Having not played a game in 18 days, Kodiak’s boys were a bit rusty in their return to the hardwood. 

Kodiak fell behind 19-2 to 3A Grace Christian in the first quarter and never recovered, dropping a 66-35 decision Thursday at the Alaska Prep Shootout at Dimond High in Anchorage. 

The loss slides Kodiak into a matchup against defending Northern Lights Conference champion Palmer at 5:30 p.m. today. The Moose lost to host Dimond 66-36. 

Kodiak couldn’t find its shooting touch against the Grizzlies, going 7 for 35 from beyond the arc and shooting only 27% from the field as the Bears fell to 2-2 on the season. 

Grace, which improved to 6-1, shot 61% from the field and was led by the 22 points of Andrew Beck. Jaren Miller tossed in 15 points and six rebounds, while Kayden Ingram-Lamebull had 13 points and six steals. 

Sam Galindo paced Kodiak with 13 points. The senior guard hit three triples and also added three rebounds. Sophomore Jackson Krug added eight points and five rebounds. 

Grace led 33-13 at halftime and 48-25 after three quarters. 

In other opening round games, Wasilla edged Chugiak 44-36, while West Valley throttled Juneau 77-46. 

Today’s semifinal games feature Dimond against Grace and Wasilla against West Valley. 

 

Grizzlies 66, Bears 35

Grace   19 14 17 16 — 66

Kodiak   2 11 14 8 — 35

Grace (66) —  Trevitchick 0 0-0 0, Ivanoff 2 0-0 5, Kopp 1 0-0 3, Binder 0 0-0 0, Miller 6 3-5 15, McGovern 0 0-0 0, Ingram-Lameball 6 0-0 13, L. Lentfer 4 0-0 8, S. Lentfer 0 0-0 0, Beck 10 0-0 22. Totals: 29 3-5 66.  

Kodiak (35) — Mangrobang 0 0-0 0, Doctolero 0 0-0 0, S. Case 1 0-0 3, Galindo 5 0-0 13, Marcelo 0 0-0 0, Rocheleau 2 0-0 5, Ocampo 0 0-0 0, Valdez 0 0-2 0, Barnett 1 0-0 3, C. Case 1 0-0 3, Krug 4 0-0 8. Totals: 14 0-2 35. 

3-point goals — Grace 5 (Beck 2, Ingram-Lameball, Kopp, Ivanoff). Kodiak 7 (Galindo 3, S. Case, C. Case, Rocheleau, Barnett). Fouls — Grace 5; Kodiak 7. Fouled out — None.  

 

 

  

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