Homer hoops finishes up regular season

The Homer girls and boys basketball teams finished up their regular season by hosting Houston on Friday and then playing at Kenai Central on Saturday.

The Mariners girls defeated Houston 35-30 in nonconference action Friday before losing to Kenai 47-29 in Class 3A Peninsula Conference action Saturday. Homer finishes the regular season at 2-6 in the league and 8-15 overall.

The Mariners boys lost to Houston 84-54, then took a 71-34 loss to Kenai. Homer finishes the regular season at 2-6 and 3-20.

The girls and boys will seek to extend their seasons starting Thursday at the Class 3A Peninsula Conference tournament at Grace Christian. Both Homer teams are seeded fourth at the tournament and the top two girls and boys teams earn state berths.

The Homer girls start the tournament by playing Nikiski on Thursday at 9 a.m., while the Homer boys also play Nikiski at 10:30 a.m.

In the Friday victory over Houston, Homer jumped out to an 8-4 lead after a quarter, led 17-8 at halftime and 24-13 after three quarters.

Minadora Reutov had 12 for Homer, while Bethany Engebretsen had 11, Sydney Shelby had five, Channing Lowney, Lillie Mae Kuhn and Lawson Alexson had two and Gracie Miotke had one.

For Houston, Grace Gillespie had nine, Anna Whitted had seven, Abbie Baird had six, Dallas Winter had five, Bella Russell had two and Josie Reintsma had one.

In the Friday loss to Houston, Lance Seneff paced Homer with 14 points, while Riley Huffman had 13, Lucas Story had 11, Morgan Techie and CJ Burns had four, Spencer Dye had three, Henry Wedvick and Nathan Overson had two, and Trent Fell had one.

For Houston, Hayden Howard had 29, Cole Taylor had 16, Noah Whitted had 13, Keldin Nicoll had 11, Deegan Van Dussen had 10, Max Taylor had three and Brandon Hina had two.

Saturday, the Kardinals led 12-8 after a quarter, 26-17 at the half and 35-20 after three quarters.

For Kenai, Emma Beck had 23, Chloe Goldsby had 13, Malerie Nunn had nine and Emilee Wilson had two.

For Homer, Shelby and Engebretsen had six, Alexson had five, Lowney and Miotke had three, and Hannah Stonorov, Reutov and Emily Owens had two.

In the boys game, Wade James and Jakob Kvasnikoff each had 24 for Kenai, while Bridger Beck had 11, Daniel McRorie had eight and Roc Riggle had four.

For Homer, Techie had 10, Fell had nine, Huffman had four, Overson had three, and Dye, Wedvik, Burns and Niko Sulczynski had two.