PREP HOOPS: Chugiak girls stymie South while other local squads fall

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 20:41
  • Chugiak’s Carol Houser defends against South’s Lily Weiman during the Mustangs’ 50-23 Cook Inlet Conference girls basketball win over South on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at Chugiak High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Eagle River’s Amayah Hudson drives past Bartlett’s Alapese Matautia during the Wolves’ 54-25 Cook Inlet Conference girls basketball loss to the Golden Bears on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at Eagle River High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • The Chugiak basketball cheer squad cheers during the Mustangs’ game against South on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at Chugiak High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Chugiak’s Jackson Wall looks to pass the ball inside to teammate Jared Parks during the Mustangs’ 58-46 Cook Inlet Conference loss to South on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at Chugiak High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Chugiak head boys basketball coach Josi Schultz watches her team play during its 58-46 Cook Inlet Conference loss to South on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at Chugiak High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Eagle River’s Lila Wegener goes up for a shot during the Wolves’ 54-25 Cook Inlet Conference girls basketball loss to Bartlett on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at Eagle River High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Eagle River’s Marcus Andrews goes up for a shot during the Wolves’ 54-39 Cook Inlet Conference boys basketball loss to Bartlett on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at Eagle River High School. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Eagle River’s Roland Burley goes up for a shot during the Wolves’ 54-39 Cook Inlet Conference boys basketball loss to Bartlett on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at Eagle River High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Eagle River’s Mikayla Johnson goes up for a shot during the Wolves’ 54-25 loss to Bartlett on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at Eagle River High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Chugiak girls basketball coach Ryan Hales draws a play for the Mustangs’ Cadence Wood during Chugiak’s 50-23 Cook Inlet Conference girls basketball win over South on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at Chugiak High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Chugiak’s Skylar Alexander goes up for a shot during the Mustangs’ 50-23 Cook Inlet Conference girls basketball win over South on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at Chugiak High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Chugiak’s Sophia Fuller looks to pass the ball to a teammate during the Mustangs’ 50-23 Cook Inlet Conference girls basketball win over South on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at Chugiak High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Eagle River’s Stephen Farthing takes a shot during the Wolves’ 54-39 Cook Inlet Conference boys basketball loss to Bartlett on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at Eagle River High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)

Chugiak’s girls basketball team had a lovely Valentine’s Day Friday night, cruising to a 50-23 Cook Inlet Conference win over South at Chugiak High.

The Mustangs held the Wolverines to just a single point in the second quarter en route to a 24-12 halftime lead and never looked back as head coach Ryan Hales was able to rest his starters for long stretches of the second half.

Chasity Selden-Horn scored a game-high 13 points for Chugiak, which got eight points from Layla Beam and seven each from Caitlin Wachmann and Ari Lewis.

Bartlett girls 54, Eagle River 25

Amelia ‘Uhila scored a game-high 18 points to lead Bartlett to a big CIC girls basketball road win Friday night at the Wolves’ Den.

Mikayla Johnson scored 10 points and Lila Wegener had nine for the Wolves’ who fell to 0-7 in the CIC.

South boys 58, Chugiak 46

A shorthanded Chugiak boys team had no cure for South Friday night at CHS.

The Wolverines got 14 points each from Aiden Ivanoff and Jaden Heartwell-McKoy to take a 58-46 CIC win over the Mustangs, who are fighting illness and played without captain Owen Lewis.

Jared Parks scored 12 points and Austin Harr had 10 for the Mustangs, who fell to 5-4 in the CIC.

Bartlett boys 54, Eagle River 39

A slow start doomed Eagle River on Friday night as the Wolves were unable to overcome a 10-point halftime deficit in a 54-39 CIC boys basketball loss to Bartlett at ERHS.

Marcus Andrews led the Wolves (0-9) with 14 points and Mekhi Womack added 11.

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