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Nikolaevsk girls beat CIA, moving on to 1A state tournament in Ninilchik's hands. "They were just hitting big shots, and most important playing good defense," said Ninilchik coach Rod Van Saun. "That's what it came down to. "I don't know, it's not something I drew up, it's something...
Results of Day 1 of Peninsula Conference tourney

...boys 45, Ninilchik 38 The Rams, the No. 5 seed, avenged a loss earlier in the season to the No. 4 Wolverines. Ninilchik coach Nickolas Finley said going into the tournament that one of his worries was his young team's ability to score. The...
Peninsula Conference hoops tourney preview: Tons of basketball on the horizon in the region except Lumen (Christi) has a facility that can handle the size the tournament has grown to," Ninilchik coach Rod Van Saun said.Van Saun said the 16 teams come with an average of 12 to 14 people, meaning 192 to 224 can be...
Weekend hoops roundup: Nikiski girls take own Tip Off tourney

...honors after dropping a 56-34 contest to Unalakleet in the Unalakleet Invitational championship game Saturday. Ninilchik coach Rod Van Saun wrote in an email that his team managed to stay within reach of the home team until the fourth quarter...
CIA netters sweep Ninilchik

...with their feet."Leading 21-17 at halftime, Ninilchik coach Nicholas Finley said his team found it increasingly...just got to us and we just kind of fell hard," said Ninilchik coach Rod Van Saun. "That's what they do."Leading...
Weekend prep hoops roundup

...71, Seldovia 58 The Wolverines picked up a Peninsula Conference victory over the visiting Sea Otters on Saturday. Ninilchik coach Nickolas Finley said his squad led by about 10 at halftime, but then jumped out to a 27-point lead in the third...
Skyview sweeps Ninilchik on senior night [+ Slideshow]

...points. Ehlers ended the game prematurely with a rolled ankle. "It's nice to be able to play on the big court," Ninilchik coach Rod Van Saun said. "If we play a (defensive) press like that on our small court, it's stifling, but on the...
Weekend hoops roundup

...seconds left to give the Wolverines the lead. Kaylee Smith assisted on the play. "It was a really tough game," Ninilchik coach Rod Van Saun said. "The kids gutted it out all the way to the end and came up with a big play to seal the win...
Eagles try for state's top spot

...Ninilchik enters the season in unfamiliar territory -- as an underdog. "The clear favorite is Cook Inlet Academy," Ninilchik coach Rod Van Saun said. "They are a strong senior team and they have good athletes." Last year the Wolverines and Eagles...
Peninsula Conference preview: CIA girls look to stay on top

...first state berth since 1991."I'll tell you what, the conference is going to be pretty strong this year," said Ninilchik coach Rod Van Saun, starting his fourth season as head coach. "Nikolaevsk and CIA are both going to be veteran teams...


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