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Cross-country skiing: Homer’s ski team is scheduled to compete next in the Kardinal Klassic at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 at Kenai Central High School, followed by an invite in Seward on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Mile 12 Ski Hill.

Girls basketball: The Lady Mariners will travel to Nikiski for an away game at 6 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 24 against Nikiski Jr./Sr. High School.

Boys basketball: The boys team will travel to Nikiski for a 7:30 p.m. game on Friday, Jan. 24 against Nikiski Jr./Sr. High School.

Hockey: The Homer hockey team next travels to Kenai to play Kenai Central High School at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.

Basketball:

The Homer girls basketball team was able to eke out a Southcentral Conference win over Kenai Central High School last Friday, in an away game.

The Mariners defeated the Kardinals 38-35 after Kenai’s Logan Satathite netted a 3-pointer with 1:21 left in the game.

Homer grabbed a 9-4 lead after the first quarter, but the Kardinals came back to lead 19-13 at halftime. Kenai got its 15 points in the second quarter by actively penetrating against the Homer zone.

After scoring 13 in the first half, the Mariners got 25 in the second half.

“We made some adjustments and the girls did a good job working with those adjustments,” said Homer head coach Chad Felice after improving to 3-0 and 1-0.

Marina Carroll paced Homer with 14 points, getting many of them on smart cuts to the bucket. Felice said Rylee Doughty also did a good job of serving as floor general.

For Kenai, Jaiden Streiff had 11 points, while Satathite had 10.

Mariners 38, Kardinals 35

Homer 9 4 13 12 —38

Kenai 4 15 9 7 —35

HOMER (38) — Rhodes 8, Bishop 0, Anderson 4, Doughty 4, Inama 4, Carroll 14, Hatfield 0, Johnson 6, Smude 2.

KENAI (35) — Pierce 2, Hamilton 2, Hanson 2, Streiff 11, Satathite 10, Severson 8, Lauritsen 0.

3-point goals — Kenai 3 (Satathite 2, Streiff); Team fouls — Homer 11, Kenai 16. Fouled out — none.

Kenai boys 66, Homer 59

The host Kardinals pulled away in the fourth quarter for a Southcentral Conference victory over the Mariners on Friday.

It was the Southcentral Conference opener for both teams.

Kenai put five players in double figures, with Braedon Pitsch netting 16, Lucas Tunseth getting 15, Evan Stockton getting 12 and Andrew Bezdecny nabbing 10.

For Homer, Ethan Anderson had 12 points.

Kardinals 66, Mariners 59

Homer 15 12 13 19 —59

Kenai 15 15 12 24 — 66

HOMER (59) — Munns 0, Beachy 6, Etzwiler 3, Lowney 8, Jon. Raymond 9, Anderson 12, Knapp 8, Mann 7, Jos. Raymond 6.

KENAI CENTRAL (66) — McKibben 0, Baisden 1, Jo. Kvasnikoff 12, Bezdecny 10, Stockton 12, Tunseth 15, Pitsch 16.

3-point goals — Homer 7 (Lowney 2, Knapp 2, Beachy, Etzwiler, Mann); Kenai 2 (Tunseth 2). Team fouls — Homer 22, Kenai 21. Fouled out — Anderson, Jo. Kvasnikoff, Pitsch.

The Peninsula Clarion contributed to this report.

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