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Class 1A girls: Aniak, Wainwright, Buckland, Scammon Bay advance

  • Author: Alaska News
  • Updated: September 28, 2016
  • Published March 17, 2016

Aniak survived overtime Thursday to join Buckland and Scammon Bay in the semifinals of the Class 1A girls state tournament at the Alaska Airlines Center.

The Halfbreeds outlasted Shishmaref 51-45 to advance to a 9 p.m. Friday semifinal against Wainwright, a 58-41 winner over Teller.

In other games, Buckland beat Nikolaevsk 37-27 and Scammon Bay tripped Yakutat to gain spots in the 7:15 p.m. semifinal.

Aniak 51, Shishmaref 45 OT

Aniak outscored the Northern Lights 8-2 in overtime to secure the win.

Alysaa Morgan had a big game for the Halfbreeds with 23 points and nine rebounds. Kayla Morgan added nine points and 10 rebounds.

Augustine Olanna's 11 points and 10 rebounds paced Shishmaref, which got another 13 points and eight rebounds from Denise Fernandez.

Buckland 37, Nikolaevsk 27

In a game with far more rebounds than points, Buckland used eight points and 15 rebounds from Sarah Washington to nip Nikolaevsk.

Nikolaevsk's Megan Hickman, the Class 1A Player of the Year, was held to five points on 2 of 14 shooting. Serafima Kalugin topped the Warriors with 12 points and 15 rebounds.

Buckland won the rebounding battle, 48-46.

Scammon Bay 46, Yakutat 27

Scammon Bay's Kiah Charlie swiped the ball 11 times to led a defensive effort that stymied Yakutat.

The Eagles, who soared to a 17-4 first-quarter lead, came up with 22 steals. Charlie's effort included 16 points.

Janie Jansen led Yakutat with 11 points.

Wainwright 58, Teller 41

Kai Nashookpuk pumped in 29 points and grabbed seven steals to propel Wainwright past Teller.

The Huskies blew open the game with a big fourth quarter, outscoring Teller 17-4.

Three players each scored 11 points for Teller -- Audrey Topkok, Grace Ongtowasruk and Lindsay Weyanna. Weyanna added eight rebounds.

Jensya Ahmaogak chipped in 12 points for Wainwright..

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