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ACS boys, Barrow girls grab basketball championships

  • Author: Alaska Dispatch News
  • Updated: December 31, 2016
  • Published December 31, 2016

Anchorage Christian and Barrow clashed in both of Saturday's championship games at the Lime Solar/Pepsi Invitational basketball tournament, and both schools left with titles.

ACS knocked off Barrow in the boys title game 73-66 and Barrow romped past ACS 65-44 in the girls title game.

Danilo Guzman poured in 35 points to lift Anchorage Christian past defending champion Barrow.

Guzman and Orlando Lozano combined for 19 points in the fourth quarter to help the Lions pull away by outscoring Barrow 24-18. Guzman scored 12 and Lozano dropped in seven.

Tournament MVP Travis Adams, who fouled out late in the game, and Anthony Fruean each scored 14 points for Barrow.

In the girls championship, Kuutuuq Danner and Milya Wright scored 14 points apiece to spark Barrow.

The Whalers raced to a 20-12 first-quarter lead behind seven points from Alaina Wolgemuth. They led 36-19 at the half.

Jordan Todd's 10 points topped Anchorage Christian.

In Saturday's other girls games, Sitka claimed third place with a 40-36 win over Point Hope, Bethel edged Kotzebue 44-43 to take fourth place and Valdez trounced Lumen Christi 55-18 to take seventh place.

Balanced scoring carried Sitka, which was led by Alex Kirby's 13 points. Bridgett Oviok scored 22 points for Point Hope.

In the fourth-place game, Ashley Mute hit the game-winning shot and Katie Crow scored 15 points to power Bethel past Kotzebue. The Huskies made things close by outscoring Bethel 15-9 in the fourth quarter.

In its win over Lumen Christi, Valdez got 24 points from Bobbi Mott.

In Saturday's other boys games, Bethel claimed third place by beating Kotzebue 45-23, Valdez rocked Sitka 76-53 to take fourth place and Point Hope took seventh place with a 62-19 win over Lumen Christi.

Bethel took control of Kotzebue early. Clevon Constantine scored nine of his 11 points in the first half to help the Warriors to a 28-13 halftime lead.

Valdez stopped Sitka behind 18 points apiece from Bennett Hinkle and Seth Auble. Sitka got 21 points from Mario Vidad.

In the seventh-place game, Mario Casados dropped in 15 points to lead Point Hope.

Saturday's results


ACS 73, Barrow 66, championship

Bethel 45, Kotzebue 23, 3rd place

Valdez 76, Sitka 53, 4th place

Point Hope 62, Lumen Christi 19, 7th place


Barrow 65, ACS 44, championship

Sitka 40, Point Hope 36, 3rd place

Bethel 44, Kotzebue 43, 4th place

Valdez 55, Lumen Christi 18, 7th place

All-tournament team


MVP — Bobbi Mott, Valdez

Bridgette Oviok, Tikigaq

Rose Mongoyak, Barrow

Alaina Wolgemuth, Barrow

Kuutuuq Danner, Barrow

Courtney Williams, Bethel

Destiny Reimers, ACS

Jordan Todd, ACS

Jordyn Lane, Point Hope

Alanna Conway, Kotzebue

Zoey Krupa, Sitka


MVP — Travis Adams, Barrow

Jayvin Williams. Bethel

Jalen Freeman, Valdez

Bennett Hinkle, Valdez

Roy Henry-Snow, Barrow

Bish Gallahorn, Kotzebue

Brett Dickerson, ACS

Seth Auble, Valdez

Clevon Constantine, Bethel

Tye Ramoth, Kotzebue

Danilo Guzman, ACS

Rally the Regions all-tourney teams

Stewart Conn of Petersburg and Rylie Lyons of Bristol Bay were named the Most Valuable Teammates at the conclusion of the 16-team Rally the Regions Hardwood Classic basketball tournament at Begich Middle School.

All-tournament awards were determined by a vote of the players Friday, the final day of the small-school tournament.


Most Valuable Teammate — Rylie Lyons, Bristol Bay. Outstanding Servant Leader — Anna Hansen, Bristol Bay. Total Effort — Emma Chase, Petersburg. Best Attitude — Riley Butler, Cordova. Student Athlete (as determined by GPA) — Jewel Wilson, Unalakleet (4.0).


Most Valuable Teammate — Stewart Conn, Petersburg. Outstanding Servant Leader — Carter Price, Unalaska. Total Effort — Taylor Harvey, Unalakleet. Best Attitude — Arctic Ivanoff, Unalakleet. Student Athlete (as determined by GPA) — Andrew Muma, Cordova (4.06)

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