Mariners fall to Nikiksi

The Nikiski boys notched a 55-52 overtime win over Homer on Tuesday in Nikiski in Southcentral Conference play.

Homer controlled most of the game, leading 12-6 after one quarter, 25-16 at halftime and 37-27 after three quarters.

Seth Carstens then scored 14 of his game-high 26 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Nikiski boys back. Carstens’ free throws tied the game at 48 with 51 seconds left in regulation, and neither team could score in the rest of regulation despite several chances.

With five seconds left in overtime, Luke Johnson, who had 17 points, hit a free throw for a 55-52 game. Homer’s 3-pointer at the buzzer missed.

Sheldon Hutt had 21 points for the Mariners, while Sam Reinert had 18.


Nikiski girls 45, Homer 22

Rachel Thompson had 15 points as the Bulldogs cruised to a Southcentral Conference victory Tuesday.

Emily Lynch added 10 for Nikiski, while Shelby Alexander and Aurora Waclawski had six apiece for Homer.


CIA boys 59, Seldovia 39

The host Eagles cruised to a Peninsula Conference victory over the Sea Otters on Tuesday.

Mylon Weems poured in 26 points for the Eagles, while Timmy Smithwick wasn’t far behind at 20.

For Seldovia, Aidan Philpot had 11 points, while Seth O’Leary had 10 points.


Nikolaevsk girls 54, 

Birchwood Christian 22

Nikolaevsk rolled to a Peninsula Conference victory behind a 15-2 advantage in the first quarter.

Sophia Kalugin pumped in 24 points to lead the Warriors, while Serafima Kalugin had 12 points and Kayla Stafford added 10.

Birchwood Christian boys 70, Nikolaevsk 53.

The host Birchwood Christian squad jumped out to a 26-6 lead after one quarter and made it stand up in a Peninsula Conference victory.

Eric Mametieff had 20 points for Nikolaevsk, while Blake Klaich had 14.