Homer Alaska - Sports

Story last updated at 7:13 PM on Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Moose munch, Knights spear Ms


Photo by Jake Schmutzler

Robin Glosser goes for the basket as Colony's Tanner Enloe tries to defend the basket. The Mariners played tough but lost the game 55-64.

The Mariners invited tough competition from Valley 4A schools last weekend and will travel north for more tomorrow.

Palmer and Colony, schools with double and triple the enrollment of Homer, showed their depth against the Ms at the Alice Witte Gymnasium Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, the Mariner girls lost 30-60 to the Palmer Moose.

They fell 18-69 to the Colony Knights on Saturday.

The Moose came out charging in the first half of the boys varsity game Friday, scoring 17 points in the first quarter and 25 in the second. The Ms were consistent in their scoring, netting 19 points in both halves and outscoring the Moose in the second half. Palmer won the game 58-38.

The Ms led the game against Colony on Saturday at halftime, but the Knights rallied with 24 points in the third period to take a lead that the Mariners would not be able to catch. The game ended 55-64 in favor of Colony.

"I'm really pleased the way the boys are playing ... and we're peaking at the right time," said Head Coach Mark Casseri.

Tuesday, the Ms took on Soldotna. The Homer boys led every quarter for a final score of 48-36. The girls had a rougher time, with the Stars taking the game 61-25.

The Mariners head to Wasilla tomorrow for their final conference games before the Region III, 4A Basketball tournament March 3-5. The tournament will be in Homer and includes 16 boys and girls teams from across the state.