Three players scored in double figures and the West Valley Wolfpack boys basketball team compiled 42 rebounds in Thursday’s 77-46 win over the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears in the Alaska Prep Shootout at Dimond High School in Anchorage.
“Our transition play, pushing the ball. Playing fast and playing physical,” West Valley head coach Colton Growden, by phone, said of keys for the Wolfpack.
Javon Phillips led the Wolfpack with 16 points and eight rebounds. Terrell Peter contributed 14 points and Dylan Erhart scored 11 for West Valley, which plays in a semifinal at 7 p.m. today against Wasilla Warriors,
Wasilla defeated the Chugiak Mustangs 43-36 in a late game Thursday.
Sheridan Blasey scored 12 of her game-high 14 points in the first half and the host West Valley Wolfpack downed the Kodiak Bears 54-27 in Thursday’s first round of the West Valley Ice Jam girls basketball tournament at West Valley High School.
Rachel Cockman contributed 11 points for the Wolfpack and Leslie Spear led the Bears with nine points.
West Valley plays the Palmer Moose in a semifinal at 7:30 p.m. today.
The Lathrop Malemutes, boosted by 20 points from TT Tagovailoa, beat the Bartlett Golden Bears 50-25.
Alapese Matautia led the Golden Bears, of Anchorage, with eight points. The game between Lathrop and Bartlett was a regular-season contest rather than a tournament game.
The tournament had an originally-scheduled team cancel.
Bartlett will have its first tournament game today, facing the Thunder Mountain Falcons at 6 p.m.
Grace Pickett’s 11 points propelled Palmer to a 63-22 win over the North Pole Patriots.
Alicia Guzman delivered a game-high 18 points for the Patriots.
North Pole and Kodiak play each other at 4:30 p.m.
Thunder Mountain, of Juneau, edged the Wasilla Warriors junior varsity team 39-38 earlier Thursday.
Avery Kreischer led the Falcons with nine points and Sierra Baird guided the Warriors with a game-high 10 points.