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Girls hoops: Dimond outduels East in key CIC matchup

  • Author: Alaska Dispatch News
  • Updated: February 16
  • Published February 16

Dimond 65, East 53

Alissa Pili and Jahnna Hajdukovich guided Dimond to a convincing 65-53 win over East in a showdown between two of the Cook Inlet Conference's top girls basketball teams Thursday night at Dimond.

Pili piled up 28 points and pulled down 10 rebounds and Hajdukovich shot 3 of 6 from 3-point range on her way to 19 points.

The Lynx opened up an 11-point lead in the first quarter and retained a double-digit advantage the rest of the game.

For the T-birds, Azaria Robinson tossed in 18 points and Tennae Voliva added 15.

West 81, South 43

Nene John grabbed 24 rebounds and was one of four players who scored double-figure points Thursday to lead the West Eagles past South 81-43 in a CIC game at West High.

John led all scorers with 19 points, Nyedol Thor dropped in 18 and Avalua Lauaki and Kameron Bowen each chipped in 12.

Isabel Babiak scored 17 points for South.

Chugiak 64, Service 22

The top-ranked Chugiak Mustangs used double-figure scoring from four players Thursday to rout Service 64-22 in CIC action at Chugiak.

Nicole Pinckney led the way with 14 points, Courtney Kuhlman added 13 and Randi McMullen and Chasity Horn each scored 12 for the Mustangs.

Lady Grizzly Classic

Nome outscored tournament host Grace Christian in overtime to grab a first-round victory Thursday in the eight-team Lady Grizzly Hardwood Classic girls basketball tournament.

The game was tied after the second, third and fourth quarters. The Nanooks outscored Grace Christian 5-2 in the extra period to secure the win.

Kastyn Lie's 12 points and seven rebounds led Nome, which got another 11 points from Lisa Okbaok.

Sarah Laker posted a double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds to pace the Grizzlies.

In other tournament games, Nikiski beat Kotzebue 55-42 and Point Hope dispatched Homer 32-21. Monroe and Sitka met in the late game.

Nikiski trailed Kotzebue 18-9 after the first quarter, but Bethany Carstens scored 11 of her game-high 27 points in the second quarter to lift Nikiski to a 29-24 halftime lead. Alahna Conwell's 18 points led Kotzebue.

In Point Hope's win, Julie Frankson netted a game-high 13 points for the Harpoonerettes. Homer got eight points from Rylee Doughty.

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