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Bookert, Robinson earn MVP honors in CIC basketball

West's Chanel Bookert and Service's Reece Robinson were named the Cook Inlet Conference basketball MVPs on Friday.

Bookert helped the West girls to an undefeated regular season, while Robinson was a key player on Service's second-place boys team.

Bookert and her teammates will enjoy a home-court advantage at next week's CIC basketball tournament.

Both of the Eagles teams will be in action Monday when the tournament tips off at West High. The undefeated West girls take on winless Service at 5:30 p.m., and the top-seeded West boys go up against winless South at 7 p.m.

The tournament feature one girls game and one boys game a day through Thursday, with semifinals on Friday. Titles games are Saturday, with the girls playing at 5:30 p.m. and the boys at 7.

The top two teams are guarantees spots in the March 20-22 state tournament. Six of the eight state tournament berths will be decided by conference tournaments, and the remaining two berths will be awarded to the highest remaining teams in the Winning Percentage Index (WPI) rankings.

CIC all-conference teams

Girls

MVP -- Chanel Bookert, West. Brandy Bookout, Chugiak; CeCe Cockerham, West; Marshala Eady, West; Nikki Forrey, Dimond; Nadine Fraker, Bartlett; Rohyn Huss, Dimond; Anna Ingraham, Chugiak; Dajah Motuga, East; Taylor Murray, South; Taria Page, East; Nicole Pinckney, Chugiak; TheYoung Puoy, West; Kiera Stokes, Bartlett; Tara Thompson, Dimond; Sabrina Ungaro, South. Coach of the year -- Stanley Engel, West.

Boys

MVP -- Reece Robinson, Dimond. Muhamad Cole, Dimond; Kage Freelove, Bartlett; Payton Fullmer, Bartlett; Eudy Gomez, East; Brandon Huffman, West; Desmond Johnson, East; Thomas Jones, Chugiak; Don McMorris, West; Matt Oldenkamp, Chugiak; Austin Osborne, Dimond; Bentui Panoam, Bartlett; Ihro Raguindin, Service; Marques White, Bartlett; Deandre Wilson, West; Da'Zhon Wyche, West. Coach of the year -- Antonio Wyche, West.

Cook Inlet Conference basketball championships
All games at West High
(CIC record in parenthesis)

Boys

Monday's game
7 p.m. -- West (12-2) vs. South (0-14)

Tuesday's game
7 p.m. -- Service (11-3) vs. Chugiak (3-11)

Wednesday's game
7 p.m. -- East (11-3) vs. Eagle River (4-10)

Thursday's games
7 p.m. -- Bartlett (9-5) vs. Dimond (6-8)

Friday's semifinals
4:30 p.m. -- Service-Chugiak winner vs. East-Eagle River winner
7 p.m. -- West-South winner vs. Bartlett-Dimond winner

Girls

Monday's game
5:30 p.m. -- West (14-0) vs. Service (0-14)

Tuesday's game
5:30 p.m. -- Dimond (10-4) vs. Eagle River (2-12)

Wednesday's game
5:30 p.m. -- East (10-4) vs. Bartlett (5-9)

Thursday's game
5:30 p.m. -- Chugiak (8-6) vs. South (7-7)

Friday's semifinals
3 p.m. -- Dimond-Eagle River winner vs. East-Bartlett winner
6 p.m. -- West-Service winner vs. Chugiak-South winner


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