Calvin Hoffman and Dallas Dickerson turned in big nights for Anchorage Christian to help the Lions win both team titles in their own basketball tournament Saturday.
Hoffman exploded for 36 points, nailing eight 3-pointers along the way, to power ACS past Bethel 79-60 in the boys championship game of the Lime Solar-Pepsi Invitational at ACS.
Dickerson pumped in 25 points to lead the Lions past Bethel 58-22 in the girls championship game. It was the third straight tournament game in which Dickerson surpassed the 20-point mark.
Twelve of Dickerson’s points came in the second quarter when ACS pulled away. The Lions outscored Bethel 20-5 that quarter to breeze to a 29-12 halftime lead.
Bryn Tenneson added 12 points for ACS, which got points from eight players. Rebecca Brink’s eight points led Bethel.
Hoffman was on fire from the start, drilling three treys in the first quarter to lift ACS to a 20-12 lead.
Bobby Wilson added 12 points for ACS, which led 43-29 at the half in its closest game of the three-day tournament, which featured eight boys teams and eight girls teams.
Taylor Hoffman’s 18 points, an effort that included four 3-pointers, paced Bethel. Theodore Naneng added 15 and Steven Glasheen 13.
Boys tourney games
Barrow stormed past Eielson 63-15 to claim third place.
Isaiah Savok’s 16 points and Lawrence Kaleak’s 14 points led a balanced scoring attack for the Whalers, who limited Eielson to three points in the second half.
A big first half put the Petersburg boys on the road to a 63-35 victory in the fourth-place game. They outscored Kotzebue 41-20 before the break.
Michael Brock led Petersburg with 18 points.
Valdez’ Caj Rohrer drained five 3-pointers on his way to 25 points in a 77-50 win over Point Hope in the seventh-place game. The Harpooners got a game-high 29 points from Solomon Frankson.
Girls tourney games
The Barrow girls claimed third place with a 66-57 win over Valdez.
Rose Mongoyak led Barrow with 23 points and Alaina Wolgemuth pitched in 18. Katie Merioles and Veronica Hursh each deposited 13 for Valdez.
Petersburg’s Kylie Wallace racked up a game-high 23 points to carry her team past Eielson 49-27 in the fourth-place game.
In the seventh-place game, Mary Sue Hyatt paced the Kotzebue girls with 27 points in a 54-47 win over Point Hope. Helen Minix led Point Hope with 13 points.
All Tournament Teams
MVP — Dallas Dickerson, ACS
Michelle Coderre, ACS
Kayla Williams, Bethel
Stephanie Sampson, Kotzebue
Katie Browder, Eielson
Mary Sue Hyatt, Kotzebue
Rose Magoyak, Barrow
Kylie Wallace, Petersburg
Marian Wamsley, Valdez
Brynn Tennyson, ACS
Rianna Joseph, Bethel
MVP — Calvin Hoffman, ACS
Solomon Frankson, Point Hope
Triston Welton, Petersburg
Immanuel Lopez, ACS
Caj Rohrer, Valdez
Christianno Lopez, ACS
Nate Simmers, ACS
Levi Auble, ACS
Taylor Hoffman, Bethel
Lawrence Kaleak, Barrow
Theodore Naneng, Bethel
ACS Lime Solar-Pepsi Invitational
At Anchorage Christian
ACS 79, Bethel 60(championship)
Barrow 63, Eielson 15 (3rd place)
Petersburg 63, Kotzebue 35 (4th place)
Valdez 77, Point Hope 50 (7th place)
ACS 58, Bethel 22 (championship)
Barrow 66, Valdez 57 (3rd place)
Petersburg 49, Eielson 27 (4th place)
Kotzebue 54, Point Hope 47 (7th place)
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