High school roundup: Lady Lynx, other hoops, prep skiing

Chanel Bookert poured in 23 points Saturday to fuel West's 49-47 triumph over Dimond in the championship game of the 16-team Lady Lynx Prep Shootout girls basketball tournament at Dimond.

The teams put on a show in the title tilt, trading the lead 10 times and sharing it 10 times.

West forged a 13-8 advantage at the foul line, where Bookert netted seven of her eight attempts.

CeCe Cockerham added 10 points for the Eagles.

Tara Thompson powered Dimond with 15 points, six rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Dejha Canty supplied 17 points and Rohyn Huss provided 10 points and seven rebounds.

Third place in the championship bracket went to Ketchikan, a 56-50 winner over Chugiak. Three players scored in double figures for each team -- Eliah Anderson (15), Jayley Taylor (14) and AJ Dela Cruz (12) for Ketchikan and Brandy Bookout (14), Nicole Pinckney (13) and Ashlynn Burgess (11) for Chugiak.

In the consolation championship, Colony stopped Kenai 32-29 in a game where neither team shot better than 35 percent. Hannah Barcus led all scorers with 11 points for Kenai.

In other games:

• Ruthy Hebard racked up 15 points and 17 rebounds to spark West Valley's 40-34 win over Wasilla.

• Taylor Murray's 13 points and 12 rebounds and Sabrina Ungaro's 18 points carried South past Bartlett 65-58.

• Leya DePriest scored 17 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked three shots in Palmer's 42-34 victory over Juneau, which got a double-double from Kaitlin Fagerstrom (16 points, 11 rebounds).

• Katelynn Kerkvliet helped Soldotna down Thunder Mountain 59-37 with 20 points, 17 rebounds and three steals.

• Alaynna Flanders contributed 11 points and 11 rebounds and Kimi Duffield chipped in 18 points, leading Lathrop past North Pole 58-36. Only six players played for North Pole, including Alexandria Parker, who had 11 points and 10 rebounds.


Boys Basketball

Service 79, Juneau 43

Service held Juneau to five points in the fourth quarter Saturday to pull away for a big 79-43 win in a nonconference boys basketball game in Juneau.

Pindo Drammeh and Ihro Raguindin tossed in 19 points apiece for the Cougars, who led by four at the half.

Service was up by 14 after three quarters and dominated the fourth quarter 27-5. Drammeh pumped in 14 of his points in the final quarter to help bury the Crimson Bears.

 Nathan Klein led Juneau with 13 points.


Seahawks Classic

The Klawock boys and East girls captured titles Saturday at the Seward Seahawks Classic basketball tournament in Seward.

Klawock, a Class 1A school, throttled Eagle River, a Class 4A team, 73-55 on Saturday. Tyrus Morgan’s 18 points, Matt Peters’ 15 and Sam Rew’s 13 sparked Klawock. Thomas Jones scored 18 and Colin Metzel added 17 for Eagle River.


Nordic Skiing

Service takes relay

Emma Tarbath’s powerful anchor leg made the difference Saturday in the East Valentine’s Classic Relay, a mixed-gender relay race at East High.

The Service team of Tarbath, Jake Bassett, Ryan Terry and Matthew Muffoletto posted a time of 1 hour, 13 minutes, 21.5 seconds in the relay, a loose affair where skiers wore costumes and enjoyed the sunshine.

The East team of John Farr, Megan Fink, Thomas O’Harra and Ana Jager finished second in 1:14:06.3. Tarbath pulled away from Jager on the final leg to turn a close race into a Service romp.


Snelders rules valley

John Snelders of Palmer won races on Friday and Saturday to lead Palmer to the boys championship in the Mat-Su Borough ski championships at Hatcher Pass.

Snelders won Friday’s skate race in 11 minutes, 51.74 seconds. Lyon Kopsack of Colony was second in 12:05.08.

Snelders topped Saturday’s classic race in 12:36.24, again beating Kopsack (12:49.76).

In girls competition, Palmer’s Kiersten Johnson triumphed on Friday (13:53.96), and Colony’s Greta Jenkins (15:28.69) reigned on Saturday, beating Johnson by 37.52 seconds.


Team scores


1) Colony 2:06:01; 2) Palmer 2:07:21; Wasilla: Incomplete team; Valdez: Incomplete Team; Su Valley: didn’t compete on second day.


1) Palmer 1:43:27; 2) Colony 1:44:47; 3) Wasilla 2:03:33; 4) Valdez 2:11:16.