High School Mariners basketball teams and their supporters are checking the
ferry schedule tonight after the girls and then the boys were eliminated from
the Northern Lights Conference basketball tournament today by the Kodiak Bears.
Bears came out of hibernation early to play the 8 a.m. game, and dominated the
Lady Mariners 48-to-32. Rachel Norton had 16 points and Betsy McCarty had 15 as
the Bears stayed alive to advance to the third round and a chance at a berth to
state. Star guard Joanna Garcia added nine. The Bears will play tomorrow
morning at 9 a.m. against Palmer, who were beat by Colony 53-32 this afternoon.
the Kodiak boys came out with a dominating performance by the starting five,
who accounted for all the scoring, as the Bears crushed the Mariners 69-58. A
late surge by Homer closed what had been a 20-point Kodiak lead. Three Bears
were in double figures, and another was right behind. Mark Galindo led all
scorers with 20 points, while Raphael Matautia had 18 and David
Diocares 16, in what was one of the higher scoring games of
the Bear's season. Erin Domingo had a pair of threes and scored nine points,
while Zach Watkins added six.
advance to play tomorrow morning at 10:45 against the loser of the
Colony-Wasilla game, which started 4:45 p.m.
action on day two of the Northern Lights Conference tourney, the Lady Stars
from Soldotna beat cross-town rival Skyview 49-35 to advance against the loser
of tonight's Kenai-Wasilla game. That game will also be at 9 a.m., and may be
played in the Kodiak Middle School.
boys won their losers bracket game against Skyview 54-33, and will play
tomorrow morning against the loser of tonight's Soldotna-Palmer game.
third-place game will be at 2:15 Saturday afternoon and the boys' will be at 4.
The girls' championship game will be at 6:15 and the boys' is at 8 p.m.