Mariner Japheth McGhee wins the tip-off during a basketball game between the Homer Mariners and the Kenai Kardinals on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the Homer High School Alice Witte Gym in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Mariner Japheth McGhee wins the tip-off during a basketball game between the Homer Mariners and the Kenai Kardinals on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the Homer High School Alice Witte Gym in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Area basketball roundup; Homer falls to Kenai Central

Homer fell just short over a conference victory over Kenai Central High School, losing 48-47 in Homer last Friday.

The Kardinal boys came back from a 40-32 deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Mariners in the Southcentral Conference game.

Homer led 14-10 after the first quarter and 30-22 at halftime before carrying that eight-point lead into the third quarter. But the Kardinals closed on a 16-7 kick to take the game.

Andrew Bezdecny and Adam Trujillo both scored 18 points for Kenai. Trujillo had nine points in the fourth quarter. For Homer, Japheth McGhee led the way with nine points.

The visiting Kardinals also notched a Southcentral Conference victory over the Lady Mariners. Brooke Satathite had nine points to lead the Kardinals, while Marina Carroll had scored for Homer.

Friday girls

Kardinals 51, Mariners 8

Kenai 11 12 13 15 — 51

Homer 0 5 3 0 — 8

KENAI CENTRAL (51) — Calvert 7, Hamilton 8, Maw 8, Streiff 4, Hanson 5, L. Satathite 6, Severson 4, B. Satathite 9. Totals — 21 8-12 51.

HOMER (8) — Sonnen 0, Inama 0, Bishop 1, Bales 1, Doughty 0, Todd 0, Parish 0, Morris 0, Carroll 6, Hetrick 0, Hatfield 0, Dawson 0. Totals — 3 2-8 8.

3-point goals — Kenai 1 (Calvert) Team fouls — Kenai 13, Homer 6. Fouled out — none.

Friday boys

Kardinals 48, Mariners 47

Kenai 10 12 10 16 — 48

Homer 14 16 10 7 — 47

KENAI CENTRAL (48) — Felchle 1, Baker 0, Bezdecny 18, McEnerney 0, Stockton 6, Trujillo 18, Pitsch 2, McKibben 0. Totals — 19 7-16 48.

HOMER (47) — Munns 5, Beachy 7, Adkins 4, Reutov 8, Raymond 0, Anderson 2, Knapp 0, McGhee 9, Swoboda 8. Totals — 17 10-15 47.

3-point goals — Kenai 2 (Trujillo 2); Homer 3 (Beachy, Reutov, Swoboda). Team fouls — Kenai 12, Homer 16. Fouled out — McEnerney.

Elsewhere on the lower Kenai Peninsula, the host Nikolaevsk girls and boys basketball teams swept Ninilchik in a Peninsula Conference matchup.

The Wolverines were playing their first games, while the Warriors boys are now 4-0 and 3-0 in the league, and the Warriors girls are 4-0 and 2-0 in the league.

The Nikolaevsk boys defeated the Wolverines 57-53. Zachary Trail scored 32 points for the Warriors, including 14 in the first quarter. Michael Trail scored 15. For the Wolverines, Garrett Koch had 20 and Jake Clark added 15.

The Nikolaevsk girls also claimed a 47-24 victory over Ninilchik. Elizabeth Fefelov had 23 for Nikolaevsk. Markiana Yakunin scored 11. For the Ninilchik girls, Isabella Koch contributed seven points.

Thursday girls

Warriors 47, Wolverines 24

Ninilchik 8 7 4 5 — 24

Nikolaevsk 10 10 13 14 — 47

NINILCHIK (24) — Re. Okonek 3, Jasper 0, A. Calabrese 2, Robuck 6, Koch 7, Cooper 4, S. Calabrese 0, DenBoer 0, Ofstad 0, Ra. Okonek 2. Totals — 10 4-10 24.

NIKOLAEVSK (47) — Klaich 2, Z. Fefelov 0, Lasiter 0, Yakunin 11, Kalugin 2, J. Fefelov 9, E. Fefelov 23. Totals — 19 6-12 47.

3-point goals — Nikolaevsk 3 (J. Fefelov 3). Team fouls — Ninilchik 8, Nikolaevsk 9. Fouled out — J. Fefelov.

Thursday boys

Warriors 57, Wolverines 53

Ninilchik 16 12 16 9 — 53

Nikolaevsk 20 8 17 12 — 57

NINILCHIK (53) — Hadro 6, Koch 20, Clark 15, Moore 2, Devila 0, Lemons 2, Mumey 8. Totals — 21 6-13 53.

NIKOLAEVSK (57) — Boquecosa 4, Brown 0, J. Trail 2, Kalugin 4, Z. Trail 32, M. Trail 15. Totals — 26 1-3 57.

3-point goals — Ninilchik 5 (Koch 4, Hadro 1); Nikolaevsk 4 (Z. Trail 3, M. Trail 1). Team fouls — Ninilchik 8, Nikolaevsk 10. Fouled out — none.

The Peninsula Clarion contributed reporting.

Mariner Marina Carroll dribbles the ball during a basketball game against the Kenai Kardinals on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the Homer High School Alice Witte Gym in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Mariner Marina Carroll dribbles the ball during a basketball game against the Kenai Kardinals on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the Homer High School Alice Witte Gym in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kardinal Hayley Maw drives the ball down court during a game against the Homer Mariner girls basketball team on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kardinal Hayley Maw drives the ball down court during a game against the Homer Mariner girls basketball team on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kenai Central’s Andrew Bezdecny tries to break away from the Homer defense Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the Homer High School Alice Witte Gym in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kenai Central’s Andrew Bezdecny tries to break away from the Homer defense Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the Homer High School Alice Witte Gym in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Mariner Japheth McGhee passes the ball during a basketball game between the Homer Mariners and the Kenai Kardinals on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the Homer High School Alice Witte Gym in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Mariner Japheth McGhee passes the ball during a basketball game between the Homer Mariners and the Kenai Kardinals on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the Homer High School Alice Witte Gym in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Mariner Seth Adkins looks for an opening during a basketball game between the Homer Mariners and the Kenai Kardinals on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the Homer High School Alice Witte Gym in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Mariner Seth Adkins looks for an opening during a basketball game between the Homer Mariners and the Kenai Kardinals on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the Homer High School Alice Witte Gym in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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