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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:34

Eagle River uses big third quarter to pull away from Soldotna

The Wolves outscored the Stars 21-4 in the third quarter to pull away for a nonconference basketball victory last Thursday night in Eagle River.

Although SoHi connected on 10 3-pointers, Eagle River held the Stars to just one made field goal in the third quarter, while getting 9 points from Jacob Thompson. Thompson finished with 21 points, while teammate Ryan Adkins hit five three-pointers to also score 21.

Jersey Truesdell hit four triples to finish with a team-high 15 for SoHi, which dropped to 7-7 overall.

Wolves 61, Stars 47

Soldotna 17 11 4 15 —47

Eagle River 12 16 21 12 —61

SOLDOTNA (47) — Truesdell 4 3-4 15, Trammell 2 0-2 6, Spence 1 0-0 2, Sheridan 3 0-1 9, Crowder 0 0-0 0, Tuisaula 4 0-0 9, Michael 2 0-0 4, McElroy 0 2-4 2. Totals 16 5-11 47.

EAGLE RIVER (61) — Adkins 7 2-2 21, Capozzi 0 0-0 0, Thompson 7 5-6 21, Raymundo 3 0-0 7, Lewis 0 1-2 1, Davis 1 3-4 5, Piper 3 0-0 6. Totals 21 11-14 61.

3-point goals — Soldotna 10 (Truesdell 4, Sheridan 3, Trammell 2, Tuisuala 1); Eagle River 8 (Adkins 5, Thompson 2, Raymundo 1).

Team fouls — Soldotna 15; Eagle River 11. Fouled out — Lewis.

— Peninsula Clarion

Jennings racks up points for BSU swim team

Emmie Jennings of Eagle River scored 19 points and competed in four events as the Boise State swim team beat Wyoming 187-112 in NCAA Division I action in Idaho.

The sophomore swimmer was part of the first event, helping the Broncos win the 200-yard medley relay.

She swam the third leg as the team had a winning time of 1:43.04.

Jennings, of Chugiak High fame, then finished second in the 50 free in 24.24.

She was also second in the 100 butterfly in 56.18.

Jennings ended her night by swimming anchor on the 400 free relay.

She was named the Outstanding Female Competitor at the 2015 ASAA State meet while swimming for the Mustangs after winning the 50- and 100-yard freestyles.

CHS alum Burgess posts another double-double

Chugiak’s Ashlynn Burgess has been a double-double machine for Wenatchee Valley with six in just 20 games.

The 5-foot-10 freshman produced 25 points and 11 rebounds in her team’s 75-68 loss to North Idaho during NWAC play in Wenatchee, Wash.

She connected on 10-of-16 field goals, including two 3s. He made two steals.

Six of his rebounds were on the offensive end. Burgess, of Chugiak High fame, leads Wenatchee Valley with 16.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.

She’s been especially effective since the calendar change, bumping up her scoring average to 21.5 over the last seven games.

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