Prep hoops: CHS girls seventh at Dimond
Local squads suffer tough home losses Tuesday
Eagle River’s Nicholas Montgomery defends against Palmer’s Nathan Mayer during nonconference action Feb. 3 at Eagle River High.
STAR PHOTO BY MIKE NESPER
Chugiak’s girls basketball team finished with a 2-2 record at the Dimond Lady Lynx Prep Shootout Feb. 1-4 at Dimond High, good enough for seventh place in the 16-team tournament.
The Mustangs opened the tourney with a 60-54 overtime win over Lathrop on Feb. 1. Erinn Scotland scored 20 points to lead Chugiak, which also got 17 points from Alistie Aguilar and 12 from Jessica Tramp. Jessi McMullen hauled in a game-high 15 boards for Chugiak, which went 23-of-33 from the free throw line.
The Lathrop win advanced the Mustangs to the tourney’s “Gold” bracket, where they lost their opening round game 56-23 to West Valley on Feb. 2. Tramp scored nine points to lead Chugiak, which shot just 20 percent from the field.
On Feb. 3, Chugiak used an 18-4 run to take a two-point lead into the fourth quarter against Ketchikan, only to see the Kings score 20 in the fourth to earn a 44-39 decision in the consolation bracket. Scotland led the way with 12 points for Chugiak, which also got eight from McMullen and seven from Aguilar.
The loss dropped Chugiak into the 7th/8th place game against North Pole on Feb. 4, and the Mustangs prevailed with a 45-36 victory. McMullen led the way with 11 points and 15 rebounds, Aguilar added 11 points, Scotland scored 10 and Madison McAleavey chipped-in eight.
West 37, Chugiak 35
Alistie Aguilar had nine points and McMullen added six points and 14 rebounds as the Mustangs fell to West 38-35 in CIC play on Feb. 7 at Chugiak.
Chantel Bookert and Anastasia Lavern-Tosi led all scorers with 14 points for the Eagles.
West 52, Chugiak 47
West rallied from a 34-28 deficit at the end of the third quarter to pull out a 52-47 Cook Inlet Conference win Feb. 7 at Chugiak.
Skyler Fullmer had 13 points for Chugiak, which also got 12 from Marquis Spearman.
Kendal Brown scored nine of his game-high 14 points in the fourth quarter as the Eagles outscored Chugiak 24-13 down the stretch.
Palmer 67, Eagle River 60
Connor Looney erupted for 41 points to lead Palmer past Eagle River 67-60 in nonconference action Feb. 3 at Eagle River.
The Wolves’ one-point lead at the half disappeared after the third quarter. Shaquan Rhoades scored 14 of his team-high 16 points in the fourth quarter, including four 3-pointers. Nearly half of Eagle River’s total points came in the final eight minutes, but it wasn’t enough to lift the Wolves to victory.
Chris Parker added 13 points for Eagle River, which got scoring from nine different players.