Homer sophomore Eyoab Knapp protects the ball from Sitka senior CJ Taccad (11) as Wolves senior John Arce looks on (23). (Photo by Klas Stolpe)

Homer sophomore Eyoab Knapp protects the ball from Sitka senior CJ Taccad (11) as Wolves senior John Arce looks on (23). (Photo by Klas Stolpe)

Homer area sports in brief

Upcoming events

Basketball: Both high school basketball teams will participate in the Homer Winter Carnival basketball tournament this weekend, starting today. Homer varsity girls play at 6:30 p.m. tonight, 6:30 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday. Homer varsity boys play at 8 p.m. tonight, 8 p.m. Friday and 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Cross-country skiing: Homer’s Nordic ski team will compete at the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Championships over the weekend in Soldotna.

In review

Basketball:

Both the varsity and junior varsity basketball teams hit the road over the weekend for nonconference games.

In Sitka, the varsity girls lost 26-45 on Friday, while the varsity boys notched a 54-43 victory over the Wolves. For Sitka, Jessica Davis scored 10 points. Rylee Doughty led the Mariners with eight points.

For the boys, Stanley Swoboda scored 12 points for Homer. For Sitka, CJ Taccad and John Arce had 10 points each.

Then on Saturday, Sitka again defeated the Lady Mariners with a score of 45-18. The Homer boys came out victorious again 44-32.

Friday game breakdowns:

Mariners 54, Wolves 43

Homer 14 14 10 16 — 54

Sitka 10 12 9 12 — 43

HOMER (54) — Beachy 0, Adkins 2, Reutov 8, T. McGhee 7, Raymond 2, Anderson 7, Knapp 8, J. McGhee 8, Swoboda 12. Totals — 18 16-29 54.

SITKA (43) — Dumag 5, Eubanks 3, Taccad 10, Arce 10, Flores 4, Morrison 5, Lass 3, Miller 3. Totals — 14 11-17 43.

3-point goals — Homer 2 (Swoboda 2); Sitka 4 (Dumag, Eubanks, Taccad, Arce). Team fouls — Homer 16, Sitka 26. Fouled out — Miller.

Wolves 45, Mariners 26

Homer 9 8 3 6 — 26

Sitka 7 18 9 9 — 45

HOMER (26) — Rhodes 0, Inama 2, Bishop 7, Bales 2, Doughty 8, Todd 0, Parish 0, Anderson 0, Carroll 7. Totals — 8 9-14 26.

SITKA (45) — T. Smith 2, Elefante 6, Vidad 4, Jensen 5, Morrison 2, M. Smith 1, McArthur 7, Forrester 7, Brady 2, Davis 10. Totals — 19 6-13 45.

3-point goals — Homer 1 (Doughty); Sitka 1 (Jensen). Team fouls — Homer 16, Sitka 13. Fouled out — none.

Meanwhile, the junior varsity squad were put to the test against Cook Inlet Academy on Friday, also in away nonconference games.

CIA girls 37, Homer JV 16

The host Eagles notched a nonconference win Friday. Adara Warren had 14 for CIA, while Sophia Nelson pitched in 10. Also for the Eagles, Anna Cizek had five, Anna Henderson had four, Jamie Hyatt had three and Anika Castenholtz had one.

Homer JV boys 33, CIA 28

The Mariners notched a nonconference victory over host Cook Inlet Academy on Friday.

For CIA, Mason Ziegler had eight points, while Lucas Cragg had six points, Hunter Moos, James Boyd and Josh Boyd had four points and Robert Walsh had two points.

The Peninsula Clarion contributed to this report.

Homer senior Alia Bales (11) fouls Sitka senior Jessica Davis (45). (Photo by Klas Stolpe)

Homer senior Alia Bales (11) fouls Sitka senior Jessica Davis (45). (Photo by Klas Stolpe)

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