The Service Cougars opened the Cook Inlet Conference basketball tournament with a statement Monday.
They surpassed the 100-point barrier in a 102-68 victory over Chugiak, landing five players in double figures and enjoying a stellar performance from Adam Klie.
Klie pumped in 27 points, grabbed 15 rebounds, had six steals and five assists for Service, which led 21-16 after one quarter and 47-31 at halftime at West High.
C.J. Toomer chipped in 17 points, Amu Aukusitino 15 and Marques Robinson and Ihro Raguindin 14 apiece for Service, the No. 1 seed in the tournament.
Service outrebounded the eighth-seeded Mustangs 52-35 and came up with 16 steals.
Skyler Fullmer's 24 points and 12 rebounds led Chugiak, which got another 13 points from Payton Fullmer and 11 from Jake Brownlee.
The tournament runs nightly through Saturday. The top two boys teams and top two girls teams automatically advance to the Class 4A state tournament.
Bartlett 60, Eagle River 37
Led by Tiemchieng Panoam's 13 points and 13 rebounds, the second-seeded Bartlett girls breezed past No. 7 Eagle River 60-37 in girls action at the CIC tournament at West High.
The Golden Bears rallied from a 12-9 deficit after one quarter. They took command in the second quarter to lead 26-20 at the half.
Hannah Johnson's six steals lead a defensive effort that produced 19 steals and her 10 rebounds helped Bartlett to a 43-31 edge on the boards. Keira Stokes and Nadine Fraker each contributed 15 points.
Eagle River was led by Lauren Frost's 15 points, five rebounds and five steals.
at West High
Service 102, Chugiak 68
Bartlett vs. Eagle River
East vs. Bartlett, 7 p.m.
Dimond vs. Service, 5:30 p.m.
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