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Peninsula teens to take part in ministry team

...California, Oregon and Washington. They will be part of a team of 30 young people from across the United States. Justin Franchino and Bethany Thornton are a part of the organization's first international team of 24 high school students from...
Cook Inlet boys, Nikolaevsk girls win Cook Inlet Classic crowns

...and friends were home and had a chance to see this team play that they heard was supposed to be good," CIA coach Justin Franchino said. "I'm surprised they didn't leave at halftime." They would have missed a comeback for the ages, and...
CIA netters sweep Ninilchik

...was Smithwick, who managed to steal the ball and race down the court for layups on numerous occasions. CIA coach Justin Franchino said he placed emphasis on slowing the game down during the halftime break."I told them to play defense, and...
CIA, Nikolaevsk girls get Peninsula Conference tourney rematch

...Smithwick scored 33 points for CIA, hitting five 3-pointers along the way. "That was brutal," said CIA coach Justin Franchino. "It came down to consistency, and tonight, the consistency wasn't there." Seldovia led CIA 36-28 at halftime...
Peninsula Conference hoops tourney preview: Tons of basketball on the horizon

...It's been a season of three-point games."The Eagles open with Nanwalek at 6:30 p.m. today. Under coach Justin Franchino, CIA has reached the conference title game the last four years, but has turned that into state berths twice.CIA...
Stars cagers sweep Kenai

...Mylon Weems pitched in 11 for the Eagles. "I was disappointed in the fact that we gave up 40 points," CIA coach Justin Franchino said. "Our defense wasn't disciplined like it should have been, but as the game went on we picked up the intensity...
Seldovia, Nikolaevsk boys break state droughts in Peninsula Conference tourney

...thing we thought of was to shoot the 3," Fefelov said. Fefelov scored nine points total, all on 3s. CIA coach Justin Franchino took the blame for setting up his defense in a way that allowed the Warriors to get open looks from long range...
Saturday hoops roundup

...trailed 24-20 heading into the third quarter before posting a 25-12 advantage in the fourth quarter.CIA coach Justin Franchino said Wasilla Lake sat back in a zone with big man Connor Knowles guarding the basket, and the Eagles were cold from...
Peninsula Conference preview: Bigger is better for small schools

...two spots." The CIA boys served notice they will be a contender by winning the Cook Inlet Classic. Eagles coach Justin Franchino has been in the conference title game all four of his years, but has turned that into a state appearance two times...
Thursday Cook Inlet Classic results

...put CIA ahead by two. "I told them, what makes a champion a champion is finding ways to win," said CIA coach Justin Franchino. "We started hitting 3's, and instead of falling back on our heels we tightened up the defense and took control...


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