The Chugiak boys basketball team vaulted past Dimond to grab second place and the East girls surprised West to inch closer to the third-place Eagles during the second-to-last night of play in the Cook Inlet Conference regular season.
Friday marks the end of the regular season. The CIC tournament begins on Wednesday, March 17.
The East boys and Bartlett girls both ran their records to 13-0 to clinch CIC regular-season titles. East beat West 66-37 and Bartlett tripped South 51-14.
On other boys games, Service upset Dimond 49-45, Chugiak stopped Eagle River 50-34 and Bartlett knocked off South 42-39. Coming into the night, Dimond and Chugiak were tied for second place with 9-3 records; now Chugiak has sole possession of second place.
In other girls games, East defeated West 51-45, Dimond beat Service 58-30 and Eagle River forfeited to Chugiak.
Eagle River is also forfeiting Friday’s game against West, meaning West will finish the regular season with a 9-5 record and at least a share of third place. East moved to 8-5 by beating the Eagles, and will have to beat second-place Dimond on Friday to earn a share of third place.
Tuesday’s boys games
Service 49, Dimond 45 — Dylan Westlake pumped in 28 points and fueled a big fourth quarter for Service. With his team trailing by eight points after three quarters, Westlake poured in 12 points as the Cougars outscored Dimond 22-10. McGuire Hamey’s 15 points and Bledi Lena’s 14 boosted Dimond, which was limited to two field goals in the final quarter.
Chugiak 50, Eagle River 34 — Morgan Grant scored 14 points and Owen Lewis had 10 to lead the Mustangs, who led 30-11 at the half. Mekhi Womack’s 12 points led Eagle River.
East 66, West 37 — Balanced scoring once again lifted the undefeated Thunderbirds, who got points from nine players, including three in double figures — Damarion Delaney (13), Hasaan Herrington (12) and Jayden Voliva (10). Traivar Jackson’s 14 points topped West.
Bartlett 42, South 39 — Bishop Tosi tossed in 19 points for the Golden Bears. South’s A.J. Yabut scored 12.
Tuesday’s girls games
East 51, West 43 — Kristi Anderson and Chaunesea Delaney sparked East with 14 and 13 points, respectively. Luliette Adlawan’s 17 points for West kept the game close.
Dimond 58, Service 30 — Lewanne Brower dropped in 19 points and Luciandra Henry added 13 for the Lynx. Service got a combined 19 points from Eden Hopson and Asa Huckill.
Bartlett 51, South 14 — Bartlett’s three seniors supplied all but 10 of the points on Senior Night for the Golden Bears. It was the final home game for senior Amelia ‘Uhila, who went out in style with ’s 19 points, eight rebounds, five assists and five steals. Adam Kaganak chipped in 15 points and Kendal Hodgdon scored seven.
CIC boys standings
Eagle River 0-13
CIC girls standings
Eagle River 0-14
Friday’s games (girls at 5:30 p.m., boys at 7:30 p.m.)
East at Dimond
Bartlett at Chugiak
South at Service
West at Eagle River (boys only)