Chugiak gallops to basketball sweep over Eagle River

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 11:29
  • Chugiak’s Jackson Wall, left, battles Eagle River’s Stephen Farthling for a rebound during Chugiak’s 58-30 Cook Inlet Conference boys basketball win over Eagle River on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at Eagle River High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Chugiak’s Ari Lewis goes up for a shot during Chugiak’s 67-30 Cook Inlet Conference girls basketball win over Eagle River on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at Eagle River High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Eagle River’s Jack Lerch goes up for a shot past Chugiak’s Josh Cardon during Chugiak’s 58-30 Cook Inlet Conference boys basketball win over Eagle River on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at Eagle River High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Eagle River’s AJ Pennington tries to knock the ball away from Chugiak’s Averie Carlos during Chugiak’s 67-30 Cook Inlet Conference girls basketball win over Eagle River on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at Eagle River High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Chugiak’s Jared Parks goes up for a shot between Eagle River’s Marcus Andrews, right, and Taiten Cogswell, left, during Chugiak’s 58-30 Cook Inlet Conference boys basketball win over Eagle River on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at Eagle River High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Chugiak’s Carol Houser battles Eagle River’s Kamryn Perry for the ball during Chugiak’s 67-30 Cook Inlet Conference girls basketball win over Eagle River on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at Eagle River High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Chugiak’s Jaylen Giles, right, battles Eagle River’s Marcus Andrews for the ball during Chugiak’s 58-30 Cook Inlet Conference boys basketball win over Eagle River on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at Eagle River High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Chugiak’s Chasity Selden-Horn drives past Eagle River’s Lila Wegener during Chugiak’s 67-30 Cook Inlet Conference girls basketball win over Eagle River on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at Eagle River High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Eagle River’s Stephen Farthing, left, and Chugiak’s Jared Parks battle for the ball during Chugiak’s 58-30 Cook Inlet Conference boys basketball win over Eagle River on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at Eagle River High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Eagle River’s Mikayla Johnson blocks a shot by Chugiak’s Carol Houser during Chugiak’s 67-30 Cook Inlet Conference girls basketball win over Eagle River on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at Eagle River High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Eagle River’s Roland Burley, right, goes airborne while trying to defend Chugiak’s Owen Lewis during Chugiak’s 58-30 Cook Inlet Conference boys basketball win over Eagle River on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at Eagle River High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Eagle River’s Lila Wegener, right, goes up for a rebound against Chugiak’s Caitlin Wachmann during Chugiak’s 67-30 Cook Inlet Conference girls basketball win over Eagle River on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at Eagle River High. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)

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.

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