Nikolaevsk, Newhalen battle on b-ball court
The Nikolaevsk Warriors took on the Newhalen Malemutes last weekend, with the boys traveling to Newhalen and the girls team playing at the Warrior Dome.
“Newhalen is a very good team,” said Bea Klaich, head coach for the Nikolaevsk girls team.
The Nikolaevsk girls claimed a 46-42 victory on Friday and came back to the court Saturday for 43-31 win over Newhalen.
The Nikolaevsk boys game on Friday was close, with the Warriors leading until the final quarter, when the Malemutes pulled ahead, ending the game with a 74-72 score. On Saturday, the Warriors were behind in the first quarter, but then took the lead and maintained it through the remainder of the game and a 59-51 victory.
This week has been nonstop basketball at Nikolaevsk. On Monday, the boys played the Kodiak EES team, with Nikolaevsk winning 65-30.
The action continued Tuesday with the Nikiski boys and girls JVs and Wednesday Nenana JV girls. The Nikolaevsk Warrior Rumble begins today and continues through Saturday:
2:45 p.m. Birchwood Christian vs. Nenana girls
4:14 p.m. Birchwood Christian vs. Nenana boys
5:45 p.m. Nikolaevsk vs. Skyview varsity girls
7:15 p.m. Nikolaevsk vs. Kalskag boys
2:45 p.m. Nenana vs. Skyview varsity girls
4:15 p.m. Nenana vs. Kalskag boys
5:45 p.m. Nikolaevsk vs. Birchwood Christian girls
7:15 p.m. Little Tykes
7:45 p.m. Nikolaevsk vs. Birchwood Christian boys
9 a.m. Skyview varsity vs. Birchwood Christian girls
10:30 a.m. Kalskag vs. Birchwood Christian boys
Noon Nikolaevsk vs. Nenana girls
1:30 p.m. Nikolaevsk vs. Nenana boys
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