Sports briefs

Upcoming events

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 travels for three away games this weekend, starting with a 7 p.m. game tonight at Wasilla High School, and followed by a 7 p.m. game against Houston on Friday and a 2:30 p.m. game on Saturday against Palmer.

In review

Basketball:

The Nikiski junior varsity and Ninilchik split nonconference games Monday at Nikiski.

The Nikiski JV girls started fast in a 37-16 victory, outscoring Ninilchik 19-2 in the first quarter. Jade Robuck came through with 11 points to pace Ninilchik.

The Ninilchik boys notched a 61-44 victory over the Bulldogs JV. The Wolverines led 14-8 after a quarter and 31-17 at halftime.

Ben Botero poured in 25 points to lead Ninilchik, while Cole Hadro added 14.

For Nikiski JV, Brady Bostic led the attack with 13 points.

Monday boys

Wolverines 61, Bulldogs JV 44

Ninilchik 14 17 13 17 —61

Nikiski JV 8 9 11 16 —44

NINILCHIK (61) — Collins 0, Botero 25, Hadro 14, Scott 6, G. Nelson 2, T. Nelson 7, Clark 6, Johnson 0, McClosky 0, Lemons 0, Blossom 1, Mumey 0.

NIKISKI JV (44) — Grenier 2, McCollum 0, White 5, Malston 7, Stafford 3, Payne 2, Bostic 13, McCaughey 2, Freeman 4, Handley 6.

3-point goals — Ninilchik 4 (Hadro 2, Botero, T. Nelson); Nikiski 4 (White, Malston, Bostic, Handley).

Monday girls

Ninilchik 2 1 6 7 —16

Nikiski JV 19 8 8 2 —37

NINILCHIK (16) — Calabrese 2, Robuck 11, DenBoer 0, Ofstad 0, Okonet 3.

NIKISKI JV (37) — Puente 4, S. Epperheimer 6, No. 10 10, No. 12 6, Nunley 2, Walters 2, Mullin 7.

3-point goals — Ninilchik 1 (Robuck); Nikiski JV 1 (No. 10).

The Peninsula Clarion contributed to this report.

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