Ups and downs in boys hoops
South 61, Chugiak 44
Chugiak (3-10, 0-5) remained winless in the CIC with a 61-44 loss at South on Jan. 25.
Skyler Fullmer scored a game-high 19 points for the Mustangs, which also got 14 from Marquis Spearman.
Eagle River vs West
Eagle River fell to 5-4 overall and 3-2 in the CIC with a 66-58 loss to West on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at West.
Kendal Brown went for 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Eagles, who had four players in double figures.
Chris Parker led all scorers with 21 points for Eagle River.
JDHS 55, Chugiak 39
Juneau-Douglas completed a two-game sweep of Chugiak with a wire-to-wire win on Jan. 21 in Juneau.
The Crimson Bears led by 15 at halftime and were never threatened as Chugiak fell to 3-10 on the season.
Skyler Fullmer scored nine points to lead Chugiak, which got scoring from 10 different players in the loss.
JDHS 48, Chugiak 45
Chugiak’s attempt at a big-time comeback fell just short on Jan. 20 against Juneau-Douglas in Juneau.
Trailing 26-9 after the first half, Chugiak outscored the Crimson Bears by 14 points in the second to turn the game into a nail-biter.
Ryan Harris caught fire in the third quarter, knocking down four 3-pointers for the Mustangs in the frame. Harris hit five treys in the second half to net a team-high 15 points in the game. Skyler Fullmer and Steven Puterbaugh each added eight points for Chugiak, which fell to 3-9 overall.
Chugiak 50, Thunder Mountain 43
Chugiak opened its Juneau road trip on a high note with a non conference win over Thunder Mountain on Thursday, Jan. 19 in Juneau.
The win improved Chugiak to 3-8 on the season.
Marquis Spearman scored 14 of his team-high 18 points in the second half for Chugiak, which also got seven points each from Steven Puterbuagh and Skylar Fullmer.
Skyview 57, Eagle River 51
Eagle River fell to 5-3 on the season with a 57-51 loss to Skyview on Jan. 21 in Soldotna.
The Wolves led 12-6 after the first quarter, but a 23-7 Panthers’ run in the second propelled the home team to victory.
Chris Parker had 19 points to lead Eagle River, which also got 10 from Shaquan Rhoades.
Wolves win round one over ‘Stangs
Eagle River pulled away in the final minutes to earn a 55-44 Cook Inlet Conference win over rival Chugiak on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
With the win, Eagle River improved to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the CIC. The loss dropped Chugiak to 2-8 overall and 0-4 in the conference.
Leading by three, the Wolves went on a 9-2 run in the final four minutes to gain a 10-point advantage — one the Mustangs couldn’t recover from.
Holding a six-point lead, Shaquan Rhoades — who finished with eight points — went to the free-throw line to shoot one-on-one. He missed, but no one on the floor moved — thinking Rhoades was shooting two — except for Kevin Waterman.
Called a “heads-up play” by Wolves’ head coach Fred Young, Waterman got the rebound and put in an easy layup to increase Eagle River’s lead to eight with 1:25 to go. Waterman finished with seven points.
Senior Chris Parker scored a team-high 22 points for Eagle River. Kelechi Madubuko had eight, Hunter Hill scored six and Patrick Prior chipped in four.
Skyler Fullmer led the Mustangs with 15 points. Marquis Spearman followed with 11, Steven Puterbaugh scored 10, Kenny Pegues added four, Ryan Harris chipped in three and Matt Oldenkamp added one.
Eagle River held a one-point lead after the first half.