Chugiak girls, ER boys net conference wins

Local cagers split with CIC foes


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Chugiak’s Carly Stone, left, puts up a shot against Bartlett on Monday, Jan. 6 at Chugiak High. The Mustangs won 47-30.

MIKE NESPER

Led by freshman Nicole Pinckney, Chugiak’s girls basketball team started its Cook Inlet Conference schedule with a 47-30 win over visiting Bartlett on Monday, Jan. 6.

A strong offense keyed the victory, said Pinckney, who pumped in a team-high 16 points.

“Our offense was really working,” she said. “We were getting baskets and shot opportunities.”

Chugiak got scoring from eight different players.

The Mustangs’ defense wasn’t too shabby, either. Chugiak built a 30-18 halftime lead — and allowed just 12 second-half points.

“We have a strong defense,” Pinckney said.

Nadine Fraker led the Golden Bears with a game-high 21 points.

Chugiak already has good chemistry early in the season, said Brandy Bookout, who scored 12 points.

“We pass the ball well and trust each other,” she said.

Chugiak has plenty to work on, Bookout said, but notching a conference win is a good way to start the new year.

“It’s something to build off of,” she said. “Definitely a great start.”

 

Dimond 96, Eagle River 8

Dimond throttled visiting Eagle River 96-8 on Monday, Jan. 6.

 

Boys

Eagle River 49, Dimond 45

The Wolves built a 10-point lead by halftime and hung on to defeat host Dimond 49-45 on Monday, Jan. 6.

R.J. Dirscherl scored 15 points to lead Eagle River. Eric Anderson (11 points) also reached double digits for the Wolves.

 

Bartlett 77, Chugiak 49

Bartlett jumped out to a 10-point lead in the first quarter and never looked back. The visiting Golden Bears downed Chugiak 77-49 on Monday, Jan. 6.

Bartlett had four scorers in double digits, and all 11 who saw playing time recorded points.

Matt Oldenkamp and Jared Phearson scored 10 points apiece to lead Chugiak. Nine different Mustangs recorded points.

 

Contact Star editor Mike Nesper at 694-2727 or mike.nesper@alaskastar.com.

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