The two-time defending Class 3A state champion Anchorage Christian Lions defeated the defending Class 4A state champion Dimond Lynx in a showdown of champions Saturday at the Lady Lynx Prep Shootout girls basketball tournament.
The Lions put on a scoring clinic in their 71-59 win. Junior Destiny Reimers dropped in 21 points and sophomore Mykaila Pickard had 20. The Lions were dialed in from deep, sinking 10 3-pointers — five of which came from Pickard.
Dimond’s senior standout Alissa Pili, who averaged nearly 40 points in her two previous games, managed 23 against the Lions. Juniors Haley Rogers and Ariyanna Camacho-Villafuerte pitched in 11 points apiece for the Lynx.
Gold (Championship) Bracket
ACS 71, Dimond 59 (Championship)
Chugiak 41, Bartlett 27 (3rd place)
Wasilla 50, West Valley 44 (4th place)
Soldotna 60, West 52 (7th place)
Maroon (consolation) bracket
Colony 44, Lathrop 33 (championship)
Kenai 34, South 30 (3rd place)
Palmer 51, Juneau 50 (4th place)
Ketchikan 35, Thunder Mountain 27 (7th place)