West 84, Service 80
In a game that featured numerous lead changes and a classic scoring duel, West beat Service 84-80 in a Cook Inlet Conference barnburner Tuesday at West High.
West's Da'Zhon Wyche racked up 32 points, and Service's Nathan Fromm poured in 31.
The lead changed hands 13 times. West led 48-34 at the half but the Cougars stormed back in the third quarter to grab a 63-61 lead.
A 3-pointer by Wyche gave the Eagles the lead for good, 78-75, with about three minutes left.
Providing a spark for West were Justin Tovio (12 points, eight rebounds), Sean Duffy (11 points, eight rebounds) and Joey Barranco (14 points).
Fromm's big game for Service included six 3-pointers. The Cougars were 19 of 26 from the free-throw line; West was 9 of 22.
Chugiak 65, Eagle River 34
Three players scored in double figures Tuesday to lead Chugiak past Eagle River 65-34 in a CIC game in Eagle River.
Terrance Coates led the way for the Mustangs with 16 points. Derryk Snell added 12 and Kade Worley 10.
Bartlett 67, South 57
Bartlett rode Bentiu Panoam's 34 points to a 67-57 CIC victory over South in a Tuesday game at South.
South raced to a 22-14 first-quarter lead thanks to 10 points from Alex Adams. The Wolverines led 36-33 at the half but Bartlett roared back in the third quarter, outscoring South 18-8 to take command.
Adams finished with 25 points for South.
Panoam supplied nine points in Bartlett's big third quarter and helped protect the lead by hitting seven of eight free throws in the fourth quarter.
East 68, Dimond 56
Alec Canete-Hall flirted with a triple-double and East dominated the second half Tuesday in the T-birds' 68-56 win over Dimond in a CIC game at Dimond High.
Dimond led 31-25 at the half but East overpowered the Lynx in the second half, 43-25.
Canete-Hall led the T-birds with 11 points, nine assists and nine rebounds. Moses Miller poured in 22 points and Marquis White added 17.
Rafa Zavala led Dimond's balanced scoring effort with 12 points. Mason Merchant and Anthony Parker each contributed eight points and six rebounds for the Lynx.
Palmer 53, Grace 35
Powered by Mike Kluting's 22 points, Palmer upended Grace Christian 53-35 in a nonconference boys basketball game Tuesday at Grace Christian.
Kluting got eight of his points in the fourth quarter, when the Moose outscored the Grizzlies 16-8 to cement the win.
Trevor Osborne and Tobin Karlberg combined for all but six of Grace's points. Osborne scored 15 and Karlberg 14.
Brady Southwick added 12 points for Palmer.