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Story last updated at 10:53 AM on Thursday, January 24, 2013

Seahawks stuff Mariners

By Norm Anderson
For the Homer News

Homer hoops took a day trip to Seward last Saturday to face the Seahawks. The Hawks took advantage of Homer's long ride, defeating both Mariner varsity teams, which traveled back to Homer the same day.

The Mariner girls varsity team played a neck-and-neck game throughout all four quarters. The game ended in a 37-33 Seahawk win. Both teams continuously pounded the ball inside and played solid defense, allowing only one three-pointer to be made by either team. Hailey Oliver made her presence felt on both sides of the paint, scoring a team high 14 points for the Mariners. Maggie Koplin contributed 9, including the Mariners only three-pointer of the day. For Seward, Tessa Adelmaan led the game with 14 points and a three-pointer followed by Jasmin Perea's 9 to seal the game for the home team.

With players back from injuries and vacations, the Mariner boys knew they would be in for a close game. Junior Quinn Daugharty got the start after healing a back injury earlier in the season, leading the Mariners with 9 of their 20 first half points. Homer was down just two points coming out of halftime when Seward's Michael Marshall drained two three-pointers to help the Hawks extend the lead to 6 which held to the end of the third quarter. Seahawk defense managed to hold the Mariners to just 7 fourth quarter points, coming away with a 49-35 win.

Kenneth Schneider and Daugharty combined for 24 points for the Mariners while Seward's Jeff Buchannan and Michael Hobic scored 16 and 14 respectively.

Today the Mariners are in Eagle River to take on the Chugiak Mustangs. They play Houston Friday to conclude their two-game road trip.