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Barrow’s two big scorers are enough to beat Kenai’s one big scorer

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: January 4
  • Published January 3

The Barrow boys used the 1-2 scoring punch of Anthony Fruan and Jefferson Nobleza to take down Kenai Central 72-64 Thursday during first-round action at a 16-team high school basketball tournament at Anchorage Christian.

Fruan scored 26 points and Nobleza had 25, but neither earned scoring honors for the game – that distinction went to Kenai’s Evan Stockton, who poured in 28 points.

Also taking first-round wins among the boys were Valdez, which pummeled First Christian Academy of Florida 59-13, and Eielson, which stopped Soldotna 59-48. ACS met Hutchison in the late game.

In girls action, the first three games produced blowouts. Nikiski routed First Christian Academy of Florida 54-10, Kenai Central tripped Kotzebue 52-27, Barrow crushed Eielson 86-26 and ACS trounced Hutchison 78-26.

ACS’s Destiny Reimer was the day’s leading scorer with 23 points. She added 11 rebounds to give the Lions a pair of players with double-doubles -- Jordan Todd finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

The ACS Denali Auto Glass/Pepsi Invitational continues Friday with eight games. The first game tips off at 9 a.m.

Thursday’s scores

Girls

Nikiski 54, First Christian (Florida) 10

Kenai 52, Kotzebue 27

Barrow 86, Eielson 26

ACS 78, Hutchison 26

Boys

Valdez 59, First Christian (Florida) 13

Barrow 72, Kenai 64

Eielson 59, Soldotna 48

ACS vs. Hutchison, late

Friday’s games

Girls

10:30 a.m. — Kenai vs. First Christian

1:30 p.m. — Soldotna vs. Hutchison

4 p.m. — Nikiski vs. Kenai (semifinal)

7 p.m. — Barrow vs. ACS (semifinal)

Boys

9 a.m. — Kotzebue vs. First Christian

Noon — Eielson vs. ACS-Hutchison loser

5:30 p.m. — Valdez vs. Barrow (semifinal)

8:30 p.m. — Eielson vs. ACS (semifinal)

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