Donlin Gold Basketball Tournament BRHS, Jan. 19th, 2024

Friday night games continued with the Lady Valdez Buccaneers and the Homer Lady Mariners game, followed by the boys game with the same teams. The Lady Mariners won by 3 points in a close contest with Valdez 47-44. Channing Lowney, Minadora Reutov, and Sydney Shelby all scored 13 for Homer. Also contributing to the scoreboard were Juliann Techie and Mally Im for the Lady Mariners. For the Lady Buccaneers Lola Compahos sunk 20 and Destiny Day made 13. Also making shots were Kelli Malcuit, Rylee Wade, and Izzy Kizer for Valdez.

The Valdez boys defeated Homer 72-42. Top scorers for the Buccaneers were Tito Tucker 22, Owen Watson 13, and Jarrett Gage with 10. Also making baskets were Jace Branshaw, Grayson Ade, Barrett Mc Cumby, Nick Alfaro, Kian St. Amand, and Zachary Holbrook for the Buccaneers. Lucas Story of the Mariners scored 10 and Nathan Overson made 9. Also making buckets were Riley Huffman, Benjamin Engebretson, Einer Pederson, Spencer Dye, CJ Burns, and Jamen Anderson for Homer.

The Bethel Lady Warriors defeated the Unalakleet Lady Wolfpack 49-43. Top scorer was Allie Alexie with 13 points. Briella Herron and Payton Boney both scored 10. Isabel Lieb and Kyana Harpak sank 8. Violet Jack made 13 for the Lady Wolfpack. Cedar Busk and Lizabeth Ivanoff scored 10 and 9, respectively. Also making points were Keely Johnson, Ourea Busk, and Raleen Bradley for Unalakleet.

The last game was for the boys. The Bethel Warriors won 67-51. After trailing 19-6 at the end of the first quarter, the Warriors outscored the Wolfpack and were ahead 36-27 at the half. Greg Turner sank 26 and Madden Cockroft scored 14. Paul Dyment sank 10. Also scoring were Ellis Johnson, Ethan Wheeler, and Aaron Mute. For Unalakleet Brisol Burress sank 19, Paxson Commack made 11. Also contributing points were Josh Smith, Trenton Towarak, Trevin Soderstorm, and Isaac Smith.