting and offensive rebounding keyed West's 59-54 upset of Dimond in a Cook Inlet Conference boys basketball game Saturday at Dimond.

Riley sank 9 of 11 foul shots and grabbed seven offensive rebounds on his way to a 21-point, 12-rebound performance.

Free throws and rebounds made the difference in the game. West (5-5 in CIC play) posted a 41-30 rebounding average and made 16 of 23 free throws, while Dimond (7-3) was 6 of 15 from the line.

Four players scored in double figures for the Lynx. Stanson Afoa had 13 points, Damon Cikanek 12 and Payton Lauwers and Allen Pangelinan each had 11.


Bartlett 79, East 69 OT

Iziah Sherman-Newsome pumped in 42 points, eight of them in overtime, to key Bartlett's 79-69 CIC win over visiting East on Saturday.

It was the sixth time the Golden Bears have gone into overtime in a CIC game this season, and it was the first time they prevailed.

Sherman-Newsome, a 6-3 senior wing, was 14 of 16 from the line and pulled down 15 rebounds. Keandre Rowland pitched in 25 points.

Jarred Laws led East with 23 points.


Eagle River 80, Chugiak 74

Shaquan Rhoades sank five 3-pointers en route to a 33-point game Saturday, providing just enough firepower for Eagle River to hold off Chugiak 80-74 and offset an even bigger performance by the Mustangs' Skyler Fullmer.

Fullmer exploded for 39 points but it wasn't enough for Chugiak, which was outscored 33-15 from 3-point range.


Grace 56, Kotzebue 20

The Grace Christian boys got scoring contributions from 10 players to trounce visiting Kotzebue 56-20 in a nonconference boys basketball game Saturday at Grace.

Alex Fancher paced Grace with 16 points and Hans Karlberg scored nine. Travis Romare scored 10 to lead Kotzebue.


Bartlett 53, East 31

Tiemchieng Panoam scored 13 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and blocked seven shots Saturday to propel Bartlett past East 53-31 in a Cook Inlet Conference girls basketball game at Bartlett.

The game was a costly one for East. The Thunderbirds were without star Taria Page, who is injured, and early in the second quarter they lost point guard Felila Manu to an ankle injury.

Bartlett raced to a 19-2 first-quarter lead and benefitted from East's poor showing at the foul line, where the T-birds were 6 of 20.

Nadine Fraker scored a game-high 16 points and Kiera Stokes totaled 11 points and eight assists for Bartlett.

Dajah Motuga scored 10 points and Brielle Johnson had nine to lead East.


South 65, Service 39

Taylor Murray came close to a triple-double Saturday in South's 65-39 CIC rout of the Service girls.

Murray, a 5-foot-10 junior, racked up 24 points, 14 rebounds and eight steals to sparks the Wolverines.

Zulai Cole added 13 points for the Lynx despite sitting out the first half for missing a practice.

All eight of Service's players scored, with Alyssa Nanez leading the way with eight points.


Chugiak 49, Eagle River 23

Brandy Bookout tossed in 12 points an Madison McAleavey added 11 Saturday to lead a balanced scoring attack in Chugiak's 49-23 CIC win over the Eagle River girls.

Nine players scored for the Mustangs.

Dana Panfil's eight points topped Eagle River.


Dimond 72, West 48

Four players hit double figures and two came within one rebound of posting double-doubles Saturday in Dimond's 72-48 CIC win over visiting West.

Tara Thompson racked up 15 points and nine rebounds and Sierra Afoa pitched in 11 points and nine rebounds for the Lynx, who also got 16 points from Ione Fischer and 14 from Kaylynn Howard.

CeCe Cockerham poured in 17 points and Chanel Bookert added 11 for West.


Grace 47, Kotzebue 45 OT

The Grace Christian girls basketball team erased a 12-point deficit Saturday, storming back to beat visiting Kotzebue 47-45 in overtime.

Mikayla Shamburger scored four of Grace's five overtime points and finished with a game-high 15. Grace's Madison Lash scored all 14 of her points in the first half.

Mary Sue Hyatt scored 17 for Kotzebue, with Colleen Snyder hitting for 12 and Stephanie Sampson kicking in 11.


Wasilla 68, Kenai 26

A monster game from Kyla Dinkel propelled the Wasilla girls basketball team to a 68-26 win over visiting Kenai on Saturday.

Dinkel dropped in 20 points on 10 of 21 shooting and pulled in 16 rebounds, with Alexis Imoe and Alysha Devine each adding 16 points for the Warriors. Devine was just one rebound shy of a double-double. Wasilla led 22-7 after one quarter and held Kenai to nine points in the second half.

Sydney Taylor's 12 points and eight rebounds led Kenai.

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