Chugiak gallops to basketball sweep over Eagle River
This year’s Birchwood Bowl battle wasn’t much of one as Chugiak completed a Cook Inlet Conference basketball season sweep of rival Eagle River with a pair of lopsided wins Wednesday at Eagle River High.
The Mustangs also swept a pair of games between the neighboring schools on Jan. 28 at Chugiak.
In the girls game, Chugiak ran its winning streak to five straight with a 67-30 victory. The Mustangs (8-3 Cook Inlet Conference) got scoring from 11 different players, including a team-high 15 points from Chasity Selden-Horn, 12 from Layla Beam, 10 from Caitlin Wachmann and nine from Sophia Fuller.
With four conference games left, Chugiak is in third place behind Bartlett (11-0) and (West 10-1). The Mustangs play at Service (4-6) on Friday at 6 p.m.
Freshman Mikayla Johnson led all scorers with 16 points for the Wolves, who got five from Amaya Hudson.
The Wolves (0-11) host nonconference North Pole Friday at 6 p.m. and return to CIC play Saturday at 6 p.m. at Dimond (7-5).
In the nightcap, the Chugiak boys dominated the first half en route to an easy 58-30 win. The Mustangs (7-6) held the Wolves to just two field goals in the first half and led 31-7 at the intermission.
Jackson Wall finished with a game-high 21 points for Chugiak, including five 3-pointers. Jared Parks added 10 points and Zach Cole had six for the Mustangs, who play at Service (6-6) on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Mekhi Womack had 10 points and Marcus Andrews added nine for the Wolves (0-11), who host nonconference North Pole on and travel for a CIC showdown with Dimond (8-3) on Saturday. Both games are at 7:30 p.m.